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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,222 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracie Peterson Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Heirs of Montana Series Release Date:
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Best-selling author of A Slender Thread, Tracie Peterson is beloved for her inspirational historical fiction. Land of My Heart, which takes place in the late 1800s, begins her new Heirs of Montana series. After the death of her father, 16-year-old Dianne Chadwick believes her family’s only hope is to move to her uncle’s home in Montana. The Chadwicks must learn the skills it takes to survive the wagon trail. The journey is treacherous, but Dianne and her family rely on their faith in God to get them through safely. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Virginia Campbell | 2/18/2014

    " "Land of My Heart", by Tracie Peterson, begins in the Spring of 1864, in New Madrid, Missouri. Dianne Chadwick's family is much affected by the ongoing War Between the States. Her father, Ephraim, a store owner, does business with the entrenched Union Army, much to the outrage of the many loyal Confederate sympathizers in the town. There is much unease and lawlessness due to the continued conflicts and losses from the war. When Ephraim is killed in the crossfire of a shoot-out in front of his store, Dianne urges her mother to join a wagon train heading to the Idaho territory. After much discussion, the family decides to move forward, hoping to connect with their mother's brother, Bram. The oldest son, Trent, stays behind with plans to join the Rebel Army. Just before they begin the journey, their mother, Susannah, discovers that she is pregnant. Becoming a widow, learning of an unexpected pregnancy, and uprooting the family for a long and perilous journey takes a sad toll on Susannah. Through all the hardships and unimaginable loss endured by the Chadwick family on their way to their new life, it is Dianne who becomes the head of the family. She is truly an admirable heroine, a young lady who takes much responsibility upon herself as the family situation becomes increasingly trouble-filled. Susannah slowly loses her grip on reality, a situation worsened by an addiction to laudanum. Her grief over her tragic personal losses combines with her innate prejudices and she is often irrational and prone to rants. Much to her mother's dismay, Dianne becomes good friends with a freed slave and her husband. Later, when the family finally connects with Uncle Bram, he is reluctant to offer them much assistance, not wanting them to join him at his home place. His wife is a Native American, and he knows that his sister has strong prejudices. At the start of the wagon train journey, Dianne had been somewhat at odds with the wagon master's assistant, Cole Selby. Though Cole is a loner, almost taciturn, he somehow manages to rescue Dianne on more than one occasion. An attraction grows between them, but it is a tumultuous time in both their lives. Back home, Dianne's brother Trent begins a series of misadventures which leaves him wondering if he will ever see his family again. Nothing has gone according to plan. Each character faces more than one crisis of faith, and life is harsh, with disaster and death coming on swift horses. This is the first book in Tracie Peterson's "Heirs of Montana" series, and there are three more books which detail the continued life adventures of Dianne Chadwick and her family and friends. If you like historical western romance, and enjoy story lines with strong heroines, then you will greatly enjoy the "Heirs of Montana" saga. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Zoe Schoppa | 2/14/2014

    " There seems to be a Christian fiction romance template and this book follows it perfectly. It is an enjoyable book if you just need a little escapism, but the story is not different than any of her other books, or the large number of books by other authors in this same genre, just the names and locations, and period of time are varied. I read this type of book very rarely because honestly they are quite boring after awhile. Sooo...I guess I am taking my angst out on a specific genre on this one book but this is not the first book by Tracie Peterson that I have read. On the positive side...it is clean, it is biblically focused, and it contains moral teachings. Probably a perfect book for a tween girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Teresa | 2/10/2014

    " This is a Christian Historical Fiction. This book is a 3 part series. I realy enjoyed this book mostly because ther is no fowl language and it has a wholesome story line. The book is about a journey across the west to Montana around the time of the civil war. A family trying to escape to a place where they can live after the death of the Father. It kept my attention and I enjoyed the excitement of picking the book up to begin reading again. If you like books about the west, cowboys, Indians you will love this romance book. Happy reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Candice | 2/7/2014

    " I really love this kind of story, the details are great, the characters keep me hanging on and wanting to know more, can hardly wait to read the next two! "

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