You know you found a good read when you’ve enjoyed a story in a genre you do not like. I detest westerns, but I loved MONTANA BELLE.
Linda Morris knows how to craft a short story. The writing is uncomplicated and not bogged down by too much plot.
The story is simple. After years of civilized schooling out east, Augusta Springer returns to rustic Montana. There, she discovers that her father is trying to marry her off to her old girlhood crush, Joshua Bradley. Wanting to return to Boston to help underprivileged children, Augusta rebuffs Joshua’s proposal despite their shared history.
What Linda Moore accomplishes in just under 70 pages is a satisfying tale about two people who reacquaint after many years apart only to discover that their connection to each other is as strong as ever. MONTANA BELLE is a true quick delight.