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Book Review of The Lady and The Lawman by Crystal L. Barnes; Vickie McDonough; Annette O’Hare; Kathleen Y’Barbo


Lawmen and Ladies of the Old West Team Up to Track Down Outlaws

Mistaken Marshall by Crystal Barnes Texas, 1875
First day on the job, Marshal Beau Bones accidentally interrupts a robbery and arrests an outlaw who is disguised as a man. Just as Jo Ross is hiding the God-fearing girl her parents raised, Beau is hiding that he can’t shoot and doesn’t deserve the town’s respect. Is there any way for Beau to free Jo without losing the faith the town has placed in him?

On Track for Love by Vickie McDonough Missouri, 1875
A new job and a move to a new state put Railroad Agent Landry Lomax on track to meet Cara Dixon—a spirited woman holding a derringer on a train robber. This stubborn woman is not one he wants around his young sister, but then they end up in the same St. Louis boardinghouse. But could Cara’s gumption help him trap a gang of train robbers?

Love Conquers Oil by Annette O’Hare Texas, 1901
When a murderous bank robber threatens Fern Fisher’s life, she accepts a mail-order bride inquiry and heads for Beaumont, Texas. Only problem is the proposed groom, Jesse Stewart didn’t send for her. His memaw did. Will drilling for oil together produce a “gusher” of love, or will their pasts trigger a “blowout” for their fledgling relationship?

Rocky Mountain Regrets by Kathleen Y’Barbo Colorado, 1889
While posing as her niece’s mother, Eloise Broderick travels to Colorado to find her brother with the help of Zeke Potter, a man renowned for tracking skills. But when Zeke realizes the man Eloise seeks is the same man he blames for his family’s death, will he use Eloise to get vengeance?




My Review

My Thoughts on On Track for Love: Mhmm, that was a train wreck! Sweet and spunky Cara, cute and motherless Lacy, and stubborn and strong Landry. I loved the interactions between Lacy and Cara though most ended badly for Cara.

My Thoughts on Mistaken Marshall: This was a wonderful story! I read the author’s previous works and loved them, the humorous and sometimes sarcastic remarks with the growing faith of the characters. And the small bits of action make this a need to read western!

My Thoughts Rocky Mountain Regrets: For all the sweetness from the other novellas in this collection this one was sad. So sad! Overall it was a really good story and I enjoyed the plot.

My Thoughts Love Conquers Oil: Woah, this was one gusher of a story. 😉  (Tired of the cliche remarks yet?) Anyway, this was hilarious! And laugh out loud funny. I love Levi’s marriage allegories, though I wondered how his wife would have liked it.

All right, so all of that nonsense to say; READ THE BOOK!!! It’s a wonderful collection of stories and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them . . . That is, if you enjoy romance. Hey, you might even enjoy it if you don’t like romance but that’s not all that likely – I take it back only read it if you like romances that way you can’t blame me if you don’t like it. Yeah, whatever, read it or don’t. I enjoyed it and you might too!

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review all the thoughts are my own and I am truly happy to provide it.


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