Book Description: Only the brave—or foolhardy—would attempt a cross-country journey late in the season. Three wagons meet up in Independence, Missouri, in April 1850, and their owners decide to keep forging ahead despite many setbacks and delays. December finds them in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them, obscuring the trail.
Cynthia Cooper is traveling with her mother and the man she has promised to marry. But as Christmas is upon them and they are hunkered down in a small cabin, she is forced to reevaluate her reasons for planning to marry fellow-traveler Walter Prentice. When a widowed father heading to a California ranch and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she weighs her dreams for marriage alongside her responsibility to care for her mother. Can love win over her timid heart?
My Thoughts: I love when Christmas reads begin to make to arrive. And when I receive a book by one of my favorite authors it's like Christmas in a mailbox.
Three wagons with a few brave souls are headed to California make a monumental trip things don't go as planned.
The three wagons left Missouri in April but the traveling has been slow. So, low and behold, the people find themselves in a blizzard of epic proportions as they cross the Sierra Nevadas at Christmas time.
Cynthia Cooper feels that she has a responsibility to care for her mother and she plans to marry the man who is on the wagon train with them. But when they all have to hunker down in cabin to wait out the storm Cynthia's feelings begin to change towards her intended bridegroom.
Loved, loved this heartwarming story!
A wonderful Christmas story about changes and following your heart.
"I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review."