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McCrory's Lady [Kindle Edition]

Shirl Henke
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Colin McCrory runs afoul of the ruthless and deadly Tucson Ring that lures him from his Arizona cattle kingdom by kidnapping his innocent young daughter. During his search for her, he meets a beautiful bordello madam in a small Sonora silver town. A powerful attraction hums between them as he asks her to help him rescue his only child.

Maggie Worthington, half owner of the Silver Eagle Saloon and bordello, can't take her eyes off the hard-looking Scot from the instant he strides into her life. Colin could be her way out of her shame-filled past...and perhaps she might even gain a daughter to replace the one who died years ago. She makes him a desperate offer.

A Deal He Can't Refuse: She will help him find his daughter. In exchange, Colin must marry the madam. The hot-tempered Scot is furious. Yet without Maggie he'll never save his daughter. He has no options. But can two lonely people find love in spite of stalking assassins and the shadows that haunt their pasts?

Product Details

  • File Size: 605 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Shirl Henke (November 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0068OMUVO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #455,491 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!! May 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loveeed this book! This is my first Ms.Henke book and I am reading the reviews of her other works to see wich one will be next and if it will have the same trill!!
What I like best was the story of Collin and Maggie more than of Eden and Wolf (very tender and deep of the feelings those two).But Colin was just IRRESISTIBLE !!!!
Will read it AGAIN in a near futute!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Regan
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was my first by Shirl Henke and I liked it. She is the author of scores of Western romances, has been a RITA Finalist and won seven awards from Romantic Times. The novel reflects her great research and she pays attention to historical details which is important to me. While this one didn't quite rise to 5 stars, I can recommend it as an interesting portrayal of the American west. Set in the late 19th century in the Arizona Territory, it is a tale of second chances.

Maggie Worthingon was once a Boston debutante who made a bad decision and eloped with a smooth talking southerner--who had no intention of marrying her. Abandoned and forced into prostitution, she finds a way out of that world to become a madam in a successful bordello. She wants no man in her bed but longs for respectability. When she meets Colin McCrory she thinks she has found her ticket out. Colin was born in Scotland of a poor family but came to America. First he became an Indian scalper killing Apaches, but he hated the work and rose above it to become a successful rancher who now treats the Indians fairly, even looking out for their welfare on the White Mountain Reservation. A widower, he has no plans to marry having worshiped his first wife. When his daughter is taken by a man who worked for him, a smooth gunslinger, Colin sets out to bring her back. He takes with him a half Apache named Wolf Blake, a hired gun. In searching for the outlaws' hideout, they seek the help of Maggie who knows the area. In exchange for her help, and comfort for his daughter once found, Maggie demands Colin marry her. Colin wants Maggie in his bed, but he has no desire to marry a whore.

It's a good story but there were a few things that didn't quite ring true for me and it was all in the relationships.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Adventure, Drama, a Mystery, a Complex Story April 10, 2015
By JJares
Format:Mass Market Paperback
There’s a great deal going on in these 448 pages: a complex story, romance, adventure and a mystery. Colin McCrory is the complicated widower in Arizona Territory who has sworn never to remarry. His daughter, Eden, has been kidnapped from Colin’s extensive ranch and taken into Mexico.

While searching for Eden, Colin meets Maggie Worthington, a beautiful bordello madam, who makes a shocking offer: She will find where his daughter is being held and help Eden after her father frees her -- if Colin will marry her. Realizing the futility of searching such a wide swath of Mexico, Colin reluctantly agrees.

It is obvious that there is an attraction between Maggie and Colin. He has political ambitions and needs a lady at his side; he also realizes he has no idea how to help Eden (she will be a pariah in society and worse; she will be emotionally and physically scarred by her ordeal at the hands of her abductors).

When Eden is freed, Maggie understands her needs and helps her come to terms with her situation. Maggie is the essence of a fashionable and genteel lady, in spite of her profession. She was raised as a lady in Boston and was led astray by a man she thought she loved.

Colin, still chafing from being coerced to marry a prostitute, refuses to honor his promise. However, forces beyond his control intrude on this stubborn Scot’s wishes.

This is just one of the story lines that courses through this book. This is a long story that has lots of action and drama. It kept my attention throughout the novel. 4.5 stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hard headed folks January 14, 2014
By lisse
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Its really the story of a woman that never gave up. No matter if you make mistakes, which we all do, persistence does pay off most of the time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting May 25, 2013
By roni
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I enjoyed it. Really like this author. I look for her books when downloading to my kindle. Haven't been disappointed yet.
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More About the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is "lion tamer" for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl is a USA TODAY Bestseller. Also, she has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer's Choice Awards from Romantic Times. In 2013, Romantic Times designated Shirl as one of the influential "pioneers" of the modern romance novel.
"I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen--it's hard to get good quills these days," she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those "devil machines." Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at

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