A historical romance with the flair of the old West! Quick paced for the most part, with interesting characters, and a bit of real history mixed in, it kept me turning the page to find out what happened next! Arizona Territory in 1866 was a rough, unsettled place, and made a colorful backdrop to the story.
Carmela is a sincere young woman stuck in a dishonest situation, torn between family loyalty and the need to break free. I loved her stalwart spirit, and the compassion she shows others, often at the risk of her own safety. Stepping out in her fledgling faith, she moves towards righting past wrongs, hoping for a new beginning. I couldn't help but cheer for her!
Freeland is a great western hero, brave and true, recognizing the special young woman he has been paired with in their adventure together. His kindness underneath the tough exterior made him a very likable character.
Recommend to readers who enjoy historical Christian romances in a western setting!
(An e-book provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.)