More like 2.5 stars.
This was well written but I disliked Branch from page one, and throughout the whole book. Kate's character was so much better, she was stubborn and just did what she wanted, I liked her.
There were too many things happening, it was a bit exhausting at times, espically if you didn't care much about the characters.
I have been wanting to read a western in a long time, I was really dissapointed:(