"Engaging western romance"
Lilla Traften saves Violet Dalton from a life of
prostitution, sending the troubled lass to live with her
father Miles in St. Louis. For the next three years, Miles
treats Violet as if she really was his daughter, showering
her with love and respect. However, in spite her host's
kindness and nurturing, Violet carries loads of baggage
that leaves her thirsting for vengeance against the person
she detests most, her father who sold her like cattle.
Eventually she flees ready enact revenge via bank robberies
with her father being the accused.
A worried Miles sends Gregory Kline to find his "adopted"
daughter though he has doubts about this once contemptible
person who he fears might hurt his beloved Violet. Gregory
finds Violet and tries to get her to go home, but she is
not pliable and refuses to adhere to his desires. As they
fall in love, Gregory wonders how to prevent her from
committing an act that he believes she will regret forever
while residing behind bars.
Ronda Thompson can make silk out of a cow's ear as she
recreates a whore and a rat into lead protagonists with
redeeming qualities that remain true to their personalities
described as secondary roles in DESERT BLOOM. The story
line grabs fans wanting to observe how Ms. Thompson has
succeeded in the transformation while enjoying an engaging
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 1, 2002