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A Woman Called Sage

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  723 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
They took away everything she loved … now, she’s out for revenge.
Sage Morrow had it all: life on a beautiful Colorado ranch, a husband who adored her, and a baby on the way. Until five ruthless gunmen rode up to their ranch and changed her life forever.
Now Sage is a bounty hunter bent on retribution. Accompanied only by her majestic hawk, she travels throughout the Rocky M
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by Zondervan (first published February 1st 2010)
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May 25, 2010 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Set in the 1870's Sage Morrow has it all, a wonderful husband, a baby on the way, a ranch that is doing well. But life changes dramatically for Sage, when one afternoon, four men ride up to their ranch and shoot and kill Sage's husband, and shoot her and leave her for dead, causing her son to be born prematurely and his death.

Not understanding why this has happened, she leaves her home and goes to stay with the Ute tribe, her mother's people and learn the ways of tracking. She becomes a bounty
I usually enjoy books of this genre, Christian fiction/western or pioneer but this one was ho hum. I liked the clean story and of course being a Christian book but too much action driven rather than character driven. The characters never came alive for me. I did have a problem with a story that one of the characters told about his grandfather breaking a leg of one of his sheep to keep it from wandering. Well, that story just didn't sound correct because any animal that can't run or in the best o ...more
Oven Joy
Jan 30, 2011 Oven Joy rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Conservative Christians
Recommended to Oven Joy by: Amazon
This one caught my eye because the story sounded really interesting, and it was, but I was really disappointed in some aspects too. The storyline kept me reading even when I was rolling my eyes at the characters, so keep that in mind above all. Also, the writing style was not my favorite. It struck me as amateur, though apparently this author is well accomplished. I guess it's just her writing style. There was a strong religious overtone, as Sage struggles with her relationship with God after th ...more
Jul 25, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
In this book, A Woman Called Sage, DiAnn writes a gripping story of a woman bounty hunter, Sage Morrow, who has a hawk as her traveling pet, who is seeking justice against the outlaws that ended her dreams of a life with Charles. It’s a toss-up between justice and revenge. Which one will win out?

Bounty hunters are typically rough and tough surly men, but Sage has the same grit and determination as her male counterparts, coupled with the tenderness of a woman. She has gained a reputation across t
Feb 28, 2011 Dailycheapreads rated it liked it
Sage is strong woman determined to avenge the death of her husband and unborn son by tracking down outlaws.

This intriguing premise of a female bounty hunter on the frontier makes for a story of both adventure and insight.

Sage tracks down the leader of the McCaw gang to Rocky Falls and brings him in to Marshal Parker Timmons. The marshal doesn't trust bounty hunters much, but Sage is certainly unique. The outlaw escapes and kidnaps two of Timmons young nephews. Sage, along with her trained hawk,
Feb 13, 2011 Amber rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
This was a surprising pleasant read. A woman whose husband and baby were killed by a gang of outlaws becomes a bounty hunter. Several years later, she is hoping to catch those responsible for her family's death. She comes together with a local marshal to help bring in the gang. A mystery evolves regarding her late husband and his the circumstances of his death. All loose ends come together at the end of the book.

There is a somewhat strong Christian theme running throughout this book. However, it
Sep 16, 2010 Marianna rated it it was ok
No action. No attempt at developing a realistic relationship between the two mains. I was disappointed that Sage's heritage wasn't expounded upon. I felt as if it was just a decoration of sorts. Since there aren't TONS of books about Native Americans I was craving something different, something that isn't already well worn and well known.
Jan 16, 2010 Lyn rated it it was amazing
"DiAnn Mills has created an unforgettable heroine in A WOMEN CALLED
SAGE. An engaging tale that will keep any reader turning pages till
the unexpected ending. Don't pass on this one." Lyn Cote, author of
Texas Star of Destiny series

Aug 20, 2010 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
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Jul 20, 2010 Sheila rated it really liked it
Some books have covers that are perfect for their tale. A Woman called Sage is one such book. An Indian woman in Western garb stands thoughtfully staring into the distance while a hawk flies overhead. She encompasses my image of Sage so perfectly that I found myself staring at the book cover, longing to read more, while I worked around the house.

Sage is half-Ute and sought help from her tribe after her husband was murdered. She’s sworn vengeance on his killers and uses her Indian training to bec
Jan 08, 2011 Michelle rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-on-kindle
The bare bones of this book are decent: interesting plot, some unique characters. But the writing is absolutely abominable. This is trite, cliched writing at its worst. Here's an example:

"Hard to have an appetite for the food she'd smelled all afternoon when she felt like she was drowning in a river of emotions, and the source of those feelings sat within arm's reach...Right now all she could do was tread water and hope she didn't get caught up in the whirlpool of his eyes."

I will admit that I
Feb 06, 2011 DJ rated it liked it
I got this book for free from B&N for my Nook. The first few chapters I was already very into this book. It started off about a woman name Sage (duh), who is half Native Indian and half white. It takes place in the late 19th century. She became a bounty hunter due to a circumstance that I rather not reveal. This is basically her story to hunt down the gang that changed her life.

As the book go on, it got a little too repetitive (too many same "feelings", "thoughts" that are basically the sam
I actually started reading this because someone I talk to on Twitter posted that it was free and seemed interesting. I didn't pay attention to the fact that it was published by a company that puts out Christian based fiction. While I was reading there was a lot of mention of God and religion but I didn't feel like it was being shoved down my throat. That being said...

I'm really glad that I read this one. A Woman called Sage is unlike anything I usually read: genre, included.

Sage Morrow is a fema
Sep 17, 2011 Chloe rated it liked it
I had a better review, but goodreads ate it. :/

This book was a decent western about a female half-Native American half-white bounty hunter. I got it free on Amazon. It started out well, but it would have been a lot better if the whole faith-in-God thing hadn't gotten out of control at the end and started overshadowing the rest of the story. I don't mind Christian fiction, but if the whole story had been like the last 8th of the book, it would have been a lot shittier. Likewise, if the book hadn'
Megan Weivoda
May 21, 2013 Megan Weivoda rated it it was ok
This book was OK. I picked it out thinking it was a Historical Romance novel and not a Christian Romance novel. This is the only Christian Romance novel I have ever read so, maybe my view is a bit skewed. This book had a predictable plot line and was not very well written. It wasn't terrible by any means, just not overly entertaining. I listened to the audiobook and I found the narrator extremely annoying, so that as well could have skewed my opinion of this one. This book is also very cheesy, w ...more
Jan 04, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
Wow! While I read this series out of order (The Fire in Ember first and then A Woman Called Sage), I still really enjoyed this book! I would recommend reading it in order, though, as I knew how a few things would end before of what I discovered in The Fire in Ember.

This didn't hurt my thoughts toward the book - it was great! I was at first afraid to read it. A woman bounty hunter made me think it might be another one of those stories that impresses how woman can do things just as well or better
Diane  Holm
Apr 13, 2011 Diane Holm rated it it was amazing
When dreams are shattered, life forever altered, revenge can encompass your thoughts and actions…

DiAnn Mills has written another story to twist you heart, intrigue your mind, and send you back in time. Her characters are realistic and easy to visualize. The settings and descriptions come alive and the story flows well.

Sage Morrow, once left for dead on her Colorado ranch, has learned much in the ensuing years. Armed with the skills of her Ute ancestors, her faithful companion "Hawk", and a deter
Mar 21, 2012 Terri rated it really liked it
I often shy away from books labeled as "Christian fiction" because all too often it seems that I have the feeling that they are poorly written books that couldn't be sold until someone rather clumsily added some rather extraneous and superficial references to God. Therefore, I was a little bit apprehensive about this book. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. Each of the characters struggles with his or her relationship with God in a very personal way, and for some it is more of a struggle than ...more
Edward Arrington
Aug 05, 2016 Edward Arrington rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this story about Sage Morrow, a woman bounty hunter, who has been searching for her husband’s killer for several years. The action, suspense, mystery, and romance keep drawing the reader onward. The other main character is the town marshal of Rocky Falls, Colorado. He is a good decent man who wants to keep everyone safe. A broad spectrum of other characters fill the pages from the loud-mouthed super-judgmental preacher to the loving widow lady who works in the hotel trying to reach the ...more
Bethany  T
Mar 26, 2016 Bethany T rated it it was ok
I loved this book until about the last two chapters. Then is went south on me. There were a lot of plot lines that were all beautifully tangled and mangled and I was waiting to see the characters really break through.

However, it felt like the story was told it had run out of time and the angels came in to fix it and make the romance happen. At one point, I actually flipped a few pages to see if I'd missed a chapter because the characters just flipped. It felt like the author could have done so m
Jun 21, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing
DiAnn Mills won me over with this historical romance. I really didn't think I'd like reading about the "Old West", even though I was brought up on Gunsmoke and Bonanza. The story keeps you wanting to read more and more. I liked the way DiAnn used a hawk to spice up the story. Sometimes I thought the main character was a little bit unbelievable. But then the story played out, and what I thought was unbelievable was all part of the greater scheme of things. Well done, DiAnn. I look forward to read ...more
Jun 09, 2011 Kari rated it liked it
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Jul 02, 2011 Stacy rated it liked it
A freebie for my Kindle that I really enjoyed. I think I've liked every book I've read by Diann Mills, so I should probably seek her out more :) This one was very different, a half Ute Indian woman who loses her husband and child to a gang in Colorado in the late 1800's. She becomes a bounty hunter and seeks out those who murdered her family. It's Christian fiction, so some of the plot deals with forgiveness and her rediscovering her faith and dependence on God. I really enjoyed it and would pro ...more
Wendy Sparkes
Mar 02, 2012 Wendy Sparkes rated it really liked it
A woman as a bounty hunter with her faithful hawk as a companion and a town marshal team together against a murderous gang of outlaws who have a score to settle with the two of them.

An enjoyable historical read.

I'm now reading, and currently enjoying, the book following this one The Fire in Ember by DiAnn Mills
Jul 26, 2011 Briana rated it it was amazing
DiAnn Mills is quickly turning into one of my favorite Christian authors. I loved Sage's character in this novel. She was a great blend of strength & femininity. Too often authors make their female characters too rough but that wasn't at all a problem here and Sage was a complex woman. The story that brings Parker & Sage together is quite an intricate one with a few light twists and turns that weren't quite expected. A joy to read.
May 07, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Julie by: CFBA
Thanks to the fine folks at Zondervan for providing a review copy of this book!

A full review is coming to my blog during the week of May 10. This was a great Mother's Day Weekend Read and I HIGHLY recommend it!!

Is it save to say that DiAnn Mills is a favorite author after just one book?? :)
Mirah W
Nov 13, 2011 Mirah W rated it liked it
This book was a pleasant little surprise. I love good westerns and this one had the classic western elements mixed with Christian themes. Sage is a strong, stubborn character but was able to grow throughout the book. Some of the supporting characters were difficult to like but they contributed needed elements to the plot. I wish the conclusion would have been flushed out a little more. It seemed the confrontation at the end was a little rushed.
Feb 23, 2016 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
I always love this author's books. The characters were all memorable. The story of Sage and Parker as they work together was inspiring. The old west setting was refreshing. As always I look forward to all books by this author. I listened to the audio version and the narrator was excellent. Added another dimension to this awesome book.
Nov 12, 2015 Regina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romance. Adventure. Outlaws. Scandal. Forgiveness

If you're into reading historical books with a flare for outlaws and marshals, then this book is for you! This story kept me turning the pages, wanting-no craving to see what will happen next! It was with deep regret when I read the last page. Very satisfying to the very end!
Littybell1 Harris
Apr 14, 2011 Littybell1 Harris rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent read with a plot twist that you will not figure out until the end. I like the perspective of christian faith it brought out which harkens to some of the political/religious "hollier and more American then thou" language that we are forced to endure in America today. It is a freebie but I consider my time as valuable and this book was well worth my time! I highly recommend it.
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