Westward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorrie Emerson is left behind and alone after her uncle is killed. Ignoring the wagon master's advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help; they join a later wagon train and are soon slogging through dust and mud and steep mountain passes, but it's not long before she's again forging her own trail and searching for a new home and supplies as winter reaches out its icy hands.... Settling the frontier isn't easy!
Here's my romantic blurb: http://www.blurbsinbloom.com/2013/03/detour-trail.html
You can find Detour Trail at the publisher: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joyvsmith/detourtrail.html
It's supposed to be available online elsewhere one of these days...
You can read teasers and background on my writing blog 'cause that's my theme for the A to Z blog challenge this year: http://pagadan.wordpress.com/
And here's my interview with The Western Online: http://www.thewesternonline.com/interviewjoysmith.html
If you'd like to see pictures of horses, mules, and western characters, check out my Western Style board on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/joyvsmith/