Book Review - Whispers in the Wind by Lauraine Snelling
Whispers in the Wind
by Lauraine Snelling
Book 2 of the Wild West Wind series
I had not read the first book in the Wild West Wind series,
but it was easy to pick up the story of Cassie Lockwood and the Engstrom family.Cassie had left a now defunct
Wild West show with her friends,Chief, Runs
Like a Deer, and Micah to find a ranch she had inherited half interest in when
her father died.Her father and the also
now deceased Ivar Engstrom had been best friends when they invested in the
Dakota land.The Engstrom family was
certainly surprised to see her and her claim, but they welcomed her into their
fold, except for son, Ransom, who was suspicious and unhappy about the
The plot was slow and slower to develop, with no real action
until more than half way through the book.The reader will find many details on how the settlers lived off the land
for their survival and helped each other, which were interesting, but did not
really advance the story.Once the plot
unfolded, the author moved it along to a dead end because the next book will
pick up the story.
I liked the way the author wove in the theme of trusting in
God and his plan for our lives.Mavis
had such an articulate way of comforting Cassie with that promise.The author showed us especially well how the relationship
grew between these two women.
The book was an easy read with a good, Christian message, but
it was definitely a transitional book moving us on to the next in the series.
**This book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishers for my review. The opinions are entirely my own.