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Ellie and Thaddeus travel the Oregon Trail.

©2020 Angela Castillo (P)2020 Angela Castillo

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  • Kurt E. Karlson
  • 23-11-2020

The Dawn Wakers

A sweet historical novel showing how GOD protected, provided for and brought together a young preacher and his future wife.

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  • NanaTammy
  • 16-11-2020

Fantastic!!

Loved this book! The narrator was so enjoyable to listen to. Wonderful job by both ladies!

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  • Lindac
  • 12-12-2020

loved this story

I really enjoyed listening to this story. the narration was good. the story had some adventure, a sketchy character, and of course, love and God.

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  • Mariel
  • 17-02-2021

A compelling story of romance, suspense, history

The Dawn Wakers (Westward Wanderers #2)
by Angela Castillo
Narrated by Ginger White.

We follow the life of Ellie during her time on the Oregon Trail, helping her mother to care for her four siblings. On the trail Ellie meets Ami ( the protagonist of Westward Wanderers #1 ) and they become friends. Ami meets and falls in love with Shiloh the trail guide and quits the trail for Montana promising to keep in touch.

Life on the trail is harsh, lack of food, the arduous everyday chores, patching and repatching scarce clothing...but despite this Ellie and Thaddeus find solace in each other.
Thaddeus is the son of another family also making the journey, his father expecting him to follow in his footsteps and become a banker but Thaddeus has other dreams and ideas. He has his own plans, to become a missionary or a preacher. The two of them meet regularly and realise they have feelings for one another.

This is the second book in the Westward Wanderers series by the talented Angela Castillo, seen from the perspective of Ellie and Thaddeus. It is another great story, like the first and once again we discover details of how hard life was during the voyage and also why people chose to embark on such a journey in the first place selling their homes and most of their belongings for a dream or a promise of a better life. Travelling must have been hard enough for a couple alone but for Ellie's mother, alone and with five children to feed and care for, without a man to provide and protect them must have been terrifying. To make things even worse Ellie was still in a weakened state, recovering from scarlet fever when they set off on their departure for Oregon.

This is a historical, Christian fiction read having much to offer and can be a great part of any reader's book collection. A compelling story of romance, suspense, history and more as told by Ginger White, a vibrant, articulate, and easy listening audiobook narrator.

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  • Cindy Nipper
  • 13-01-2021

Christian Historical Romance

I loved this Oregon Trail story! It doesn't end when they arrive in Oregon, but continues until they're finally reunited and Thaddeus has his church established!
The narration was exceptional! Her soft melodious voice was very enjoyable to listen to!

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  • Jacky
  • 19-11-2020

A lovely pioneering adventure book by great author

I loved this second book still on the pioneering trail it is described so well you can imagine yourself there, narration brilliant looking forward to book 3

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