Category Archives: Western – Historical

Tougher Than the Rest by Shirleen Davies

Tougher than the Rest by Shirleen Davies

Bushra Zia

Niall MacLaren, as the oldest of the four brothers, plans to expand the Arizona ranch. As a widower, with a young child, he zeroes on a wealthy widow to further his investment and political gains.

Katherine starts out to the Western frontier for the teacher’s post in the growing town of LA. With a determined set of young shoulders, she plans on expanding her career until Niall knocks her down, literally.

A story of pain, family ties, honor, and hard decisions.

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Rating: 4/5

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The Hunter Bride by Cynthia Woolf

The Hunter Bride by Cynthia Woolf

Bushra Zia

Jo is a bounty hunter who wishes to leave her past behind and become a western mail-order-bride to Sam. Jo miscalculates her enemy’s ability to follow her to the distant western town.

Woolf’s story line and characterization is interesting. However, her literary language is crude, lacking in imagery and descriptions.

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Rating 3/5

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Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings

Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings

Bushra Zia

This book is part of the Ladies of Caldwell County Series (Book 1).

Rosa Garner is a Mexican widow of one month, unfaithful marriage to an American. She returns to Texas with her mother-in-law in order to claim the old family ranch. Practically paupers, they find that their envisioned salvation is heavily indebted with county taxes.

Rosa takes this challenge with the courage of a lioness. Dealing with a clueless mother-in-law as regards to their financial situation, learning the new American customs, avoiding the clutches of ever-present county officials and lecherous neighbors, Rosa  succumbs to the pressure. An honor bound marriage to Weston Garner and many misunderstandings play at the backdrop of this courageous story.

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Rating 5/5

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