Friday, June 29, 2012

From My Journals: Willow

Book Description: In 1883, the railroad had only recently come to Montana Territory, and outlaws still lurked in the hills. Willow Gallagher, who spent her early childhood in an outlaw camp until her father finally found her, is torn by divided loyalties. Newly married to handsome railroad baron Gideon Marshall, she finds fiery passion in Gideon’s embrace, until she discovers he is on a mission . . . a mission to capture Willow’s outlaw brother, Steven. Now Willow must choose—betray her brother, or risk the love she has found with Gideon, the love she has dreamed of all her life, to save Steven. It is a choice that could break her heart. . . .

My Thoughts: Linda Lael Miller is the queen of western romance, whether it’s contemporary or historical. Willow was first published in 1984; this is the expanded version that was re-released in 2010. Willow is the story of a strong-willed young woman torn between love for her outlaw brother and her railroad baron husband who is out to capture him. I absolutely adore this book; it is my all-time favorite western historical. I loved the back story of the posse that killed Willow’s mother and stepfather; the intense passion that developed between Willow and Gideon; and the secondary love stories, especially Steven and Daphne, and Willow’s father and his mistress Dove.

This book is being re-released in ebook form on July 17th and can be preordered here.

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