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Callie Collins, a proud woman in the late 1800’s, is a liar and a darned good one, a master of the dubious art. She is also a dreamer. Her greatest hope is to reach a new life in South Pass City, Wyoming, where she can open a bakery and live an independent life. To be successful, she will need her greatest deception to date, a mythical fiancé who waits at the end of the ...more
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Ronda  Tutt
Jun 07, 2014 Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing
Perfect Story to Capture your Heart!

What a perfect story that was heartwarming and guaranteed to capture your heart. From beginning to end the story completely captivated my heart and soul. The writing is smooth and addicting and before I knew it I found myself immersed into a wagon train journey I could have stayed on forever.

The characters are beautiful showing compassion and strength as they grew to become a team of one to help each other along their journey. The author does an excellent job
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Mel
Mar 21, 2013 Mel rated it it was amazing

Ooooooh, I just loved Unconquerable Callie :-)
It was just my kind of love story. I give it 4.6 stars!

With all these free ebook offers on Amazon you never know what awaits you when you start reading and every now and again you get to read a really good story and this was the case with Unconquerable Callie...

I liked Callie, her strength and determination to join a wagon train all by herself in order to fulfill her dreams of opening a bakery. Seth turned out to be quite a catch as well, once he let
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Sweet, Clean and Fun Historical
I enjoyed myself reading this book. The H/H are both totally endearing. Callie's actions/accomplishments are pretty unbelievalable hence the reduction of one star,but the author made her so likeable and the story such a pleasant read,that it didn't really bother me.I wanted to see the wagon train ride with it's really interesting info, to it's conclusion.I felt like I was on that wagon train!Would love to find more clean/non Christian historicals set in this time.

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Debbie
Nov 20, 2016 Debbie rated it liked it
Callie is the perfect woman. The problem is she is a little too perfect. This girl grew up in the city. However, she knew exactly what she would need on the wagon train, including the wagon and oxen. She can shoot a rifle better than a man, she is not afraid of wild animals such as bears and she is a strong swimmer who can pull a man out of a river. On the other hand, she is gifted baker and can help birth babies. She is so good she can even run the wagon train. She only thing she did wrong was ...more
Patti Brennan
Nov 07, 2016 Patti Brennan rated it it was amazing
Wonderful

Great book from page one to the the last it great I couldn't put it down had to keep reading it. My first book by Deann Smallwood and it will be my first of many looking forward to my next oneb
Ester
Nov 11, 2016 Ester rated it it was amazing
I read this book and find that it was about a young woman who desired a future o her own. She had to lie to people to get a place on a wagon train. It's about finding true love and facing the hardships that they had to endure on the trail west. Very good book would recommend as a good read.
pat white
Nov 06, 2016 pat white rated it it was amazing
A good read

This is the first time I have read a book by this author, I loved it, she had that rare ability to make you believe you are there, with her in the story. I found this book to be quite enjoyable.
Jennifer Miller
Nov 30, 2016 Jennifer Miller rated it it was amazing
Such a tear jerker

This is one of the books you will always remember. I was in love with the characters immediately. Seth was so strong and kind and Callie was strong and gentle with a dream big enough for both of them. Great book
Regina Thompson
Nov 07, 2016 Regina Thompson rated it really liked it
Sweet love story and totally clean which was nice.
Karen
Jun 11, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review

Unconquerable Callie



Summary:

Sometimes a lie can lead to love. Callie Collins, a proud woman in the late 1800’s is a liar and a darned good one, a master of the dubious art. She is also a dreamer. Her greatest hope is to reach a new life in South Pass City Wyoming, where she can open a bakery and live an independent life. To be successful, she will need her greatest gifts of deception to date. As a woman alone, she has to prov
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Steph McVicker
Apr 14, 2015 Steph McVicker rated it really liked it
A new author and setting for me, UNCONQUERABLE CALLIE was a very interesting book that would make a good reading requirement for students learning American History.

It's 1850 and Calllie Collins has made the decision to brave the Oregon Trail and head out west...on her own. She'll have to lie her way into passage on the trail with the train, since women just aren't able to travel that route alone. But Callie is nothing if not determined, and if it takes a faux fiancé in Oregon to make her dream
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Vera mallard
May 28, 2015 Vera mallard rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone that like a clean western romance

Western Romance

This is a wonderful western with Callie as the heroine. Her spinster Aunt Bertha, who late in life has recently married, raised Callie. The new husband has a nephew, who needs a wife. Aunt Bertha thinks Callie needs a husband. Callie is a woman out of step with the time; she is smart, stubborn, independent, and determined. She refused to fit the mold of the day, so she runs away to find her dream, a bakery in South Pass Wyoming.
Woven thru this story are the realities of crossing
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LadyCalico
Jun 27, 2013 LadyCalico rated it liked it
This was almost a good book. On the plus side the characters were refreshingly well drawn and more human and realistic than the usual romance stock characters. Unlike the usual too dumb to live heroine who never listens to anybody and keeps putting herself in needless peril so that the hero has to save her, Callie works hard reading up on information and listening to experienced people and tries her best to prepare and adjust as best she can, and she comes off as a fairly sane and competent ...more
Kim
Jul 08, 2013 Kim rated it liked it
I'm not a western fan, but something drew me to this book. I do love historical fiction, usually just not during the times of the 'Old West', but maybe I was craving something different?
Callie, a single young woman, craved a different life than what was expected for a woman in those days. Hearing that Wyoming was a progressive state for women, she planned to get there and open a bakery of her own. Getting there from MO meant getting together her own wagon and following a train on the Oregon Tra
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Janna Shay
Unconquerable Callie is an enjoyable and entertaining love story. DeAnn Smallwood exhibits her talent for words with her tale of love, hardship, relationships, and determination. She does an excellent job of crafting a romance with the historical backdrop of a wagon train. Her depiction of the adventurous spirit of settlers, as well as the dangers and hardships they endured on their journey for a better life, was fascinating and excellent.

The heroine, Callie, a courageous woman determined to for
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Ginger Simpson
Oct 13, 2015 Ginger Simpson rated it it was amazing
Not a disappointment, for sure. I signed up to provide an honest review for a copy of this book through The Reading Alley. I'm a die-hard western fan, and I love wagon train stories. I must say, this story was everything and more I hoped it would be. As an author, I've also written a story about a heroine who traveled via wagon train, and Callie shared the same qualities as my Sarah. Although Sarah didn't lie to get on the wagon train, I really admired her determination, and like someone else ...more
Lindsey
May 30, 2016 Lindsey rated it really liked it
Good, but the editing is the worst I have ever seen

A cute story, romantic take on a wagon trail blossoming romance. Sorely in need of an editor, and a few times names were mixed up. Hattie, a pregnant woman on the wagon train, and an elderly lady, there was a chapter or two where the names are swapped out repeatedly, which was pretty confusing. I don't know if no one did even a rough edit, but there are a pretty substantial amount of mistakes that make the reading a bit difficult at times, but i
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S Unknown
Jun 08, 2015 S Unknown rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Oregon Trail Romance!!!.

I wasn't sure at the beginning of the story if I was going to like this book but I had just read three other books by DeAnn Smallwood and I loved them so I hung in there. I am so glad I did!!! I loved this book and recommend it if you love a good historical western romance on the Oregon trail. I loved Callie and Seth and that they finally came together for a happy ending.
Linda
Apr 07, 2015 Linda rated it it was amazing
Action, Adventure and Romance

The story kept me turning the pages, in fact I didn't put it down until I finished the book. The story centers around Callie, the stubborn young lady who has the dream to go west and open a bakery and Seth, the hardheaded captain of the wagon train. Along the way west we see examples of Callie's strength and how she and Seth become closer. I certainly recommend this book and have already gotten another book by this author.
Phyllis
Apr 18, 2015 Phyllis rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, romance
This was a well-written, fun story. Callie was very likable if not a little too good at everything. Seth was sweet and charming - after their first meeting. There were a few things that were probably a little unrealistic, but they did not detract from the story. I thought the ending was well done - things weren't drawn out too much with the drama. It was just right.
Mary Claire Miller
May 21, 2016 Mary Claire Miller rated it it was ok
Nothing new here

This book is like any other western romance novel. Girl likes boy, boy likes girl but let's throw in several obstacles of the wagon train movement west. Easy read, no thinking required.
Lorena Helfers
Jan 13, 2016 Lorena Helfers rated it really liked it
A very pleasing story

An enjoyable,funny and interesting read. The main female was to be sure Wonder Woman!
I was disappointed that the romance took soon long. They could have had so much fun, sooner. I'm wondering if all her books are like that. Many look so inviting.
Cindy
Apr 06, 2013 Cindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
What I loved most about this book is Callie was a very strong women and didn't continually do stupid stuff to put her in danger and need a man to rescue her!
Sarah Grass
Apr 13, 2013 Sarah Grass rated it really liked it
Sweet western. Probably give her other books a try. The good- effort in showing not just telling. The bad- Some Scenes didn't make a lot of sense and there wasn't much of a build.
Karen Lopp
Jun 20, 2013 Karen Lopp rated it it was amazing
Wonderful tale of life in a wagon train across country. The history was fantastic and well researched. I like how the author keep the romance to the real-life actions of the times. Well written.
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