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Friday, September 13, 2013

One Tough Woman Takes on the West

Title: Detour Trail 
Author: Joy V. Smith 
Genre: Western
ISBN: 9781612355702
Reviewer: Amy Peterson
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Review was originally published on Amazon
Publisher:  Melange Books
Reviewer's rating: 5 stars
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Reviewed by Amy Peterson, author of Something Furry Underfoot and From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds
One tough woman takes on the West
The main character in this book is Lorrie, a strong, courageous woman that goes off the Oregon Trail and blazes her own life in the West. She's the embodiment of what a woman of that time period had to be like: able to make decisions, able to pull and use a weapon, and with the people skills needed to survive and thrive. This is a pleasant read that will take you into the Old West and leave you with a good sense that the West was not won by cowboys taking on Indians, it was won little town by little town, because of women like Lorrie.

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