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Blog Tour – Badlands

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BADLANDS

Sawbones, Book 3

by

MELISSA LENHARDT

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Genre: Historical / Western / Action-Adventure / Romance

Publisher: Redhook

Date of Publication: June 27, 2017

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Blog Tour & Review – Heart on the Line

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HEART ON THE LINE

Ladies of Harper’s Station #2

by

Karen Witemeyer

Genre: Christian / Historical / Frontier Romance

Publisher: Bethany House

Date of Publication: June 6, 2017

Number of Pages: 336

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Review – Sawbones by Melissa Lenhardt

I requested Sawbones from NetGalley because ever since it toured on the Lone Star Book Blog Tour, I’ve wanted to read it. I was surprised there was still an option on NG when the book is already published, but you never know until you try! Look for reviews to the next two books in the series over the next month or so.


Historical Fiction / Western / Romance

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Wrongfully accused of murder, Dr. Catherine Bennett is destined to hang… unless she can disappear.

With the untamed territory of Colorado as her most likely refuge, she packs her physician’s kit and heads West. But even with a new life and name, a female doctor with a bounty on her head can hide for only so long.

Sawbones is the first novel in a gripping historical fiction series. (Goodreads)


*I received a NetGalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

Maybe it’s a personal preference, but first-person POV seems more fitting for a contemporary work rather than a historical one. There wasn’t much connection to the main character Catherine/Laura despite being inside her head.

There were jumps in time/place, especially in the beginning, that at times made it hard to follow.

Catherine’s journey is not an easy one. It is filled with a lot of pain and misfortunes. But she still finds a way. I like that she did not give up, even though at times it seems she’s ready to. I really enjoyed the way the past continued to haunt Catherine through the people around her, showing that no matter how far you go, it’s a small world.

There are a range of secondary characters that prove to be quite interesting, as well.

The views on Native American Indians held by the characters of the book are probably pretty true to the time, but they were very difficult to swallow.

Overall the story was okay, and I’m hoping to see a little more development and complexity from the writing over the course of the next two books.

3 of 5 stars

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Review – Beastly Bones by William Ritter

At the beginning of the year I read Jackaby by William Ritter. You can see my review here.

I’m fortunate enough to have access to both Overdrive and Hoopla through my library, and I borrowed the ebook version of Beastly Bones from Hoopla.


Young Adult / Historical Fiction / Mystery

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I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality . . .

In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, members of a particularly vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens. A day later, their owner is found murdered, with a single mysterious puncture wound to her neck. Then, in nearby Gad’s Valley, dinosaur bones from a recent dig go missing, and an unidentifiable beast attacks animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Policeman Charlie Cane, exiled from New Fiddleham to the valley, calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer. (Goodreads)


I just love how quick the story moves along, and I think Ritter does a good job of capturing the language and pacing of the literature that emerged in/around the time the Jackaby series is set in. I love how all the pieces of the story come together. There is a lot of wit in the writing.

I didn’t think this installment was quite as entertaining as the first, but I still very much enjoyed reading it. I look forward to reading Ghostly Echoes sometime, although it may be another few months before I get around to it.

4 of 5 stars

Have you read this series? Did you enjoy it?

❤ Julia

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Blog Tour & Review – Before the Rain Falls

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BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS

by

CAMILLE DI MAIO

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Historical / Family

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Date of Publication: May 16, 2017

Number of Pages: 334 

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Blog Tour – The Heart of a Texas Cowboy

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THE HEART OF A

TEXAS COWBOY

Men of Legend, Book 2

by

LINDA BRODAY

Genre: Western / Historical / Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Date of Publication: May 2, 2017

Number of Pages: 384

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Stacking the Shelves – April 2

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine pop up on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the March edition. (Titles are links to Goodreads) Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves – April 2”