About the Book
Book: Delia and the Drifter
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre: Historical Romance (Western)
Release date: February 15, 2021
An arranged marriage to save the family from ruin?
Delia Blackstone knows what her mother is up to—she intends to marry her off to an older man who is all fortune and no future. And Delia’s having none of it.
When a mysterious visitor appears on the family doorstep and offers an opportunity for Delia to travel from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Delia knows it is time for her to strike out on her own and discover a new life. Along the way she encounters a handsome drifter who captures her heart. But is he interested in trading his exciting life of adventure for love?
Two murders, a missing will, and a number of puzzling relationships are enough to unsettle anyone—even smart, capable Delia. Who can she trust? And can she trust her heart in matters of love?
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It has been a long while since I have sat down and read a western adventure/romance story and this one was one full of surprises and adventure aplenty.
Delia is a young woman who is truly good at heart. She loves her family very much even if they don't seem to love her back. There is some big secrets that have been kept from her her entire life. And these secrets will affect the rest of her life. I don't want to say too much more, as this book has a lot to uncover and I personally like to be surprised. And I was surprised, pleasantly so most of the time. There was one story thread that really got to me and I really felt for Delia's character. I almost started with the water works myself. It was quite heartbreaking.
Wyatt is just the hero Delia needs. But Delia does pretty well on her own. Their romance is more of a love at first sight, but it does not play out that way. Delia and Wyatt both take time to develop and grow.
This was a western with family issues, romance, adventure, and mystery.
I received an eBook from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author
More from Melody
I love historical stories about women. Particularly ones in the American frontier and old west. Probably because I grew up hearing pioneer stories from my grandparents, whose parents arrived in covered wagons. But contributions made by pioneering females is often overshadowed by their male counterparts. That’s why I enjoy researching and telling these fictional yet reality-based stories of women who lived and loved and did their part to settle the frontier. To me they are the unsung heroes of the West.
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