A Marshal of Her Ownby Linda LaRoque
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Despite rumors of 'strange doings? at a cabin in Fredericksburg, investigative reporter Dessa Wade books the cottage from which lawyer Charity Dawson disappeared in 2008. Dessa is intent on solving the mystery. Instead, caught in the swirling mist that surrounds the cabin, she finds herself in 1890, in a shootout between the Faraday Gang and a US Marshal.
Marshal Cole Jeffers doesn't believe Miss Wade is a time traveler. He admits she's innocent of being an outlaw but thinks she knows more about the gang than she's telling. When she's kidnapped by Zeke Faraday, Cole is determined to rescue her. He's longed for a woman of his own, and Dessa Wade just might be the one'if she'll commit to the past.
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Reviewed by Review originally posted at Romancing the Book This is the first story I have read of Ms. LaRoque's and it will not be the last. This was a very sweet, short romance which is the 2nd book in the series. As usual, I always wonder when I'm reading books out of order if I'm missing anything. Even though Charity is a supporting character in this story and I want to read her story, it did not detract in any way by not having read her story first. One of the things I enjoy with a time-travel story is reading about how the characters adapt to their new and unique situation. This story does just that. The author does a very good job developing this portion of the story. For a short story, it does have good character development. I do feel Cole changed his opinion from Dessa being involved with the Faraday gang to not being involved a bit too quickly. I realize when the story is this short things need to move along at a faster pace but Cole seemed to rapidly do a total about face. The ending, oh! I'm not going to spoil it but let's just say I got choked up. I am really looking forward to the release of book 3 in this series.
Having read the first in this series (A Law of Her Own), this was a fun continuation. I liked the connection between the two books, in which Dessa, in this story, wants to solve the mystery of the missing protagonist from A Law of Her Own. This author makes you believe that time travel really can happen. If you like historical western romance and time travel, you will find this one page turning.
There didn't seem to be much substance to this relationship. It seemed quite a reach that she was willing to give up her life so quickly for a guy who was gruff but cute.
Dessa is a modern day investigative reporter who is hot on the trail for answers to the whereabouts of the missing Wall Street investment banker, Amber Mathis. From the beginning of this story, we find that Dessa Wade is a strong willed character who is about to find out things aren't quite as they seem. Armed with ambition and a sassy attitude, Dessa finds herself in one very unexpected adventure. Enter the hunky, drop dead gorgeous Marshal Cole Jeffers, Cole cannot believe his eyes when Dessa appears out of nowhere. Instantly attracted to her, Cole finds himself questioning his bachelorhood. The relationship between Cole and Dessa simply sizzled. The back and forth banter between the two had me giggling at moments and at others, mentally screaming "kiss her, hurry!" Cole was not your ordinary man, he was a man of strength and character, with a lot of humor and pure male hotness thrown in. Dessa was the quirky new woman in town who raised a few eyebrows with her actions. Cole's main concern was trying to help this woman uphold her good reputation. He was a man who had his hands full. Each time I read a Linda LaRoque book, I am swept away to a world of intrigue where the characters are enchanting and genuine. I have to admit that historical romances have not always been my favorite genre to read but there is something about the way Ms. Laroque presents the story. I never really thought about the expectations of the time period and the concessions one would have to make to live in the 19th century vs. the 21st century. Ms. LaRoque brings her characters to life with vivid descriptions and effortlessly weaves humor with drama. This is one author who has definitely done her research on life in the 1890's. Any book by Ms. LaRoque is one I automatically add to my to be read list because I KNOW it's going to not only be a fun read but educational as well. Treat yourself to a the luxury you deserve and take a few hours to sit down and read this book. A Marshal of Her Own was a visually creative, touching and uplifting romance. I highly recommend this book.
've been following the works by the author, so was happy that a sequel to 'A Law of Her Own' came out. The story of the former was quite interesting, and I couldn't wait to see how it would continue. Love this main character just as much. No wonder Dessa was so interested in the disappearance of the former character, Charity. They could've actually been best friends since they have similar attributes. The previous review goes into detail enough that I will only add just how much I enjoyed all the characters - even the villans! Loved the Marshal though and how his personality remained firm yet at least had the good sense to investigate such a looney idea of time travel. I can only imagine how crazy that sounded back then. Pretty much a stretch for the present time as well. I mean, really! Couldn't really happen - or could it? The story does have an 'open' ending. Lots of possibilities. What's next, Mrs. Laroque? If you haven't read the first installment, please grab it. Dessa and Charity are both likable women - very gutsy. It does make one pause to think just how well you might handle going back to a time period. On the one hand it might seem glamorous, but the reality is an eye-opening thought process.
They don¿t make men like they used. Luckily for Dessa she has a chance at one of the Wild West¿s hunkiest marshals. Now all she has to do is stay alive. Beautiful story about a woman named Dessa Wade investigating the disappearance of Charity Dawson. After renting a the mysterious cottage where Charity disappeared Dessa is thrust over a hundred years in the past to 1890 where she will not only find Charity, but possibly her true love. Dessa Wade is definitely not some wilting violet and she doesn¿t let anyone especially not some hundred year old marshal tell her what to do. Marshal Cole Jeffers is somewhat of a typical thought hunky, 19th century man who is used to more delicate and feminine women. Dessa wade is a strange, but wonderful surprise. He has always wanted a woman of his own and after meeting Dessa thinks she might be the one. In order for their happily ever after to happen he must not only keep her from getting killed, but convince her to stay in the past. Their relationship was really sweet and they definitely had chemistry. I think these two characters balanced each other out perfectly. The book had a really good flow to it and the scenes wove together very nicely. Looking for some hot southern hunk check out Linda Laroque¿s ¿A Marshal of Her Own¿.