ABOUT THE BOOK
Beautiful Lily Branson learns that her wayward father has lost his Wyoming cattle ranch in a card game to handsome cowboy Jack Sinclair, no less! When a series of deadly winter storms sets in, Lily and Jack must work together to save the cattle—as well as their hearts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed Light and My Loving Vigil Keeping.
Another great romance by Carla Kelly, Softly Falling, focuses on the power of human beings to rely on each other for survival. For me to thoroughly enjoy a romance I have to connect with the characters. I knew this one would be interesting because of the survival aspects of the story. Wyoming winters are rather famous for their severity so the idea of being stuck in one with no real help available is one that intrigued me. I also found myself very much liking both Lily and Jack. Lily for her courage in facing a whole boatload of disappointments when she meets up with her alcoholic father. Jack's admirable characteristics include a determination to succeed despite a life full of hard knocks. But they weren't the only characters that I enjoyed. In these kind of stories I always enjoy child characters and the three in this one were no exception, especially since these three girls and one boy have had some pretty big challenges themselves. It was fun to see Lily learn how to work with these children. The details of life on a Wyoming ranch make me supremely grateful not to have lived on one. That is one of the things that Kelly is especially good at historical details and enjoyable dialogue. Another winner from a great romance writer.