Return to Telegraph Creek by AE Lister (Northern Horizons Book 3)

When I first started reading 760 Miles, one of the characters who stayed with me was Caliope and I'm glad to see that we get the chance to revisit the character in Return to Telegraph Creek, even if there is something afoot...

From the blurb:

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and maybe some revelations along the way.

When Jimmy receives a letter from Miss June of The Angel, asking for his assistance in locating a missing Caliope, he and Oscar leave their cozy homestead and new friends in Port Essington to travel back to Telegraph Creek. Sorry to have to abandon their recently built house and the new life they' ve made, Oscar and Jimmy can' t ignore the plight of the folks they met on their dangerous journey, and once they arrive, it is a delight to be reunited with the people they' d gotten to know so well. Due to an injury, Jimmy is unable to help look for Cal, so Oscar and Trick go searching.

They find Cal on a broken-down ranch caring for three young children in less-than-ideal circumstances. But is Cal the victim of the unexpected departure of her husband— or are there darker secrets to be discovered? When the truth comes out, Miss June and the women of The Angel must figure out a way to help Cal face her future and deal with the repercussions of her desperate actions.

Heather's Review:

I don't think you can do Return to Telegraph Creek justice without knowing the backstory from 760 Miles, so please read at least that one first, but honestly, this is third in the series for a reason...  and it was great to see how far Oscar and Jimmy have come and how wonderful they are together.  Chasing after Cal and all of the drama just made this book harder to put down - I lost a lot of sleep after starting this before bedtime.

I'm going to miss these guys and honestly I'd love to see spin off books from the world - Tim and Carson?  Newcomers to the area? a friend from Oscar's past who visits from the Yukon?  I truly hope there will be more in the future!

Rating: 5 Stars

Return to Telegraph Creek is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your kindle unlimited subscription.