Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review + Prism Tour GIVEAWAY: The Express Rider's Lady

The Express Rider’s Lady
By Stacy Henrie
Love Inspired Historical, 2016


Delsie Radford is going to make it to California, no matter the danger or difficulty. Her father may have kept her and her sister apart, but Delsie refuses to miss her sister's wedding—even with only eighteen days to get there. And she's found the perfect escort in Pony Express rider Myles Patton.

Myles can't believe it when a pretty socialite hires him to take her cross-country through rough terrain and dangerous territory. Surely she'll quit before they reach their destination—he's known girls like her before. But the longer they ride together, the more Myles notices Delsie's toughness and kindness beneath her polished exterior. And though they may be worlds apart…they might just be perfect for each other.


Stacy Henrie has always had a love for history, fiction, and chocolate. She earned her B.A. in public relations before turning her attentions to raising a family and writing inspirational historical romances. Wife of an entrepreneur husband and a mother to three, Stacy loves to live out history through her fictional characters. In addition to author, she is also a reader, a road trip enthusiast, and a novice interior decorator.

Find Stacy online at . . .

Website - Goodreads - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

My thoughts

With its epic scope and beautiful writing, The Express Rider's Lady ranks among the best of Love Inspired books that I've ever read. I’m glad to have discovered the writing of Stacy Henrie.

Spanning a year’s time, The Express Rider’s Lady traverses the Pony Express route between Missouri and California in 1860, and evokes a strong sense of place as we glimpse the Western prairie and mountains through Delsie’s eyes. I gained a deep appreciation and respect for these Pony Express riders, who journeyed approximately 125 miles per day, facing hardship and danger.

Sparrow Hawk
Myles and Delsie are well developed, appealing lead characters and I was immediately drawn to them. Delsie is impressive in her love for family and desire to preserve unity – and how she endured that long ride on horseback staggers the imagination! Myles is such an appealing hero – a man of integrity, kindness and compassion. For a man who had come to question God’s love, it was touching that he gave the animals in his life biblical names – Elijah, his pet sparrow hawk, and Moses, his horse. And I loved the chemistry between Myles and Delsie, with the gradual building of a relationship that began as friendship.

Elements of faith are skillfully woven throughout – such as the way Delsie honored her father, and the effect of her faith on Myles. Stacy has beautifully shown through these characters that, even when we pull away from God, He is still quietly at work in our lives.

I enjoyed The Express Rider’s Lady very much and look forward to more from Stacy Henrie.


Thank you to Prism Book Tours for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

And be sure to enter the tour giveaway below. Prizes include . . .

$50 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)

Print copy of The Express Rider's Lady (US only)
ebook of The Express Rider's Lady (open internationally)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule

February 1st: Launch
February 2nd: Heidi Reads... & The Power of Words
February 3rd: Katie's Clean Book Collection & Min Reads and Reviews
February 4th: Babs Book Bistro & Wishful Endings
February 5th: Savings in Seconds & Literary Time Out
February 7th: Wishful Endings & Zerina Blossom's Books
February 8th: Mom with a Reading Problem & Backing Books
February 9th: Seasons of Humility
February 10th: Singing Librarian BooksChristy's Cozy Corners, & Mel's Shelves
February 11th: Getting Your Read On & Tell Tale Book Reviews
February 12th: Dixie n DottieReading Is My SuperPower, & Rockin' Book Reviews
February 14th: Grand Finale


  1. Looks like an enjoyable read; thanks you for the chance to win :)

    1. I loved it, Lisa. Good luck in the contest.

  2. Sounds like a awesome book, one that I won't be able to put down until I've finished.

    1. I really enjoyed this story, Karen. Hope you get to read it soon.

  3. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing the book, Carole! And I love your picture of the sparrow hawk. :) The idea for Elijah actually came from my husband whose father owned a sparrow hawk as a kid.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful book! I love a story where a young lady proves that she is strong. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Can't pass up an LIH, they're my favorite of the Love Inspired line!! :-) This one sounds terrific, thanks for sharing about it today & for the chance to win a copy for myself. I am loving that cover!

  6. I visited a Pony Express Office Museum in Nebraska 9 years ago. I enjoyed learning about those brave men. This sounds like an awesome book. Added it to my must read list. Thank you for sharing this giveaway. Thank you for sharing your review of this book.

  7. I live in nebraska but have yet to visit the pony express museum.

  8. Sounds like an excellent read. I must get a copy to read! I am such a book junkie!

  9. I so want to read this, I love the synopsis!

  10. I haven't read a book by this author. I'm sure I would like it just as much as you did. Nice blog post.

  11. Sounds like a wonderful story! Thanks Carole for the review and for the giveaway. Looking forward to reading this and other Stacy Henrie stories.