Sweetwater River Tales: A Pony Express Romance

Misty Beller. Misty M. Beller Books, $12.95 trade paper (349) ISBN 978-0-9982087-0-1
In Beller’s (The Rancher Takes a Cook) first installment of her new Sweetwater River Tales series, a handsome Pony Express rider contends with the Wild West. Josiah English’s plans of starting his own horse ranch are thwarted when his 12-year savings are stolen by bandits. With only 50 dollars left to his name, he heads to the Wyoming station and is surprised to see it run by a woman and her two brothers. Josiah is quickly taken by Mara’s simple beauty, skill with the horses, her ability to talk to the Cheyenne in their tongue, and even her terrible cooking. As the two bond and begin falling in love, Josiah doubts that he is worthy of Mara. When the Pony Express begins losing its business to the telegraph, Josiah must make a difficult decision. After he winds up hurting Mara, he realizes it is not easy to gain back what is lost. Despite mistakes, love triumphs in this relaxing 19th-century western romance. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 08/28/2017
Release date: 12/01/2016
Genre: Fiction
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