Saturday, June 06, 2009

Saturday Book Stroll-Last Chance, California by Miralee Ferrell-Summerside Press

Most Saturdays, I will be sharing books that I'm currently recommending!


It's 1877 and Alexia Travers is alone in the world. Her father has died unexpectedly, leaving her burdened with a heavily mortgaged horse ranch. Marrying one of the town's all-too-willing bachelors would offer an easy solution, but Alex has no interest in marriage. Instead, she dons men's trousers and rides the range, determined to make the ranch a success on her own.

But despite Alex's best efforts, everything seems to go wrong: ranch hands quit, horses are stolen, and her father's gold goes missing. Alex is at her wit's end when wrangler Justin Phillips arrives in Last Chance with his young son, looking for a job. But there seems to be more to Justin's story than he's willing to share. Will Alex ever be able to trust him? More importantly, will the independent woman finally learn to depend on God?

Every time I pick up one of these new Summerside Press books, I am hooked even more on the line. This story is full of romance and intrigue. And one of the very special things about it is the unique sense of setting that the author brings to the story. This is going on my Keeper Shelf, definitely.

Hope you will consider picking up this week's featured Saturday Stroll book.

Cheryl Wyatt


Miralee Ferrell said...

Thank you for featuring my new book on your blog, Cheryl. I had a lot of fun visiting the area where Last Chance used to be...there's only the cemetery remaining of the old town now, and a few cedar fence posts, broken glass, and basement excavations, but seeing it helped bring a sense of reality to my writing.

Miralee Ferrelll

Linda said...

I got in on some of the discussions and the chat room with Miralee. It was a fun adventure for me, as it was my first. Thanks Miarlee.

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Miralee and Linda,

Thanks so much for stopping by!