After fleeing North Dakota and the now defunct Wild West Show, Cassie Lockwood and her companions have finally found the hidden valley in South Dakota where her father had dreamed of putting down roots. But to her dismay, she discovers a ranch already built on her land.
Cassie's arrival surprises Mavis Engstrom and forces her to reveal secrets she's kept hidden for years. Her son Ransom is suspicious of Cassie and questions the validity of her claim to the valley. But younger son Lucas decides from the start that he is in love with her and wants to marry her.
Will Cassie be able to build a home on the Bar E Ranch and fulfill her father's dream of raising horses, or will she be forced to return to the itinerant life of her past?
This is the second book in the Wild West Wind series by Lauraine and it was very easy to pick up from where the last book left off. There is no great depth to this book, but it was a very enjoyable read, and there were enough twists and turns in it, that kept you wanting to read more.
Without giving away the story, I am really looking forward to the next in the series, as it should be showing a more romantic situation arising. Great lead characters in Cassie and Ransom and I think everyone should have a mother like Mavis.
Stars out of 5 : 4.5 I would have preferred more action, and can't wait to read the next book in the series in April of 2013.
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