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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (May 11, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440225183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440225188
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,959,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Shelly Thacker delivers fast-paced, riveting romance."
--Brenda Joyce, author of The Rival

"A superstar author, Shelly Thacker is a virtuoso beyond compare."
--Affaire de Coeur

"Thacker always spins a good story!"
--Detroit Free Press

"Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent."
--Lisa Kleypas, bestselling author of Stranger in My Arms

"Shelly Thacker is a bard of unparalleled equal!"
--The Literary Times

From the Inside Flap

This book is now available in a revised Author's Preferred Edition, titled After Sundown. The new edition includes new scenes never before published. It's available as a Kindle ebook and in paperback here on Amazon.

More About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Shelly Thacker has earned lavish praise from Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Oakland Press for her "innovative," "addictive," "erotic" and "powerful" historical romances.

A two-time RWA RITA Finalist, Shelly has also received a National Readers' Choice Award and five straight KISS Awards for her outstanding heroes. The Detroit Free Press has twice placed her books on their annual list of the year's best romances. When she's not at the computer, you'll find her knitting in local cafes or kickboxing at the gym. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two daughters.

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Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In 1878, pregnant Antoinette "Annie" Sutton runs from the law even as she grieves the accidental killing of her lover, James McKenna in Missouri. Everyone believes she murdered James. James's brother, renowned US Marshal Lucas McKenna, plans to bring the slut to justice. Adding fuel to his hatred of "Lady" Antoinette is observing his nephew and niece mourning the loss of their beloved father.

Lucas catches up with Annie in Colorado where she is recovering from a miscarriage. He arrests her after she tries to escape, breaking her ribs in the process. To his shock, the townsfolk rally around the whore. Even worse, Lucas finds himself very attracted to the vulnerable woman, who behaves entirely differently than he expected. As she heals from her broken ribs, the lawman and the kept woman of his deceased brother fall in love. Still, the memory of his weeping family reminds him that he must keep his distance.

INTO THE SUNSET is an angst-laden western romance that showcases the talents of super Shelly Thacker. The complex story line builds it energy around Annie,s murder of James and the growing passion between her and her adversary. The lead characters are fun, but it is the various support cast that brings depth and color to a novel that sub-genre fans will relish for years to come.

Harriet Klausner
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A typical stereotype: Innocent lady branded an outlaw, Federal Marshal with personal interest of crime locates her, they fall in love, happily-ever-after ending.
---NOT!---
Here is one I would NOT call typical! I closed this book with a wonderous sense of warmth, love, and satisfaction! Shelly Thacker gave depth to every character in the small, "has been" silver mining town. I felt the author hinted at a possible book for each one. This book centered on Annie (the innocent AND guilty outlaw) and Lucas (the Federal Marshal).
I believe this to be a stunning story! Well worth purchasing for anyone who loves historical romances even just a tad. I hope this author plans a book for Rebecca, another for the doctor, and a third for Travis!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 2000
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If you can get past the fact that Annie was first the mistress of Lucas' brother James and then fell for him (Lucas), then you are golden. Annie running from the law after killing James is being pursued by Lucas, James' brother who is also a Marshall. He catches up with her in a small town where many have secrets but who seem to accept Annie as one of their own (well most of them anyway), even after they learn her painful secrets. James sets up a jail in the town to await the end of the snow and keeps her his prisoner. Much to his dismay he finds himself wildly attracted to this brother killer. It's a great story with a great ending. At first I didn't think there was any way this young lady was going to be able to explain what happened and still be innocent but that's probably why I'm not the writer... A must read for anyone who likes Marshalls in small towns and the woman they try to protect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MaryGrace Meloche on April 9, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
One of the greatest pleasures in reading is finding a new author who simply oozes talent. Shelly Thacker's INTO THE SUNSET is captivating from start to finish and if this is any indication of this author's storytelling ability, then I plan to read a great deal of Ms. Thacker!

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The Heroine - Annie Sutton is a genuinely good person. She readily offers a quick smile and a tender heart. Which is remarkable, because throughout most of her life, Annie has felt like a fish out of water, but now the people of Eminence, Colorado are offering friendship and protection. And for the first time, Annie begins to feel at home! Difficult to understand? Not really! For Annie Sutton is a generous, admirable and caring person. Still, the question remains: has this former rich man's mistress found true acceptance or will the good people of Eminence turn their backs once they learn of her devastating background?

The Hero - U.S. Marshall Lucas McKenna is a dangerous man who chafes under the prejudice the good folks of Eminence show toward him. Yet, much more annoying are the unfamiliar sensations Antoinette Sutton pulls from him! For the first time in his life, Lucas McKenna is experiencing troubling feelings toward a prisoner! What is wrong with him? What has happened to his judgment? The woman HAS confessed! She has confessed to shooting his brother; she has confused to stealing his brother's money; she has even confessed to a baby - his brother's baby! In Lucas' mind, there is no doubt, Antoinette Sutton is immoral, contemptible and guilty, yet in Lucas' heart, Annie Sutton is courageous, honorable, and very innocent!

Reviewer's Comments:
There are many, many good things in Shelly Thacker's book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tanzey@juno.com on March 24, 1999
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Ms. Thacker handles this, her first western, with amazing expertise. She's written a highly unique, innovative, compelling and emotional story you won't want to miss, even if you don't usually read westerns. I was totally captivated by the vivid, introspective characterization and the wealth of unpredictable aspects that only an author of this caliber could have written. A truly fantastic book!
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