Another good read from a good author. Wish the story had been longer but it was so exciting and suspenseful, don't know if I could have held myself together for very much longer. Lol. I was so fearful for Ruth, just like I was for Mallory, when they walked down off that mountain, all by themselves, ready to conquer the world! Oh, they were so brave! You remember, Mallory was in the first book, The Handsomest Man in the Country? Once I had to take a trip on a bus with my Very young daughter back in 1960, and I was Very young and frightened easily, from Wyoming to Oklahoma, and I'm here to tell you, I was scared to death!! Thank God my daughter was such a good baby, otherwise I think I would have lost my mind, ladies! And gents, in case some of you men out there are reading this wonderful series. They had several stage coach hold ups and ....Well I'm not going to say any more. Just read the story! Very good!