Of this collection I only read "The Man on the Buckskin Horse" by Rachel Kovaciny, because she'd asked me to be one of her advance readers, to which I happily answered "OF COURSE!" I've never been an advance reader before and it sounded pretty cool. I like this, this advance reader business. I feel pretty important.
This story was so fun! I had no idea how the Sleeping Beauty premise would work with the western setting, but Rachel fit things together very well. The flow of the story was nice. I'm still getting used to the fast pace of novellas, having only read a few before, but I was pleased that this wasn't too rushed, and nothing seemed awkward. As for the characters -- well, these folks would fit in nearly any good old western movie. Miss Emma Thornberry was an amusing narrator. Rosalind was sweet, Mrs. Mortimer was ATROCIOUS (seriously, who authorizes her to act like she owns the territory?), Victor Owens was good and steady, and Mr. Palmer was quite intriguing. For such a short piece, the character development was great, especially with Mr. Palmer. (I love the fact that he was a surgeon in the Civil War. Bring the Civil War into anything, and I like it even more.)
The whole feel of the story is a lot like most every historical/western Christian fiction book I've read, which I personally get tired of when I read too much of it, but I don't happen to be tired of it at the moment and I enjoyed this very much. :-) Thanks Rachel, for letting me read it!