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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About the Author
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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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Delia and the Drifter is the first installment from Melody Carlson’s series, Westward to Home. I thought it was a good read. I love reading arranged marriage stories. I thought this one was quite a satisfying tale. It was so sweet and delightful to read. I enjoyed getting to know Delia. The tale has a lot I like to read in a book. Which includes: mystery, suspense, action, danger, adventure and romance. I did not want to put it down until I was finished. It is not a long book and it took no time to read. So good.
I am giving Delia and the Drifter four and a half stars. I look forward to reading the next book in the Westward to Home series, Miranda and the Miner. I recommend this one for readers who enjoy clean western and historical fiction.
I received Delia and the Drifter from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
Great review, sounds like a good book.ReplyDelete
The review mentions all the things I enjoy in a book. Delia sounds like a good example of a pioneer, forging a life and future for herself.ReplyDelete
Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete