The author has the rare ability to write a novel that holds the reader’s interest from start to finish and never stoops to mollycoddling said reader’s feelings. She is intuitive in regard to human nature and portrays it honestly without condemnation or flattery. The portrayal of the relationship nuances of the individuals in her book are insightful and surprising, most notably the marriage situation of John Davis and his wife. Captures the multifaceted essence of Montana’s forests very skillfully in her story.
I recently became aware of this author. I started with another of her novels then picked this one up partly because of the subject, but also because of the great character development in the other novel. This is an interesting novel, the plot is believable, but but not her best effort.