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Robin’s Review of The Strange Courtship of Kathleen O’Dwyer
by Robert Temple
Robin's Review of The Strange Courtship of Kathleen O'Dwyer by Robert Temple What would drive a woman in 1828 to head west across the Great Plains into the Rocky Mountains...
...risking death among hostile Native Americans, brutish mountain men, and wild animals? Why, the same reason as a man, of course--freedom. Like fur trappers of the early western frontier, Kathleen is a misfit. Growing up in the Irish slums of Boston and watching her mother die giving birth to a dozen children, Kathleen has decided to escape into a career as a schoolteacher, free of men; but when she sets out along the Santa Fe Trail for distant Nuevo Mexico, she finds that dry powder and steady aim are as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic"—
Robin's Review: Kathleen O'Dwyer, a schoolteacher by trade, left her home to go on an incredible adventure with nothing but the supplies in her wagon and faith as a guide. Along this journey she meets James Colter who joins Kathleen’s convoy – together they traverse sun-drenched deserts, navigate treacherous mountain passes and discover new cultures meeting fascinating people of all backgrounds. Their road will lead them across miles until eventually arriving at their destiny: Mexico! This story had it all-thrilling action, stirring romance and engaging characters. It was an entertaining journey that kept me captivated until the very end! I was given a free e-copy of this book, but that has not influenced my opinions in this review.
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