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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Dream Unfolding - eBook Giveaway and Review

Life on the frontier never claims to be an easy one. Yet lives will be turned over and shaken, and what becomes of them will change the people affected forever.

Hannah Anderson had the perfect life. Married to her sweetheart Drew, the town's second doctor, they stayed pretty busy in their clinic tending to the townspeople. However the one thing that Drew could never outrun was his perpetual drunk brother Thomas. More than once Drew had tried to help him get his life turned around, but when word gets back to the town of a failed bank robbery, their lives will change forever. The town turns against Drew and Hannah believing that they have helped Thomas one too many times. Without patients in his clinic, Drew knows that he can not provide for him and Hannah to start a family.

Hearing that the Arizona Territory out west is promising, he tells Hannah that he has decided to make the move and start over. That wasn't the words of encouragement that she had hoped to hear. Now both of them will need to start over beginning with learning how to manage a wagon team on the trail for months before reaching La Paz, Arizona from their home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Will they be able to master the change necessary to provide them with a new life and a new hope?

Will Colter's father's accidental death has changed him forever. Since attending his the funeral and reading of the will, he learns that his older brother Reuben retains the family home and land, but they will be splitting the herd, the stock and the remaining financial holdings between them. Since there is no love lost between Will and Reuben, since they have been fighting their whole lives. It doesn't shock Will to learn that Reuben is giving him two weeks to move off of his land.

Leaving behind his younger sister Julia, Will learns of a new prospect for ranching in the Arizona Territory of Granite Creek from letters his father had received. Knowing it will be a long haul to drive his cattle and horses that far, he enlists the aid of his best farm hand Ben who has been like a father to him. Along with a few more hired hands, Will begins the journey to the promise of a new life. What he will experience along the way will change him as well as the men he has hired, as the unknown lies ahead for many long and dusty miles. Will he be able to face the challenge or will the land claim him and his men?

I received the latest novel in a new series, Prescott Pioneers # 1, called A Dream Unfolding by Karen Baney for my honest review. Being a huge fan of Christian Historical Romance Fiction, I was captivated by the courage of Hannah in having to face unseen challenges in moving from a doctor's wife to managing a wagon train working its way along some of the most challenging terrain. She responds with the faith that God has provided along the way and she learns that trust in Him will help her endure whatever life offers.

This book easily rates a 5 out of 5 stars and I honestly felt every obstacle and challenge that these characters faced from not knowing when they would find water, the unexpected snow falls, to running out of wood. Karen Baney does a masterful job at weaving the story with characters we come to know and love in the book. I love the sneak peek at the second book coming out in April 2011 at the conclusion of this book. She definitely has me sold.

For more information about this book, the author and where to purchase a copy for yourself, click on the link below:

A Dream Unfolding by Karen Baney

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Thanks to Karen Baney, she is offering an eBook format of her book to one lucky reader of my blog. Here are your guidelines:

1. You must be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. I must have a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner, so please be sure to include an email address along with your comment. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

3. Leave me a comment and let me know why you'd love to win a copy of A Dream Unfolding. The giveaway will end on April 13th and I will notify the winner at that time.


  1. Please don't enter me in the giveaway, I have already read this book and loved it. The author really knows how to draw you into the story, I read the book probably two months ago and still remember the story as if I had just read it.

  2. Please enter me in the contest. Yes I do follow by email subscription. I have grew up with Little House on the Prairie and reading about the Donner Party, that was sad. I still love those types of stories, and know I would love the book you have reviewed! You can reach me at dancealert at aol dot com.

  3. Kat, I love reading anything about pioneers. I find their lives fascinating. I'd love to receive this book.

  4. Kat,
    Please enter me into this drawing. I love these kinds of books.


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