About the book: Crissa Engleson, an immigrant from Sweden, fled Boston hoping to start a new life, unknown and unencumbered, in the West. The quiet Pony Express town of Willow Springs in the Utah desert seemed the perfect spot until the intrigue of her past and rivalries of the town’s leading families envelope her. She falls in love with an Express rider, Drake Adams, but their courtship is thwarted by blackmail and treachery. Crissa must decide which is stronger: her desire for Drake, her own safety, or her love for the two young children left in her charge.
Willow Springs is written for anyone who enjoys Westerns, History, Romance or Intrigue. Men and women alike have expressed great interest in this story.
My Review: This book takes you to the small town of Willow Springs, UT for a wild west type adventure. I really liked the character of Crissa, I thought it was kind of crazy how bad luck seemed to follow her. I liked that she was trying to live an honest life, yet still keep her prior life in Boston a secret. I liked that she was willing to take care of Molly's two young children, Amy and Will, as though they were her own when their mom died. I liked the love story, and that the story took lots of twists and turns in order to actually turn out. The ending was satisfying. This is a really good story that you won't want to put down before your finished.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Born and raised in Utah, Carolyn Steele was introduced to western novels at a very young age by her grandfather, the son of a gold miner. She has been writing technical and marketing communications for most of her adult life. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in numerous national magazines. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Utah. Married and living in Salt Lake City, Utah, Carolyn loves researching obscure history then weaving it into stories. She also enjoys family dinners with her children and grandchildren, photography, travel, golf, reading, and all forms of needlework.