I'm sorry that this took so long, but this book was really hard to finish. The Blacksmith's Bravery by Susan Page Davis is set in Idaho just before the turn of the century (1887). Vashti is a former saloon girl who just recently accepted Christ into her heart. Wanting to make it on her own she applies for the job as a stagecoach driver. Griffin Bane owner of the livery, stagecoach, and the blacksmith shop, has too many irons in the forge so to speak. Short on workers he finally agrees to allow Vashti to drive.
What should have been a great adventure for me as a reader; with highway robbers, romance, and an interesting plot, fell flat. The beginning was slow with characters I didn't recognize and the author didn't take into account that someone might not have read the first two books in the series. That would have been fine, but there really wasn't much development and I just didn't care for the side stories. Hopefully Susan Page Davis will get better at her writing skills or I'll be avoiding her books from now on.