Badlands (Sawbones Series #3)

Badlands (Sawbones Series #3)

by Melissa Lenhardt

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ISBN-13: 9780316505376
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Series: Sawbones Series , #3
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 252,734
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Melissa Lenhardt is the author of Heresy, the Sawbones historical fiction series, and the Jack McBride mystery series. Her debut mystery, Stillwater, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers' MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest, and Sawbones, her historical fiction debut, was hailed as a "thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new sub-genre: the feminist Western" by Lone Star Literary Life. She lives in Texas with her husband, two sons, and two Golden Retrievers.

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Badlands (Sawbones Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another home run for this amazing author. Read the first two and could hardly wait for this one. This book grabs you and will not let go till last page is turned. Warning: prepare to lose sleep once you start. Also be sure to read in order. Highly recommend!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not stop reading until very end.
StoreyBookReviews More than 1 year ago
The end of a trilogy that comes full circle for Catherine/Laura/Helen (the woman with many names). When I first started reading this series, the grittiness and gore took me by surprise. While we know that the late 1800's in the west was not a tame period or place to be, I was a bit surprised by how detailed the books were in describing the raids on and by the indians, the whore houses and just people in general. I have heard that some compare this to Outlander. I've never read that book but would imagine is it the raw and rough scenes that cause the comparison. This book/series holds nothing back and really entranced me as the reader, imagining what it would be like to live in those times and under those conditions. The type of medical care that wasn't really available and the charlatans that sold "snake oil" as cures for whatever ailed you. Catherine/Laura/Helen is definitely a strong female character, but almost too strong in my opinion. I know that she never expected to fall in love and get married, and I know that this time period women were not seen as equals but almost as servants to their husband. Other women were fiercely strong too including Rosemond who is trying to make an honest living out her life and erase her own past. Laura and Rosemond may think they are different from each other, but really are alike in many ways and figure this out in the 2nd and 3rd books. I had to admire the gumption of many of the women in this book for taking their future into their own hands and not being dictated by society. There are so many facets to this story that I thought the author did a wonderful job of exploring and leaving us with a mixed bag of emotions throughout the series.