“Journey to Hawk’s Peak” by MK McClintock

MK McClintock’s Montana Gallagher novels are very good reads.  I’m glad Ms. McClintock keeps the series alive with new stories about the inhabitants of Heart of the Mountain ranch.  In “Journey to Hawk’s Peak”, she writes about Amanda.  Amanda helped her father out in their mercantile in Iron City, until his murder and a fire destroyed her life.  She had to run for her life and hitched a ride with a wagon train going west.  Alone and scared, she made herself indispensable to the families of the train by cooking and watching their children.  She found work in a saloon when she was discovered there by the Gallaghers and offered a job on their ranch.

Even though she was happy and content with her new life, she was in constant fear that her past would be discovered and her happiness shattered.  Before escaping Iron City, she had been falsely arrested for setting the fire that stole her livelihood.  A sympathetic deputy helped her escape and she’d been on the run until she reached Montana.  This story becomes very involved and I enjoyed reading about the mishaps, troubles and the solutions that the Gallagher’s find for Amanda.

I enjoyed this book very much and hope to read more stories from this series.  I will also be looking for books in her other series.  I think Ms. McClintock has a wealth of plots left for us to enjoy.

I received a Kindle copy of this book from NetGalley.com in return for my honest review.

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