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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Lady in the Making

A Lady in the Making by Susan Page Davis was a very enjoyable story that takes place in the mid-1850s. It is complete with stage-coaches, outlaws, misunderstandings, and hidden affections.

When Millie Evans boards the stagecoach, she’s determined to leave her past—and her brother’s gang—behind to start a new life. Instead she finds herself face to face with David Stone, the man she and her brother once tried to swindle out of his fortune. Millie attempts to explain her regret—but David remains unconvinced even as he sees proof of Millie’s changed heart. Can Millie prove she’s changed in time for David to save his own life? Or will mistakes from the past prove too much to overcome?

I really liked Millie and David. The past that they shared definitely was impeding their future, but it was fun to travel with them and see some changes.

I was a bit impatient with the chapters from Peregrin's point of view. They were important to the story, but many of them were longer than I wanted.

This is the third book in the Prairie Dreams series, but it was fine as a stand alone. It sounds like the main characters in A Lady in the Making play a small role in the other two books. I was impressed with Susan Page Davis' writing, and happy that it was clean without being preachy. I will definitely try to find more of her work.

A Lady in the Making is scheduled for release on October 1, 2012, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Thanks to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing for letting me read the ARC.