Saturday, January 11, 2020
Under the Stars
When the new marshal in town needs volunteers, one of the first to sign up is Miss Rosie Decker. And why wouldn’t she? She’s a sharpshooting, horse-taming tomboy—and she’s out for revenge. Marshal Hank Walker is forming a posse to find the man who killed her sweetheart, and Rosie is determined to help track him down. When the marshal refuses her service on account of her being a woman, Rosie is undeterred. If it’s a man Marshal Walker wants, it’s a man he’ll get. With his posse assembled, Hank Walker is confident he’ll be able to track down the criminal. His confidence grows as he recognizes the incomparable skill of one young man in his posse—Ross. That is, until the day Ross’s mustache falls off, revealing “his” true identity. Rosie Decker has duped him. Banished back to town, it’s time for Rosie to prove her mettle. Though working alongside the unwilling marshal is complicated, it is the unexpected tenderness she feels for him that proves most problematic. How can she demonstrate her skill while also setting out to win the heart of the man who seems bent on keeping her out of his way?
My thoughts: I enjoyed the setting of this story, a slightly unconventional Western town where one woman is making waves as a doctor and another as a horse trainer. When Rosie's sweetheart is killed, she wants justice. When the handsome Marshal fails to put together much of a posse to hunt the murdered down, she decides to disguise herself as a man to help out. I thought that the story was well written and enjoyed the characters, since they are unique and interesting. I look forward to reading more by Carolyn.
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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