Thursday, October 2, 2014

West Winds of Wyoming by Caroline Fyffe

Title:  West Winds of Wyoming
Series:  Prairie Hearts #3
Author:  Caroline Fyffe
Published:  September 30/14 by Montlake Romance
Length:  320pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  netgalley
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In Book Three of the Prairie Hearts series by USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe, two broken hearts just might find a second chance at love.

When widower Charlie Rose shows up looking for work at the struggling Cotton Ranch, no one knows he’s secretly trying to outrun trouble—and he intends to keep it that way. He wants to start over fresh in the small town of Logan Meadows, where his blind daughter can grow up safe…and where danger can’t find him.

Feisty and independent, Nell Page is determined to protect the Cotton Ranch, despite threats from the bank…and the mysterious stranger lurking on the ranch’s borders. In spite of her better judgment, Nell instantly feels drawn to handsome, dependable Charlie. The more they ride together through the beautiful Wyoming mountains and plains, the more their feelings grow into a love that could be strong enough to last forever. But will Charlie’s past catch up with him and dash their hopes for a future together?

My Review:

Fyffe works her magic with words, creating a captivating story that will draw at your heartstrings. I appreciated the picturesque view of the wilds of Wyoming. The visual descriptions made the story seem all the more real. I could feel the mustangs running alongside me at times.

The characters in this novel were definitely one of a kind. Fyffe developed them in the past and the present, allowing readers a look into who they really are when society isn’t looking. This personal look at the characters was very enjoyable. It allowed me to really get into the story. I appreciated the fact that I felt for and could identify with many of them, rather than simply with the main characters. Getting to know the town instead of simply 2 individuals gave depth and context to the story as a whole.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. Fyffe has developed a world that readers can fully immerse themselves in, escaping into the past for a short while.

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