Travel along with Elise Finster and her British mistress, Lady Anne Stone, as they search for the new but missing earl of Stoneford. Determined to follow David Stone’s somewhat cold trail leading to Oregon, greenhorns Elise and Anne secure livestock and supplies to join a wagon train. Will the ladies succeed in their quest or succumb to the malfeasance of the mysterious man dogging their heels?
Scout Eb Bentley’s initial disgust with these ill-prepared women eventually turns into admiration for one lady in particular. Can he protect her long enough to win her over, or will prairie dreams turn into a Wild West nightmare?
This book take you from the drawing room in England to the Oregon Trail. I hadn't read a book about a wagon train in a really long time. I forgot how much I enjoy them!
At first, both ladies seem really uppity but as they start to travel and learn their way they become lovable. It sometimes irritated me the way an almost 40 year old woman always had to look to a 20 year old for direction but Anne WAS Elise's employer so I had to look past that. Not to mention the fact that Elise had taken care of Anne from birth so she was very protective. I think she even wiped her face off once! lol
Eb seemed like a typical scout who was falling for Elise. He was dependable, rugged and handsome. Until...a piece of his history is unfolded and I was very surprised!
Throughout the book there is also a bit of danger, from the trail and also from a sinister person along on the wagon train.
I'm glad I have book number two, Lady Anne's Quest, on my shelf. I'm going to jump right into it :)