Monday, September 3, 2012

Whispers in the Wind: A Book Review

About The Book:

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?

About The Author:

Lauraine Snelling, an award-winning author of fifty-plus books with sales of over 2 million copies, also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.

My Review:

It's another winner from author Lauraine Snelling in her most recent release, Whispers in the Wind. It is book 2 in the Wild West Wind series, and you can see my review of Book 1, Valley of Dreams here

Book 2 picks up where book one leaves off, with little effort. Yet, even if you have not read Valley of Dreams, you can still enjoy Whispers in the Wind. The descriptions of ranching life is beautiful and it was great to read the continuing journey that Cassie finds herself on. The story line flowed nicely and kept my attention throughout the book. I don't like to give spoilers away in my reviews, but suffice it to say this was a fantastic historical fiction novel from Snelling that her fans will love, and that will produce new fans of her work.

I look forward to reading more of this series, and from this author, in the future. Book 3, A Place To Belong will release in 2013. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Whispers in the Wind at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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