A realistic portrayal of small-town prejudice and the damage that fear and hatred can impose. To my relief, this is a story about love and friendship more than simply uplifting the rights and lives of a lesbian couple. The book has real power to speak to any reader who has ever loved and been judged or who has ever been the one to unfairly judge another, regardless of his or her sexual orientation. The book was engaging, unsettling, and even uplifting. At stake here is the value of freedom for each to think and live as he or she will.
I enjoyed being caught up in the story and found it hard to put the book down. Although the language used by the characters was at times too modern-day, the author successfully created a vivid and realistic 1895 Nevada backdrop for the drama to take place. Well-developed characters make the story flow like water. Highly recommended reading!