The amount of research that went into writing this book about the South Dakota setting and the wild animals was extraordinary...one of the reasons I always enjoy Ms. Roberts' books-- unlike many other authors in this genre she really makes the story believable.
But this one just had too much extraneous detail for my liking. The beginning was good...the middle dragged on and the end was good.
Loved the side romance story between the secondary characters. At one point I'd rather read a book about them -- which would have been a bit lighter and more fun, than the main hero/ine who were just taking forever to move along. Overall, not bad but not my fave by Ms. Roberts.