From Margaret's Bookshelf, April 2012 Midwest Book Review:
Circumstances can throw us into peril after peril, but they can also bring us a chance at joy. "Willow Vale" is a novel of an accumulation of tragedies from Alethea Williams, writing the story of periled immigrant Francesca Sittoni, a woman struggling to get by, widowed, pregnant, and already a mother. Taking a job with a Wyoming rancher who has his own pile of problems, she finds hope may not have abandoned her yet. "Willow Vale" is a moving read of the pains of immigrant life and the woodchipper that life can be.