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In April 1850, a group of people attempt to do a cross-country trip. However, given it is late in the season, the journey provides to be dangerous and filled with peril. The travelers are stuck in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them and blocks their path.
Cynthia Cooper is traveling with her mother and her betrothed. As Christmas time arrives, Cynthia is forced to think about her reasons for marrying, Walter Prentice. To make matters worse, a widowed father and gold prospector both start to show interest in Cynthia. She begins to question her responsibility to marry for love or out of duty.
The short novella was a decent read. I felt like the book would have been more enticing if it was a full-length novel. The characters didn't seem well developed and some developments appeared randomly. I have read a few books by the author but, this was my least favorite. I would have enjoyed the book more if the book had more details and plot building.
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About the Book
Book Title: The Christmas Prayer
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Genre: Historical Christmas Romance
Release date: September, 2018
Beloved, bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter takes readers on a journey in 1850 along the California Trail.
Only the brave—or foolhardy—would attempt a cross-country journey late in the season. Three wagons meet up in Independence, Missouri, in April 1850, and their owners decide to keep forging ahead despite many setbacks and delays. December finds them in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them, obscuring the trail.
Cynthia Cooper is traveling with her mother and the man she has promised to marry. But as Christmas is upon them and they are hunkered down in a small cabin, she is forced to reevaluate her reasons for planning to marry fellow-traveler Walter Prentice. When a widowed father heading to a California ranch and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she weighs her dreams for marriage alongside her responsibility to care for her mother. Can love win over her timid heart?
About the Author
Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.
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