This is an interesting historical romance about Charlotte, a widow who fears for her life and that of her son so she lies about her identity. She's a dressmaker to the wealthy in her town of Cheyenne and wonders how to best help her blind son. She meets Barrett, a man planning to run for senator who's courting Miriam, a friend and client of hers. They immediately hit it off, but Barrett is planning to marry a woman who can help his career and Charlotte wants to keep as low a profile as possible. Will they take the safe path or follow their hearts?
This is book two in the Westward Winds series, but works well as a stand-alone. The story is well-written but felt a bit slow to me at times. I like how we're shown what each of the characters are thinking and seeing Miriam fall in love is a nice bonus! There's some suspense also as you wonder when the villain will find her and her son. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.
Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.