Leaving Independence

  • by Leanne W. Smith
  • Narrated by Nicol Zanzarella
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Abigail Baldwyn might not be a widow after all....
Ever since she received word that her husband, Robert, was killed in the Civil War, Abigail has struggled to keep her Tennessee home and family together. Then a letter arrives claiming that Robert isn't dead, yet he has no plans to return. Desperate for answers, Abigail travels to Independence, Missouri, where she joins a westbound wagon train to find him.
Leading a company along the Oregon Trail isn't part of Hoke Mathews's plans. But then the former cavalry scout gets a glimpse of Abigail - so elegant compared to the rest of their hardscrabble wagon community, yet spirited and resilient. Through every peril they encounter - snakebites, Indian raids, fevers, dangerous grudges - his bond with Abigail grows.
Abigail knew this journey would test her courage. Now it's testing her marriage vows and her heart, daring her to claim a future on her own terms in a land rich with promise.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

So good.

the only disappointing thing is that the book is over! I found myself becoming so attached to the characters in this story, and the vocal performance really helped in this. What a wonderful little story, full of Adventure, hardship, romance, and love on all levels. This book was not some Fantastical regaling of pioneer days, but rather a grounded, realistic retailing of a brave woman's Tale during a wild and adventurous time in history. I adore Abigail Baldwin, and I'm certain that most readers would fall in love with her too. Excellent book, excellent performance. Highly recommended. Great for long drives!
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- Dana Rampi-Cruz

Leaving Independence

This book kept me hooked from start to finish. I liked the inspiration, hope and strength of all the many characters throughout the journey West on the Oregon Trail.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-21-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio