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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
This is the story of Millie, taking a stand and forming the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), and Gideon McBride, the man who tries to stop her. It is 1908 in Pendleton, Oregon and there are thirty-two saloons in town. Gideon and a group of saloon owners form the Saloon Owner Alliance of Pendleton (SOAP) to try to stop the fight for prohibition. The idea they come up with and believe is flawless involves Gideon courting Millie and keeping her too busy to bother with the WCTU. It is a great plan, but it quickly backfires. The real story begins as we learn the result of this scheme, and watch the slow friendship and love that Millie and Gideon come to share. There is plenty of romance, but also danger as the women are beaten and threatened. It is a real look into the old west saloons and the men who owned them; friendship and family ties and so much more.
Millie, a wonderful stand-alone western, is book 7 in the Pendleton Petticoat series. It does once again reconnect us with our old friends from the previous books and catches us up on their lives. I am a huge fan of this series, and the skills that Shanna Hatfield has in combining real events and fiction into a series of sweet, romantic, and exciting stories of early 1900s western life. I urge you to check out these books – they will quickly jump to the top of your summer reading list.