not for me. I think what bothered me most is that I couldn't pin down the time or place this novel was supposed to take place in. if Denver hadn't been mentioned numerous times I never would have known. there was nothing particularly 'western' about the novel at all. and I couldn't buy the character's reactions as believable. it was inoffensive, but meh. TBH I made it about halfway and decided I didn't want to go through the plot with the characters so I skipped to the last chapter. now sometimes when I do that I discover that I really do need to read the rest of the book, not so much this time. predictable plot is predictable. and not particularly enjoyable.