Category Archives: Western Books

Forgotten Book Challenge

Hi Everyone,

This week’s Forgotten Book Challenge is a Christian Fiction book that came on my Nook. I never read it and forgot about it completely.



By: Laurraine Snelling
(Dakota Treasures #1)

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Author Spotlight!

Hi Everyone,

This week’s Author Spotlight is on Andrew Joyce. He is currently running a sale on his ebook, Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn.  He is also giving one lucky commenter a free copy of his book! (Details at the end of the post.)

Author Bio: Andrew Joyce’s latest novel, REDEMPTION, has hit #1 in two categories over the last year and was (for a short while) the number 27th best selling book on Amazon (out of over 2,000,000 books). He lives aboard a boat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his dog Danny.
Redemption Cover
Summary: Three men come together in the town of Redemption, Colorado, each for his own purpose. Huck Finn is a famous lawman not afraid to use his gun to protect the weak. He has come to right a terrible wrong. After his wife’s death, Tom Sawyer does not want to live anymore; he has come to die. The third man, the Laramie Kid, a killer Huck and Tom befriended years earlier has come to kill a man. For these three men Death is a constant companion. For these three men it is their last chance for redemption.

REDEMPTION won the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Western of 2013


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My Sister’s Books #45

The Reluctant Bride

By: Leigh Greenwood


Tanzy decided to become a mail-order bride in order to avoid a marriage to her cousin, after most of her family was killed in a horrific feud. However, when she travels to meet Russ Tibbolt, she finds him in the middle of a shootout. Distraught over the violence, she refuses to marry him, until they get to know each other better. Just one problem, their attraction for each other puts their lives in danger when the past returns.

This book is a tedious read, since the first half of the book is slow. However, the intrigue picks up towards the end, when Tanzy decides to go undercover to help Russ survive. Greenwood does a good job of describing the details of the western territory and the ‘town.’ Readers will enjoy feeling like they stepped back in time, while they worry for the character’s safety.



Available in store only.


This author recommends Stobie Piel.

Similar Authors: Caroline Fyffe, Cynthia Woolfe

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My Sister’s Books Review #43

Texas Bride

By: Joan Johnston

Despite the fact that Miranda Wentworth lost her parents in the Chicago fire, she has kept her and her five younger siblings safe in the nasty orphanage. Now that she is about to turn 18, she is being kicked out and risks losing her siblings. Her younger sister provides hope, when she tells Miranda that she responded to a mail-order bride ad in the newspaper. Desperate to keep her family together, she sneaks her youngest siblings out of the orphanage to start their new life. Little does she know, Jake Creed has a few surprises of his own, including a young daughter who is in need of a mother.

Joan Johnston gives readers a well-balanced story with this first book in her Mail-Order Bride Series. Readers will appreciate the inner struggles the main characters deal with, while trying to manage the turmoil of the Texas weather.  Though Jake is a cowboy and his ranch is in need of repair, the story focuses on the turmoil of forgiving and accepting the past, in order to open up for future blessings. The ending gives readers closure between Jake and Miranda, while piquing the interest for the rest of Miranda’s family.


This review was written for My Sister’s Books.

This author recommends:

Catherine Hart, Sabrina Jeffries, Stef Ann Holm

Available in store and online.




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Heart of a Cowboy

By Reeyce Smythe Wilder. Format: ebook. Read: Jan. 2012.
  Heart of a Cowboy is the first of Reeyce Smythe Wilder’s works that I have had the pleasure of reading. It is set in an older west, with easily relatable characters. The story is nicely written, with scenes that will have the reader craving to read more. Even though Heart of a Cowboy is short, and could use more details pertaining to the setting, Wilder has created an excellent set-up for her first series. The ebook format did contain a few errors, but overall I enjoyed this book, and cannot wait for the sequel. If you are a fan of strong cowboys that are there to save the day, then you will enjoy this ebook.


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