- File Size: 214 KB
- Print Length: 85 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; Cactus Rose edition (November 23, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 23, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006G0CFZG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,378,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Marshal of Her Own Kindle Edition
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
This is the first story I have read of Ms. LaRoque's and it will not be the last. This was a very sweet, short romance which is the 2nd book in the series. As usual, I always wonder when I'm reading books out of order if I'm missing anything. Even though Charity is a supporting character in this story and I want to read her story, it did not detract in any way by not having read her story first.
One of the things I enjoy with a time-travel story is reading about how the characters adapt to their new and unique situation. This story does just that. The author does a very good job developing this portion of the story.
For a short story, it does have good character development. I do feel Cole changed his opinion from Dessa being involved with the Faraday gang to not being involved a bit too quickly. I realize when the story is this short things need to move along at a faster pace but Cole seemed to rapidly do a total about face.
The ending, oh! I'm not going to spoil it but let's just say I got choked up. I am really looking forward to the release of book 3 in this series.
The relationship between Cole and Dessa simply sizzled. The back and forth banter between the two had me giggling at moments and at others, mentally screaming "kiss her, hurry!" Cole was not your ordinary man, he was a man of strength and character, with a lot of humor and pure male hotness thrown in. Dessa was the quirky new woman in town who raised a few eyebrows with her actions. Cole's main concern was trying to help this woman uphold her good reputation. He was a man who had his hands full.
Each time I read a Linda LaRoque book, I am swept away to a world of intrigue where the characters are enchanting and genuine. I have to admit that historical romances have not always been my favorite genre to read but there is something about the way Ms. Laroque presents the story. I never really thought about the expectations of the time period and the concessions one would have to make to live in the 19th century vs. the 21st century.
Ms. LaRoque brings her characters to life with vivid descriptions and effortlessly weaves humor with drama. This is one author who has definitely done her research on life in the 1890's. Any book by Ms. LaRoque is one I automatically add to my to be read list because I KNOW it's going to not only be a fun read but educational as well. Treat yourself to a the luxury you deserve and take a few hours to sit down and read this book. A Marshal of Her Own was a visually creative, touching and uplifting romance. I highly recommend this book.
Ms. La Roque does a wonderful job of blending modern day strengths and sensibilities with nineteenth century history, setting, society and morals. She makes the past come alive in this novella. Modern day Dessa Wade is smart, strong, bright and beautiful. Her caring and curiosity prompt her to do whatever it takes to solve a cold case and find what happened to Charity Dawson. And she succeeds in a way she never imagines.
Marshal Cole Jeffers could easily have been the stereotypical 1890's marshal, but he's not. The scenes from his point of view give a fabulous depiction of how a modern woman and a modern world would look like through nineteenth century eyes. Ms. La Roque does a marvelous job of bringing both the past and present characters to life in their different settings. The sights, scents, and sounds of the west are vividly described as are the local customs, clothes and prejudices. The sweetness and intensity of Dessa and Cole's romance took my breath away. I didn't want to put this book down. (I ended up reading it while the Super Bowl was on. And I really like football.) I've read other books by Ms. La Roque. She gets better with each one.
A Marshal of Her Own ended with both a satisfying happily ever after and a hint of more to come. It was the perfect balance which makes me long for the next installment. I hope you'll join me on this time travel adventure by picking up your copy today.
Originally posted at LAS Romance Reviews
The previous review goes into detail enough that I will only add just how much I enjoyed all the characters - even the villans! Loved the Marshal though and how his personality remained firm yet at least had the good sense to investigate such a looney idea of time travel. I can only imagine how crazy that sounded back then. Pretty much a stretch for the present time as well. I mean, really! Couldn't really happen - or could it? The story does have an 'open' ending. Lots of possibilities. What's next, Mrs. Laroque?
If you haven't read the first installment, please grab it. Dessa and Charity are both likable women - very gutsy. I can certainly see them working together on a couple of projects. It does make one pause to think just how well you might handle going back to a time period. On the one hand it might seem glamorous, but the reality is an eye-opening thought process. Of course if I could meet someone like Marshal Cole Jeffers, I might find a way to get by!
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