Stagecoach to Liberty
by Janalyn Voigt
Series: Montana Gold #3
Published by Mountain Brook Ink
Publication Date December 1, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure, Western, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Montana Reconstruction Era – US – 1863 – 1877
Written for: Adults
Elsa Meier, a talented young Hessian girl who plays the hurdy-gurdy and dances, signs a contract to entertain miners in the Wild West. Elsa travels to America in the company of Miles and Alicia Peabody, the brother and sister who persuaded her mother to allow her to go. Elsa hopes for freedom and the chance to send money home to help her family. Instead she comes to the attention of a wealthy and unscrupulous man. On a stagecoach traveling into Montana Territory, Elsa conveys her peril to a handsome stranger with an Irish accent.
Con Walsh, on a quest to find the truth about himself, stumbles into a dangerous situation involving a frightened young woman in need of rescue. Despite his own pressing troubles, he finds that her own safety matters to him more than his own.
Set in Montana during its gold rush -- a time troubled by outlaws, corruption and vigilante violence, Stagecoach to Liberty explores faith, love, and courage in the wild west. This story can stand alone or continue the saga that began with Hills of Nevermore and Cheyenne Sunrise.
I would like to thank Janalyn Voigt for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.Also in this series: Cheyenne Sunrise
Once again, Janalyn Voigt writes a story full of action and intrigue. With human trafficking, stagecoach robberies, lynchings, dangers from the Indians, kidnapping and more, Stagecoach to Liberty brings the Montana Gold Rush to life.
The characters were appealing. I could understand the motivation that drove Elsa to indenture herself to virtual strangers to travel to another country without her family. It was great to watch her transform from meekness to having courage to stand up for herself.
Though the book stands alone, it is best read after the others in the series to give a more complete understanding of some of the characters and their circumstances.