Leaving Whiskey Bend Author:Dorothy Garlock Schoolteacher Hallie Wolcott and her no-nonsense friend Pearl Parsons know there's got to be a better place to live than the roughneck town of Whiskey Bend, Colorado. When their friend Mary is assaulted by her brutal stepbrother, it's the last straw. Hallie and Pearl pull up stakes, rescue Mary, and put as many miles of Colorado wilderness behin... more »d them as they can. But a violent storm soon sends their journey careening in a different direction. Enter Eli Morgan, a quiet rancher deep in family troubles - and pursued by unseen, ruthless enemies. Now with Mary's vengeful stepbrother closing in on them all, Hallie must learn strength, perseverance, and courage. . . if she is to claim the life and love that can be hers.« less
I love Dorothy Garlock's book, but this book seemed to go on forever. Dorothy has a wonderful way of making the characters come alive and you get the feeling of being right in the middle of the action.
About half way through the book, the excitement was gone.