|Lacey Montana has not had an easy life but she and her Pa have tried to make the best of it. When her Pa is arrested for murder, and sentenced to prison for twenty years, she wonders what will happen to her. Matt Drago is part Apache who has had his own struggles. He fought in the war, lost family, even fell in love, only to be rejected. After a drunken night, he wakes to find himself in jail for killing a man. The father, of the boy, wishes him to spend his life in prison, instead of being hanged. Matt finds himself in the same prison wagon as Lacey's Pa. Lacey follows, keeping her distance from the wagon, until her Pa gets to prison. When Indians raid the prison wagon, and Lacey's Pa is taken captive by the Apaches, she discovers Matt only wounded. She wants him to help find her Pa. He wants to return to town and clear his name of being a murderer. Matt finally agrees to help, both not realizing the dangers that not only lie ahead in finding her Pa, but the way their hearts begin to connect to each other.
Lacey's Way drew this reader into the story from the first chapter. The emotion that Lacey expresses on her face, emits strongly from within her heart, as she watches the anguish on her Pa's face during his ordeal. After meeting Matt, and the things that conspired between them was very heartfelt. Lacey and Matt have been dealt a bad hand of cards, and find a way to beat the odds. Madeline Baker is a great storyteller, always creating life-like characters. She creates flowing stories that give the reader interesting adventures, allowing just a touch of danger and romance along the way.
Reviewer: Linda L.