I like the unusual plot line of this book, placed in 19th century Western Kansas after the Civil War. The main female English characters are immigrants under very luxurious circumstances, especially after being found in English workhouse/orphanages. The main male American characters would probably be diagnosed with post traumatic stress from their raw Civil War experiences. No shrinks in pioneer Kansas, so they just have to muddle through.
Author Velda Brotherton has a large following and has written many books, with plans for more, including at least one sequel to this book. I read it as a gift download to my Kindle because I wanted to read some of the author’s work and I appreciate the opportunity Velda Brotherton gave readers, old and new to see what she offers. The author researches and can see a potential story in history then go on to develop the characters in times that were painful for the land and for each of them.
The filler for most of the book wasn’t my style of preferred pleasure reading after the main plot was clear. A plethora of readers who follow the author disagree with me, making it a matter of preference and perhaps not a statement on the writing. But, readers will have to look to someone else for a recommendation. You can learn more about the author at VeldaBrotherton.com.