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HERE'S TO THE LADIES
Genre: Historical Romance
Each story in this lively anthology is like a tintype photographa moment in time that eloquently and simply tells a story. These vignettes are pieces of American history revealed through the characters' experiences; some tell of pivotal events, while others are just explanations of daily occurrences. Some are funny, others just moving. But all are connected by a threadthese were the women who braved the frontier.
There is the romantic and funny tale of the wife, reunited with her husband after two years, who makes too much noise in the afternoon and is arrested as
Some of the stories are only five pages long, others 25, but all of them speak to the heart. Carla Kelly evokes images of the people and the land that stay with you and allow you a glimpse into the real history of the West. You don't have to read these stories in order: All that matters is that you read them, imagine the people they're based upon and how strong they were and finally, give thanks they were there. SWEET (Apr., 250 pp., $17.95)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Publisher: Texas Christian University Pres
Published: April 2003