Thursday, January 17, 2013
Whispers in the Wind - A Review
Summary from Amazon:
Book Two in Lauraine Snelling's Exciting Wild West Wind Series
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 Lucas Engstrom 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?
I've read several Lauraine Snelling books over the years and have enjoyed them. I really wanted to like this book. I couldn't connect with the characters or the story. While I didn't read the first book in this series, I had been given enough background to understand what was going on. I didn't feel that this book moved Cassie's character forward. I felt it was rather stagnant. There were several times that I'd be reading it and be very very easily distracted by something else (another book, my cat, the television, etc). I won't go so far as to say I will never read another Lauraine Snelling book again, I just won't read this particular series again.
I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing. I was not required to like the book, only give an honest opinion of it. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Rating - 2 stars