Frontier/Western Historical Romance

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Here's To The Ladies: Stories Of The Frontier Army

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, then writing about Carla Kelly's writing is like trying to describe a breathtaking rainbow to a colorblind person: It can be done, but it definitely loses a lot in the translation. There is no one who does poignant as well as Kelly, no one w ...

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Prairie Moon

How far would a man go for honor? What if the last words to your husband were said in anger? How do you reveal a secret that will shatter a person's life? In asking these questions this romance created more heart and soul than I found in any other romance this year. There were no extraneous subplots ...

C+
A Chance at Love

I'd heard positive things about this author, so when I received A Chance at Love to review, I was looking forward to reading it. Many aspects of the book impressed me, while others left me a little confused. There were several qualities here that I liked a lot, among them a very strong heroine. In f ...

D
Heaven Sent

I always try to have high hopes for each new book I pick up, even one with a cover as awful as this one has: a clinch, he's stripped to the waist, her dress is literally falling off, his buns are crooked, she appears to be giving a chiropractic adjustment to his painfully twisted neck, the sneer on ...

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Lord Of The Plains

Velda Sherrod's Lord Of The Plains contains a little bit of originality in plot, but hardly enough to overcome its problems of unsympathic characters, clichéd and condescending attitudes toward American Indians, and painfully poor dialogue. Kate Hartland is a saloon singer whose only goal is to ...

D
McAllister's Crossing

Goshdurnit, I c’n shure appreciate a well-written dialect as much as th’ next gal. But I ain’t got no stomach fer readin’ an entire book with a heroine who ain’t got no book learnin’ an’ speaks accordin’ly. And the heroine of McAllister’s Crossing doesn’t know any high fallutin ...

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Jezebel's Sister

Nathan Stone is a Tennessee gentleman whose world was ravaged by the Civil War. Embittered by violence, he turned to outlawry and narrowly escaped being hanged before he attempted to turn his life around. Now he’s masquerading as a preacher with a wagon train full of good Christians, headed for Or ...

C+
Twilight in Texas

While I've not read Jodi Thomas before, I have read reviews of her other books, including those in the related McClain series. All the reviews have been good (some have been great), giving me a pleasant sense of anticipation for Twilight in Texas. So it's with no small amount of confusion that as I ...

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A Candle in the Window

I was hoping to read and review A Candle In The Window before Christmas-time because the "holiday spirit" literally permeates the book. Unfortunately, putting the book down after the riveting and emotional first few chapters was far too easy, and it took me over three weeks to finish this sometimes ...

B
The Colonel's Widow

Some books may look ordinary, but hold special surprises. If you love Westerns, you really ought to do yourself a favor and check out The Colonel's Widow. Amanda Green, a nurse for the Union, was widowed in the Civil War, and soon after her husband's death she is confronted by angry townspeople. Ama ...