Monday, June 30, 2008

Unbridled Dreams - Stephanie Grace Whitson

Dear Readers,
Ok, tell me that at least some of you didn't want to join Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show? Who of us didn't want to ride horses, rope cattle and meet hansome cowboys? As you have all guessed by now, Unbridled Dreams is not a guy book.

Imogene Marshall wants to ride horses for Buffulo Bill's wild west show. Her mother wants her to become a lady and go to finishing school. Irmagard is not very excited about that prospect and is trying to figure out a way that she won't have to go.

When her father steps in and gets her a chance to try out for the show and tour with them for a summer, she can hardly contain herself. There is just one problem with this: her mother doesn't know.

As I started this book I figured it was just going to be a nice love story. The great thing about Stephanie's books however, is that they are not like that at all. There are always underlying stories to each character. Shep is a great example (don't worry I am not giving anything away). Imogene thinks he is just a simple a guy who has always been a cowboy, but that is about as far from the truth as you can get.

There are storylines that I wasn't expecting, but as the old saying goes "don't judge me until you walked a mile in my shoes." At first I was ready to not like Irmagard's mother, but as I got to know her I really came to like her and respect her. It is the same with "real" people, you don't really know them until you get to hear their story.

I also think that even if you never wanted to ride with Buffulo Bill, you will like this story. It is fun, interesting and very well researched. It was just fun to learn about how the show was put on and where and how really popular it got. It was, for its time, as popular as American Idol. Everyone wanted to see it.

Happy Reading

P.S. This book is not releasing until August. Sorry for that oversight. You are welcome to pre-order your copy today. Just email me at the store and I will be glad to do that for you.

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