Friday, September 14, 2012

Whispers in the Wind by Lauraine Snelling

Whispers in the Wind by Lauraine Snelling.  Whispers in the Wind is the 2nd in the Wild West Wind Series by Ms Snelling after Valley of Dreams.  In this installment Cassie Lockwood and her family of friends from the Wild West Show finally find the hidden valley in South Dakota.  Her father was half owner in the ranch and had always dreamed of returning to the ranch to live.  She finds Mavis who with her family owns the other half of the farm and had been keeping it a secret from her children who were under the impression that the ranch would theirs someday.  Jealousies and suspiciousness abound as these two families learn about each other.  Cassie learns to live off the land and the Engstoms learn to trust the new relationship.
I liked this book but did not love it like I thought that I would.  It tells the story of Bar E Ranch and Cassie and the Engstrom’s finding each other.  This book tells the story and it is more interesting than ordinary life but there is no completion of a diffident plot throughout the book.  The mystery of whether it is possible to reopen the gold mine is still a mystery at the end.  Will Cassie and the eldest, Ransom Engstrom learn to trust and like each other as partners is still uncertain at the end.  It is obviously a part of a series and really can’t stand alone.
This book was provided for this review by Bethany House which is a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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