About the Book
Book: Delia and the Drifter
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre: Historical Romance (Western)
Release date: February 15, 2021
An arranged marriage to save the family from ruin?
Delia Blackstone knows what her mother is up to—she intends to marry her off to an older man who is all fortune and no future. And Delia’s having none of it.
When a mysterious visitor appears on the family doorstep and offers an opportunity for Delia to travel from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Delia knows it is time for her to strike out on her own and discover a new life. Along the way she encounters a handsome drifter who captures her heart. But is he interested in trading his exciting life of adventure for love?
Two murders, a missing will, and a number of puzzling relationships are enough to unsettle anyone—even smart, capable Delia. Who can she trust? And can she trust her heart in matters of love?
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Guest Review from Donna Cline
What I think you should know:
Delia and the Drifter is a Historical Western Romance. It is the first in the Westward to Home series by Melody Carlson. It is set in June of 1884 and follows Delia as she leaves the comforts of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for the wilds of Colorado.
What I think about this book:
What an amazing start to a series, Mystery, Murder and Suspense with a touch of Romance. I am a sucker for Westerns and books with strong female leads. I LOVED this book. Delia wanted more out of life than to be married off to a rich older man and she was willing to take risk to get there. I love how Delia was a strong and confident young woman and how Carlson allowed her to be a college graduate, but not a helpless shelter woman. She had the spunk that she needed to carry her through great tragedy and trials. Wyatt was also a great character, I enjoyed getting to know him. Carlson does a wonderful job of creating characters that are both realistic and captivating and setting the scene for a story that will keep you on your toes. The story ended way too soon for me, I hope that we will get to see some of the background characters in future books in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.
More from Melody
I love historical stories about women. Particularly ones in the American frontier and old west. Probably because I grew up hearing pioneer stories from my grandparents, whose parents arrived in covered wagons. But contributions made by pioneering females is often overshadowed by their male counterparts. That’s why I enjoy researching and telling these fictional yet reality-based stories of women who lived and loved and did their part to settle the frontier. To me they are the unsung heroes of the West.
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