Friend, Sally Walker posted this to the Romance Readers Connection and was kind enough to send it to me as well. She picked up the book at last Saturday's signing.
"Right after finishing Garwood's KILLJOY, I dived into THE LAWMAN'S BRIDE by Cheryl St. John, a Harlequin Historical. Books under 300 pages have to work hard to impress me, especially period pieces. Well, Cheryl took me by storm. The intrigue and character depth were gut-wrenching and very credible. I have read other "short books" where the author repeated the "angst points" as the characters thought about their dilemmas. This author did NOT rehash what was previously explained, but touched on aspects of the dilemma as the character tried to figure out how to cope . . . just like normal humans do. She did not "beat a dead horse." AND the fact that the heroine was flawed and fighting to overcome that as well as the doubts triggered in the lawman hero were also credible. The love that grew between the couple was intensified by the events, not a "little side trip" of the events or gratuitous. Of course, Cheryl has a LONG list of credits and I have read several, but this is her finest, ladies. You gotta buy it!"
Sally J. Walker
Editorial Director, The Fiction Works, www.fictionworks.com
Script Supervisor, Misty Mountain Productions, www.mistymtnproductions.com
On Amazon: LETTING GO OF SACRED THINGS , DESERT TIME
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