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Stories for His Glory

Leaving Independence by Leanne W. Smith August 10, 2018

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 6:29 pm



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.

My thoughts:

I love finding new to me authors and loving them. Such is the case with Leanne. Why have I not heard of her? She has created and amazing story that is full of romance, adventure and is just raw and honest.

I adored this journey on the Oregon trail and getting to know these interesting characters.

The cool thing about this book was that the reader knew some inside information and that Abigail was headed toward disaster but we couldn’t warn her.

I loved Hoke, his strength and his sense of right and wrong made him the perfect hero.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series (coming to you next week). I highly recommend this one.

Visit Leanne here. 

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