Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas

Author: Erica Vetsch
Publisher: Barbour Books
September 2011
ISBN: 978-1-616265069
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

Addie Reid was once the sweetheart of a notorious train robber. She is anxious to keep her past secret and has moved to a new town—Dodge City—for a fresh start. Only thing is, her uncle’s mortgage is due and the bank won’t let her assume it. They have an offer on the property and are determined to cash it in. She manages to sweet talk the loan officer into three months to pay the bill off in full, but she knows it’s a lost cause.

Miles Carr is related to a group of thieves, and if the knowledge of this comes out, he’ll lose his law enforcement job and be swinging from a noose. He is anxious to keep his past secret and work for his hero, Bat Masterson.

Miles is greatly attracted to Addie, but then Vin Ritter comes into town, and he tells Miles that Addie was once the sweetheart of a train robber. Miles is confused. Is the cool attractive, respectable woman he knows truly capable of loving a criminal? And what happens when Addie finds herself holding a clue that could expose a killer’s identity? Will she find herself looking down the end of a gun barrel?

A BRIDE’S PORTRAIT OF DODGE CITY, KANSAS is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Vetsch, but I hope it won’t be the last. The characters in this book came to life, Addie, Miles, and Addie’s best friend Fran and another deputy, Jonas, who star in their own romance within the pages of this novel.

New and different, this story will delight readers who are tired of the same old plot, setting, story, with historicals. I fell in love with the whole story, and give it five stars and a hearty recommendation. Don’t miss A BRIDE’S PORTRAIT OF DODGE CITY, KANSAS. $12.99. 316 pages.

1 comment:

Viola Russell said...

This sounds great--very Western influenced.