A Bride’s Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas by Erica Vetsch is a story about the lives of two people who are ashamed of their past; a past that binds them together in unexplicable ways. Ms. Vetsch pulls you into the thoughts, fears, and trials of Adeline and Miles with her excellent writing. We get to see how they overcome their own fears by focusing on the well being of others instead of just themselves.
Well-written books allow us to see through the eyes of the characters and this one falls easily into this category. I enjoyed the book from beginning to end and look forward to reading more of this author’s work.
Back cover blurb:
Adeline Reid, once the sweetheart of a notorious train robber, is determined to keep her shady past a secret and her heart protected. Her newfound focus on her work has gained her two things – a successful portrait studio in Dodge City, Kansas, and a life free of romance. Unfortuntately, Addie’s inquisitiveness brings trouble back into her life when she unwittingly holds a clue that can expose a killer’s identity. Will she find herself looking down the end of a gun barrel, or will a handsome deputy nab the murderer before the shooting starts?
Having risen above his dirt-poor childhood, Miles Carr is living the dream of his life – working as a deputy to his hero, Bat Masterson. But when the investigation of a shopkeeper’s murder leads him to the aloof Adeline Reid’s portraint studio, his focus becomes skewed. Can Miles keep his mind on the case with a pretty photographer in his sights?
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