VALLEY OF DREAMS
Snelling’s new historical series, Wild West Wind, is a shining star with characters who are full of life and charm and never give up. There is romance, mystery and a journey of self-discovery. Snelling knows what readers want from her novels and she has given them that and more with her latest offering.
Addy Lockwood is a trick rider in Wild West Show, but when she discovers the show’s manager has bankrupted the troupe, she decides it is time to find her late father’s “hidden valley,” where he dreamed of settling down. Ranson Engstrom is trying to keep the family farm from going under. He decides to get the old mine on their property up and running. There may be some gold left, but he will not know unless he tries. Addy and Ranson have yet to meet, but they have more in common with each other than they will realize when they do come face to face. (BETHANY HOUSE, Oct., 352 pp., $14.99)