Knowing this Colorado author was a favorite of Emily's, I wanted to give her a try. This piece of historical fiction takes place in the early 1900's of Colorado, but dives back in time to visit back east during the Civil War era. I was swept away in just the first few sentences. The characters were riveting, the setting in Colorado delightfully familiar, and the story gripping. I love the author's effort in writing dialogue that is appropriate for the time period; it gives her writing a genuine tone. I can't wait to try more of Sandra Dallas!