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Sunday, March 19, 2023
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Book: Trail of Secrets
Author: Lacy Williams
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: March 16, 2023
Stella is the oldest of three sisters and she’s got a long history of being the one to protect and provide for her family. When a dangerous threat sent the Fairfax sisters on a wagon train journey west, Stella knew her best bet was to disguise herself as a man to keep herself and her sisters safe.
Collin Mason has secrets of his own. And his family isn’t short on drama either, not with his troublemaking twin and an older brother about to get hitched. But he’s the only one who sees the real Stella—and that she needs help.
Collin sees the vulnerability Stella tries so hard to hide. When he becomes the only one she can trust and she discovers that danger has followed her family, Stella must rely on him despite her reluctance…
Lacy Williams wishes her writing career was more like what you see in Hallmark movies: dreamy brainstorming from a French chateau or a few minutes at the computer in a million-dollar New York City penthouse. In reality, she’s up before the sun, putting words on the page before her kids wake up for the day. Those early-morning and late-night writing sessions add up, and Lacy has published sixty books in a decade, first with a big five publisher and then as an indie author. When she needs to refill the well, you can find Lacy birdwatching, gardening, biking with the kiddos, or walking the dog. Find tons of bonus scenes and reader extras by becoming a VIP reader at www.lacywilliams.net/vip .
More from Lacy
Exploring birth order in fictional characters
Are you a firstborn? Middle child? Baby of the family? I’m not versed in all the psychology or science of birth order but I can tell you that I knew my second-born had a different personality from my first-born within a few hours of his birth.
I am two years older than my brother and four years older than my sister. We’re all three different. I get along with my siblings in different ways. We enjoy doing different activities together.
I love reading books with strong sibling ties. And in my books, I often like to explore the relationships between siblings. I like to play with the dynamics between brothers or have squabbling sisters (that truly love each other, deep down). And my new book TRAIL OF SECRETS is no different!
Heroine Stella is an oldest child. When her father died, she took responsibility for her two sisters. She kept the family together (even in an unconventional way) and she’s going to get the three of them to Oregon. No matter what.
Hero Collin is a middle child and a twin. He’s a peacemaker and a protector. And he drives Stella a little bit crazy with his ability to always look on the bright side. Their personalities clash but only in the best way.
After a tornado ravages the wagon train, Collin and Stella have to work together to survive and rescue family members. Can their differences be strengths when they partner up?
I liked how the author is able to make readers feel like they have traveled back in time when wagon trains were in abundance. The roads were dusty, long and lonely. I can’t imagine going for days being bounced around as you try to keep moving forward with anticipation. The weather was dangerous at times and caused many on the wagon train to lose everything.
Stella is quite a determined young woman who has secrets that she hopes will not come out. A great lesson in the book is trying to deceive others thinking that everything will turn out good. I understood why Stella did what she did but when we try to hide things, God has a way of bringing them to the surface. She finds herself in danger along with her sisters which brings Stella to a hard decision.
Collin is a welcome addition to the story and for some reason has his doubts about this person who always wears their hat low and hardly makes eye contact. I liked how he felt compassion for Stella’s situation. Instead of being angry when the truth comes out, he gives a helping hand.
There are minor characters in the story which make for misunderstandings. Collin’s family relationship is shaken at times when he confronts his brother about something. I think the reason I liked Collin so much was because he gave grace to others and was always there to help those in need.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.