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Compared to an arranged marriage to the odious Bernard Regent, a prairie schooner on the Oregon Trail doesn't seem like such a bad trade to Amethyst Kent. 

When desperate Martha Davis reveals her need for a mother's helper on the trail, Ami decides to take it up and leave the pampered life she's always known for a land of freedom. But trail life is hardly a tea party, and Ami must draw from the deepest wells of her faith to survive. 

With the sunset always before her, and Shiloh Talon, a handsome trail scout, guiding the way, she might just make it through.

This is a clean Christian historical fiction with romantic elements. 

©2019 Angela Castillo (P)2020 Angela Castillo

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  • Cindy Nipper
  • 21-08-2020

Christian Historical Romance

Great story and wonderful narration!
I hope book 2 continues with an update on this couple!

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  • Kurt E. Karlson
  • 26-05-2020

Great Story

This the second audiobook that I have listened to by this author. It was better than the first one! The reader did a great job bringing the book to life!

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  • AnnE
  • 24-05-2020

Pioneer Romance with a bit of suspense

After Ami's mother passed away, her wealthy father soon married a woman close to the age of his daughter. This woman wants Ami out of the way. So she influences her husband to marry his daughter off to a man Ami knows has a cruel heart. Ami's disturbing memories of him during their school days make it impossible for her to consider him as a spouse. But her father will only listen to his wife. Ami's mother had not come from wealth and had taught her daughter humility and that there are things more important in life than money. When Ami's father tells her of the arranged marriage, Ami becomes desperate. She decides to join a close friend of her deceased mother on a wagon train to Oregon. But Ami could not have imagined all the hardships and trials she would encounter.

Shiloh is attracted to Ami immediately upon laying eyes on her but knows that a woman of wealth like Ami would never give him a second glance. On the trail, there are many times he saves her or helps her in one way or another. A friendship develops. During the months' long journey, Ami matures in her understanding of life and what really matters. Will this wagon train and Ami, in particular, survive encountering the threat of Indians, wild animals, dangerous circumstances, greedy bounty hunters, and more?

It was nice to see Ami develop from a girl used to indulgences and wealth, to one who learns how to survive. Her past ideals were challenged when having to make life and death decisions. Helping those around her became more important than her own safety. And she meets honest people who, although poor, would help their neighbors without expecting anything in return.

The love story with Shiloh develops in a believable manner. Certainly, coming from two very different backgrounds, there were things each of them had to learn to overcome. But the author did a nice job of developing the characters to where the reader roots for them to find a path to each other. The story moves along nicely, with plenty of action to keep the reader hooked to the end. I listened to this on Audible and I really enjoyed listening to this narrator's voice.

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  • Britt98
  • 29-04-2020

Enjoyable Western Tale

This tale of a girl who joined a wagon train to Oregon in order to escape marriage to a man she didn't love was an enjoyable story to escape into. Sometimes Amy frustrated me, as she really thought that she knew everything, when she actually had a lot to learn. She was hard-headed for much of the story, yet became more and more likable as she grew and matured emotionally on her journey. I really liked Shiloh and thought he was a great hero. He was knowledgeable and strong, yet also kind and loved God. After a long journey through the novel, the end wrapped up very quickly. I would have loved a longer epilogue that gave the reader a deeper view into what Shiloh and Amy's new life was like. The narrator was pleasant to listen to and worked to make slight differences in voices to match the various characters.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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  • Karen R G
  • 11-03-2020

Wonderful book

This was such a good interesting, nail biting romance and full of suspense. Never a dull moment and I loved bit of it. Loved the narrator reading this good clean Christian audible book. Thank you for the free copy of this audible book. I would recommend it to everyone who like Historical Frontier romance.

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  • Somanea Khoeurm
  • 29-10-2020

A decent Wagontrail novel

This is a good Christian romance novel. The heroine has spunk, instead of giving in to her father demand. Amy made her decision to join the wagon train for Oregon. On the trail Amy met a few other characters that became her friends, through them she saw the strong faith they had in God. If you like wagon train series, clean romance novels, check this one out. Ginger White did a good job reading this book.

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  • Elizabeth King
  • 13-09-2020

Wonderful book full of adventure!

If you enjoy books about people traveling west, I highly recommend “Where He Leads.” The audio book was very well done. I’m looking forward to more books by Angela Castillo.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 18-05-2020

Cute Story

The days of when the father of the parents chose when and who you are to marry. She was rich, pampered, and didn’t like who they chose. A delightful story of how she changed along the dusty wagon train. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Mimi Noble
  • 12-05-2020

a fun read

I enjoyed this story. I got through this book quicker than most. Ther narrator's men's voices sounded silly so that was a bit distracting. This was the first book by this author and I'll be back for more.

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  • SuzyQ
  • 28-03-2020

Fun and sweet listen

it was interesting kept my attention from beginning to end. A lite fun, easy listen. the narrator did a great job and the story was engaging. I look forward to more by this author. I tend to read a lot of WWII books so this was very different for me.

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  • Mariel
  • 13-02-2021

An entertaining and historical tale.

Where He Leads (Westward Wanderers #1)
by Angela Castillo
Narrated by Ginger White

I received a copy from the author and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

This is Book 1 in the Westward Wanderers series. Amethyst Kent or Ami as she prefers to be called, knows when her father becomes intent on arranging her marriage, that it can not possibly take place. For Ami has to marry for love and refuses to accept anything less. Her suitor is revealed to be none other than Bernard Regent, Ami has to save herself from this loveless union.
Her salvation comes in the form of a rough life on the Oregon Trail as a womans help. She knows that coming from wealth this will be the last place anyone would hunt for her, no one will suspect this plan. But this decision, reckless as it may be, is her only choice to escape the nightmare of what her life will become if she stays.
So Ami swallows her pride and takes the trail hardships head on. To assist her along with the other travellers, is a trail guide in the form of Shiloh Talon. With him ever present the daily struggles become bearable.
The story is Christian fiction with a beautiful, sweet and romantic twist. Ami, coming from such a wealthy background is totally unprepared for this life. I can't imagine what it would be like for myself let alone for a woman such as Ami with all her accustomed finery yet adapt she does.
Her character is well-developed and not the spoiled, whining brat one would imagine her to be. She confronts and overcomes many challenges under the watchful eye of Shiloh. Their relationship develops nicely, intitally he assumes she is out of her depth and foolish to attmpt the voyage but as time passes and their time together increases a mutual respect is discovered.
An entertaining and historical tale, well-narrated by Ginger White who allows us to become entangled in their relationships in a pleasant and effective recreation of this era by the author.

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  • Jacky
  • 18-11-2020

A very enjoyable pioneering adventure

Really loved this first book in the series, laying out the history and characters within the books, narration was brilliant

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  • jennyp19
  • 05-03-2020

Loved this audible

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Easy to listen to and can’t wait to hear the next one in the trilogy
For a Brit the story put into perspective the journey across America - 2000 miles twice the length of the uk

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