I loved the characters, particularly Hawk, Carrie, and Kyle. They popped off the page.
Given the original publication date, 1988, I'm imagining that omniscient POV was accepted by editors. While I tend to like multiple points of view, that of the two main characters and then important secondary characters, in this story, everyone had a POV, including an infant and a horse.
I accept that as part of past publication norms, but with several points of view in one paragraph, the reader has to keep their head on straight always. A bit of a ping pong match for me.
Great story, terrific characters, and I do enjoy Ms. Henke's writing.