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Painted by the Sun (The Women's West #4)

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A Woman On A Desperate Quest

Working as a traveling photographer, Shea Waterston is following the path of the orphan trains west, searching for the son she was forced to give up ten years before. She pays for her search any way she can, including setting up her camera to photograph a hanging. When that lands her in Judge Gallimore's jail, Shea never dreams that soon after,
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Bantam
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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

All of us have secrets: things we choose not to share with other people. But what happens when those difficulties morph into something that is crippling? And then years go by before the circumstances burst forth and affect everyone? PAINTED BY THE SUN is about those very secrets: moments of time buried long ago.

Shea Waterston was heading west with a much older companion/friend. She was a gifted photographer that took portraits. At the same tim
What a wonderful story! I loved it!!! Very smooth and flowing writing with great secondary characters. Lots of angst and PTSD here, but none of the "big misunderstanding" type thing, thankfully. Great emotions that will pull you right in and make you feel as if you are in the story and that you know these people and understand them.
This story is set in the 1870s Colorado. Shea Waterston is a traveling photographer who is searching for her son that she had to give up 10 years prior while living
The title of the book comes from a quote by Ambrose Bierce “Photography is a picture painted by the sun”. It’s a story of Shea Waterstone, a photographer and a widow, traveling with her partner through vast lands of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in 1875. “Working in what must have been nearly impossible conditions, she had made magic with contrasts, the shapes, the poetry of the high country”. But photography is not the main reason for her travels. It’s a way to finance a search for her son, one ...more
I've read quite a few books by this author to date. This is an author that I know can deliver a western historical romance that is angst filled and emotive. However I didn't feel that this particular story had the depth and strength that the other books have. It was well written and it did have themes that pulled at the heart strings, characters that were damaged in some way. I did like both Shea and Cam, but with this particular story I just felt that it was a bit too simplistic, and I didn't r ...more
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Oct 04, 2015 Lorena Helfers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super writing in my opinion

I think this is the third or fourth book that I have read so far. All have been different stories and not rehash of the others. That is refreshing when it come to reading books by same author.
Some of everything in this story. Bad guys,good guys and lovely passionate romance w/o Being graphic. Wonderful author!!!!
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Elizabeth Grayson fell in love with historical novels in the third grade. Her teacher read THE GOLD LACE COAT, by Helen Fuller Orton, to her class in preparation for their trip to Fort Niagara—and Elizabeth was hooked. She’s been reading and writing historical novels ever since.

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