Trailblazer

Trailblazer

by Anna Schmidt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492667049
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: Cowboys & Harvey Girls Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 498,006
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Anna Schmidt delights in creating stories where her characters must wrestle with the challenges of their times. Critics have consistently praised Schmidt for her ability to seamlessly integrate actual events with her fictional characters to produce strong tales of hope and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She resides in Wisconsin.

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Trailblazer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Pokeybooboo 17 days ago
This was my first book by Anna Schmidt, and I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to review one that was the first in a new series. I had heard of Harvey Girls, but had no clue as to what they were. I figured it was some sort of fashion style. I had no idea they were actually waitresses at Harvey Houses, restaurants and hotels built by The Fred Harvey Company to serve patrons along railway routes to the western U.S. in the latter part of the 19th century. It's great to learn a bit of history alongside my romance! This book started off rather slow for me, but finally took off halfway through the story. I was glad I didn't give up on it, because it ended up being a very enjoyable book. Grace was a Missouri farm girl who headed to New Mexico for a job as a Harvey Girl. Her family's farm was in financial straits, and she wanted to make money to assist them. On the train she meets handsome Nick, a ranch foreman. The two are instantly attracted, and the beginning of their romance is very sweet. They fall in love and decide to make a life together, but someone steps in to take away their happiness. That's when things really rev up and get exciting. Beside Grace and Nick are a great bunch of supporting characters. Grace has two great friends in calm Emma and feisty Lily. I also enjoyed co-workers Bonnie, Aidan and Jake, and the rancher and his wife who employ Nick. I'm most interested in the good looking sheriff with the cute dimple. Might we see him and Lily starring in a book together? I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
Deb_from_Oz 22 days ago
A lovely historic cowboy story about putting yourself before family if it is for your own happiness. Grace Rogers family is struggling and in an attempt to help them out she becomes a Harvey Girl these women work in the Fred Harvey Company in their restaurants that are springing up all over the west along the rail lines. When she finished her training she is sent to Juniper New Mexico. On the train she meets Nick Hopkins he is heading west in the hopes of buying some land he hopes to eventually build a house and get a wife and family He is instantly attracted to the young woman he meets on the train and when they discover they are both heading to Juniper it seems like fate. The contract for Grace says she cannot marry without leaving the company so taking away the money her family needs Will she put her family before her and Nicks happiness You will have to read to see