Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tracey Bateman's Defiant Heart ~ Reviewed

By Tracey Bateman
Published by Avon Inspire
ISBN-10: 0061246336

Orphan Fannie Caldwell and her twin siblings are trapped in an indentured servant relationship with a cruel master. Fannie desperately wants a better life for her siblings and to escape the abuse they have endured. Fannie comes up with a plan to secretly join a wagon train heading west. Her plan runs into a snag called Blake Tanner the wagon master. Seems he has rules about allowing unmarried woman on the train. But Fannie's determined to leave her abusive situation. She has planned and saved for 2 years. Tonight was the night no matter what that wagon master said. She had to be set free.

Fannie had not thought long and hard about life on the frontier as a single woman. Life on the trail tests every part of Fannie’s body and soul. Will the wagon master let her join the wagon train? Will she make the wagon’s final destination Oregon or have to settle for some other town?

Will Blake sacrifice his own dreams and guide Fannie to safety? Or will Fannie's stubborn independent spirit keep her from finding peace and true love in her life? Get reading to find out the answers to these questions. I could see this as a TV movie special. I look forward to reading the rest of them.

Reviewed by: Nora St.Laurent
Life Way Book Club Leader

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