Monday, August 25, 2014

Romance, Mystery and Murder- a Book Review of Willow Springs

Want a fun fiction novel in a historical type setting?  One full of romance, mystery, and even murder?   Then Willow Springs by Carolyn Steele might be the perfect book for you.  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Crissa Engleson is trying to make a new start in a new small town in rural Utah in the 1800's. The town is usually quiet mining town, except for when the miners come into town and stir up trouble. Crissa, an immigrant from Sweden, has been taken in by the Inn keepers family and is enjoying working in the Inn's restaurant. 

When she first sees Drake Adams it is love at first sight. But can the son of the richest man in the area really love a poor immigrant and if he does, will Crissa's dark past catch up with her, or will she have to run again?

This is a quick pace book with twists and turns and a plot that keeps getting thicker and more intriguing. When you begin the book it feels like it is going to be so cliche and almost simple, but as the twists keep coming the plot sucks you in more and more.

While the book does take place in Utah, there are very minimal references to the LDS religion and it is not a book about someone's faith or religious beliefs. The book does deal with some darker subjects, murder, death, rape, etc. but does so in a way free of vulgar language or graphic imagery. I really enjoyed the book and after writing up this review almost want to read it again!

You can find Willow Springs at the following:
Cedar Fort-Paperback//Cedar Fort e-book//Amazon

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

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