Carla Kelly's unique writing style and personal history serve to underpin this story set in Yellowstone National Park in the early 1900's. As Arietta mentioned, the story is somewhat slow-moving. But... as usual, the final verdict is that the story picked up about half way through and brought in a very interesting minor character, plus the backstory of our lovely little heroine, Carrie McKay. Of course, I knew Carrie's background would have some harsh elements, but it was still heartrending once the full truth was brought out. The fact this young woman could have remained steadfast with her faith and positive attitude intact is absolutely endearing and inspiring, especially considering the stress put upon her young life by the Thorne family. Sergeant Major Ramsey Stiles will be Carrie's hero, even as he's determined to troubleshoot the whole of Yellowstone National Park and every soul contained within. A more diligent, faithful worker would be hard to find, as he proved during his tour of the war in Manila. Thankfully, his interest in Carrie and her troubles work toward healing his own internal wounds and bad memories. But Ramsey is way ahead of his time in his feelings about the environmental issues the Park faces, including the natural inhabitants, not the least of which are the wolves. Not content to sit on the sidelines and do nothing, Ramsey makes decisions which could change his life forever, including his hopes and dreams pertaining to a life with Carrie. --Amazon
This is a terrific read. I learned so much about Yellowstone, organizing the park and what it took to create balance. The story line is fabulous and so entertaining! --Amazon
About the Author
Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed Light, My Loving Vigil Keeping, and Softly Falling.