About: City dweller John McCall never expected to be out in the High Sierras of 1868 on a wild-goose chase to find the Chiltons’ supposedly lost grandson. But now that he’s out here, things have gotten even more complicated, mostly due to wildcat Penny Scott. She’s not like any woman he’s ever met–comfortable in the woods, with a horse, and with a gun.
When Penny and John are taken against their will by a shadowy figure looking for evidence they don’t have, both realize they’ve stumbled into something dangerous and complicated. With their friends and family desperately searching for them, Penny and John must make a daring escape.
When they emerge back into the real world, they are confronted with a kidnapper who just won’t stop. They must bring a powerful, ruthless man to justice, even as this city man and country woman fight a very inconvenient attraction to each other.
Genre: Historical, western, fiction.
My rating: 4 and 1/2 stars.
My recommendation: Uh, 13 to 16 up.
My favorite character: Hmm, so, I liked the characters and all but they rushed around so much it was hard to connect with them and see their personalities. Though, I guess I need to pick a favorite character . . . And that character is John, and now that I think about it he was interesting. And all of the disguises, man, were those funny!
My Verse for John is Proverbs 29:11
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. (King James Version.)
Okay, this verse doesn’t fit him . . . It’s more of what he should have done at times when around Penny.
My Thoughts: I’ve enjoyed reading this series of a different kinda western — the heroes aren’t overly perfect, the heroines aren’t too feminine, and the descriptions aren’t sappy.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it.