NAMED BEST NEW WESTERN AUTHOR BY TRUE WEST MAGAZINE.
SMALL TOWN TEXAS. BIG TIME TROUBLE.
It’s hard to be a woman in the Wild Wild West. And if that woman is wearing a badge and slinging a six-shooter, it’s even harder. Especially for any foolhardy man who gets in her way . . .
The frontier town of Ring Bit, Texas, has a way of attracting trouble. Shootouts. Showdowns. Shady drifters. But it’s never seen anything like the mysterious gunman Hawkshaw. Is he good or evil? As the town marshal, it’s Tennessee Smith’s job to keep an eye on him. Which is okay because he sure is easy on the eyes . . .
Of course, Tennessee needs another man in her life like she needs a hole in the head. This mail-order bride-turned-widow is raising three young stepsons on her own. And now she’s taking the boys to Austin to get married again. Between outlaws and in-laws, she’s got her hands full. When Tennessee’s stagecoach is ambushed—and she’s taken hostage—she could use help to shoot her way out. Even if that someone is a dangerously mysterious gunman named Hawkshaw . . .
About the Author
Johanna Parker, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has earned an esteemed Audie Award and three Audie nominations. She has received high praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Season in Hell continues the story of Mrs. Tennessee Granger, a mail-order bride widowed on her wedding night and left with three stepsons, hellions all. She isn’t quite certain whether being named the marshal of Ring Bit, Texas does her a favor, although it provides a roof over her and the boys’ heads and food on the table. Dealing with the miscreants who pass through town isn’t easy, and when Hawkeshaw, a killer hired to assassinate her friend Lafayette, arrives it gets downright dangerous. But he’s not the only killer around. In fact, he may be more friend than foe when Tennie is kidnapped by positively nutty outlaws. Easy Jackson provides plenty of action, humor, and just plain entertaining storytelling. Her characters sparkle with life. Every single one is unique and . . . well . . . a character, good guys and bad guys alike.
A Season in Hell by Easy Jackson Tennessee Smith Western #2 Marshall Tennessee ‘Tennie’ Smith is more of a housekeeper, cook and jail keeper for the rowdy and drunk brought in from the plentiful bars of Ring Bit. In the first book she evidently arrived in town as a mail order bride that lost her husband within hours of the wedding ceremony and took on three stepsons. In book two she is engaged to a ranger named Wash but we don’t see much of him. There are plenty of happenings in town, many characters that pass through the story and quite a number of adventures experienced. There is travel by stagecoach and train, kidnapping, murder, robberies, a trip to the south from Texas, boyhood shenanigans and a lot more. This book was packed with adventure and read a bit more like a dime novel than any Western I have read in the past. That said, the story was well written and held my interest. I am not sure what Tennie will end up doing in book three but since this book ends with a rather negative surprise that will require Tennie to make some big decisions there really needs to be at least one more book, I think. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington-Pinnacle for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars