I have heard good things about Gilbert Morris's books and when I got the chance to read and review Rosa's Land, I was excited to see what his writing was like. Unfortunately, this was not a good introduction to his writing.
Rosa's Land tells the story of Lafayette, better known as Faye. Faye has grown up hardly knowing a hard day of work. He is better at scholarly things and art. When he is snubbed by a woman, he believes he must become a man and so he heads west to become a Marshall.
Rosa and her family have just moved to her grandfather's ranch and are now having trouble with outlaws. When they request a Marshall, Faye is the Marshall that shows up to help protect their ranch.
The storyline was ok. Westerns are not my favorite genre so perhaps that was part of the reason I didn't like this book. But despite a book's genre, I still have things that I like or don't like about every story. This book had a lot that I didn't like. Rosa was annoying. I didn't feel like the characters were developed well. A lot of the time, characters can become my friends, but these characters were not like that at all and I was only glad to say goodbye to them. I found myself rushing through this book so I could be done with it.
While I may try a few other books from Gilbert Morris, I will not be reading any more of this series.
I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. I received no compensation for this review, but was only required to share my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions stated are my own.
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