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Valley of Dreams (Wild West Wind Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    Great book!

    Loved this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    When I read the back cover copy for Valley of Dreams, I was intr

    When I read the back cover copy for Valley of Dreams, I was intrigued. A story about a young girl in a Wild West Show who is a trick rider and sharpshooter? That’s my kind of story! But the publisher didn’t word the back cover very well - the Wild West Show part is only in the first couple of chapters. Then it’s a book about a girl, Cassie, who knows nothing outside of life in the show who has to hit the road and find the valley her father bought long before Cassie was born.

    Once I got over my disappointment that there was going to be no trick riding in the rest of the book, I became interested in the “road trip” aspect of the story. Cassie and her little band of travelers are a quirky bunch, from a buffalo named George to an Indian woman who is confused about why Cassie asks what her dog’s name is - it’s Dog. It was interesting to see how Cassie reacted to one new experience after another, growing up even more on this trip. Then there is the other story woven in, another family that you get to know and root for. I spent the last third of the book wondering what would happen when the stories collided.

    While I don’t usually like endings that don’t wrap things up but are prompts to get you to read the next book, this ending did indeed make me wonder what will happen next. (This is the first book in the Wild West Wind series.) If you like Lauraine’s other historical fiction, you’ll probably like Valley of Dreams.

    (Note: I was given a copy of the book in return for an honest review.)

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