THE WAGON MASTER
November 25, 2008
Historical Western Romance
Rating: 4 Cups
Joshua Reynolds does not allow any unwed women to accompany his dangerous wagon train. He literally puts his foot down when it comes to a single woman tagging along. When he meets Adelaide, and she offers him a proposal, he decides to give in.
Dr. Adelaide Reynolds needs to get to Oregon to take care of her sick Pa. She has to be on the wagon train, her only other option being to take a horse and travel a dangerous country alone. With only one thing left, she offers an arrangement to Joshua.
Josh is adamant about no single women on his wagon train. A woman needs a man for protection, so when Adelaide insists she must be on this trip; she offers to marry Josh in name only. Even though he finds her nothing but a spoiled little rich girl, with a royal attitude, he will let her borrow his name until their destination is reached. With hardships along the way, and a long journey, Josh and Adelaide discover something neither ever expected. Once they arrive, will their wedding be dissolved quickly or will the two stay together after learning important things in life?
I love this story because it made me feel as if I was part of the wagon train. I could practically feel the experience of the fishing and Adelaide knowing how to catch fish. The way Josh called her Mrs. Reynolds; I almost heard that soft voice of his leap from the pages. Nita Wick allows the reader to almost experience the sensation of being on that adventurous journey, even participating in the laundry, fishing and hunting. I love her description of the people, especially Reynolds’ cook. With great visualizations, and dynamic characters, this story is a satisfying read that I very much enjoyed.
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