Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold

Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold

by Terry Irene Blain

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Overview

To protect her sister, Juliette Lawson stole documents and fled west. Now Wes Westmoreland, undercover lawman, threatens both her plan and her heart.

Socialite Juliette Lawson fled west from Philadelphia on a train and in disguise. In Colorado she'd be safe; she'd take work with her uncle at the Rio d'Oro, his smelting operation. Her actions back east had been wrong, but to protect her pregnant sister from scandal she would have done anything. Then she met a man as hungry for answers as she was for independence. A handsome, honorable man. For him, she wished the truth was hers to tell.

From the first, Wes Westmoreland knew he couldn't trust her. Having grown up in the saloons and brothels of San Francisco, he saw trust, like love, as a luxury an undercover lawman couldn't afford. Not on a job like this one, not with gold involved. This woman dressed as a widow was clearly hiding something; he'd felt it the moment they touched. But he'd felt other things too, stirrings in his heart, and for the first time ever, he saw riches worth the peril.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942886082
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
Yes, this is another easy-to-read historical romance, but I have to admit that I rather liked it. This is the second book I have read by Terry Blain, and I actually enjoyed this one more than the first (which doesn't make sense since this book is older, but that is just my preference). I found this book much more historical, and there was actually something happened that I did not see coming. Julie is an absolutely delightful character--your normal, typical, strong, old-fashioned woman. Though rather stereotypical, I truly found myself pulling for her. And her relationship with Wes does become somewhat complicated. It was interesting to discover that some of this book was actually true when it came to historical facts. That always resonates with me, and it makes me love the book even more. The profanity in the book was quite mild, but it was there. And the bedroom scene was a little more descriptive than what I like. But I will say that the romance did not strike me as being too sappy. Maybe a bit at times, but it seemed genuine and entertaining. This author has one of the easiest historical fiction read styles that I have read, and it is nice that you can pick the book up and have it finished in an evening. It does not require a lot of over-thinking, and your mind can even take a little vacation. Until Ms. Blain wakes it up! Yes, this is predictable, but it is nice and light for the end-of-the-summer read. If you like historical romances set in the West, this should appeal to you. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Readaba More than 1 year ago
Historical romance seems to be one of my weaknesses. It’s not a genre that’s usually particularly inspiring and often enough the books are set in England (or Scotland) but written in modern day American English, which bugs me to no end. I haven’t read very many historical anythings set in the Americas but I’ve been brought up around a grandmother who happens to be overly fond of westerns, so when I read the synopsis of this one I was intrigued. The American west in that period was still very much on the wild side and that sort of setting appeals to me, possibly because it’s such a far cry from anything to be found these days. The author managed to really capture the feel of the period for me. I felt transported. I could just imagine this little western town they were living in! It was obvious that she did a lot of research and went to great lengths to make her period feel authentic – research and great lengths that definitely paid off for me as the reader. It was also interesting to see the process of getting gold and silver from the ore and how the refineries (that might not be the correct word but it’s the only one coming to mind right now) were operated. There was a slight issue here, however, in that the information was too clumped for me. Wes gives Julie a tour of her uncle’s “refinery” and explains the processes to her, which is a good example of exposition through dialogue. My issue was that there was too much information too fast for me to really absorb it properly. It didn’t help that I was already tired and so a large amount of what is essentially nonfiction coming at me all at once felt more like a barrage of facts than part of the story. I understand what the author was doing, but my mind just couldn’t deal with it. Thankfully these “info dumps” were few and far between and I was able to really appreciate the intricate story that the author was weaving. As a historical romance it does, of course, focus mainly on the budding relationship between Wes and Julie but there’s enough going on around it to keep it well balanced. I didn’t feel completely swamped by just the relationship and it wasn’t love at first sight (though it was lust, but I’m happy with lust. Lust is normal). Wes being an undercover officer for Wells Fargo was also of particular interest. I have to admit that I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Wells Fargo; never mind what its role was. So I actually learnt bits of American history from reading this book! That’s something that always appeals to me in a book.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
With a well thought out plot and characters, Ms. Blain pens "Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold". A wonderfully written historical romance that gets you from the first page. Recommended for everyone who loves romance and history. This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
MurryLindal More than 1 year ago
Historical Romances are exciting, thrilling, and they can get your blood pumping as well as if you were running a mile. Terry Blain is a stupendous storyteller. You can tell from her attention of the smallest details to the historical facts she includes in her books that she absolutely loves what she does for a living. Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold is a wonderful love story about the struggles of early Western America and the triumphs the hero and heroine face together and individually. Juliette and Wes are characters that you can instantly fall in love with and continue to root for even after you are done reading. I was really sad to see the book come to a close but only because I wanted to know more of what those two might get into next. If you enjoy a wonderful love story wrapped in an early American setting then this is definitely the book for you. Once I started reading Ms. Blaine's book, I could not put it down! Enjoy!