I just could not resist. I knew that this book would be one right up my alley and it was! Such a great read! Spring 1871 .... a group of war widows head west to claim a homestead and create a life of their on after the one they planned took a turn. Along the way friendships are forged... secrets are shared... hurts healed... and lives reborn.
Plum Grove, Nebraska has no idea what is about to hit when these 16 women step off the train. 16 women who provide an array of ages, background, skills, personalities, temperaments. and varying levels of Faith. It seems a daunting task to tell the stories of all these women in one book, but Whitson does just that and does it very well. In no way does the reader feel slighted in not knowing enough about one lady or the other. The only negative I can find is the desire to know what happens next! But then that is not unusual for me when the characters are full and the story rings true.