...the characters are very lovable and real. Reggie, Kristian's daughter, occasionally slipped into comic relief, but more often she was viewed as a victim of circumstance or a possession. This was the only flaw in an otherwise excellent novel. The setting was magnificent, and the supporting cast as colorful as befits a tale of the Wild West. This book made me tear up on several different occasions, and is definitely a superior read! I hope to have the opportunity to read more from this author!