Brodie's Gamble

Brodie's Gamble

by Shirleen Davies

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ISBN-13: 9781941786352
Publisher: Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
Publication date: 06/15/2016
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Shirleen Davies writes romance-historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She now lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona.

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Brodie's Gamble 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DaliCastillo More than 1 year ago
Oh That Scottish Brogue! The MacLarens are a very tight knit family, Yet Brodie MacLaren went against the grain when he became the local sheriff instead of following the rest of his family with farming. When he became sheriff, he thought he'd only be dealing with drunks, an occasional theft or mischievous prank, saloon brawls, and cattle rustling. He sure didn't think he'd ever be dealing with Maggie King, the lovely young woman who is accused of killing her husband. While his thoughts about the law, justice, and guilt have always been clear cut and dry, Maggie now has him rethinking that philosophy. His clear cut and dry way of thinking and handling the law has just become muddled, thanks to one Maggie King, thus making his growing attraction to her an impossible situation. Or has it? I really enjoyed these two characters. I really admired Maggie because of the strong person that she was! As for Brodie, all he had to do was open his mouth and cut loose with that Scottish brogue and the man was totally swoon worthy. What more could you ask for? Shirleen Davies is one of my favorite authors for historical romances, and with Brodie's Gamble she has once again reminded me why she's one of my favorites. *****I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and viewpoints are my own.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
Brodie, who is the sherriff of definite right and wrongs, must find out the truth with Maggie and her life story. Really like this author's family characterizations and the interaction between them. Good addition to the series that can be read as a standalone. Looking forward to the next Maclaren. Received authors copy.
Katlyn_Womack More than 1 year ago
This is definitely one of my favorites so far by Shirleen Davies. I have been looking forward to this one since seeing an advance peek of the first chapter when I read book one. It was gripping and suspenseful and full of wonderful characters. I absolutely loved it. So, in this one, Brodie has started his job as the sheriff like he said he would at the end of book one, and he has a crazy case fall in his lap right away. Maggie comes in saying that she thinks she killed her husband. We come to find out that he wasn't really her husband at all though, but actually a man who bought her and has been keeping her as a slave after she was kidnapped from her family a couple of years ago. So one day she just couldn't take it anymore and hit him in the head with her skillet and ran as fast as she could to town to tell the sheriff. The weird thing is, when the sheriff goes to check it out, he finds the man in a shallow grave in the backyard with his face all bashed in. Maggie swears that she didn't do that, and Brodie tends to believe her. So, who actually killed him is the question. Then, as if that weren't enough drama, Brodie finds himself irresistibly attracted to Maggie, and doesn't know how to handle it. He can't very well act on it when she is a suspect in a murder, can he? Meanwhile, the “husband” has two brothers who show up to stir things up even more. One brother is convinced that Maggie is guilty and wants her to hang for it, so he starts riling up the townspeople against her. The other brother is convinced that she is innocent and offers his legal expertise to help her out. In the end, when we find out the truth, it is incredibly shocking! I wasn't expecting it at all. And then, that isn't even the end, there are a few more twists after we find out the truth about the killer. Plus, we have a few small side stories in some of the other characters we met in book one, like some of the other MacLarens and their relationships that I'm sure will lead to more sequels to this one. For example Caleb has vowed that he gives up on Heather who just makes life difficult for everyone with her strong will and desire to go her own way. While two of Brodie's deputies have admirers from the family as well. I'm sure one of those three relationships will probably be book 3. So, we have a whirlwind of emotions and action and suspense that makes for one amazing story. I absolutely love Shirleen's books, and I can't wait for the next one, as usual.