The second book in the much anticipated new multi-author series Silverpines is finally here! Wanted: Horse Breeder is Barbara Goss’ first offering to the series and it is reliably enjoyable, as is the case with all of Goss’ novels.
For those of you new to Silverpines, the series takes place in 1899 Silverpines, Oregon. The series is based around two major disasters, a silver mine cave-in and lumber camp mud slide, which caused a shortage of young men in town. The women, as a result, were saddled with running businesses and ranches alone. Each book in the series will feature a woman from Silverpines, who enlists the help (and marries) of an outside man. This is a Mail Order Husband series, a new take on the age old Mail Order Bride theme.
Wanted: Horse Breeder by Barbara Goss is the second book in the growing series. The novel follows Laura Bennett, the owner of White Oaks ranch. After her husband was killed in the disaster that rocked Silverpines, Laura finds that she desperately needs a man to help her run the ranch. But not just any man will do, Laura needs someone who is educated in the horse breeding business. --- Max Winters lost what he thinks is the love of his life, Catherine, to another man. He decides to get a fresh start by answering Laura's ad and take a chance. He travels to Silverpines and is met with a beautiful bride and her adorable daughter, but also, many trials and setbacks.
I’ve always been a fan of Barbara’s novels, I have yet to read one that I didn’t like, and I’ve read every single one of them. The book is a fast and enjoyable read, the characters are relatable, and the story is interesting. Wanted: Horse Breeder follows that formula that makes it an easy, enjoyable read that the Historical Sweet Romance genre has become known for. I’m looking forward to reading more from this series, and I look forward to Barbara’s next installment.
Liz Austin. Bibliophile. Writer. Book hoarder. I would rather be reading....