Beloved, bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter tells a harrowing story set on a cross-country journey in 1850. Three lone wagons on the California Trail become trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains by a sudden snowstorm. Stuck in tight quarters with others makes Cynthia Cooper reevaluate her reasons for being engaged to fellow-traveler Walter Prentice. When a widowed father heading to a California ranch and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she has to reconsider here dreams for marriage alongside her responsibility to care for her mother. Can love win over her timid heart?
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by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
"Rebecca Gallagher narrates Brunstetter's wagon train adventure with straightforward simplicity. In 1850, Cynthia heads to California with her mother, her fiancŽ, Walter, and two other families. When snow leaves them stranded in the Sierra Nevadas, they focus on faith and on creating a memorable Christmas for the party's children. Gallagher paces her words carefully. She uses a sweet voice for Cynthia; a wavering, older voice for her mother; and unique voices for the other expedition members. Walter sounds appropriately self-centered. Would either of the two other men on the journey--one a gold prospector, the other a widowed father--be a better match for Cynthia? Gallagher deftly balances details of the journey and the personalities of the wagon train caravan. Her narration captures the hopeful spirit of Brunstetter's beloved stories. C.A. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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