Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Book Description: Della's giving up all the comforts of bustling Salt Lake City to teach school in a rural coal mining camp. Little does she know, she may soon be giving up her heart as well. But when tragedy strikes in the Scofield Mine, Della's life is changed forever. Based on true events, this thrilling new romance from award-winning and bestselling author Carla Kelly is a must-read!
Bonnie's Thoughts: I laughed, I cried, I got angry, and I was spiritually lifted. This book was absolutely wonderful! I thoroughly enjoy reading books that have facts and fiction. I learn about history, but I get to relive it through the characters.
Della is a wonderful character that experienced many of life's hardships in her short life. And if you know of the events that happened in Winter Quarters, Scofield, Utah, in the years of 1899-1900, you will understand that she learned many of those during the year she spent there as a teacher. Della learned a lot about herself and her past, all the while setting up a wonderful future.
I had never heard of Winter Quarters before this book, and immediately went online after finishing looking for more. I am a bit of a genealogist, and the personal histories of such people fascinates me. But just learning facts dooesn't work for me. Actually feeling what was felt, or seeing what they saw, through the eyes of these characters paints my picture.
Carla Kelly is an excellent author, and know I will be hunting out more of her books!