Thursday, May 12, 2022

Delia and the Drifter (Westward to Home #1)


Title:  Delia and the Drifter (Westward to Home #1)

Author:  Melody Carlson

Pages:  320

Year:  2021

Publisher:  WhiteFire Publishing

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars.

This book was in my “to be read” pile for a while, so when I was searching for a weekend read, this book fit the bill perfectly.  The main female character is Delia who went to college for two years, is independent, and a young lady with a heart of gold.  However, unlike other women of that era, she didn’t just go along and do as society and her mother wanted.  Delia is about to learn that there is something in her past her mother never made her aware of, and when Delia meets with an older gentleman, her life is set on a different trajectory.  Delia is going to Colorado to meet Winston Williams and on the way, she meets Wyatt.

Wyatt is a man who calls himself a drifter.  He has held many jobs and experienced a lot of adventures.  When he meets Delia on a train heading west, he is on his way to Alaska to meet up with a friend to work a gold mine.  When Delia must disembark to get on her last train before arriving in Colorado, neither one wants to say goodbye.  So, they trade addresses and promise to correspond by letter, both hoping to see the other again.

Delia and the Drifter is a story that includes romance, but it also has so much mystery in the plot and surprising twists that kept me reading until I finished!  While not knowing the truth of who her father was, it didn’t mean he wasn’t preparing her for a promising future.  Wyatt is looking for his next thrill when he comes across Delia, and it just changes his purpose in life from one of solitary existence without roots to one he hopes will include Delia.  The book is romance, thrills, suspense and more.  I hope others will read and share with family and friends!

The second book in the series Miranda and the Miner, which is the next book I plan on reading.  I will let you know what I think of that one soon!

Note:  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.

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