I really enjoyed reading this western historical book. I laughed and I cried in this story. I really enjoyed the character of Carmela and Freeland. I did not like Carmela’s uncle. When you read the story you will know why. These two characters went through a lot of troubles during the time they knew each other. I received this book from Barbour for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Journey now to Tuscon, Arizona, and into the Superstition Mountains of 1866, where… A Chance for Escape Takes Two Unlikely Allies on a Romantic Adventure Along a Desert Trail Since orphaned at age twelve, Carmela Wade has lived a lie orchestrated by her uncle, pretending to be a survivor of an Indian kidnapping and profiting from telling her made-up story on the speaker circuit. But as she matures into adulthood, Carmela hates the lies and longs to be free. On a stagecoach in Arizona Territory, Carmela and her uncle are fellow passengers with US Marshal Freeland McKay and his handcuffed prisoner. The stage is attacked. Now a chance to make a new life may suddenly be within Carmela’s reach. . .if she can survive the harsh terrain and being handcuffed to an unconscious man. Will Carmela’s wish come true, or will she forever be branded by her past? More from My Heart Belongs in Series…My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss: Priscilla’s Reveille by Erica Vetsch (January 2017)My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze (May 2017)My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels (July 2017)My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily’s Dilemma by Andrea Boeshaar (September 2017)