Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson of Longmire fame, is a newly released holiday book. Being unfamiliar with Johnson, this is my first experience of his work. Sadly, I cannot say I enjoyed this book.
This is a fictional story about the local sheriff in a small Wyoming town who has a Dickens type tale of his own to tell. Steamboat is the name of a WWII aircraft which, in this story, is used to transport a young burn victim to a hospital in Denver during a raging snow storm. It is at times touching, but I found it difficult to read due to what I thought were too many lengthy airplane descriptions which I was unable to picture in my head. I imagine Johnson’s followers may appreciate this much more than I did. If he is your cup of Christmas tea, enjoy!