Marrying Miss Marshall by Lacy Williams Review

In Marrying Miss Marshall by Lacy Williams, Danna Carpenter is doing her best to fill her late husband’s shoes as town marshal. She’s trying to do her job while also trying to win the respect of the townspeople. To make matters worse, Chas O’Grady, an amateur detective, is hunting a band of cattle rustler. They are put in a situation that compromises all of their values. In order to follow the rules of propriety, they are forced to marry. With the plan to get their marriage annulled at the earliest possible moment, Chas and Danna are joined in marriage. Things go from bad to worse when the bank is robbed and the town council continually threatening to replace Danna with someone “better suited” for the job. The cattle rustling scheme goes deeper than they realized and Danna and Chas do their best to nail down the proper thieves and lawbreakers, even when they realize it goes back to some important people in the community. While the adventure continues, Danna and Chas find their friendship becoming something more.

I absolutely loved Marrying Miss Marshall! I loved how independent Danna was and I loved how she continued to do a job most people thought was “inappropriate”. I enjoyed how quickly Marrying Miss Marshall progressed and at the surprise ending. I liked that Chas was willing to marry Danna for propriety even though he could have easily just moved on with his job not caring what happened to her. I liked the many twists in the plot and enjoyed watching as Danna and Chas’s relationship progressed. It was a fun novel taking place in the old west.

You can read an excerpt here.

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Title: Marrying Miss Marshall

Author: Lacy Williams

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 279

ISBN: 978-0-373-82881-4

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: August 2011

Reviewer: Jillian

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Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsey Review

Caroline “Rocky” Rhodes has worked hard to leave behind her small town and the person she was there. Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsey returns us to the town of Last Chance (you can read my review of Welcome to Last Chance here). Rocky loves her job working for a Senator, assisting him to smooth things over and deal with situations to make her state better but her newest task may be more than she can handle. Her home town of Last Chance has been hit hard by the economic downturn but a member of the British aristocracy has purchased land in Last Chance but is running into problems dealing with the locals to get his factory built and it is Rocky’s job to help him out. Rocky really doesn’t want to return to Last Chance but she especially doesn’t want to ride on the past Watermelon Princess Float, the scene of her past embarrassment, while she is there.

Hugh DeLacy is holding onto his family estate by a thread, he has to build the factory on the land he has purchased to financially survive but he doesn’t want anyone to know his precarious situation. Hugh decides the best way to get the factory built is to go there in person but when things don’t go exactly as planned Hugh has to rely on Rocky to get what he needs. As Hugh gets to know Rocky and realizes her internal conflict with proceeding forward Hugh starts to wonder what he can sacrifice to meet his financial needs.

I loved returning to Last Chance. Having grown up in a smaller town Ramsey’s descriptions of the minefield of personal relationships between the individuals living there brought back memories of growing up. At first I was inclined to dislike Rocky, she left her home town as soon as possible and I thought she was embarrassed by her father’s “Golfing with God” mini-golf business but as the story progressed I really liked Rocky. Rocky has a desire to be more than her town would allow her grow but she is still concerned about the inhabitants and very committed to making sure that the town survived. Ramsey’s characters are charmingly flawed and Last Chance Beauty Queen had me giggling out loud and near tears within pages of each other. Last Chance Beauty Queen is my favorite book in the series so far and I look forward to Stoney’s story.

You can read an excerpt here.

Last Chance Series:

Welcome to Last Chance

Home at Last Chance 

Last Chance Beauty Queen

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Title: Last Chance Beauty Queen

Author: Hope Ramsey

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 368

ISBN: 978-0446576086

Publisher: Forever Romance

Release Date: February 2012

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

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Double Play by Mike Weiss Review

Dan White, a San Francisco Supervisor assassinated Mayor George Moscone and fellow Supervisor Harvey Milk. Double Play by Mike Weiss is a true story. It is from the 70’s and was originally written in the 1980’s. It is an accurate account of the history behind all three men, their lives, and what eventually would lead to all three of their deaths. Dan White confessed to killing Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk, but was only sentenced to 5 years in prison for both murders. White didn’t even serve the full five years of his sentence.

As part of this book, there is a DVD with pictures and the confession of Dan White the day he turned himself in.

Wow, what a book! Amazing writing, detail and information! I have never read a book with so much information. I also have never struggled so much with trying to get through the book. I was amazed at the research the author put into this book. I have yet to finish this book, which is hard for me, because I really try to finish all the books I start. It is an amazing story and well put together, I just struggled with how much information it gives. I am on page 262 and haven’t even reached the part when Dan White kills both men. I feel that All three men’s stories are important and this book gives them the attention they deserved and doesn’t just give you the good things they did.

I would recommend this book to those who like documentaries and have the patience to sit and read such a lengthy book. Harvey Milk is gay, so if that bothers people, this isn’t the book for you. There is violence, since the two men were murdered. There is also mention of sex, but it doesn’t go into great detail about the sex involved.

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Title: Double Play

Author: Mike Weiss

Format: Hardbound

Page Nos.: 496

ISBN: 978-0982565056

Publisher: Vince Emery Productions

Release Date: December 2010

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jocee

 

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