The year is 1837. The American West is untamed, uncivilized, and largely unclaimed. U.S. President Andrew Jackson, in a race with the British and Russians, sends a wagon train of would-be settlers into the uncharted Oregon territory, led by his close friend, mountain man and veteran Sam Brentwood. Teaming up with trail hand Whip Holt, widow Claudia Humphries, and a colorful group of courageous pioneers, Brentwood sets off from New York, heading westward to Independence, Missouri - the last outpost of civilization before the unknown and treacherous dangers of a new frontier. Along the way they will form unbreakable friendships, fight unforeseen enemies, and face unimaginable and often fatal odds. But in spite of the hardships and heartaches, the tragedies and triumphs, they will risk their lives to follow their dreams - and forge a nation's destiny. This is their story.
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Review: Independence! (Wagons West #1)User Review - Bonnie Drummond - Goodreads
The Wagon West Series Books are wonderfully writing and the Characters are described in great detail. Independence is the first in the series and set in motion the hardships these people go through ... Read full review
Review: Independence! (Wagons West #1)User Review - Mike - Goodreads
First in a series of historical fiction about the pioneers who worked their way west from the East Coast during the early years of the United States. This book tells the tale of the beginnings of the ... Read full review