From Publishers Weekly
Set in 19th-century Montana, Williamson's latest mixes romance with the harsh realities of frontier life.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
YA?A tale of the settling of the West told from a woman's perspective?three women actually. Clementine Kennicutt is a proper Bostonian lady until she literally bumps into Gus McQueen and elopes with him to Montana. Hannah Yorke is the town prostitute who becomes a prosperous landowner, though she is forever marked by her past. And Erlan Woo is a young Chinese picture bride whose heart remains in China. These three seemingly mismatched characters become fast friends. Throughout the story, Williamson shows how they looked beyond the day-to-day existence and sank roots, established schools, and brought civility to the wildness of the wilderness, while still tending animals, working in the fields, cooking, and caring for their children. As the characters tell their stories, readers are transported to Montana and see how the land controls the fate of these three women.?Pam Spencer, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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