‘Crossing the Wide Forever’ is an epic love story set against the background of the drive to the West. Cody Walsh leaves for California disguised as a man, rightly thinking she will be safer and have more opportunities. She meets Lillie Ellis, an artist who is on her way to claim her inheritance. Their tale is one of recognising something in each other, of passion and love that was missing before. It was beautifully told, full of emotion and sexual intensity that took my breath away. Keeping Cody’s secret is vital as is warding off unwanted male advances. Missouri Vaun really knows how to heighten the tension for the reader as I found myself frantically worried for the pair as they continued their trek. I loved the descriptive language used as it made the landscape come alive. An excellent book that I highly recommend.
I was given this ARC by Bold Strokes Books and Netgalley in return for an honest review.