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?
The Christmas Prayer is a historical novella set on the California trail on wagon by Wanda Brunstetter. This read was very satisfying and a quick, but sweet Christmas story. I wanted to know what was going to happen, so I kept turning the pages. Of course, this book ended faster than I would have liked, but Wanda is a fantastic writer, so this book was hard to put down. I read The Christmas Prayer in one sitting. I didn't know at first how the journey was going to turn out, but as the story unfolded, it immediately came together. Make sure to grab your copy today! You will enjoy the read! I give this book 5/5 stars. A favorable review was not required. All opinions expressed here are my own.
About the Author:
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.