Distant Heart - Westward Hearts, Bk 2 Author:Tracey Bateman Toni Rodden has escaped a life of prostitution and vows she'll never let a man control her again. After months on the wagon train, she's finally earned her place, albeit grudgingly from some, and has found a surrogate family in Fannie Caldwell and her two siblings. For the first time she can taste freedom and the possibilities of a new life. But... more » as Fannie prepares to marry wagon master Blake Tanner, Toni realizes how alone she is and questions whether she'll ever find acceptance, or true love.
Despite Toni's conviction that no man will be able to see beyond her marred past, Sam Two-Feathers, the half-Indian wagon scout and acting preacher for the train, seems to know of a love that forgives sins and values much more than outward appearances. Will Sam have the confidence to declare his love? Will Toni be able to trust in a love that can forgive even the darkest past?« less
Here, we take on the continued adventure from Defiant Heart but from the perspective of the ex-prostitute Toni and her journey to the Oregon territory. If the trip is not difficult enough without other events thrown in here and there... Try Indian Attacks and kidnappings, adultery and murder, and a new strange girl Ginger into their midst. Will the Cheyenne get there way and get Toni for their keeping? Who is Ginger and what does she want? Will the children and sister from the other wagon train be rescued? Will Amanda Kane ever heal? God is incredible and though he sometimes works slowly, if you look back and see what he is capable of you will be shocked an amazed...
This was a wonderful story about an ex-prostitute who manages to let God into her life and make a new start. She meets Sam Two_feathers, the wagon scout who is also the acting preacher. Sam learns that he is a man that a white woman could love unconditionally and Toni learns that she is one of God's children and also capable of being loved. God's redemption shines through in this wonderful book.
A very nice quick read. I loved the characters. Its about wagon train heading west and its trials and tragedy that befall them. this is the 2nd book in the series. I haven't read the first but hope to before I read the 3rd. It shows how we grow in God's character and how God loves us all no matter our race, or our background or sins.