Western romance full of emotion
Author Ginger Simpson has crafted a western romance full of emotion. Get out the hankies because this one is a tearjerker.
On the Santa Fe Trail, Sarah awakes to a nightmare. Indians have attacked the wagon train on which she is traveling from Independence to California. Sarah was running from a forced marriage after her parent’s death. Everyone on the wagon train is dead except for Sarah and another traveler Molly. Sarah will become much stronger than she ever thought possible. Sarah does her best to treat Molly’s injuries, but Molly does not survive. Sarah dresses as a man and heads out, leaving a wounded Indian Gray Wolf, on the side of trail. Later she is rescued by Gray Wolf. This is the beginning of an emotionally story-line.
Come join them for a journey of discovery, love, desperation, prejudice and surprises.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING AND DEVELOPMENT:
The Author Ginger Simpson’s character development and descriptive writing was intense. The author sets a scene of graphic horror. The opening of the story was very powerful for me, as I could see the devastation, as she stumbles around the wagon train; Ginger Simpson’s writing was very vivid . Sarah meets many mishaps: hunger, heat, stampeding basin, an injured Indian, and snakebite. But the injured Indian she left laying on the trail, will be her greatest love, challenge and heartache, Gray Wolf is a half-breed Indian, shunned by both sides in most cases. This has made him independent and strong.
Sarah and Wolf encounter prejudice, hate, false accusations, beatings, and cruelty. I could feel Wolf’s desolation and sadness as he was falling in love with Sarah, knowing the world would never accept their love.
The Author, Ginger Simpson portrayed the beliefs, prejudices’, and cruelties of that time period so very well. I wondered if the author was using history from one of her ancestors. My heart ached for Wolf and Sarah’s sorrow at what could never be, so well did the author portrayed the emotions.
The ending was totally unexpected; I had no idea that this was how the story would end. My mouth actually fell open. The author certainly gave a surprise ending to this emotion filled story. This book is well-written and the plot and pace were skillfully crafted.
RECOMMENDATION: 4 STARS
I highly recommend this book. It is well-written, plotted, and developed by a talented author.
I received a free copy of this book from Reading Alley and The Romance Reviews in return for an honest book review. Books reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion; book reviews on line under my name and on my blog are my opinion.
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