Monday, January 18, 2010

The Sheriff’s Surrender by Susan Page Davis ~ 4/5 stars

The Sheriff's Surrender
Susan Page Davis
Ladies Shooting Club #1

Barbour Publishing
About the book:
Gert Dooley can shoot the tail feathers off a jay at a hundred yards from years of test-firing the guns her brother repairs. But long after giving up on marriage, she longs for rancher Ethan Chapman to see she’s more than a crack shot. When murder strikes the sleepy town, Gert forms the Ladies’ Shooting Club to teach the women how to protect themselves, their families, and their businesses.

Ethan didn’t ask to be named sheriff, but he accepts the position and takes on the investigation into the mysterious death of his predecessor. Now he’s pressured by the town’s women to restore order and safety to Fergus, and by the men who insist Ethan disband the upstart Ladies’ Shooting Club.

Another person is murdered, and Ethan turns to Gert and her ladies to help in the investigation. But will they find the murderer before he strikes again?

My review:
I really enjoyed this book. I do wish that the book had spent more time helping us get to know Gert better. It seemed like lots of time was spent with the mystery and with Ethan, and less with Gert. My heart went out to poor Milzie! I felt so bad for her and kept hoping that someone would befriend her. The mystery part of this book, I really liked. I was on the edge of my seat at the end of the book when the murderer was found out. I was very pleased with the way the book ended, and if you enjoy a sweet romance with a mystery thrown in, then I believe you will also.


Anonymous said...

I also have read this book and thought it was a keeper. Very sweet romance.

Susan Page Davis said...

Thanks, April! And thank you, Carman, for featuring my book. Writing the Ladies' Shooting Club series has been great fun (and a lot of hard work on the research). Blessings!

Cami Checketts said...

Thanks for the review, Carman. I love the title and cover.