'Nearly Departed in Deadwood' was a fast, sometimes humorous but mostly average read. The main character Violet is the kind of character that will remind most people of someone they know and is almost too easy to understand: she's a single mother whose moved to a new town to get a restart while mooching off her Aunt. All while her two children both annoy her and desperately try to find her "a man" in equal measure.
characters are colorful, but the plot and the way the romance resolved
are both teetering on the edge of predictable. That said, even though
the resolutions are fairly obvious early on the author still manages to
eek out a few interesting twists.
Overall, this title wasn't a bad use of
the free monthly from Amazon Prime read and since it seems like next
installment of Ann Charles' Deadwood is available in the Kindle Lending
Library it's already lined up in the 'to-read' queue in hopes that her sophomore
effort is just a little bit sharper.