Grace and the Guiltless by Erin Johnson
Grace Milton lives on a horse ranch outside of Tombstone, Arizona with her family. That is until the fateful day when her family was cut down by a gang of outlaws by a brutal attack. Grace was spared by being sent down to the root cellar to get food for dinner. At that moment, Grace is determined to seek revenge on the outlaws, the Guiltless gang.
This book is part of a series, Wanted, for young adults. Grace Milton is a sixteen-year-old girl and strong character. Grace stands up to the corrupt sheriff until she realizes that he will not assist bringing the murders to justice. The book subtly touches on prejudice when Grace is helped out by a band of indians. The plot moves steady but is not a page turner. The ending ends leaving the reader wanting to know if Grace is going to learn the lesson of forgiveness. Although this book is marketed as a young adult book and the character is a teen, I’m not sure if it would have teen appeal. The story has all of the basics of a traditional western but feels more like a gentle read for adults. Give this book to any reader who likes traditional westerns.
Note: I received an electronic version of this title through Net Galley and the publisher, Switch Press.