Addictive. Highly recommended!”—Paulette Jiles, New York Times bestselling author of News of the World
Beautifully rendered, Where Coyotes Howl is a vivid and deeply affecting ode to the early twentieth century West, from master storyteller Sandra Dallas.
Except for the way they loved each other, they were just ordinary, everyday folks. Just ordinary.
1916. The two-street town of Wallace is not exactly what Ellen Webster had in mind when she accepted a teaching position in Wyoming, but within a year’s time she’s fallen in love—both with the High Plains and with a handsome cowboy named Charlie Bacon. Life is not easy in the flat, brown corner of the state where winter blizzards are unforgiving and the summer heat relentless. But Ellen and Charlie face it all together, their relationship growing stronger with each shared success, and each deeply felt tragedy.
Ellen finds purpose in her work as a rancher’s wife and in her bonds with other women settled on the prairie. Not all of them are so lucky as to have loving husbands, not all came to Wallace willingly, and not all of them can survive the cruel seasons. But they look out for each other, share their secrets, and help one another in times of need. And the needs are great and constant. The only city to speak of, Cheyenne, is miles away, making it akin to the Wild West in rural Wallace. In the end, it is not the trials Ellen and Charlie face together that make them remarkable, but their love for one another that endures through it all.
Ellen has accepted a teaching position in Wallace, Wyoming. She only intends to stay for a year. But, she meets and falls in love with Charlie Bacon. These two face death, hunger, and overwhelming tragedy. But, somehow their relationship grows stronger with every trial and tribulation.
When this story begins, you think it will be a love story and it is. However, it is so much more. This is a tale of love, endurance, family and strength. Life is hard but I cannot imagine living life on the prairie. These people were tough.
I loved Ellen and Charlie. These two had so many ups and downs, it tore my heart out. And don’t get me started on some of the friends. You will have to read this to find out.
The narrator, Stephanie Németh-Parker, is excellent. She made the characters come alive.
Need a story which will have you feeling every emotion you can imagine…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.