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Whispers in the Wind (Wild West Wind #2)

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Book Two in Lauraine Snelling's Exciting Wild West Wind Series
After fleeing North Dakota and the now defunct Wild West Show, Cassie Lockwood and her companions have finally found the hidden valley in South Dakota where her father had dreamed of putting down roots. But to her dismay, she discovers a ranch already built on her land.
Cassie's arrival surprises Mavis Engstrom
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Bethany House Publishers
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Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
First reviewed here: http://www.overweightbookshelf.com/20...

The second installment in the Wild West Wind series picks up immediately where the first left off so there is a smooth transition. As I found with the first instalment, the pacing was very slow and revolves around the daily ins-and-outs of ranch living. There is a general lack of tension or conflict that propels the story forward. The romantic storyline doesn't become a real page contender until the last couple of chapters and ends of
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Sheila Holmes
Nov 01, 2016 Sheila Holmes rated it really liked it
Just a wonderful continuation of this three book saga. I enjoyed every moment of it and am preparing to start the final book. Sweet story.
Sarah Grace
Nov 21, 2016 Sarah Grace rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-favorites
One of my very favorite series! Wild west, horses, sweet clean romance, and history = this awesome trilogy.
earline harvey
Not positive

I will not be reading or recommending anymore of these books. Never a resolution just a lead on to purchase more books. I prefer a good book with a beginning, interesting middle, and a solid ending. These books were very disappointing!
Nancy
Oct 12, 2016 Nancy rated it really liked it
The second book in the series. It was good and kept my interest as new twist and turns came.
Victor Gentile
Sep 19, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of interviewing Lauraine Snelling, on our radio show “Kingdom Highlights”, for her new book, “Whispers In The Wind” Book Two in the Wild West Wind series published by Bethany House.

From the back cover: She’s come this far…must she turn back now?

After fleeing North Dakota and the now defunct Wild West Show, Cassie Lockwood and her companions have finally found the hidden valley in South Dakota where her father had dreamed of putting down roots. But to her dismay, she discovers
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Kristin
Whispers in the Wind is book two in the Wild West Wind series by Lauraine Snelling and picks up where Valley of Dreams left off.

Cassie has made it to her father's Valley of Dreams and finds that it is already occupied by another family. Not only that, the ranch isn't hers in it's entirety. The deed was written up between her father and the Engstrom family. Meaning, the ranch is only half hers and the Engstrom boys are none too pleased to be sharing.

Mavis Engstrom, the matriarch of the Engstrom
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Lisa Johnson
Nov 03, 2014 Lisa Johnson rated it really liked it
Title: Whispers in the Wind
Author: Laura Snelling
Pages: 352
Year: 2012
Publisher: Bethany
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo... . Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson...
In South Dakota, in the year 1906, many ranchers were living off the land as well as helping anyone in need
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Cassie Lockwood's journey is over. She has found the ranch her father had told her so much about. He had bought the ranch in partnership with his best friend Ivar Engstrom. Adam's widow Mavis welcomed her with open arms but her grown sons have reservations about the partnership of their father and Cassie's father. Mavis and Ivar had never mentioned anything about owning only half of the ranch and their children.

Ransom has his concerns with the fact that this important piece of information was ne
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Yiya
Dec 28, 2012 Yiya rated it liked it
Cassie Lockwood is a young lady who used to be a star in a Wild West Show. Her livelihood had always depended on her shooting and riding skills, but when the Show is cancelled, she finds herself in a situation where she has to provide for herself and some other performers that have always been with her, without making use of her training. After coming across with a deed to ranch, half to which her late father was entitled, she decides to go to North Dakota and start a new beginning.
However, she
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Hope
~happy sigh~ I just love this series! :-)

As the series continues... our sweet Cassie finds her "holy grail" the fabled ranch of her father's dreams and in doing so is plunked down in the middle of a ranch without the knowledge God gave a gopher! LOL! She can trick ride and shoot like no body's business but baking bread, butchering a hog, gutting and butchering a deer, cooking a decent meal, these are all works in progress... even a little beyond her. Still our plucky girl perseveres and for that
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Hope
~happy sigh~ I just love this series! :-)

As the series continues... our sweet Cassie finds her "holy grail" the fabled ranch of her father's dreams and in doing so is plunked down in the middle of a ranch without the knowledge God gave a gopher! LOL! She can trick ride and shoot like no body's business but baking bread, butchering a hog, gutting and butchering a deer, cooking a decent meal, these are all works in progress... even a little beyond her. Still our plucky girl perseveres and for that
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Paula-O
Oct 15, 2012 Paula-O rated it really liked it
Book#2 wild west Wind series "Whispers in the Wind" by Lauraine Snelling

I have not read book #1 but still this story held my interest about the daughter of Adam Lockwood, Cassie.
Her dad had won 1/2 interest in a wild west show many years ago and pursued his interest in shooting and riding. He taught his daughter from the time she was a little girl to follow in his steps. He gave her a pony that they named Winddancer who was a very talanted horse. One could say it had a lot of "Horse-sense"...To
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Judy
Sep 22, 2012 Judy rated it it was amazing
Whispers in the Wind - A Real Page Turner!

Mavis Engstrom should have shared her secret with her three sons and daughter before now. Cassie Lockwood’s arrival was a shock to Mavis and forced her to reveal secrets she had kept hidden from her children. Ransom didn’t take the news well. The fact of the matter is he is down right angry. The home he lived in all his life is now in jeopardy of having to be shared with an outsider. Where is the justice in that? What real proof is there that this woman
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Tammi
A Story that Flows Like a Gentle Stream

Whispers in the Wind is the second book in the Wild West Wind series--If you have read Valley of Dreams, you will be glad to know that this book picks up right where the first book left off.

Whispers in the Wind doesn’t flow like a raging river, but rather a gentle stream.I think the pace of this story allows the reader to really get to know the characters, not only that, but to step back into a time where life truly moved at a slower pace.

Cassie Lockwood an
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Virginia Campbell
Author Lauraine Snelling continues her delightful "Wild West Wind" series with Book 2: "Whispers in the Wind". I recommend reading "Valley of Dreams", the first book in the series, before reading the second book, which immediately continues the story line. Cassie Lockwood learned to shoot and ride in her father's Wild West Show, and after his death and the loss of the show, she determines to follow her father's dreams. As a young man, her father, Adam, had been best friends with Ivar Engstrom, ...more
Dawn
Summary from Amazon:
Book Two in Lauraine Snelling's Exciting Wild West Wind Series

After fleeing North Dakota and the now defunct Wild West Show, Cassie Lockwood and her companions have finally found the hidden valley in South Dakota where her father had dreamed of putting down roots. But to her dismay, she discovers a ranch already built on her land.

Cassie's arrival surprises Mavis Engstrom and forces her to reveal secrets she's kept hidden for years. Her son Ransom is suspicious of Cassie and q
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Laura
Dec 08, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
I haven't read a Lauraine Snelling book in a few years, and after reading this book, I had to ask myself why it had been so long. Although I didn't read the first book in the series, I quickly caught up with Cassie's story.


When her father died and his partner in their Wild West Show went bankrupt, Cassie decided to return to the place her father had loved--a ranch in South Dakota, where the Engstrom family has lived since her father left. Will the two families be able work together as joint owne
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Allan67
Mar 12, 2016 Allan67 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book that I read to Diana. We can't do much anymore after her stroke, so I read to her to spend time together. Diana has always loved to have someone to read to her - and I like to do just that.

This was the second book in the Wild West Wind series about the "adventures" of Cassie Lockwood and takes up where the first book ended, at the 'Valley of Dreams".

In the first book, Cassie was a star attraction for a Wild West Show, but the show went out of business and Cassie, some fellow cast m
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Amy Mccoy
Sep 20, 2012 Amy Mccoy rated it liked it
I began this book with a lot of excitement because it has been a while since I last read a book by Lauraine Snelling. I typically enjoy her writing and was looking forward to delving into a new book. This book begins well with great characters and great character development. The story line keeps you interesting and the love interest from Lucas kept me guessing at what may happen next. But, that's where the warm fuzzy feelings ended for me. The character's financial situation was never solved, ...more
Regina Spiker
Sep 05, 2012 Regina Spiker rated it really liked it
Book 2 of the Wild West Wind series by Snelling continues the story of Cassie Lockwood and her rag/tag family from the Wild West show searching for her father's ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The second book picks up where Cassie had just found her ranch already owned and occupied by the Engstrom family, close friends and partners of her deceased father. Trying to find a way to fit in, as she really does own the deed to a share of the Bar E Ranch, Cassie is warmly welcomed by Mavis ...more
Raine Lampert
Dec 30, 2012 Raine Lampert rated it really liked it
Cassie Lockwood is alone in the world since both her mother and father have passed away. She sets off on an adventure after the Wild West Show she has grown-up preforming in is closed for good. All she has is a wagon, 3 friends, and some various animals that do tricks.

Where will she go now that her life has changed so drastically? What will she find waiting for her when she goes to the ranch that her father owns half of? Will they accept her claim on the land?

This was a good book to curl-up and
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Crystal
Jan 26, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing
this book was so awesome,, I couldn't put it down.. a part two series from the field of dreams.. Lauraine Snelling, writes in a manner that you are right there living the book...
a must read . if you like christain romance with a touch of western..
Cassie Lockwood left North Dakota with a few of her friends from the now defunct Wild West Show in search of the ranch that her late father owned half of. With the hope of a good future before her, she finally finds the ranch only to discover that the
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Marnie
Sep 26, 2012 Marnie rated it liked it
Let me start by saying that I love nearly all books by Lauraine Snelling. When Betheny House offered me the chance to read and review this book, I was delighted. And, it spurred me to pick up the first one in the series to be caught up on Cassie Lockwood. I liked the story about Cassie and her desire to find a home which is coupled with her sense of responsibility toward the motley crew that makes up her unique family. I think the book is best enjoyed, though, by following along the series and ...more
Wendy Sparkes
A great continuation in the Wild West Wind Series!

#2 in the series, Whispers in the Wind, continues where #1 left off. Cassie & her friends move onto the Bar E Ranch & the start of a new life for them - not without it's difficulties as Cassie ponders how she is going to provide for them all, & a few of the townsfolk don't appreciate the Indian friends Cassie has with her.

Although this book doesn't end quite up in the air as #1 did, there are still lots of loose ends to tie up, so I'm
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Mayda
Sep 10, 2013 Mayda rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the trilogy and continues the story of Cassie Lockwood, trick rider and sharp shooter. When the show she starred in went bankrupt, Cassie and her companions set out to find her father’s dream ranch. When she does, she discovers a family already living on the thriving ranch. The matriarch of that family has a secret that must now be shared and Cassie is very much a part of that secret. This well written tale filled with likable characters will draw you into a time long ...more
Loraine
Mar 22, 2013 Loraine rated it really liked it
I like this story very much. It moves quickly, the characters are interesting, there is no "love story" unfolding. Although it appears as though one may unfold soon enough. It's very interesting to learn about how the people in the wild west lived, worked and survived. I almost wish I could go back there and live because life seemed simpler. I'm just so overwhelmed with the technology age. I know that life was extremely hard then, and people worked and worked and worked, just to survive. There ...more
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
May 24, 2013 Ibjoy1953 Hannabass rated it it was amazing
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I really enjoyed this historical fiction, and the vivid descriptions about ranching at the Bar E Ranch in South Dakota and getting to know the horses there! The story started off a little slow for me, but picked up after a few chapters and I will hooked! I could hardly put the book down. Cassie trying to fulfill her fathers dreams was heartwarming in itself, and special as well. If you enjoy a good historical fiction, and stories about ranching and horses, you will love t
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Elizabeth Dyck
The story of Cassie Lockwood, a young woman seeking out her fathers’ dream of having a ranch in South Dakota. On thing she doesn’t count on though is that someone is already living on her fathers’ land.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Only took me a few hours to read. Though this is the second book in the series, I didn’t really feel that there was something missing. It gives a lot of background of the characters as the book unfolds, which I really liked.

Lauraine Snelling is a wonderful author a
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Karen
Jan 29, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
New author for me....I have enjoyed her writing.The book moves along at a steady flow. I am able to understand the story even though I did not read book one. This book picks right up and you can understand the storyline. Finding the hook of the book is easy. Love Mavis and her gift of hospitality. Also love the storyline given to the animals! I am a person who loves shooting and I come from the land of Annie Oakley...so I identified with this storyline and the love for guns! I found this book to ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 May 20, 2015 12:23PM  
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Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over seventy books, with sales of more than 2 million copies.

She also writes for a wide range of magazines, and helps others reach their writing dreams by teaching at writers’ conferences across the country.

Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Basset named Winston.

They love to tra
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Other Books in the Series

Wild West Wind (3 books)
  • Valley of Dreams (Wild West Wind #1)
  • A Place to Belong (Wild West Wind, #3)

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