I liked this trilogy of three sisters seperated when small and the lives they led before finding each other. This is the third and is the wrapping up of the three stories,Emma And The Outlaw,Lily and The Major were books 1 and 2. I highly recommend these three books, I enjoyed the women's stories and very much enjoyed the men they found in their lives!
Concludes Miller's Orphan Train trilogy, which began with Lily and the Major and continued with Emma and the Outlaw. Holding her lovely head high, Wyoming schoolmistress Caroline Chalmers did what no lady should: she marched into the local saloon to see the dashing Guthrie Hayes. She needed him to rescue her fiance, but when she looked into his eyes..
Because I'd already read the first two books of this series (even though I didn't rate either above 3 stars), I decided to find out how the sisters got together again. I wasn't impressed with this book either.
Caroline, the eldest, was the first child (of 3 sisters) who was taken from the orphan train. She was taken in by two older sisters, who were on their way to Wyoming Territory. By the second chapter, Caroline is a grown woman, teaching school in the community where she and the elderly sisters reside.
However, she is engaged to a man who is accused and convicted of robbery and murder. Caroline is sure Seaton Flynn is innocent and wants to help him escape from his pending hanging. She hears about a famous (or infamous) Rebel raider, Gutherie Hayes, and pesters him to help her.
Now, few in town believe Seaton Flynn. Caroline's guardians are certainly not believing in the young man and hope she will find someone else soon. I thought the author did a smart thing in giving Caroline the passion to chase after someone to help her. Because of her past history, Caroline NEEDED to believe in her fiancee.
School teachers were pillars of the community; people who carefully weighed controversies before taking a stand. Caroline's behavior just didn't fit a teacher's level-headed psyche. Teachers could lose their jobs for just looking like they were thinking of doing something wrong. If you like lots of sex scenes, this is the book for you. However, I got bored and skipped pages regularly. I thought the book was very average; I stuck to the end to find out about the three sisters who were separated on the orphan train.
The Orphan Train
Lily and the Major
Emma and the Outlaw
Caroline and the Raider