Mission of Mercy*
Short Western Romance Read
This is the first book that I have read by this author. It is very short, probably about half of the length of an average novella. But the author is able to pack a lot into it. In the beginning, I thought she described the setting in the circumstances very well so that they could be easily visualized; however, towards the end, I felt like things were more told than shown, especially about the development of the romantic aspect. I would have loved to have seen more of that. I do so enjoy watching characters fall for each other; that’s part of the fun of reading a romance. I also thought that perhaps the author was slightly preachy in how the heroine had beliefs about Native Americans that would have been rare in those times. It is so tempting to rewrite history to make it more aligned with our modern sensibilities, and I think that is what happened here. Still, all in all, I enjoyed this short, romantic read.