As much as I wanted to read this book, I was a little sad as it is the last of my stash of Sandra Dallas books. I have now read them all. (Boo hoo!) This was a great one!
Set in the late 1800’s in
New Mexico and , it is a true “Wild West” story done Sandra Dallas style. The plot has more twists and turns than a labyrinth. The whopper at the end had me so stunned it took halfway through the chapter before I figured out what was going on and had to go back and start the chapter over. Colorado
The story begins with Addie French, the ‘proprietor’ of a ‘hookhouse’ meeting Emma Roby, prudish spinster. They meet on the train going to
where Addie is from and where Emma is to meet her husband-to-be. Emma thinks Addie runs a boardinghouse and when her husband-to-be doesn’t show up she goes to Addie’s for a room. Nalgitas, New Mexico
Emma tells Addie that her brother has cheated her out of her inheritance and together with Addie’s housekeeper Welcome and her boyfriend, Ned, they come up with a “investment” plan to get Emma’s money from her brother. This is where the plan begins…
4 stars (Rated PG-13 – There are a couple gruesome ‘Wild West’ scenes.)