A cattle drive gone horribly wrong is the before and after of Eliza Gentry’s life in Kathleen Y’Barbo‘s historical novel The Chisholm Trail Bride, the latest installment of The Daughters of the Mayflower. Before, Eliza enjoyed watching the stars with her best friend, Wyatt Creed. Afterward, nothing was ever the same.
I loved The Chisholm Trail Bride. It’s the type of story that forces you to keep reading in order to find out what happens. Because there’s no way the current circumstances could stay the way they were, right? Maybe.
Because of that, I’ll skip a more detailed summary except to say that the characters seem like very real people in that you like them, want to boot them, and then comfort them all at once. The story itself has many twists and turns, most unexpected but never out of the blue.
If you like historical romance mixed with cowboys and gunslingers and politicians, then this story is for you. It’s a quick, easy read that will stay with you for days afterward. I know I want to read it again, more slowly, since the first time through was all about hoping for a happy ending.
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