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Set in Cripple Creek, Colorado, in 1896, the storyline has great potential.  New resident Ida Sinclair has moved out West to be near her two sisters.  Both sisters are recently married after having settled in town, matches helped along by the boardinghouse’s landlady.

Ida, however, has no aspirations for marriage; her sights solidly set on being a businesswoman.  To that end, she takes a job with Mollie O’Bryan, a business owner. (Historically, Mollie O’Bryan was the first woman to have an official seat on the gold mining stock exchange.)

This book was a bit short and underdeveloped for my personal liking.  While the story has a variety of characters, there was not much character development. I found the plot to be predictable overall. What was there was well written; there just wasn’t enough of it, in my opinion, to really draw you in and keep you reading.  I am a fan of shorter chapters, though, since those are good stopping points; something I found myself doing more of than usual for me while reading.

If you like shorter books with predictable plots, be sure to put this book on your list! I give it 3 stars out of 5; not a great book, but not bad, either.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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