In Book One of the Westward Hearts series, orphans Fannie Caldwell and her two young siblings have spent the last three years as indentured servants under a cruel master. Desperately wanting a better life for her brother and sister, Fannie devises a plan to secretly join a wagon train heading west. Her plan immediately runs into trouble when the handsome yet bullheaded wagon master Blake Tanner refuses to allow an unmarried woman on the train. But Fannie's determined—she'll escape and go west with or without help.
As life on the trail tests everyone's endurance and faith, Fannie soon realizes the perils of being a single woman on the frontier. Witnessing Fannie fending off one scare after another, Blake slowly recognizes how much he cares for this alluring young woman. Will Blake sacrifice his own dreams and guide Fannie to safety? Or will Fannie's stubborn independence keep her from finding true love?
This book contains alot of violence. Physical abuse, verbal abuse and mental abuse. I can't even imagine living in a situation even remotely like the one Fannie and the twins were in. It broke my heart.
After finally escaping and meeting men who actually had honor, Fannie realizes that not all men are alike and there might be hope for love in her future. Although as the big sister, her main concern is her brother and sister. She is willing to do anything to make sure that they have a better life.
This book shows that there is hope after being trapped in a bad situation. Things can change for the better. Keep striving to overcome the difficulties.