The promise of a new life and a chance to start over.
Hannah Anderson had the life she always wanted, married to the man of her dreams. When her husband’s brother gets in trouble with the law, the town turns against them, shattering her perfect life. Now they are left with only one choice—to head west to the Arizona Territory in the hopes of creating a new life. Will the journey be worth the cost?
Will Colter, after burying his father, is forced to leave the ranch he has called home for nearly thirty years. The journey is dangerous, challenging him and his men. Will he find the new life he was hoping for?
Or, is there a new dream quietly unfolding before their eyes?
A Dream Unfolding is a historically rich and emotionally poignant story about loss, healing, and second chances that will resonate with readers. There are two separate plots lines recounted simultaneously, yet the flow of the story never feels fragmented or disjointed because they are thematically linked. The narration navigates seamlessly between the two plots building suspense until the two stories ultimately culminate into one cohesive and emotionally charged story.
Karen is diligent in capturing the essence of the pioneer life and the struggle to endure such a physically arduous and emotionally testing journey. As was the case with many pioneers, her characters have been stripped of the security of home and stability of knowing their future and must depend on God to direct their footsteps even when their faith is lacking.
This is Karen Baney’s debut novel and the first installment in her Prescott Pioneers series.
**Review copy provided by the author**