Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah M. Eden

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah M. Eden

Summary from Goodreads:
He's the most fearsome sheriff in the West. A force to be reckoned with. The stuff of legend.

So is she. . . . May the best sheriff win.

Paisley Bell knows the eccentric people of Savage Wells. From the absentminded shopkeeper who always thinks she's been robbed to the young man who has returned shell-shocked from the war, Paisley has compassion for them all. When the sheriff up and leaves town, Paisley steps up and assumes the responsibility, partly because she loves the work, but also because she needs the income to take care of her sick father. So when the town council decides that the position of sheriff should really go to a man, Paisley finds herself fighting to prove that she's the perfect candidate for the job, even though she wears a skirt.

Cade O'Brien is heartily sick of shooting people. In his many years as a lawman, Cade has seen his share of blood and violence. So when he answers an advertisement for a sheriff job in the sleepy town of Savage Wells, he believes he's found the peace and quiet he's always desired. But when he discovers that his biggest competition for the job is a woman, he begins to question his decisions.

Tension between the two begins to sizzle when both Cade and Paisley realize the attraction they have for each other, but when Paisley's former beau shows up in town, along with a band of bank robbers, the blossoming relationship between the two sheriffs is tested. They will have to work together to thwart the bank robbers and keep the town safe.

5 Stars

Received an ebook in exchange for an honest review

My Review:
I will read ANYTHING by Sarah M. Eden. I absolutely love her books. When I saw that she had a new book coming out I was so happy. Yay! Another Sarah M. Eden book!

This book is yet another great book by Sarah M. Eden. She creates such great stories and her writing brings you right in to the story. I fall in love with the setting, the characters, the plot. 

The characters are incredible in this story. I love the back stories on both of the main characters. In addition, there are fantastic secondary characters. There are many quirky characters, but also some that I wish I could know more about. The doctor in particular is a character that I would love to have his own book. I really appreciate the story of the war veteran. His character added another layer of interest.

The romance in the book is just the right amount for me. There is attraction and tension. There is also respect for one another and their abilities as Sheriffs. That adds another dimension to the romance. They truly are equals, no damsels in distress here.

Which brings me to one of the most wonderful parts of this book. Paisley is awesome. Sarah M. Eden has created a strong woman who is completely capable. She is also kind and friendly. She has a heart. Being strong and capable does not make her a hard woman. I love reading about women with these qualities.

This is a great historical story with a great old west setting, conflict and competition, romance, and wonderful characters. I loved it!

Warnings: None

I would let my 18 year old read this book.

This book is due out in September.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Love is Come by Heather B. Moore (Power of the Matchmaker)

Love is Come by Heather B. Moore

Summary from Goodreads:
Nelle Thompson lives a life of privilege during the turn of the century New York City. When her parents are killed in a terrible accident, she’s forced to live with her aunt’s family in a small town in Connecticut, and treated as a poor relation with no financial independence. Broken hearted and riddled with insomnia, Nelle’s health begins a downward spiral. When a locked part of her heart blossoms around her cousin’s fiancĂ© Mathew Janson, Nelle doesn’t know if she can endure one more heartbreak. Miss Pearl, owner of the local apothecary shop, becomes a mother figure to Nelle, but a fateful summer day has Nelle questioning everything she's ever believed and wondering if she’ll ever love again.

4 Stars

Received ebook from author in exchange for an honest review.

My Review:
This is the 4th book in the Power of the Matchmaker series. One book will be released each month during this coming year. Each book can stand alone. The common thread through the series is "The Matchmaker". Miss Pearl, the matchmaker, appears in each book.

The fun thing about this series is that there is no specific time or place for the story. Some are historical, some are contemporary. This is historical which is probably my favorite genre. I love being transported to a different time.

I like this story. I tend to like happy stories and this one is actually pretty sad to me. The main character has so much disappointment and heart ache in her life. I so desire for her to be happy, but it takes the entire book to get to that point.

In the Power of the Matchmaker books that I've read so far, Miss Pearl is a bright spot. She is positive, helpful, and her interactions with the characters are just wonderful. Her role in this one has some of that, but she also lets the main character flounder a bit. It upsets me that Miss Pearl isn't perfect. For some reason I like to think of her as not making any mistakes. I feel like she did make mistakes in this story.

I really like this series and plan on reading each one and seeing how Miss Pearl affects the lives of people across time and setting.

Warnings: None

I would let my 18 year old read this book.

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