Belle Chere is looking for a man-even though she's seventy-two and has nothing but loathing for the guy. It has nothing to do with her colorful youth. She's paid for those stunts. Hard work has perfected her flinty humor and a don't-mess-with-me attitude. If trouble nears her eastern Oregon home, it will have to pick on idiots who don't see it coming. And yet, her stubbornness makes her one of the idiots. By misjudging a man with a grudge, she is served a cold slice of revenge and tragically loses her home. With no faith in the sheriff, who she's known since he was in diapers, she plans to stop the man who is destroying her safety. Sure that he's hiding in the mountains, she joins the Ladies Trail Trek to disguise her search for him. For Belle, the hike to discover oneself is overpopulated with whining, drama and woohooery ... and yet, being back in a community of women makes the ghosts of her youth rise again. They haunt her daylight dreams, demanding that she choose once again-which is more important: human life or justice?
2016 Willa National Literary Award Winner--a well spun tale which delights, fascinates, and surprises.
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Recommending this series to all my friends. Beautiful writing. Rich characters. Interesting story lines. All that books should be.
Great depiction of small town life in the west.