About the Book
Author: Angela Breidenbach
Genre: Historical Romance
Release date: September 1, 2021
What will her courage cost?
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Montana is about to become a state and the author takes us on a journey with some of those individuals that lived there while this was happening. Helena, Montana needs to be something other than a gold rush town, since the gold is drying up. Albert Shanahan does not want another ghost town; he wants to see Helena continue to grow and become an important city. He has some ideas to bring the tourists to town and keep this city bustling.
In the meantime, the woman he loves and would like to marry, Calista, finds herself in a fight that she is bound and determined to win even if it costs her everything like her reputation and even Albert's affections. While Montana is becoming a great state, it is the last stop on the orphan train railroad. And there are many children in need of help, and one particular girl in dire situations due to no fault of her own. How can Calista sit back and live a comfortable life when this girl, and many like her are doomed to a life of misery and control by wicked and evil men?
I found Calista brave and determined, even if she was doing some things that were not exactly lawful. She lived her life by God's law and how else could she. These were children who were in desperate straits just because they were orphans, and some sought to make a profit from them. Can Calista trust Albert and would he help her in her mission? This was a good historical tale wound up with actual true events. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
I was provided a copy of this novel by the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author
More from Angela
Queen of the Rockies captured my imagination and my interest in the originality of Montana’s entrance into the United States of America. The people of Montana are quite varied, a true but much unknown fact. People here come from around the world, completely different genealogical origins as well as backgrounds. The influence of gold mining, transportation, and entrepreneurship as well as the exploration of the wild and beautiful lands inspired amazing creativity for both survival and communities.
From completely uncivilized mining camps to stunning old world know-how of the native peoples to about 100 different immigrant nations brought Montana to statehood. Today, many of those descendants still are here farming, mining, doing business. Many of those languages are still spoken. We have immigrant populations that have continued to come. So though Montana is thought to be nearly all white Americans, that’s not anywhere close to the real Montana. Don’t believe everything you see on TV 😉 Come see for yourself.
Vibrant wildlife, dangers of the wilderness and weather, and the opportunity partnered with intensely hard-working conditions created more millionaires in one place than had ever been before. But that didn’t mean everyone knew how to handle that new wealth. Vigilantes, including a sheriff who robbed those he was supposed to protect, ran the ranges for years. The women who brought civilization tamed the men who couldn’t quite keep themselves under control. It’s these incredible women who braved the elements and the hardships that are the stars in my books. Come and meet them. They continue to inspire me today!
Touring and researching through Montana and especially the three original capitals (finally ending up with Helena) fascinated me. There’s so much to do year-round here. I enjoyed it so much that I wrote short travel articles at the back of each book for my readers. I really hope those articles will intrigue people to come and visit the ghost towns, living history towns, hot springs, mountains, and small cities. Each book in this 6-book series will share something special that may not be well-known but will be unforgettable for you as a tourist.
I hope the stories are fun, full of historic entertainment and romance, but also that you’ll have a fresh view of Montana that fires you up to come and visit our beautiful state.
Please remember to pop over to my website and send me a note through the contact page if you’d like an autographed bookplate for all of your copies of the Queen of the Rockies series. If you’re an eBook fan, I’ve heard of the brilliant idea to keep an album of your favorite authors bookplates. I’d be happy to send you those for an album as well.
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