Book Review: West with the Wind by: Cindi Myers

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Musa Publishing

Publish Date: September 29, 2011

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: More than gold awaits two lovers at the end of the trail.

Mariah Tate and her dog, Worthy, persuade veteran guide Campbell Jefferson to let them join his expedition headed to California. Camp can't say no to the beautiful widow, but his need to protect her soon clashes with her need to keep secrets. Mariah left more than bad memories behind in Pennsylvania and her growing attraction to the stoic but surprisingly sensitive Camp forces her to face up to the consequences of the choices she's made. Camp doesn't know what Mariah's hiding, but he's determined not to let the only woman who ever made him want to settle down get away. He pursues her across the prairies, through stampedes, Indian raids, desert drought and mountain snows. In the gold camps of California, Camp will discover Mariah's secret, and prove the love she wants most isn't out of reach.

Review: West with the Wind is a very interesting look at the westward movement to California. Ms. Myers has written a beautiful love story within the backdrop of expedition life. It details the hardships and sacrifices the travelers made and interactions with different groups of people can be good or go very, very wrong.

Mariah is on the run, but she is also fiercely independent and needs no one but her dog, Worthy. Yet she's drawn to Camp Jefferson, who is the trail guide for an expedition out to California. Everyone going to California may say they are looking for different things, but they all want a fresh start. Will Mariah's secret haunt her even as far as California?

Beautifully written and deftly weaving in historic aspects life on the trail, Ms. Myers has given a new name to 'Western romances'. I look forward to reading Ms. Myers' future books!

1 comment:

  1. The title is so reminiscent of Beryl Markham's classic that I can't get it out of my head. Wonder of this book would fare better with a more unique title?


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