Publication Date: 1 August 2020
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ARC Copy from NetGalley.com and Barbour Publishing
A delightful collection of novellas about four bold young women who choose frontier adventure in the forts of the west!
The Colonel’s Daughter by Gabrielle Meyer
Ft. Snelling, Minnesota, 1828.
Duty calls Major Nathaniel Ward to guard his Colonel’s three daughters upon their arrival at Ft. Snelling. Nathaniel’s job is to make sure the girls are protected and that they not get involved with any man in the military. As Nathaniel spends more and more time with the charming Ally, he finds he is in danger of breaking his own rules. Read this enjoyable story and see if Ally and Nathaniel can figure a way around the Colonel’s rules.
Frontier of Her Heart by Susanne Dietze
Ft. Humboldt, California, 1854.
When the fort commander issues a challenge to his Assistant Surgeon Boyd Braxton and his cook, Emily Sweet, he merely intends to entertain his troops with a bit of fun. Emily is raising her younger brother and is a rather serious soul and Boyd is the exact opposite, finding amusement in most things. The contest he challenges them to sets a course in motion that neither could have predicted. Fun story!
Save the Last Word for Me by Lorna Seilstad
Ft. Riley, Kansas, 1864.
Adelina Dante, a schoolteacher on a mission to educate, collides with her fort commander, Colonel Isaac Scott, a young officer who takes his duty at the fort very seriously. Mishap after mishap dogs Adelina on her first posting to a military fort. Will the outspoken Adelina ever learn to follow the rules or be perpetually in trouble with the Colonel?
Winning the Lady’s Heart by Janette Foreman
Ft. Garland, Colorado, 1879.
When Captain Jefferson Gray’s friend, Martin O’Neal dies, duty demands that he meet Martin’s new fiancée, Annie Moreau, who arrives on the coach shortly after his death. When Annie becomes stuck at the fort, she finds that she hasn’t really been corresponding with Martin, but instead with the Captain. Can Annie get over her embarrassment, pride, and confusion to figure out who she really cares for? Time has a way of making complicated situations clearer. This novella was definitely my favorite of the four.
This ARC copy was received from Barbour Publishing and Netgalley. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.