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Blog Tour — Too Far Down

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TOO FAR DOWN

Cimarron Legacy Book 3

by

MARY CONNEALY

Genre: Western Historical Christian Romance

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Date of Publication: October 3, 2017

Number of Pages: 322

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Stacking the Shelves – July 1

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 June edition. Titles link to Goodreads.

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Bought

I didn’t buy any books!

Borrowed

The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

By Any Name by Cynthia Voigt

Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michelle Summers

Won/Gifted/ARC

None here, either!

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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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Book Review

Review – Blood Oath by Melissa Lenhardt

This is the second Laura Elliston novel, and continues to follow “Laura” and Kindle. I received a NetGalley copy, just like I did for Sawbones (review).


Western / Historical Fiction

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Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in this action-packed follow up to Sawbones.
Laura Elliston and William Kindle are on the run — from the Army and from every miscreant in the West eager to claim the $500 bounty for Laura’s capture as their own. But the danger isn’t just from those pursuing them. Laura and Kindle have demons of their own and a past that won’t stay dead. Exhausted, scared, scarred and surrounded by enemies, neither realize the greatest danger is yet to come.

(Goodreads)


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

I think my biggest impression of this book is that it is exhausting. Laura and William are almost constantly running, and I felt like there wasn’t an actual story with a beginning, middle, and end. It was all middle. At the end of the book, their situation seemed no more resolved than the beginning.

I will say that I believe Laura’s character did a bit of growing, a little healing, at least. But I still had a hard time connecting to her character.

2 of 5 stars, I’m not sure I’ll be reading the next installment anytime soon.

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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

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves – June 3

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 May edition.

Bought

A Space Girl from Earth (The Kyroibi Trilogy Book 1) by Christina McMullen

The Extraction List by Renee N. Meland

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

The Legacy Human (Singularity Series Book 1) by Susan Kaye Quinn

Borrowed

Managed by Kristen Callihan

Sweet Southern Trouble by Michele Summers

Craving by Helen Hardt

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia, audiobook [Review]

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, audiobook

Beastly Bones by Will Ritter

Free-Wrench by Joseph R. Lallo, audiobook

Starflight by Melissa Landers

Won/Gifted/ARC

Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio [Review]

Breakfast in Texas by Terry Anderson [Review]

Blood Oath and Badlands by Melissa Lenhardt

Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer

 

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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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