Friday, 17 August 2012

book Review - Whispers in the Wind by Lorraine Snelling



Publisher's blurb:
She's Come This Far.... Must She Turn Back Now?
After fleeing North Dakota and the now defunct Wild West Show, Cassie Lockwood and her companions have finally found the hidden valley in South Dakota where her father had dreamed of putting down roots. But to her dismay, she discovers a ranch already built on her land.

Cassie's arrival surprises Mavis Engstrom and forces her to reveal secrets she's kept hidden for years. Her son Ransom is suspicious of Cassie and questions the validity of her claim to the valley. But younger son Lucas decides from the start that he is in love with her and wants to marry her.

Will Cassie be able to build a home on the Bar E Ranch and fulfill her father's dream of raising horses, or will she be forced to return to the itinerant life of her past?
My Review: This is book 2 in a series. While I liked the 1st book, I didn't like the way things were left hanging. The same applies to this book. Things were not properly wrapped up. I know there is another book coming, but each book should be able to stand alone. I also find there are a lot of mindless irrelevant details. I don't need to know that they took water from the bucket to douse the fire, this adds nothing to the story. There are places where these details make sense, when explaining how they butcher and smoke the elk for instance, details there are interesting. I found some of the characters too flat and boring. Ransom's character isn't evolved enough I found, neither is Lucas'. They all seem somewhat one dimensional. I enjoyed the story enough to keep reading and will read the next book, but wish it were more exciting. I would give this book a 3 out 5, so not sure if I would recommend it to others, not a bad read, just not the best either.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
 

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