Monday, June 12, 2023

 Hey everyone! I'm pumped to share this review of Trouble in Dry Springs, which is Kristina Hall's latest release. If you enjoy historical novels or westerns, make sure to check this one out. First, some info about the book: 

Even the peaceful town of Dry Springs is not without trouble.

When Eliza McCoslin's brother sends for her, she exchanges war-torn Mississippi for Dry Springs, Texas. Settling into a new way of life proves difficult though, despite the arrival of the man she's long admired.

Jesse Carrigan comes to Dry Springs seeking work and a place to start the ranch he's dreamed of ever since his parents lost their farm. What he doesn't expect to find is the woman he'd like to court—or his former colonel on the run from a deadly threat.

Given the circumstances keeping Jesse and Eliza apart and the danger looming on the horizon, he and Eliza find themselves facing the loss of future love—and life. When trouble comes to Dry Springs, who will be left standing?



This is an excellent, heartwarming western! Unlike some stories within the genre, this plot is fairly fast-paced and tense. I loved Jesse's character and some of the secondary characters were an absolute riot. I really got into the themes presented, especially surrounding the struggle with Anson (who absolutely just--he just needs to go away, okay? That's my spoiler-free review). Most of the characters are dynamic, there's some great humor mixed in with the more serious aspects of the story, and it will leave you with a couple things to mull over as well. This is a great clean historical fiction-slash-western from Hall that fans and new readers alike will enjoy! 

No Comments Yet, Leave Yours!