Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
The setting is WY in the late 1800’s. The cattle ranchers and the farmers did not get along. The ranchers hated the barbed wire fences and the farmers thought the ranchers foolish for not feeding hay. Levi Cantrell was enchanted with tomboy Nicki Chandler. Unfortunately, both were stubborn. She was afraid of intimacy and love. Cantrell made a vow to her father to protect her and her brother. Nicki was not inclined to allow anyone to help or protect her.
Willow Creek is much more than a romance; it is a bit of history. Carolyn Lampman has researched her topic well bringing to life the turbulent past of WY. The plot is interesting and well-written. The characters are delightful. Nicki is strong willed and vulnerable. She must find forgiveness. Levi has his own nightmares to deal with. Together they are unstoppable. The supporting characters each have their own distinctive voice. Liana and Peter must overcome prejudice. While much of the plot is predictable (most westerns are), it grabbed my attention and held it. I could not put Willow Creekdown and read long into the night. This would make a great movie! Fans of romance and westerns, order your copy for good reading