This book was the escape I didn’t know I needed! Twenty-four-year-old Ward is a handsome Yale dropout working at a Reno divorce ranch in 1938 when his world is upended by two new residents: Nina, a St. Louis heiress who is a repeat customer of the ranch; and Emily, a young San Francisco beauty who drives herself across the desert to escape her marriage. The novel is told as his reminiscences as an old man, to an unseen visitor. Ward, Emily, and Nina have adventures, laughs, and heartaches and bring the reader along with them. A little contrived, but lots of fun.