Author: Beaux Cooper
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 4 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Some people seek marriage counseling; others find wisdom in horse manure. Austen St. Johns has taken up a shovel.
When her marriage transitions from blushing newlyweds to people who merely co-exist, Austen realizes perhaps she’s responsible for her misery.
Desiring change, she leaves Oregon for the open plains of a Wyoming ranch where she discovers through love of self how she can save her marriage.
In Dust, Austen St. Johns is trying to recover from her failed marriage. She left her husband to go find herself, on chose a Wyoming ranch to do so. There, doing chores and working with horses, she finds new friends and learns things about herself she didn’t know yet.
I thought the focus would be more on the relationship, but in fact it’s more about Austen, and her relationship with herself, and finding out who she truly is. I really enjoyed that. The author did a wonderful job describing life on the ranch, and describing Austen’s feelings and personality. Austen felt like an actual person, and I loved getting to know her.
The book also had some fun moments – it wasn’t all serious. The pacing was fast, and I enjoyed it. A solid women’s fiction read.