Ruth Caldwell is one of the kind of young ladies who is an accident waiting to happen. Having been asked to leave several finishing schools since she does not seem to have a sense of decorum and finding herself in endless scrapes, Ruth heads west to meet her father after her mother passes away.
Greed and secrets abound at the Broken P Ranch and Ruth must decide on who she can trust as she learns that she is a wealthy young lady. The writing was well done and there were many people that I enjoyed getting to know who loved and nurtured Ruth. The plot twists that happen towards the end of the story makes clear what happened to Ruth’s father and some of the things that were occurring at the ranch.
Ruth’s funny blunders and tender heart make her such a delightful young lady. I was glad to see that her new home was the perfect place for her. This is the first book in the California Historical Series and there were several characters that I became interested in their stories and I am looking forward to seeing what happens.