Good book which can be considered as a contemporary, small, western-like story.
Paulette Jiles has a vivid writing style immersing the reader into the world. You can almost smell the horses in the little towns, see the inscriptions on the weapons used and feel the heat or rain while reading.
Storywise its on the classical western side (old man and young girl travel through dangers), a bit too harmless and short for my taste, but well, not everything has to be an epic orgy.
It may sound strange but I´d say that if western movies or books are not your thing give this one a chance, it´s a nice, smooth book. If you´re a hobby Clint-Eastwood it´s maybe not you thing because of shallowness.