Fool's Notion Kindle Edition
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The imagery in the story transported me to the places that Alda traveled. The description of the lightening storm was fantastic!
There was a great mix of action, imagery and romance. The characters were well developed and the story moved along well.
There were a couple of the events that didn’t quite make sense to me – I really didn’t get Walker’s motivation – I do understand the jealousy aspect, just not the extremes he would go to. Added to that the hints that revenge would be taken for his final act in the story and then nothing happened. I was expecting more. I also felt that the shootout scene (I won’t say more because I don’t want to spoil the story for you) seemed to be lacking in detail (not gore!! but what was happening. I was left feeling like too many things were left to my imagination.) There were also a few things that were introduced at the end that seemed like there was more to the story that should have been explained.
Overall, the story was well told and I am grateful to the author for giving me this chance to read it.
This review first appeared on Among the Reads (amongTheReads.net)
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Alda, a young woman from Missouri was traveling west by herself along with a team of mules that belonged to her father. She had taken them without his permission shortly after her mother died. Along the way, Cord, who is working as a bounty hunter comes to her rescue and volunteers to go with her to Death Valley, California where her uncle lives. She has made arrangements for her uncle to sell the team.
I loved how the author had teamed up this unlikely pair and created tension, danger, and a hint of romance along the way. Alda, who used to be a Christian had strayed away from God & Cord tries to help her find her way back, even though he is going through his own struggles.
The story was a fast-paced, action-packed adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. I love Alda's spunkiness and determination. Also, loved her willingness to help others.
Cord Sweet is a bounty hunter. He was a soldier and is running from his wealthy family that has expectations for him that don't fit into what Cord wants for his life. He is a good bounty hunter but the lifestyle puts him in danger often. He does not know why he feels he needs to protect Alda but he does. They join up with a wagon train that is headed to Oregon. Things go well until a cowboy named Walker takes an interest in Alda. When Alda rejects him, Walker gets his revenge on Cord. When Cord is in the hospital due to a longhorn accident that Walker is responsible for, Alda comes face to face with Walker once again. When she rejects him a second time Alda lands in prison.
Cord realizes Alda is in prison and realizes he loves her and intends to marry her. He will do what he needs to do to get her released and take care of her. He has been on the trail of dangerous train robbers, but now they have turned the tides and he is the one being hunted.
Fool's Notion is well written and the characters are so enjoyable that you are rooting for them. The book features suspense, action, and romance. Perfect combination.
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