I would actually give this a 4 1/2 stars because I really enjoyed it.
One of my favorite genres is historical fiction and the period I like most is the late 1800s and reading of the early settlers and their journeys west. This book was exactly that. Not only did it depict the hardships of homesteading on the harsh plains of the Colorado territory, but shared a broken love story as well. I was sorry to have to say good bye to the characters who became so real to me.