- File Size: 254 KB
- Print Length: 89 pages
- Publication Date: March 13, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007K4FX7E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#1,508,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #4740 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
- #10479 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Westerns
- #16823 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
Always A Lady (Bandit Creek Book 14) Kindle Edition
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Her very first attempts at writing, in crayon on a wall, were not appreciated but in everything she later came to write she tried to bring a sense of place, of putting her reader in the environment she created so they could see it and feel it.
Now retired, she has the luxury of writing full time. When she's not at her keyboard she'll have her nose in a book or her Kindle. She'll read anything that catches her interest, from Regency and contemporary romance to thrillers. Victoria loves horses and dogs, daily walks and gentle yoga and especially loves being an author with Books We Love Ltd.
Top Customer Reviews
I have to say, though, that I found the main characters Serena and Randolph to be a bit boring and flat. While separated they just seemed so wooden and bland. I liked them more together, which unfortunately didn't happen until the end of the book. I will say that I liked how the author portrayed their love for one another. Each loves the other but is unaware of that love. Serena desperately wants children and is saddened that Randolph has shown her with his actions that he does not When it is revealed why Randolph doesn't want a family, it is both heartbreaking as well as revealing. I was glad for at least this aspect of their relationship because it added another, much needed, dimension to both their characters.
For me this story was driven by the secondary characters, who carried far more personality than the hero and heroine. I loved the brothel owner who came to Serena's aid when she found herself stuck in Bandit Creek without any funds. I REALLY loved the old Chinese man who was more wise and crafty than anyone cared to give him credit for. These people made the story what it was and gave Bandit Creek a dose of charm and character. The villain (whose name I won't reveal) was also colorful as well, even if he was a bit cliche.
My favorite part was the ending, when the two are reunited. It was sweet and charming and had a happily ever after as all good romances should.Read more ›
"Always a Lady" is a historical fiction about belly dancing in the old west. Yes, belly dancing. A different idea for me. I loved the women of Bandit Creek, the feisty bordello owner, Lorelei Sutton, and Maggie O'Connor, the bakery owner. These two women and Lady Serena turned a difficult circumstance into something remarkable. This was a great introduction to Bandit Creek, but way too short for a story unto its self. I really wanted more from this story. I want to know more. I really wanted more background information on Lord and Lady Serena, more about the town, more about why they were there.
However, all that said, for a novella and the length that it was, it enjoyed the light and frothy read. I give it 4 out of 5 clouds for the category of novela.
Books, Books, and More Books
Impatient to be re-united with her husband Randolph, Lady Serena Buxton follows him to Bandit Creek, where he has interests in a gold mining operation. But, on her arrival, she is horrified to find that Randolph is missing and presumed dead.
Serena has her doubts that Randolph is truly gone. She is suspicious of the mine manager and is aware the sheriff is keeping an eye on her. She is also practically penniless. The bank manager's refusal to allow her access to her husband's funds compounds her problem and is only the first of many obstacles this endearing character must confront. Her one talent is totally unexpected but with the help of two local women she exploits it to the best of her ability to make ends meet until she can find the truth about what has happened to her husband.
Mary Buckham, co-author of BREAK INTO FICTION and an avid reader of debut authors!
With the prospect of being tossed out of her husband's hotel room at the end of the month, Serena devises a plan to raise funds while watching for any clue to her husband's whereabouts. She cannot bring herself to believe the man she dearly loves is dead, but is this simply wishful thinking on her part?
Ms. Chatham weaves a charming historical tale filled with believable characters, suspense, mystery and romance that will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
- Brenda Sinclair, author of contemporary and historical American West romance
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great book from Victoria Chatham. Short but sweet with a little mystery. I loved the characters especially Serena who kept her faith all the way through and never gave up. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Kerry
Always a Lady by Victoria Chatham is an entertaining historical novel. Lady Serena travels to Bandit Creek to join her husband, only to discover he's missing and she can't gain... Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by Sheila Seabrook
I liked Serena. She was not only a strong woman, but a good one. I enjoyed the supporting characters who showed that circumstances do not define an individual. Read morePublished on April 11, 2012 by Tina
Victoria Chatham has crafted a solid, well written novella with Always A Lady. The plot is tight, moves along at a perfect speed and she gives a heroine you can't help but love. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Michelle Beattie
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