“Christmas at Dove Creek” by Scarlett Dunn

Lucky for Thorpe Turlow that Lily Starr was a crack shot and was in the right place at the right time.  Indian braves wounded Thorpe as he was travelling across Missouri in 1868.  Not only was she a good shot, but was determined to make sure that Thorpe’s injuries didn’t kill him.  She had been part of a wagon train that parted company with her and a group of outcasts heading from Texas to Wyoming.  They needed to be at Fort Laramie by Christmas.  After Lily saved Thorpe, he continued to travel with them as a sort of protection.  Beset by Indians, outlaws, bad weather and other dangers, the group made their way to Thorpe’s ranch to winter until spring.

Having read two other books that Scarlett Dunn has written, I was pretty sure I would really enjoy “Christmas at Dove Creek”.  I was not mistaken because Ms. Dunn’s characters are very well developed as is her story.  Even though this book is sort of “Christmasy”, it definitely not just a Christmas read.  I was totally engrossed in this book and I recommend it to others who enjoy reading about the wild west and those heading westward.

I received a free print copy of this book from NightOwlReviews.com.  No review positive or otherwise was required – all opinions are my own.

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