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Images In Scarlet by [Brotherton, Velda]
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"A lucid presentation of the hero's interior combines with (the author's) adventurous heroine and reticent wit for a connoisseur's "amnesia romance." Four stars from Romantic Times
"A pleasure to read...beautifully original." Author Jodi Thomas

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This book is one of my all time favorite western historical romances to write. I enjoyed all the others because I love to weave history around a love story, but for some reason following Allie and Jake west on the old Santa Fe Trail was like going back in time. We've driven the route so many times, my hubby and I, for we love going to New Mexico from our own home state of Arkansas. My first book set there was a biography of my mother's cousin who grew up on a homestead in New Mexico. Visiting her introduced me to that surreal landscape of the high desert and I was in love.
Allie is also a tomboy like I was growing up, and I like her spirit. Jake is a man after every woman's heart. Put them together, along with a healthy dose of outlaws like Jessie and Frank James and  the infamous Clay Allison, the really bad guys like Allie's ex-fiance, and all the good people of the caravan headed west from Westport, Missouri, and you've got an unbeatable adventure.
Writing historical westerns is my most favorite pastime right next to watching western movies. Not sure which I enjoy more. And the grittier the better. I don't write sweet romances or even sweet westerns. I write them down and dirty with villains to die for, literally.
Republishing this book to Kindle has given me a great thrill because I know there's a huge reading audience that didn't get the chance to read it back in the 90s. I hope they enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Product Details

  • File Size: 691 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Velda Brotherton (February 11, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 11, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078FCE8Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,858 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How many plots are there in literature? The answer ranges from 3 to 36 amongst those who sit around counting. I am intrigued by how an author may indulge in a plot device time and again, with fresh characters, causes or resolutions to create a captivating story. In the case of Velda Brotherton's novel, IMAGES IN SCARLET, the plot concerns how a boy with a traumatic past meets girl wth same and how they will overcome the obstacles to their love, with a twist here and there. This simplistic analysis tells nothing of the adventure, realism, passion and compassion, history and hardship or resolution of conflict contained in the book.

Just after the Civil War, two unique young people fall into the other's path only to head west together, with reluctance. Allie and Jake are determined to eliminate their pasts, despite that one doesn't know what that past is. In a "Wagons West" tale of adventure, with scoundrels, Indians and bounty hunters, the death of innocence and the immense beauty of prairie, mountains and deserts, a love story emerges. Clarity resolves conflict, love prevails, evil is eliminated and the reader is caught off-guard. IMAGES IN SCARLET is a refreshingly good and unusual interpretation of one plot pattern...ENJOY!
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Ms. Brotherton does (as noted by other reviewers) have a steady plotting for romance. This story had the interest point in the growing field of photography during and after the Civil War. The tragic circumstances for those who endured that war make good fodder for stories and the author used them in a fine pattern.

A book for grown-ups that counts as light reading. Be ready for profanity and explicit sex scenes.
Velda Brotherton has had a prolific and successful writing career and has been a mentor to many other authors. She manages to find that moment in history, then turn it around to show the different facets that might have been missed before.
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Velda Brotherton spins an intriguing tale in this book set in post-Civil War West. I enjoyed reading her detailed descriptions and lovely phrasing. Her characters kept me glued to the page until late into the night on my smart phone--a true test of excellence for any writer.God's Little Miracle Book (God's Little Miracle Books)
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I have read several books by this author and have enjoyed them very much. That being said this book is not up to standard. The story is disjointed and causes the reader to wonder "what did I miss?". The ending only creates more questions. I could have rated this book higher perhaps if the author had written one more chapter to tie up the loose ends if possible. Very disappointing. Also the song "when Johnny comes marching home" was a confederate song not union.
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Velda Brotherton's book Images in Scarlet is a well-written book that will captivate your interest and hold it throughout the entire book. I loved the characters. Velda's descriptive style of writing is easy to read, and the book unfolds like a movie before your eyes. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance with intrigue included. I rated it FIVE STARS because I could not put the book down...I loved it.
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