Narrated by Kandace Peppers

Run Time: 4 hrs and 5 mins


A single lady, Caroline (Carrie), ends up on the Oregon trail with an upright, godly young man named Simon and his two hired hands. Due to restrictions, they pretend to be married, but it’s strictly an arrangement of convenience. (They each tell themselves.) She’s trying to reach her cousin, and he just wants to sell his goods and either become a lumber yard owner or a farmer with a land grant.

Additional Comments:

  • The author’s books follow similar patterns, which you’ll find amusing if you hear enough of them. Yes, I laughed near the end when the MC had something specific happen to her. Sorry, I know that’s vague. Nevertheless, they’re clean and generally have characters you can root for.
  • Simon and Caroline go through the usual comedy of errors of accidents and near-misses before sorting stuff out, though this set wasn’t quite as drawn out as some other books, so I only yelled at them a little.
  • Followed the typical CF pattern. Guy meets girl. Guy falls for girl even though she’s not a Christian. She becomes a Christian. They marry and live HEA.
  • The bad guy’s fate surprised me, but it works.
  • Kandace Peppers’s put in a decent performance. I’d listen to other books narrated by her.


Clean, Christian romance and historical fiction. If you’re looking for light, entertaining read with sweet characters, you can check out any of Barbara Goss’s books, including this one.

Audiobook Promotions:

33 of my 34 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Never Again (mystery, suspense) and Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there.
Note: Filter by US if you’re looking for those codes as many titles are out.
Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest

Devya’s Children Series Links:

Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian.
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live.
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift.
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma.
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother.
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble.

Similar Posts