3 April 2012
Book Review Love on the Range by Jessica Nelson
Any other socialite would view being packed off to a remote Oregon ranch as a punishment. But Gracelyn Riley knows that this is her opportunity to become a real reporter. If she can make her name through an interview with the elusive hero known as Striker, then she’ll never have to depend on anyone ever again.
Rancher Trevor Cruz can’t believe his secret identity is being endangered by an overly chatty city girl. But if there’s one thing he knows, it’s that Gracie’s pretty little snooping nose is bound to get her in trouble. So he’ll use her determination to find “Striker” to keep an eye on her…and stick close by her side.
Thanks to Netgalley for my review copy.
this is an interesting book set in 1918, in the last year of WW1 and when the Spanish influenza was rife throughout the world. Gracelyn is sent to Oregon from Boston to her uncles to keep her away from the influenza, by her socialite parents. Oregon is along way from Boston and is like a different planet. The class system doesn't hold sway here. Trevor is working for her uncle in more ways than one. We find out hes more than just a rancher but also an government agent. Gracelyn wants to be a reporter and interview the infamous Striker who saves women from slavery and who in her mind is a hero. She also sees him and the interview as a way to become independent of her socialite parents who are more interested in arranging a marriage for her then letting her having a life of her choosing. I really like Gracelyn, she's stronger than she looks and has firm ideas. Trevor also have firm ideas and Gracelyn is causing issues in that regard. There are secondary characters who are interesting, including Mary the half Indian half Irish housekeeper, James the
ranch hand, Uncle Lou to name a few. This was a good read and I want to read more books by Jessica.