It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Carolyn Steele’s Cedar Fort Virtual Book Tour for her recent release, WILLOW SPRINGS.
I’m sharing my thoughts on this delightful novel, giving a bit of background on the author and including a schedule of the book tour
WILLOW SPRINGS by Carolyn Steele
Swedish immigrant Crissa Engleson is looking to start over in the small gold mining town of Willow Springs in Utah. She hopes she’s left her problems back in Boston, but they soon begin to catch up with her.
Meanwhile, Crissa has fallen for the handsome Pony Express rider Drake Adams, son of an influential mine owner. While Drake returns her interest, Garth Wight is also determined to have Crissa for his own reasons. As Crissa’s past closes in, secrets are learned and unexpected paths taken. The road to happiness for Crissa takes many turns and town secrets are revealed along the way.
Steele has created a light-hearted romance filled with mystery, suspense and intrigue. Set again a Western backdrop, the story flows quickly with a roller coaster element of surprises.
The characters are likable and realistic. The author’s vivid descriptions of the area and time period enhances the story. The well-blended story draws the reader in quickly.
WILLOW SPRINGS is an enchanting tale of love, secrets, forgiveness, hope and new beginnings.
Willow Springs by Carolyn Steele, Cedar Fort Inc., @2014, ISBN: 978-1462114573, Paperback, 240 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born and raised in Utah, Carolyn Steele was introduced to western novels at a very young age by her grandfather, the son of a gold miner. She has been writing technical and marketing communications for most of her adult life.
Her nonfiction articles have appeared in numerous national magazines. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Utah.
Married and living in Salt Lake City, Utah, Carolyn loves researching obscure history then weaving it into stories. She also enjoys family dinners with her children and grandchildren, photography, travel, golf, reading, and all forms of needlework.
For more on Carolyn and her writing, visit her website.
WILLOW SPRINGS Blog Tour Schedule:
To discover even more about this charming book, check out the following blogs that are participating in Carolyn’s tour.
August 17: Katie’s Clean Book Collection • Anna del C.
August 18: I Love to Read and Review Books • Lisa is a Bookworm • A Book a Day
August 19: Tressa’s Wishful Endings • LDS and Lovin’ It
August 20: Christina Dymock • Fire and Ice
August 21: Literary Time Out • Cindy Bennett
August 22: Utah Mom’s Life
August 23: Readalot • To Be a Person
August 24: WV Stitcher • Jorie Loves a Story
August 25: Mel’s Shelves • emmyMOM
August 26: The View From My Window • I am a Reader • Jinky is Reading
August 27: Seasons of Humility
August 28: Getting Your Read On
August 29: Deal Sharing Aunt
August 30: Donna Steele
August 31: Live to Read
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve enticed you a bit to check out this delightful novel. Have you ever wished you lived in the old West?
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