Ella Fleming is fleeing a forced betrothal when she stows away on the Brookstone train. Lizzy finds her and gives her a job in the costume department, but Ella has a secret that could affect all of their lives, as well as the future of the Brookstone Extravaganza.
When Mary Reichert, a former sharpshooter for the show, learns that her brother, August, has been killed, she refuses to believe it was an accident. She returns to the show to find the truth, but is she seeking justice or vengeance?
As the three women work together to discover how August died, Lizzy strives to hold the show together. Can she keep the Brookstone Extravaganza alive without losing the desire of her heart?"
I'm giving this wonderful book 5 stars. I'm a sucker for Tracie's books. (I think I counted 45 of hers on my shelves...) I couldn't wait to read this newest one, and it did not disappoint. I don't think I have another book quite like this one on my shelves. An all-female wild west show? It's crazy! But amazing. I love the main characters in this book. Strong female leads, as always. And they're seriously relatable. The main themes of grief and love show life at its best and worst, simultaneously. And with a strong feeling of mystery in the whole book, you can't help but be craving the next book. I love how much I always learn from reading Tracie's books. There are so many random facts bouncing around in my head that I learn from reading. I think this is near the top of my list, if I were to rank how much I love Tracie's different books. I can't wait to read the next two in this series. Plus, get a load of this gorgeous cover. (Although, I have to say, the texture of this one kinda threw me for a bit. Once again, not like anything else on my shelves!)