Hold on to your spurs, this is quite a ride! If you want action, romance, interesting subplots, action, fascinating characters and action boy have I got a great book for you!
This is my third time reading this book; it is that good. Its the story of a wagon train of almost a dozen mail-order brides going from Chastity, Missouri, to Clampet Falls, Oregon. It is a journey of 6 months duration across ½ of the United States. When the travelers embark on their long and dangerous journey it is April 1952.
There is trouble even before the wagon train leaves. Augusta Boyd, daughter of the esteemed former banker and mayor of Chastity, demands that Mrs. Perrin Waverly be removed from the wagon train. Cody Snow, wagonmaster, refuses -- but Augusta isnt finished.
She tells of the shameful actions of Mrs. Waverly (to the other women), and most want to isolate her. However, Mrs. Waverly draws the card to be the womens representative to the wagonmaster. This sends a chill through the women.
The things that happen on the trip are realistic and gripping. One would think that traveling with a group of women would be dull let me assure you, it is not. Theres even a mystery-suspense angle; someone plans to marry Cody and notices that he is taken with Perrin Waverly. Strange things start to happen.
Theres so much going on in this book; each of the women is unique and has a story (as to why they would travel so far to marry a man, sight unseen). Enjoy!