I really like Maggie Osborne's westerns. She does a great job of creating the dirty, challenging, world of the early west. I love the way she draws her characters;women, men, Indians, miners, farmers, shopkeepers. Both of her westerns that I've read have featured people on a journey of self destruction taking a permanent detour to redemption and finding happiness in the process. It was well worth the trouble of finding this book through our inter library loan system. People who like Cheryl St. John would probably also like Maggie Osborne.