Début author? Western romance? Why yes, sign me up please. Bound for Eden is quite unlike most of the Westerns I've read, but once I got into it, I quite enjoyed myself. This novel has plenty of adventure, but pairs it with a light and humorous tone which makes for quite the wagon train romp. The book opens in 1840s Mississippi as the recently orphaned Alexandra Barratt finds herself once again fending off the unwanted advances of a no-good Grady brother. We quickly figure out that the Gradys are brutal bullies, and since the local sheriff won't stand up to them, Alex and her siblings find themselves on the run. Naturally, as so many good historical heroines on the run do, Alex disguises herself as a boy.
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Grade: B-Check Review