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First Impressions (Tombstone Treasures #1)

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Sammie Carpenter understands how a uniform influences behavior. Wearing her Army fatigues puts her in the mindset of a soldier and donning her Class-A Uniform always helps her shift into Captain Mode. So what harm could come from her dressing like a saloon girl and strutting through the streets of Tombstone? She didn't know how to flirt to save her life, and she wasn't ...more
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Published January 1st 2010 by Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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deb
Sep 18, 2016 deb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Time-Release Pill

I love the way this author allows you to experience the character's emotions. As a reader it gives you the opportunity to get into the character's head and understand what they are going through.

First Impressions shows you what is like to struggle with sexual temptation and how easy it is to succumb to it. James was trying his best to remain a virgin until he was married, but then he meets Sammie. His attraction to her was so strong that he was willing to comprise his relation
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Shawna Williams
Apr 05, 2010 Shawna Williams rated it really liked it
Actually, I rate this 4.5 stars, but it doesn't seem that it will let me do that.

This is my favorite book by Michelle Sutton. I loved how real these characters felt, and how true to life their experiences were. I could relate to both. And, as always, she weaved a hopeful, spiritual message throughout. Excellent, Michelle.

Stephanie Burkhart
Feb 06, 2010 Stephanie Burkhart rated it really liked it
Sutton pens a gritty inspirational romance with "First Impressions." The novel takes place in present day Tombstone, Arizona. Sammie and Jimmy are haunted by their tragedic pasts. Jimmy has let the Lord's word touch him and has become a Christian, but he'll need to draw on all his faith to tame his attraction to Sammie.

The novel opens with Sammie getting used to her character as a saloon girl in Tombstone, Arizona. When she's not a character actor, she's an active duty Army Captain, at nearby Ft
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Tracy Krauss
Jan 07, 2011 Tracy Krauss rated it really liked it
If you are looking for straight up romance from a Christian worldview, Michelle Sutton is the author for you. First Impressions is the first in the Tombstone Treasures Trilogy, a series of romance novels whose main characters work in the historic town of Tombstone, many as part time actors that help bring a sense of authenticity to this tourist attraction. This lends a sprinkling of old west flavor to the modern sensibility of the book. First Impression is a romance – there is no doubt about ...more
MaryLu Tyndall
Feb 07, 2010 MaryLu Tyndall rated it it was amazing
I love Ms. Sutton's writing! Her stories dig deep into the inner soul of her characters and deal with issues and feelings and longings that are common to us all, but ones which the typical Christian novel does not deal with. Where other novels gloss over our inner urgings, Ms. Sutton faces them head on without fear. I would say this particular story deals with lust vs. love. What is the difference? What does God say about this? He created our attractions, after all. They are not inherently evil. ...more
Carman
Jan 12, 2010 Carman rated it it was amazing
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First of all, I want to say that this is definitely for mature teens and up. This is very steamy and not to be read by younger people. But, the message in this book is priceless. First Impressions so completely stresses the importance of handling relationships God’s way that it will make you examine yourself and your walk with the Lord. Michelle is one of those authors that really touches you because she understands the importance of being real. Yes, the book is fiction and fun to read, but it ...more
Catherine Richmond
Sammie usually wears an army uniform to work. She wants to be desirable and learn to flirt, so she volunteers to play a saloon girl in Tombstone, Arizona. And then she discovers a lesson women over the world learn - when you dress to attract attention, you get the wrong kind. Jimmy, a counselor playing a cowboy, is interested in Sammie. He can tell she has "issues" and he knows he should avoid "missionary dating," but he can't stay away.

Author Michelle Sutton clearly shows the push and pull of d
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Andi Newberry ~Tubbs
Apr 01, 2010 Andi Newberry ~Tubbs rated it it was amazing
Michelle is one of my favorite authors! She writes about feelings, urgings, and longings that we've been told we're not suppose to think about or talk about. What's even better, she does it without fear or trembling! Her characters are real, and honest; they're just like us, not perfect and they struggle daily with issues just like we do. Each day we have the opportunity to make a choice on whether we live for God or not. While this book is steamy with the romance between the characters, ...more
Jeannie
Jan 09, 2011 Jeannie rated it it was amazing
Another great read by the master of Edgy, Michelle Sutton! The woman knows how to heat things up! First Impressions isn’t as steamy as some of her other books, but you can always expect some heat. I loved how she showed the internal struggle for the characters. How conflicted they were to do what they knew was right, but how temptation was there staring them in the face. Making it all too desirable to succumb to their longings. I love how she has the spiritual thread interlaced throughout her ...more
Dawn Turner
Aug 09, 2012 Dawn Turner rated it it was amazing
Outstanding! I read straight through this book in a few hours. Enjoyed it tremendously. It is so REAL - how we believers sometimes really struggle with the desires of our flesh vs what we know God desires of us. I felt so bad for poor Jimmy at times as a result of his struggle, not to mention his confusion over some of the things Sammie said and did. My heart also ached for Sammie's struggle with believing God could love her. I think we've all been there at one time or another (or multiple ...more
Linnette
Dec 24, 2010 Linnette rated it really liked it
"First Impressions" is definately different from most Christian Women's romance novels. While I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the next in the series, this book is not for everyone. There are a few things Michelle is more bold about than most christian authors and some might not appreciate the level of realism in her writing. However, by the end of the book I feel she handled the issues fairly well.

Michelle, thank you for a different and delightful read!
Melinda Todd
Mar 21, 2012 Melinda Todd rated it it was amazing
Michelle Sutton does it again in this edgy romance set in Tombstone, AZ. The first book in a 3 book series and I cannot wait to read the rest! Who doesn't enjoy a good love story with a handsome cowboy? The story is more enjoyable because handsome cowboy, Jimmy actually has some morals even if he is severely tempted by Sammie.
Jennifer
Jul 18, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I loved it. Their struggles with desire and painful pasts weren't sugar coated. At the core is a beautiful story of finding true love.
Leah
Sep 03, 2010 Leah rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness!! This was a great book!
It was steamy, funny, and a little sad. I could not stop reading it!
I finished it in one afternoon.
I cant wait to read the second book in the series.
Michelle
Apr 26, 2010 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm the author so I loved it!
Tarasview
Jan 17, 2010 Tarasview rated it really liked it
fun read!
kathy verning
Ugh!

I did not enjoy this book at all. I searched it out because Mary Anderson recommended it as an enjoyable "edgy Christian fiction." I loved her "A Trusting Heart" so much that I've read it twice. This book sounded like it was written by a 7th grader and the dialog between the main characters was juvinial as well. There were also numerous lines that didn't have a previous reference to make the information relevant. I don't have an issue with the sensual description of thoughts. I believe our s
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Michelle has written nearly two dozen inspirational novels. She is a book reviewer, an avid blogger, and a supervisor for the State of Arizona.
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