Hattie's Heroes is coming any day now from Books We Love, Ltd. Roseanne Dowell, someone who is always willing to read my ARCs, had this to say. I value her opinion and know she's always going to be truthful. Of course, we share many of the same opinions when it comes to writing style. *smile*
Ms Simpson has done it again. She's woven a tale of a young girl about to embark on a new stage in life. Hattie Carson leaves the orphanage where she grew up - the only home she ever knew- to start a new adventure. Taking a job as a helpmate to a family with three children leaving on a wagon train to California. Anxious, and a little bit scared, Hattie can't wait to start her new life. Much to her surprise and delight, she meets up with Billy Monroe and easily slips into a relationship with him.
Fearing Indians, Billy shouts at Hattie to swim to safety. She swims safely to the other shore, right into a strange new world. I enjoyed thi book and highly recommend it. I'm giving it five stars.