"This standout novel is truly in a class of its own." ~Romantic Times
"A tale that will touch the heart and engage the emotions on many levels." ~Romance Reviews Today
"Bittner shines with this new inspirational historical!" ~Literary Journal
This is the story of a man and woman headed West under the Homestead Act, each for his or her own reasons. Both have suffered tragedy and disappointments that have affected their outlook on love and trust. The journey West brings these two together in unexpected ways, and both realize they have one thing in common — a desire to start new lives and leave the past behind them.
Through the trials and hardships of their westward journey, hero and heroine each come to admire the strength and courage of the other, an admiration that blossoms into love, although both still fear trusting anyone. One particular disaster as well as the trust of the heroine's little girl, teach these two about faith in Christ and prayer and opens their eyes to total love and the realization that they want to spend their lives together in a new land.
Against the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains during the 1860s land rush comes an uplifting romance about the power of forgiveness....
To provide a better life for her young daughter, Clarissa Graham joins a wagon train headed west. But as the trail tuns increasingly dangerous, Clarissa fears her decision could cost them their lives.
Help comes in the unlikely form of a jaded ex-soldier who knows nothing of grace, forgiveness or even love. And it's this man — Dawson Clements — who stays behind with Clarissa when her daughter becomes gravely ill. But as the makeshift "family" finally nears Montana, Clarissa knows her greatest challenge still lies ahead. Can she convince Dawson to remain by her side for a journey that will last a lifetime? ~Rosanne Bittner's website 
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