Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Lady For The Lawman ~ Jewell Tweedt

  • File Size: 518 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Prism Book Group (September 18, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

On special assignment from the White House to the Nebraska prairie... 

Crack undercover Pinkerton agent Jason Reynolds gets the toughest assignment of his career. Sent by President U.S. Grant to Omaha to capture a loco ex-soldier accused of stealing Jefferson Davis' treasury gold, Jason falls for feisty shopkeeper Arianna Quincy. Trouble is, she's not interested. When the lunatic grabs Arianna, Jason's skills are put to the test. Can Jason get his man and his woman?

My take on this book:
A Lady for the Lawman by Jewell Tweedt is a historical romance that really is so much more! A fantastic blending of romance, suspense, along with a faith based theme and easy to care about characters makes for a page turning read that you can't put down once you start reading it!

Nineteen year old Arianna Quincy feels like it's time for her to leave the farm where she was raised with seven other siblings.She doesn't want to be a farmers wife, or anyone's wife for that matter instead she wants to get a job and decides to that the mercantile where her cousin works would be just the place to work. Headed to town to pick up supplies for her family she decides it's time to put her plan into motion, but when she winds up in the middle of a robbery, Jason Reynolds, the new deputy in town saves the day. It's Jason's first day in town, and he just happens to be at the mercantile when someone tries to rob it. He can't help but be drawn to Arianna, but she has other plans for her life. Jason isn't actually who everyone thinks he is, and when Arianna's life is put in jeopardy, he has to put his feelings aside in order to try and save her. 

Jewell Tweedt brings history to life within the  pages of A Lady for the Lawman. She provides a very realistic look at the way it could have been a few years after the Civil War. I became absorbed in the story within a few pages, the descriptive writing along with easy to care for characters made me feel like I had stepped back in time. I enjoyed the story that developed between Jason and Arianna, the pacing of their budding relationship was perfect, the presence of faith and family fit perfectly with the story. Secondary characters really add to the plot and honestly left me hoping that perhaps Arianna's sister might get her own story. Speaking of secondary characters Ms. Tweedt's ease of pulling me into the characters feelings allowed me to feel empathy for the "bad guy" she shared insight into the hopes and dreams for his life and how the war basically cost him everything. The romance was slow and sweet, but it was the mystery and suspense that has the plot zipping along. The secondary story line of missing gold from the Civil War was really intriguing, and the snippets of history surrounding Abraham Lincoln made this a top notch read for me. While this story is the second in the Nebraska Brides series the author provides enough back ground information that it can be read as a stand alone work, with that said I have read both books and highly recommend both!  On a scale of one to five I would easily give A Lady for the Lawman a six because it's  the perfect blending of romance, faith, mystery and suspense, where you also feel like your getting a bit of a history lesson. I will certainly be watching for more books in the Nebraska Brides series by Jewell Tweedt. 

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1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I've not heard of this one, but it sounds really cute. Gotta' love an old-fashioned mystery - especially when it looks at something like The Pinkertons, always a fun profession for a novel. :)


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