Cheryl's first book, RAIN SHADOW was nominated for RWA’s RITA for Best First Book, by Romantic Times for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then her stories have continued to receive awards and high acclaim. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real life situations.
The Bounty Hunterby Cheryl St. John
Nick Harding had seen enough of life's darker side…and bore the scars—inside and out—to prove it. Plus, years of tracking reprobates had hardly improved his opinion of his fellow man. Yet some spark of hope remained in him, he suspected. Why else would he have agreed to settle down in Thunder Canyon as a sheriff whose main
Nick Harding had seen enough of life's darker side…and bore the scars—inside and out—to prove it. Plus, years of tracking reprobates had hardly improved his opinion of his fellow man. Yet some spark of hope remained in him, he suspected. Why else would he have agreed to settle down in Thunder Canyon as a sheriff whose main job was seeing that the saloons remained respectable? But the quiet life proved elusive whenever he and Lily Divine crossed paths, for the feisty owner of The Shady Lady seemed hell-bent on stepping out of a woman's "proper" place…and into his wounded heart!
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Nick Harding after years of being a bounty hunter, finally decides that he would like to settle down somewhere and possibly start a family and become part of a community. He accepts a position for Sheriff in the mining town of Thunder Canyon where he meets Miss Lily Divine the owner of The Shady Lady. Lily insists that she is running a legal saloon and nothing else but the Sherriff is slow to believe her as he fights his growing attraction. The Bounty Hunter is a touching story that explores the possibilities of love once trust is given. While Nick is very attracted to Lily it takes him a long time to trust her. This is one of the things that frustrated me with this book. He was willing to have a physical relationship with Lily and yet keep himself emotionally distant from her at the same time. It also bothered me that he couldn't see Lily for who she was right away. It took him too damn long, in my opinion. I think that Lily was the stronger character. I really enjoyed her personality. She was very independent for a woman of that time period and she had a lot of confidence in herself and the choices she had to make due to life's difficult circumstances. The Bounty Hunter had good characterization and the town seemed like a character all on its own. Ms. St. John does a very good job of immersing the reader in Western town life. Overall, I enjoyed the story. However, Nick just needed to get a clue.