Monday, October 4, 2010

The Vigilante's Bride by Yvonne Harris ~ 5 stars

The Vigilante's Bride
Yvonne Harris
Bethany House Publishing
About the book:
Is Her Kidnapper the Only Man Who Can Keep Her Safe?

Robbing a stagecoach on Christmas Eve and abducting a woman passenger is the last thing Luke Sullivan expected to do. He just wanted to reclaim the money stolen from his pa, but instead ended up rescuing a feisty copper-haired woman who was on her way to marry Sullivan's dangerous enemy.

Emily McCarthy doesn't take kindly to her so-called rescue. Still, she's hoping Providence will turn her situation for good, especially when it seems Luke Sullivan may just be the man of her dreams. But Luke has crossed a vicious man, a powerful rancher not used to losing, and Emily is the prize he's unwilling to sacrifice.

My review:
Ah! I loved this book. It had all of my favorites! Romance, adventure, COWBOYS… ;) It had a unique plot with twists and turns that were very well done. Yvonne really did a great job with the characters. I loved Emily and Luke so much. I was actually a little worried when I started reading it. I thought it might be one of those run-of-the-mill westerns, but that was not the case! I was even surprised by the humor in the book. Now, it wasn’t by any means a comedy, but there were a few times when I laughed out loud while reading. I can’t wait to see what other books this author has coming, but for now, put this on your TBR list!

Thanks to Bethany House for my free review copy of this book.


Renee said...

I'm glad to know it was that enjoyable! I'm actually hoping to win it on a blog you posted about--I think, Writer's Alley.

HandyFamily said...

Thanks for the review! I love it when I laugh out loud while reading! I am looking forward to reading this book!

G.R.I.T.S. said...

I received this one from Bethany House to review, and i LOVED it also...b/c it has the romance, action, struggle, and Cowboys ;) just as you said!

Great Review, and I agree with you about it being 5 stars!! I can't wait to review it, in the near future!

Carman said...

Renee~ I hoe you win a copy too! It's a great book.

HandyFamily~ Me, too! I do that a lot with Mary Conneally's books. I hope you enjoy it!

Rae~ Awesome! It sounds like we like the same kind of books. :) If you want, you can send me your review link when it comes up and I'll come leave a comment. :D

Anonymous said...

Everytime I read a book that has a sense of humor in it, I feel like it is the luscious cherry on the top. This book sounds like fun.


misskallie2000 said...

I love this type of story. They meet in a not great way, but then they fall for each other and the bad guy is out to get them. lol
Great review.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Carman said...

Carol~ I feel the same way! Thanks for commenting. :)

misskallie2000~ Me, too! LOL Thanks!

barbjan10 said...

Julie's review makes me think very favorably of reading it. I hope when I do read it, I can find the humorous moments that Julie did. I think Julie can laugh easily and that is so much fun - I do too. I can just imagine the mood of this guy dealing with this feisty woman when all he wanted to do was a simple robbery. They are getting off to a good start. LOL Good review, Julie. I enjoyed it.

Carman said...

Barb~ LOL. I hope you do too. :) Thanks! I hope you get to read this soon!

Charlotte said...

I look forward to reading this now since you shared that there were a few times when you laughed out loud! Not many books do this!

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Lady DragonKeeper said...

Hmm, I've never heard of Yvonne Harris . . . I should check if the library has any of her books. Westerns aren't my favorite genre, but I do like historical fiction in general, so I'll look into this (and everyone enjoys a bit of humor in a good book, right?)

Michelle said...

I haven't heard of this author before either, but your review has convinced me to put it on my TBR list. Thank you for the informative review!


kristia4 said...

Wow, sounds like you really enjoyed this book! Thank you for the review . . . it seems like there are a lot of Christian Fiction Westerns out there. I guess they're pretty popular.

LuLu said...

This book is on my review list, glad to hear I'm going to enjoy it!

~Lauri (lulu)

Jessica said...

Loved this book! Really cute story!


Carman said...

Charlotte~ I feel the same way. Good humor is rare in books! I love when I find one like this.

Lady DragonKeeper~ I think she is actually a fairly new author. :) I'm looking forward to what else she will have!

Michelle~ Awesome! I'm so glad. I hope you love the book too!

Carman said...

kristia4~ I usually love westerns, but this one was even better! :D

LuLu~ Yay! I hope you do! :)

Jessica~ Glad to hear that! It's a great book. :)