Delia and the Drifter
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre: Historical Romance (Western)
Release date: February 15, 2021
An arranged marriage to save the family from ruin?
Delia Blackstone knows what her mother is up to—she intends to marry her off to an older man who is all fortune and no future. And Delia’s having none of it.
When a mysterious visitor appears on the family doorstep and offers an opportunity for Delia to travel from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Delia knows it is time for her to strike out on her own and discover a new life. Along the way she encounters a handsome drifter who captures her heart. But is he interested in trading his exciting life of adventure for love?
Two murders, a missing will, and a number of puzzling relationships are enough to unsettle anyone—even smart, capable Delia. Who can she trust? And can she trust her heart in matters of love?
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MY THOUGHTS.....It would seem that Delia Blackstone has it all. She's attended college, her wardrobe is stylish, and she lives in a nice home in Philadelphia. She even has a suitor that her parents approve of! Should it matter that he is many years older than her? Apparently it does matter and Delia's efforts to avoid a loveless marriage, along with her discovery of a secret from her past, prompt her to take a train across the country to Colorado. Is it proper for a respectable, young single woman to travel alone in 1884?
Author Melody Carlson shares a story with memorable characters, a faith-filled message, and so many other elements that I've come to expect in her books. Delia finds friendship with a self-professed drifter and she's also introduced to a life filled with hard work, cowboys, danger, and intrigue. I recommend Delia and the Drifter to all who enjoy historical Christian romance.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. A favorable review wasn't required. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Author
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.
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I love historical stories about women. Particularly ones in the American frontier and old west. Probably because I grew up hearing pioneer stories from my grandparents, whose parents arrived in covered wagons. But contributions made by pioneering females is often overshadowed by their male counterparts. That’s why I enjoy researching and telling these fictional yet reality-based stories of women who lived and loved and did their part to settle the frontier. To me they are the unsung heroes of the West.
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This book sounds intriguing. I am really looking forward to reading it!ReplyDelete
I love the book cover and synopsis. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this story, it sounds like a must read for meReplyDelete
I read another Christian romance recently that involved cowboys....it made me wonder why I haven't been reading more!ReplyDelete
Wonderful review, Connie! I enjoy Melody's novels. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete