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The Gunsmith's Gallantry (Ladies' Shooting Club #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  189 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Can the shy gunsmith and the widowed storekeeper find love when everything around them is in an uproar? Hiram Dooley has problems—women problems! His sister’s about to leave him to get married (if Sheriff Ethan Chapman ever proposes); his sister-in-law, Rose, thinks Hiram should marry her, since they’re both widowed; and the woman he truly loves, Libby Adams, is blind to h ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Barbour Books (first published 2010)
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Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, much better than its predecessor. THE GUNSMITH’S GALLANTRY was a captivating story and I loved delving into the characters.

For those that have read the first book, they will recognize the characters in the second, though it isn’t necessary to read the books in order. I loved reading more about quiet Hiram and the romance between him and the storekeeper, Libby. There is defiantly more romance in this book, though not edgy, it was sweet and fulfilling to see the happy e
Sandra Swartz
Nov 09, 2016 rated it liked it
It was okay. Much like the first one, only a little better. We will see what book three holds.
Nicki Olsen
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing

The Gunsmith's Gallantry

*Book Description*

Hiram-Hi-Dooley has lived with his sister Trudy for the past ten years...ever since his beloved wife Violet and son died and left him alone. He's hardly spoken a word since then. Now after all these years an unexpected, and unwanted, visitor shows up on their door right after her telegram arrives and there's no chance for escape for Hi and Trudy. When a short visit turns into a summer stay, Hi feels he's at his wit's end. Will he ever get rid of the girl
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Once again, I loved visiting this little town of Fergus, Idaho. It's a little place where everybody knows everybody, and they all want to see each other succeed. Of course, there's a few ruffians and troublemakers, but between the town sheriff and the Ladies Shooting Club, they don't stay around for long!

If you haven't read book one in this series, I highly suggest that you start there first. The Sheriff's Surrender is a good introduction to the whole town and its citizens, and it's got a good m
Dec 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
If sweet romance is your thing I highly recommend author Susan Page Davis. The Gunsmith's Gallantry is a western romance that will be certain to please fans of the genre. The feisty women of the Ladie's Shooting Club are at it again, this time trying to help new sheriff Ethan and fellow club member Isabel Fennel find out what's behind the sudden trouble Isabel's father, Cyrus is facing. Along with the problem of the meddlesome widow, Rose Caplinger and trying to raise money to keep the new docto ...more
Nina Gayle
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

The Gunsmith's Gallantry is the second book in the series, The Ladies' Shooting Club. Although I have not read the first book in this series, I had no trouble following the plot of this sequel.

In this story, there are several characters looking for romance. Trudy Dooley and Sheriff Ethan Chapman are courting, but he is reluctant to propose. Trudy's brother, Hiram likes Libba, the storekeeper, but wonders if such a beautiful woman could
Nov 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Hiram Dooley is a private man, living his life as the local gunsmith; contributing honorably to the Fergus, Idaho community as he continues to grieve over the deaths of his wife and newborn child. He scarcely utters a word, but his growing friendship with the lovely owner of the town's emporium begins to revive his reticent heart and Hiram finds that exploring a new future is not nearly as difficult as he once imagined.

Libby Adams has a soft spot in her heart for Hiram Dooley, the kind brother o
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Giselle by: goodreads
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book through goodreads first-reads!
Although westerns aren't my usual cup of tea, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Davis sets her scenes without the reader even noticing--no long, drawn-out descriptions; you're just very much there in the moment. I realized halfway through the book that my mental picture of this town was as vivid as if I were watching it on film. And I can say the same about the lead characters. Davis seems to draw the reader to her hero and heroine effortlessly. Don't
Jun 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I wish it had been more clear that this was a "Christian Romance." I enjoyed the book, but all of the discussions about religion really pulled me out of the story. I would expect people living in the old west to make religion a part of their lives, but I don't care to read about it. I did finish the book because I wanted to know what happened with the characters, so Ms. Davis did her job as far as having characters the reader is interested in, and wr ...more
May 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read
Another fun book. I like books that make me laugh at and with the chacters as well as want to yell at some and sy "what is your problem." I liked how Jiram started talking more in this one. He was more of a central chacter but there also seemed to be a need for him to open up a little bit more. I didn't really think that the love story between Hiram and Libby was explained very well. It was like that the start of that should have been put in the first book but instead we are just plopped right i ...more
Judith Rogow
Jun 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: western-mystery
This western mystery has all the ingredients, from store keepers and saloon girls to a timid teacher, a mysterious stranger, a land-grabbing rancher and a strapping sheriff.

What it does not have is swearing, piles of bodies or graphic sex, which makes it a refreshing read.

While I wish I had read the first book in the series, the tales stand on their own. A third edition will hit the shelves in November.

Aside from the mystery (which I will not spoil for future readers), there are a couple of swee
Jun 11, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reader
I enjoyed reading this book. It had a "Little House on the Prairie" feel to it. Wholesome people, simple times, with some intrigue. The book was easy to put down and just as easy to pick up again (with a house full of kids, these are 5 star qualities for me). For the avid reader I can see how one might find the story a bit slow, but it was right up my alley. The story was a nice "get-a-way". One thing that did bother me was that some characters didn't stay true to their personalities but it wasn ...more
Jun 01, 2010 rated it liked it
I won this book through the First Reads Giveaway.

I've read thousands of books, but this was my first western. The Gunsmith's Gallantry was a very easy read - except for the very beginning. There are around 20 characters that you have to get to know and remember in a very short time. It was a little confusing at first trying to remember who owned what shop and who was where when certain things were happening because Susan Page Davis just throws you right into the story. I loved the way things are
Jun 01, 2010 added it
Shelves: 2010, first-reads
Gah, this is the second time I've entered for something in First Reads with absolutely no mention of religion in the description that turned out to be stealth!Christian. *sigh*
I really did want to finish and review it since I appreciated the free copy and all, but a third of the way through I'd had about enough of the praying and the church-going and the modestly-clasping-her-shawls. I'm sure it's a three or four star book among Christian Historical Fiction aficionados, it's just not my thing. I
Apr 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Abigail Mitchell
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow, another great book! I'm loving Susan Page Davis' books! Love the technique she uses in writing. Also loved how she explained in this book the plan of salvation. It was very understandable, and also answered some questions that people often ask. Thank you Mrs. Davis for the great contribution to the reading world. I've found another author to put in my favorite author list.
Haha also thought it was cool how there was a character named Eli and his boss's wife's name was Abigail (My Fiance's n
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this on first reads.

I won the first in this series and loved it so when I saw the second I hoped I would get it. I would have bought it if not. This is as great as the first. I love the strength the females have in this series and as I have family from Idaho and the states around it, I love the setting. The historical period is perfect setting for this series. I will definately watch out for any future books to the Ladies' Shooting Club.
Amber Dickinson
May 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a great book! After finding out that I was getting it, I had to go read the first book in the series. That hooked me on the characters and the life in the 1880's Idaho Territory. Sometimes I wish I lived back then, when life was more simple. Anyhow, it was a fun book to read and I can't wait to get my hands on the 3rd! Thanks for opportunity to get to know another author!
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book picked right up where the last one left off. I was super excited to see how the story of Hiram and Libby played out.All my favorite characters from the first book were was also a very good little mystery , full of action and adventure.This is a fantastic series. I am new to inspirational romance , but I am very much enjoying this one.
Jun 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book free from First Reads. I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed it! A good mix of romance (not overdone), violence, drama, friendship. The characters were easy to follow, even though I had not read the first in the series. I will be looking for it and am looking forward to book 3!
Sep 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian Ladies
This book wasn’t quite as good as the first one but definitely held well to the story line. Susan did a great job letting the story slowly develop all the while keeping you involved in her characters. It was a great read and I’m sharing this series with all the ladies in my family.
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awesome!!! I was not disappointed at all. Book #2 was just as great as book #1. For all those who are fans of Christian historical fiction, you must read this. Now I just got to get my hot little hands on book #3.
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5- Good book- lots of characters to keep straight, sometimes I got frustrated with them because they didn't guess what was going on when it was pretty obvious (and I did, way ahead of them), but I suppose that adds to the mystery.
Christy Stewart
So many genres have gotten re-vamped with modern styles and bad-ass female leads (for better or for worse) but this is the first I've seen it done to Western. Davis did a great job and she'll convert people to Western fandom for sure.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-ebooks
Lighthearted western with a touch of romance. Not very realistic but I like the idea of women standing up for themselves and learning to shot.
May 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the multiple story lines that came from the first book in the series.
Jun 01, 2010 added it
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Looking forward to reading this!
Margaret Chind
Sep 17, 2009 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Margaret by: Barbour Books
*Thanks to Barbour Books for providing a copy for review.*
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
it was a wonderful story. I really enjoyed it.
Jun 01, 2010 added it
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Looks like a good book!
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 21, 2016 09:32AM  
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FROM AUTHOR'S WEBSITE: I'm a native of central Maine, and grew up on a small farm with a wonderful mom and dad, three sisters and a brother. Most of my books take place in small towns, many of them in Maine.

My husband, Jim, and I moved to his birth state, Oregon, for a while after we were married, but decided to move back to Maine and be near my family. It allowed our six children to grow up feel
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Other Books in the Series

Ladies' Shooting Club (3 books)
  • The Sheriff's Surrender (The Ladies' Shooting Club Series, #1)
  • The Blacksmith's Bravery (The Ladies' Shooting Club, #3)

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