The sweeping Western tale of a young girl's enduring spirit and courage.
In the summer of 1880, twelve-year-old Alice Calder is left alone to run the family's horse ranch on the outskirts of Baker City, Oregon, after her ma, pa, and
little brother die of smallpox. The ranch is all she has left of her family, and she will do whatever it takes to hold onto it, even if it means greeting strangers
at the business end of her Winchester rifle.
But when a man bearing an uncanny resemblance to her ma rides up and claims to be her Uncle Hank, Alice must decide whether to turn away blood kin or accept his
help. It's a decision that will ultimately lead her on a journey of strength and resourcefulness across two territories, as she comes to terms with the meaning of
family and just how far she's willing to go to save it.
The opening scene of Come Snowfall earned first place in the Kay Snow Awards for Fiction from Willamette Writers in 2018.
What readers are saying:
"Cindy hooked me from the first page with engaging characters struggling through tough times in a vivid landscape that made me want to take a road trip!
The escalating tension kept me turning pages right through the end. To see how some deal with cultural injustice with strength and integrity was inspiring.
Balanced with light humor and intriguing secondary characters, Come Snowfall delivers a great read."
National Award Winning and Bestselling Author, Laurie Gilbert, Deadly Images: A Medical Thriller
"This delightful historical fiction novel is a wonderful story of love, life, and survival of an orphaned girl coming of age in the old west.
I highly recommend reading Come Snowfall, it was an entertaining diversion with engaging adventure and suspense. This is the third book I have read by Cindy Hiday.
They are all very different novels, but all good reads."
"Come Snowfall puts you in between--with the heroine Alice, you're in between childhood and adulthood. With the setting, you're in between Oregon and Idaho,
between fall and winter, between 1880 and 1881. Alice is trying to cope with a ranch alone after her parents' death. Her mysterious uncle comes riding up, her
mother's brother. Just when she starts to bond with him..."