Christmas at Dove Creek

Lucky for Thorpe Turlow that Lily Starr was a crack shot and was in the right place at the right time. Indian braves wounded Thorpe as he was travelling across Missouri in 1868. Not only was she a good shot, but was determined to make sure that Thorpe’s injuries didn’t kill him. She had been part of a wagon train that parted company with her and a group of outcasts heading from Texas to Wyoming. They needed to be at Fort Laramie by Christmas. After Lily saved Thorpe, he continued to travel with them as a sort of protection. Beset by Indians, outlaws, bad weather and other dangers, the group made their way to Thorpe’s ranch to winter until spring.

Having read two other books that Scarlett Dunn has written, I was pretty sure I would really enjoy “Christmas at Dove Creek”. I was not mistaken because Ms. Dunn’s characters are very well developed as is her story. Even though this book is sort of “Christmasy”, it definitely not just a Christmas read. I was totally engrossed in this book and I recommend it to others who enjoy reading about the wild west and those heading westward.


Book Blurb for Christmas at Dove Creek

With snow on the prairie and the stars heralding new hope, it's the season for the lost to find their way home--and love to unite solitary hearts...

She rides like an angel and she's a crack shot. And Lily Starr is determined to shepherd a helpless group of outcasts from Missouri to Wyoming by Christmas--including a pregnant woman whose blessed event is drawing near. So encountering handsome Thorpe Turlow along the dangerous trail is a welcome unexpected gift, for he's as formidable as he is reserved. Besides, understanding this gentle, secretly wounded man is another challenge Lily isn't about to resist...

After the heartbreak he's found, Thorpe just wants to retreat to his peaceful Dove Creek ranch. But he's never met anyone as resourceful and straightforward as Lily. Somehow, she's reigniting his faith and giving him the courage to trust again. And if they survive the arduous trip ahead, he'll do whatever it takes to give her a lifetime of joy and love...


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2016 4.50