When You Are Near by Tracie Peterson ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Lizzie Brookstone takes over management of the Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza after the death of her father. She is a star trick rider, and since taking over control of the show, she is discovering the ins and outs of the business side of things. Lizzie finds herself torn between an old flame and the new accountant who has come to help them sort out their financial difficulties.

Old friends and new friends join the show, and suspicious events plague them. Can Lizzie fill her father's shoes, making the ranch and show a success?

There is a lot going on from the ranch to the wild west show. Lizzie helps Ella escape an arranged marriage, and teaches her how to trick ride. Mary is a sharpshooter who returns to the show after the suspicious death of her brother who was one of the wranglers. Lizzie and her mother struggle with the loss of her father, holding to their faith, and having the courage to love.

I liked the friendship between the women, as well as how everyone works together to make the show and ranch a success. This is a good start to an exciting new series and I can't wait to read the next installments as they release this year. I liked the strong faith woven into the story, and found it to be an enjoyable read. I guess the only thing that was lacking was more interaction between Lizzie and the man she does end up with, because I felt like much of the relationship was built on parts we didn't see in this book.

Overall, a fun read and I really liked the idea of an all female wild west show. I can't wait to see what is in store for the ladies of the Brookstone Wild West Show!

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