ild, wild West If American history was told this vividly in the classroom, everyone would be clamoring to visit the Old West. In Maggie Osborne's captivating The Bride of Willow Creek, Angie Bartoli's pays a visit to a Colorado mining town to settle old business. Deserted as a teenaged bride, Angie has waited a decade to track down Sam Holland and get her divorce. From the first punch thrown by Angie at the train station to the sucker-punch to her heart when she discovers that Sam is a package deal, Angie learns the past decade was much more complex than just a separation.

Sam's daughters, Lucy and Daisy, and Sam himself weave a hold on Angie's heart as she scrambles to grow up and learn to accept and forgive. Maggie Osborne never shies from tackling complex family and social issues as she tells her inveigling tales, and The Bride of Willow Creek sustains her stature as one of the best.

Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota and lakeside in northern Minnesota.

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