The Journal of Callie Wade

Dawn Miller (Author)


Dawn Miller's marvelous debut novel is a grand adventure -- and a glorious love story -- experienced with all the passion and yearning of a heroine you'll never forget: eighteen-year-old Callie Wade, whose hopeful heart is as rich with promise as the frontier, which calls her family from their Missouri farm to a new life out West. "The Journal Of Callie Wade" invites us into a world long vanished, brought to life once more in the pages of a young pioneer woman's diary.

April 12, 1859: ""What you can't duck, you best welcome." That's what Mama used to always say, anyway....Even though it was in me to fight going West, I couldn't; there's a light in Pa's eyes, a kind of hope that our Rose will find health and I see it in Jack's eyes, too. As wild and reckless as my brother can be, I know he dreams of better. When I look into Quinn's eyes I feel my own dreams, too...and the love. But everything is so unsure on the trail. Sitting here, staring at the scattered campfires of the train, I can almost hear the prayers to make it through another dust-choked mile, over another river, another birth...another death. Maybe Pa is right, maybe we'll all have a new chance at life in the West. But at what price?"

From bitter hardships to moments of shining joy, from unexpected friendships to Callie's blossoming love for Irishman Quinn McGregor, "The Journal Of Callie Wade" is a chronicle of courage and faith, an inspiring tale of hope and endurance to treasure for years to come.

Product Details

Atria Books
Publish Date
August 18, 2009
5.5 X 0.76 X 8.5 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Dawn Miller is the author of several novels, including The Journal of Callie Wade and The Prophecy. She is a member of numerous Western associations and a collector of classic Western literature, pioneer diaries, and journals.


"Romantic Times""The Journal Of Callie Wade" "is the historical novel at its best, and its tenderness, grit, gumption and amazing characters will captivate....Like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dawn Miller gives voice to a generation of pioneer women."
Cathy Cash-Spellman bestselling author of "Paint the Wind" Lovely and heartwarming...a poignant, hopeful love story...