SUSPENSE/THRILLER/WESTERN:  After receiving a phone call from a man claiming to be her stepfather who tells her that her mother is dying, artist Abigail Carson sets off for Wyoming, unaware she is right in the path of a blizzard. An Arizona native, Abigail has no idea what she is in for and is completely unprepared. After crashing her Jeep into a tree, the only tool she has to dig herself out is a paper cup. Sheriff Jackson Reynolds is on his way home when he discovers Abby on the side of the road. Not only is she freezing, but she's also uncooperative. He arrests her in order to save her, and takes her back to his ranch to wait out the storm.  There they are trapped with his mother-in-law and his two adorable little daughters, while the memory of Jackson’s dead wife lingers in his heart and soul. 

At first glance, "Snowdrift" appears to be a typical romantic adventure, but upon reading further, the reader will discover it is so much more. The protagonists of the story are engaging and have come together under difficult circumstances. They each have unresolved issues in their pasts, which lead them on a path of conflict, mistrust, suspense, and resolution. The story is set in Wyoming, with highly descriptive scenes that will transport the reader. The ending was abrupt and in several areas the romantic scenes are a bit repetitive, but all in all, "Snowdrift" is a light, sweet read that will fill a weekend with pleasure.

L. Kane