Trouble is brewing in the small town of Timber Springs, Wyoming nestled in the Snowy Mountain Range. Steve Mitchell wants to find out who is harassing the wildlife in his domain as forest ranger. He’s just started his dream job in the town where his best friend lives, not to mention his gorgeous sister. Rachel Fitzgerald’s life hasn’t exactly gone as planned. With the passing of her mother, all the men in her life—her father and three brothers—are all struggling. Without the companionship of her twin brother, Michael, she’s adrift. Add to that a job she’s struggling to enjoy, threatening phone calls, and the arrival of Steve Mitchell, it’s no wonder she’s struggling.
The first book in the Snowy Range Chronicles, To Soar on Eagle’s Wings introduces readers to the quaint little town as well as the beautiful and sometimes dangerous Wyoming wilderness. Having lived in Wyoming for six of my teenage years, the story brought me back to days of snowmobiling and small town living. The interest between Rachel and Steve is quick, but they’ve got some history which helps make the chemistry between them believable. While I missed having a little more details of the incidents (or more incidents to back up the suspicion), there was enough of it to keep the plot moving along at a good pace.
The first few chapters were a little hard to get into but I blame most of that on the fact that the author and I are in a critique group together so my mind automatically goes into that mode with anyone in our group. Since I’m relatively new to the group, this was my first read of this book. It was kind of refreshing to read this book filled with storms, snow, and wind in the heat of the summer, bringing thoughts of cooler, more bearable weather. And the few unanswered questions with the supporting characters will hopefully get answered in the other books in this series (yep, it’s a series so settle in with the Fitzgerald clan.
***The author provided me with a complimentary digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own