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Dreamer of Destiny [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Woster
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An epic journey, which will test a young woman's will to survive and lead her into the arms of destiny (Historical Drama: Adult).

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About the Author

Barbara Woster is an educator, editor, and author. She lives in Portland with her husband Tim. They have 8 children between them. Her children inspired her to write, and it is to all of them that her books are lovingly dedicated.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1786 KB
  • Print Length: 365 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BHM7PZ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story February 21, 2013
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I could not put the book down! A great love story that pulls you in and are sad to see it end. Set in the western days, about a girl who's dreams become the truth. She is engaged to a man that wishes to own her and if she does not marry him, he will destroy her family. The only one who can save her is a dark skin Indian who is more than he seems.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Authentic Backdrop for 1800’s Love February 28, 2013
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Set in the late 1800’s this is a story that captures your heart and makes you crave for more making you unsure whether to cry or laugh with the strength of the story. A strong female lead in that era is made believable due to the talented writing of Ms Woster. She is blackmailed into an engagement with a man she doesn’t love, for the love of her family, yet fights him all the way. Her soulmate she meets through visions that she does not understand. He comes to her as his spirit animal then himself even though they have not yet met. She originally fears him until he helps her understand the meaning behind the visions. Along her journey from her home to her destination she loses so much yet becomes all the stronger for it and gets the happily ever after she so deserved after the tragedies that she has endured. I also adore the Native American aspect of the story, the authenticity and fusion between whites and Indians. I so missed reading my loved Native American historical novels and although this storyline featured so much more, I sure was not disappointed and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who loves a good book with a great storyline
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! March 5, 2013
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Barbara Woster has a style of writing that blends reality and grit with romance. The pace is never dull and I enjoyed the interweaving of two cultures, especially with Shaman prophesy and dreaming. As a love story it truly delivered.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy romantic novel April 22, 2013
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This was an easy read that was a romanticized story of the old west with a bit of mysticism thrown in. It was great in that it did not lump all native Americans together but treated them as separate tribes with varying traits and characteristics. I especially liked that the author treated all people as individuals. There were good and bad white people as well as good and bad native Americans. I would recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read April 8, 2013
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This was a very interesting book. I enjoyed the make up of this book and the story was very good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreaming is believing... April 3, 2013
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Christina never thought that her dreams speak the truth.. The man who comes from a different culture knew her more from her own relatives.. It's a wonderful story about the journey of this young beautiful lady that sees herself transformed into a woman that will lead her new loved ones into a new life far away from fear..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You get your money's worth with this saga June 25, 2013
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Dreamer of Destiny
This is almost two books in one. It starts out being about a young woman who is betrothed to a man she despises. Then a fascinating account of her family's journal west on a wagon train. It details the hardships of the journey, and also the often times lack of consideration for women in the 1800s. But Christina at only 17 when the story begins, develops into a remarkable woman.

Don't expect a fast paced story. The heroine doesn't meet the hero until chapter 46. Then the story morphs into a love story about a white woman and an Indian. But the time is taken to develop the characters and allows the reader to connect with them. The characters are complex, with good and evil on both sides. There are definitely a few surprises.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't let color blind you January 26, 2014
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This was a wonderful story. I would recommend to anyone who loves a true Western but understands Native American ways. It's a love that crosses those lines and wins in the end. A must read.
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Published 3 months ago by Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by joanne
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved reading this book
I loved reading this book. I enjoyed the challenge of trying to understand the dreams. I found myself not wanting to lay it down to do other things, I wanted to keep reading to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Arlene LaPorte
5.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining
A good story that kept my interest. It also showed it does not matter the color of your skin. There is good and bad in all colors.
Published 11 months ago by Dee
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreamer of Destiny.
Not my normal type of book but I really did enjoy it. I like how a piece of history is in with the story line and found that I just had to keep reading to see what happened. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lorraine Broad
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the kids
This book is a imaginative book. It would be a good book for kids ages 9 threw 13 but its alot like alice and wonder land but the story is vompletley different
Published 19 months ago by Cale Price IV
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreamer of Destiny by Barbara woster
4 stars This is wonderful story of a girl with a strange gift and a Destiny to be a saviour to a dying people. Read more
Published 20 months ago by B. Lamping
5.0 out of 5 stars Good romance story
I enjoyed this book even though I almost didn't finish the first chapter because of the Alice in Wonderland dream at the beginning. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Joe
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More About the Author

Barbara Woster was born in Georgia to a Southern Dad and a British mother. She spent most of her youth reading, which led to a love of writing; however, living life (raising a family) left little time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). Much later, when her two oldest children came across a folder of story ideas, they began to encourage (push, really) her to start writing again. That is why she dedicates all of her books to her children, because they really did inspire her writing and also because they encouraged (and still do) her to pick it up again.

Many readers of Barbara's works may notice that she doesn't write for one age group, or in one particular genre. That's because when she was a teen, her reading material was wide-ranging -- from romance to mysteries. Barbara has her dad to thank for the diversity of reading materials. When she was fourteen, a neighbor accidentally broke her knee. For an entire summer, she was laid up with only books for company; books primarily published by Harlequin. Her dad stopped in and noticed all of the Harlequin Romance novels strewn on the bed covers and immediately stepped back out. A short time later, he returned carrying Iceberg by Clive Cussler. "You need to expand your reading horizons," he said. To this day, Clive Cussler is one of her favorite authors, as is Diana Gabaldon, Dean Koontz, and Tom Clancy (see, eclectic).

Her life, like her children, has provided much in the way of material to use for her books, all of which contain an element her past as well as much of her personality.

Barbara is a prolific writer with a passion for the written word. It is her hope that she will be writing for many years to come.

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