Book One of the Westward Heart series describes the perilous journey of Fannie Caldwell and her two young siblings as they journey west. After escaping from a cruel master as indentured servants, Fannie devises a plan to secretly join a wagon train. However, Blake Tenner, handsome and stubborn wagon master, disturbs both Fannie's plans for escape as well as her personal life.
In this captivating frontier novel, the perils for a single frontier woman are brought to both Fannie and Blake's attention. While Fannie's hardships strenghten her, they also allow Blake to recognize his growing feelings for this strong alluring woman. Both Fannie and Blake must come to terms with their pasts in order to find redemption. Will Fannie and Blake be able to find true love? Or will the need for independence and personal dreams come between them? Tracey Bateman, 256 pages, softcover from Avon Inspire.