An arranged marriage to save the family from ruin?
Delia Blackstone knows what her mother is up to—she intends to marry her off to an older man who is all fortune and no future. And Delia’s having none of it.
When a mysterious visitor appears on the family doorstep and offers an opportunity for Delia to travel from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Delia knows it is time for her to strike out on her own and discover a new life. Along the way she encounters a handsome drifter who captures her heart. But is he interested in trading his exciting life of adventure for love?
Two murders, a missing will, and a number of puzzling relationships are enough to unsettle anyone—even smart, capable Delia. Who can she trust? And can she trust her heart in matters of love?
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About the Author
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.
Charming, clever and thoroughly enjoyable! A remarkable piece of well-written historical fiction featuring an exceptional and inspiring female protagonist. This seasoned author is a master at crafting stories that draw you in and carry you fully into the story. Filled with adventure, drama, intrigue, varied and well-drawn characters, well-juxtaposed settings and sweet-but-not-overdone romance. I highly recommend this one! Enjoy!
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More from Melody
I love historical stories about women. Particularly ones in the American frontier and old west. Probably because I grew up hearing pioneer stories from my grandparents, whose parents arrived in covered wagons. But contributions made by pioneering females is often overshadowed by their male counterparts. That’s why I enjoy researching and telling these fictional yet reality-based stories of women who lived and loved and did their part to settle the frontier. To me they are the unsung heroes of the West.
To celebrate her tour, Melody is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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Emma saysFebruary 28, 2021 at 9:36 pm
This sounds like an original idea for a story!
megan allen saysMarch 1, 2021 at 7:00 am
I’ve added this to my long tbr! Thank you for sharing!
Bea LaRocca saysMarch 1, 2021 at 10:31 am
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and the book and author details, this sounds like a must read for me