Monday, November 17, 2014

Softly Falling Book Review

If you could live in any time period which would you choose?  I often think it would be fun for a little while to be able to go back to the frontier times, just to see how truly hard and different it was, as long as I knew I would soon be back in the comforts of my home.

Carla Kelly in her new book, Softly Falling does a magnificent job transporting the reader back to Wyoming Territory in the mid 1800's.  I received a copy of the book to review.

Life has never been simple or easy for Lily, from her mother's death at a young age, being left behind by her father and living in a world where she never quite fit in. Now with her Uncle's upcoming marriage, Lily is being banished to the Wyoming territory where her Father is trying his latest quest to make money.

Lily makes it to the states from England only to find that her father has gambled away his land and is working as a book keeper at a large Ranch. Lily must now find courage like never before to learn to adapt to this new life and find a plan of her own.  
My Review:
The book felt a little slow at the beginning, but I soon found myself engrossed in the story. It was fascinating to read what life on a ranch in the 1800's was like, especially in a year of hardships when a horrible winter hits the area.  

While some of the ultimate outcomes where predictable, there were many twists and changes that I did not expect. I really liked that the book is written in a way that totally draws you in. At one point as I was reading one of the blizzard scenes, when I left my house in southern California, I almost expected it to be snowing outside.  

The characters, the romance, and the overall message of the book are really enjoyable. This is what I classify as a clean book, free of language and graphic imagery.

About the author:
Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed Light and My Loving Vigil Keeping.
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Disclaimer: I was given a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm always look for book reviews of ones I haven't read- so thanks! Currently reading "Gone Girl" (shockingly good so far!), but perhaps I'll ease into the 18th century when I'm done ;)