Thursday, 11 July 2013

Review: Paradise Valley - Rosanne Bittner

Maggie Tucker's life is forever changed when outlaws murder her husband, leaving her alone and lost in the wilds of the Wyoming Territory. She vows to find the men who killed him and who tried to destroy her spirit.

Sage Lightfoot, owner of a ranch called Paradise Valley, is hunting for three men who murdered his best ranch hand. When he finds Maggie collapsed beside an open grave, they embark on a life-changing journey along the famed Outlaw Trail. But a secret Maggie carries and a woman from Sage's past could destroy their fragile love.

My thoughts:
A brutal beginning, but then to have made life easy for Maggie would not have been right. It had to be brutal and leave her angry. It was the time.

Maggie is left with a dead husband and a thirst for vengeance after the outlaws hurt her too. Not something I want to happen to a heroine, but that she would have been left unhurt after something like that, yes not likely. But she was such a strong woman, she did not let it hold her down. She is also a true pioneer woman, ready to work like any man. At first I was a bit wary as her husband was dead after all and I knew she and Sage would find each other. But, a loveless marriage is nothing to cry over in the end.

Sage then, half Indian, owner of one big ranch and with scars of his own. A very colorful past that we learn more of. He is a good man, kind and strong. Now who would not fall for him?

It's a slow building romance as they both are scarred. But it also about the hunt for the outlaws and riding through wild country. Both animals and bad men out there. And with that it was different, because it showed the more brutal side.

Conclusion:
Love can grow in the most unlikely places.

Cover
Ok

Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical romance /western
For review


30 comments:

  1. Maggie must have been a strong heroine to survive all that. I'm glad she found Sage. I need to read this book!

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    1. Poor Maggie, I felt so sorry for her. But I also knew that evil bandits would not just have left her alone after killing her man

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  2. That's a very old school romance cover.

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    1. Haha, when you look real close it gets even more old school

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  3. The slow build romance sounds great!

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  4. I like slow building romances.... the cover is kind of cheesy!

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  5. it's nice when it's slow sometimes for the romance, it's rare now to have that.

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    1. In a way the romance happens fast, but then they are around each other 24/7 so in that way it's slow

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  6. I rarely read pioneer stories, but this sounds like it could be good. Love that there's slow building romance!

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    1. They are fun to read, but I sooo would not want to live there

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  7. Sounds like an intense read, and I have a thing for scarred and damaged characters, so this is right up my alley:)

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    1. well they are both damaged so then totally for you

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  8. You got to love those throwback covers. :) This one does sound sweet and I love the sound of Sage. Might need to add this one to the wishlist.

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    1. Sweet, eh, more hardship can win and give you love

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  9. Nothing like a little dram to kick things off lol

    Sounds traumatic but at least she gets her HEA

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    1. That she does :) And she is worthy of it

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  10. Ooo, sounds like a good one though, even all she had to go through. :)

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    1. It was good and life can be hard

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  11. Sounds like a good drama - very emotional.

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  12. Surprised that they let her live.

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    1. Why kill when they can just rape.

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  13. O I want this one, thanks for the review Blodeuedd.

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    1. I think...it might be my first Bittner book

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  14. I read a book similar to this one with an Indian male lead and I loved it!

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