Sandra Dallas writes about the women who won the west. She relates the stories of the people of the plains, the settlers who built homes on the raw land, everyday a fight for survival. Their stories are sometimes not pretty, yet she imbues their tales with courage, loyalty, and friendship- making their histories vibrant as the colorful, prairie sunrise.
Accused of a heinous crime, Gracy, the local mid-wife must choose between her honor or try to save herself by revealing the dark secrets of the community where she lives. Her wiliness to sacrifice her own freedom reflects the tightness of the sisterhood where she resides.
I love Sandra Dallas's books. They paint a detailed and three dimensional portrait of frontier life. The deep-rooted relationships create a network of sisters who share their secrets knowing they are in safe hands. The story meanders through the town, touching down to include different threads, that seem almost unrelated, but slowly the story weaves it way back to a combustible conclusion. You may think you know where the author is going, and you may think it's predictable. I thought I did too and was surprised with the Dallas twist.
Carole P. Roman