“Determined to become one of the country’s premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the grandeur of the mountains surrounding the remote town of Timber Ridge. She hopes, too, that the cool, dry air of Colorado, and its renowned hot springs, will cure the mysterious illness that threatens her career, and her life. Daniel Ranslett, a former Confederate sharpshooter, is a man shackled by his past, and he’ll do anything to protect his land, and his solitude. When an outspoken Yankee photographer captures an image that appears key to solving a murder, putting herself in danger, Daniel is called upon to repay a debt…”
Tamera Alexander has an amazing talent. She is a great writer with fascinating tales. Just by reading her writing one is able to notice just how smart she is. Her books are always full of intelligent vocabulary, words that we do not hear spoken often yet still know their meaning. The words in this novel conveyed an image that was breathtaking. I have never been to Colorado before but I can only image how beautiful it must be, especially back then when it was not as populated. Tamera does an exceptional job painting a picture of everything that occurs in her book. One of the best parts about this novel was the mystery within. It wasn’t the main part of the book but it was in the background and appeared every once in a while. Each time the mystery appeared it brought many questions with it. It was a great way to draw a reader in. If you enjoy historical books you will appreciate this one as well.