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When a disastrous decision by the trainmaster forces Jesselynn Highwood and her companions to separate from the wagon train, she races back to Fort Laramie to find a guide to take them to Oregon. But the guide has a far different plan, and following her heart, Jesselynn agrees to join him, her ragtag band in tow.

Back east, Louisa Highwood and her brother, Zachary, are captured by Union soldiers for smuggling medical supplies into Richmond. Can Louisa find a way to obtain her brother's freedom before it's too late? The future of the Highwood family - and that of their beloved Twin Oaks - hangs in the balance. Will the war's end bring them together again?

©2001 Lauraine Snelling (P)2015 Tantor

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  • Cecilia McNeil
  • 12-07-15

Great Christian Series of Civil War Struggles

If you want a good read on Civil War Struggles of the women left behind as there Fathers, Brothers, and Sweethearts go off to war this series is it.

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  • Lori Dykes
  • 09-07-21

Great

Great series. Left me wondering what happens to Zachary. The civil war was so horrible to the deaths of so many and we get a glimpse in this story. It also shows redemption and how God is always there. Great narration

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-03-20

The Long Way Home

Interesting story but far from reality. Narritor does an excellent job of keeping the voices

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  • there^se
  • 28-02-19

Faith and Grace

i wish their ,was a 4th book ,that her brother Zachary
would come around !That youngest sister would mature!
along with her husband .and bringing up their family
Like that ,,Meshach ,he wishes to retain Highwood name.
Because sisters , father was more a father than his own.
Where other master were cruel ,that is why they rejected their slave name !
Lastly Jessie Lynn ,said they were all eaguak ,color and class
did not matter !
I think the last book was the best .
Especially, wentb AAuntc Agatha came around to the same thinking as Jessilyn .,despite how she had been brought up!
Thaddeus realizr d staying with His uncle was not safe .

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  • jeanie
  • 14-11-18

Love the reading

I think this was read very well. The different voices were done very well. Very enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-18

The Long Way Home

An interesting story that stops without an ending. It just stops! I went looking for the next book in the series but there isn’t one.

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  • Connie S.
  • 15-03-18

Enjoyed the series! It keep me interested.

Loved it. All three books in the series with The Long Way Home #3 it kept me interested the whole time.

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  • c_charlie21
  • 05-05-17

Enjoyed all the books in this series!

I enjoyed the story , just always hard to realize how difficult life was in the 1800. This book helps me see how good God is to us and how much we should appreciate all the blessings we enjoy today!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-01-17

great review

I really enjoyed all 3 audio books in this series. By the end of the 3rd one, I can't help but hope Zachary will get his story as well.

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  • decs7jim3
  • 09-09-16

Excellent storytelling and a wonderful series

Relying on God for all their family's trials and praising Him for their every joy.