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The Outcasts
3.52
liked it
I love strong women in books, and when I saw this cover and read the blurb, I thought, "Heck yea."

While I didn't hate this story, I'm a tad disappoint
...more
Aug 22, 2013
May 12, 2013
 
True Grit
4.12
really liked it
There are over a hundred reviews for this already so I will just keep it short and simple. This was a fun read, a western with a lady in the lead. Mat ...more
Feb 26, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
 
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree
3.89
really liked it
The time is 1903. The setting is Chicago. Rachel is working as a cook in a boarding house, living at home with her parents to whom she hands over most ...more
not set
May 27, 2010
 
Ride the River
4.05
really liked it
Somewhere in the Tennessee hills in 1840, there is a young gal named Echo Sackett and she never wastes a bullet. When this fiesty girl aims, she hits ...more
Aug 2009
Sep 27, 2009
 
Zakia and the Cowboy (Thunder Creek Ranch #1)
3.68
really liked it
"He gave her a leg up, their bodies brushing against each other, causing a heated friction that certainly wasn't due to the heat of the sun."

Wow! I th
...more
Apr 23, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
The Devil's Daughter
3.90
really liked it
I love Suzie Grant's books. She always writes a strong heroine, women who know their own minds and aren't afraid to fight for what they love. She does ...more
Feb 09, 2014
Dec 17, 2011
 
Lone Star Joy (Lasso Springs, #2)
4.27
really liked it
Wow. First of all, what a story! Been a while since I've read a book with so many unique plot twists.


Joy... she's been in prison since she was 14, tak
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Nov 16, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
 
The Woman Who Loved Jesse James
3.76
This is about a sperm receptacle.

I only made it 30% through and just couldn't take it anymore. For nine years, this chick has stood around waiting fo
...more
not set
Jan 30, 2012
 
Belle Starr (Wild Hearts, #1)
3.89
liked it
This caught my attention as I love reading novels about women that really existed, espcially strong, gutsy ones. This is disappointed me tho, despite ...more
Jul 2009
Oct 11, 2009
 
Desperate (Lipstick and Lead, #1)
4.05
it was ok
This is a prequel to a series, a short story that introcuces three sisters and apprises us of their situation. It's Texas in the wild west days; their ...more
Nov 22, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
 
Jeri Bittle
2.00
it was ok
I fell in love with the cover of this book and when I was presented with an opportunity to read it, I jumped at the chance.


What I liked: The heroine
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Apr 14, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
Little Miss Sure Shot: Annie Oakley's World
3.88
It's not supposed to be a biography. The blurb says that... but it's TOLD just like one. There's page after page of biography-style prose, aka TELLING ...more
not set
Nov 07, 2014
 
Etta
3.51
it was amazing
What an excellent story! I absolutely loved it. Half of it is true, half is made up, but it is historical fiction at its finest. Very little is known ...more
Mar 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
Tumbleweed
4.15
really liked it
Great start!! Love the heroine, Allie. In the beginning she is a young girl with a lot of sass. She curses, declares herself a heathen, and if you are ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
Bandit Queen
3.55
really liked it
This is a novel about a real life bandit lady, Pearl Hart. It starts out with a sixteen year old Pearl being swept off her feet by a "black sheep" nam ...more
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
 
Dark Vow (Arcane, #1)
3.78
it was amazing
Wow!!! I don't normally read anything that falls into scifi or fantasy genres, but the premise of this grabbed my attention.. A woman in a somewhat we ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
A Bandit's Betrayed Heart (Blood Blade Sisters, #3)
4.33
liked it
I loved book one of this series and liked book two, but this one somewhat annoyed me.

The third Blood Blade sister is chasing after their former butler
...more
Jan 2014
Dec 11, 2013
 
La Desperada
3.78
really liked it
This is another old romance that got a makeover to keep up with the kindle age. Take a good look at that cover and title. Of course I had to read it. ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 06, 2011
 
Half Broke Horses
4.05
it was amazing
What a fun, delightful read! As you probably already know, the author wrote this "true life" novel about her very own grandmother, Lily Smith. It cove ...more
Nov 08, 2009
Oct 04, 2009
 
The Adventures of Elizabeth Fortune
3.44
really liked it
This is a very good historical western novel. It feels very authentic. The details of clothes, the lingo, the men spitting tobacco.. very real. The he ...more
Sep 25, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
 
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women#1)
3.88
it was amazing
I can't believe it took me ten years to decide to read this. I've really been missing out! It's a historical fiction/alternate history type novel. His ...more
May 04, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
 
The Whip
3.83
it was amazing
Charley Parkhurst was a stagecoach driver for 30 years. Charley Parkhust was really Charlotte. She started out as an abandoned baby in on an orphanage ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
Ladies of the Goldfield Stock Exchange
3.09
really liked it
I liked this book for its strong, independent women characters. Meg travels from Boulder, CO all by her lonesome to go to Goldfield, Nevada to see wha ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Dec 23, 2010
 
A Bandit's Stolen Heart (Blood Blade Sisters, #1)
4.09
it was amazing
This is a hard review to write for the simple reason that except for a few moments I honestly found a tad preposterous/unlikely, I absolutely loved it ...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
 
West of Here
3.35
liked it
There is way too much going on in this book for me to summarize it all.. so I'm just going to keep my review about what I liked and didn't like.

Let's
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Jan 07, 2011
Jun 15, 2010
 
The Heart of a Legend
3.88
really liked it
Billy the Kid...psychotic killer or a man trying to make a wrong world right?


This novel portrays him as the latter...and a man very much in love with
...more
Jun 26, 2013
Sep 23, 2011
 
The Bull Rider Wears Pink (The Skirts and Spurs, #3)
3.78
Completely lost with this story. It constantly alludes to way too much background, things that apparently happened in the past, and I am not referring ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2014
 
Gunpowder Tea (The Brides of Last Chance Ranch, #3)
4.16
really liked it
What a cute and entertaining read. I really enjoyed this historical story: a mixture of romance and western with some funny moments that had me chortl ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2013
 
The Last Cowgirl: A Novel
3.48
really liked it
This novel really does read like a memoir as another person has already stated. It is a memoir of growing up on a ranch in 1960s Utah. Yes, it is a Mo ...more
Mar 2009
Sep 19, 2009
 
The Silver Queen
3.67
it was ok
This is my third Coleman novel and until now, they have all warranted a four star. Not this one.

Though rich with goldrush and Colorado Territory hist
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Nov 28, 2010
Nov 26, 2009
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