BLESSING

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Uley disguises herself as a boy to work in the mines of 1880s Colorado, where women are in short supply. When she sees a man draw a gun on the town marshal, she doesn't think twice about tackling Aaron Brown. In the scuffle, Aaron discovers that Uley is female and blackmails her to help him.

As the date of Aaron's trial draws near, Uley begins to doubt that he was going to commit murder, and the two develop feelings for each other. But their growing love could end with Aaron's death.

Bedford pens a sweet tale of love in the midst of trials. The details of the time period enhance the reader's ability to feel like a part of the action.

Aaron and Uley's reliance on God is refreshing and adds meaning to an otherwise light plot. (Aug., 304 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel