"A Rainbow for Christmas" started out just fine for my taste. The story line was one that I really enjoy - wagon train heading westward - damsel in distress - that sort of thing. Meg and her little niece were traveling alone to Denver via wagon train after the deaths of little Eliza's parents. Meg was on her way to marry a man unknown to her and "sold" by her father in return for money to save the family farm. I was ok with the first part, but this idea of selling your willing daughter to a man she never met was somehow not right. Of course there is the handsome trail master who complicates matters. I felt that the story could have been so much more, but there was a triteness about the dialogue that left me wanting. It read like a bad spaghetti western to me. I did enjoy a lot of the book and am not sorry I read it, but I really longed for MORE.
Meg, her niece and brother set out on a wagon train headed for Denver where Meg's fiance in an arranged marriage awaits. When a senseless murder claims her brother's life, Meg determines to push on. However, when she meets handsome Cade Russell, the wagon master, her conviction to enter a loveless marriage wavers. Will Meg honor her father's wishes and marry John O'Sullivan, whose dowry will save the family farm from foreclosure? Meg has difficult choices to make.