Raina's Choice: Western Justice - book 3

Raina's Choice: Western Justice - book 3

by Gilbert Morris


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ISBN-13: 9781616267605
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Series: Western Justice Series , #3
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Award-winning, bestselling author, Gilbert Morris, is well known for penning numerous Christian novels for adults and children since 1984 with 6.5 million books in print. He is probably best known for the forty-book House of Winslow series, and his Edge of Honor was a 2001 Christy Award winner. He lives with his wife in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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Raina's Choice: Western Justice - book 3 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
Raina's Choice  is Book 3 in the Western Justice series. It was enjoyable and able to be read as a stand alone. I had not read the first two in the series before reading this one but was able to fully able to understand the book and it's characters. I can not wait to go back and read the first two. This book revolves around Raina and Ty. Raina worked in a saloon when she met Ty. Ty was a prisoner. Their travels together in time show how God's mercy is endless. This book contains the typical western fights, romance, and Indians. I have read Gilbert Morris in the past and this book is no disappointment.I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
4Gazpacho More than 1 year ago
Raina's Choice is a simple tale of two people caught up in circumstances outside their control. Both were seeking freedom from drudgery and imprisonment. Both found each other and sensed a rescuer in the rough, a potential savior of sorts. Both leaned on each other in their direst moments and in turn found a friend. Both searched for more out of life and eventually found purpose. Tyler Kincaid was a rough and tumble man, a drifter who worked where he could to survive. He ended up working on the railroad in Mexico where he eventually got caught between two sides in a revolution. He was thrown in prison, along with his friend, Jim, and left to work in the mines until their death. Being a gringo did not stand in their favor. But his resourceful friend arranged escape for the two of them. Jim gave his life so that Ty would find his freedom, something Tyler never forgot. Ty eventually arrived in Texas and worked several jobs to earn his passage further to the northwest. He was unaware, however, that the Mexican government had put out a notice of arrest and reward on posters. Raina Vernay grew up in the Silver Dollar Saloon, La Tete, Louisiana, that her mother owned. When her mother passed on, she left ownership of the saloon to both her daughters. Raina's sister Roxie married a hard man whose only interest was to get his hands on the business. He made life miserable for both women, especially for Raina, who had grown to become a beauty. Her brother-in-law made it clear, as Raina approached adulthood, that he wanted her. She was desperate to get away, but had already been caught once trying to flee. So she waited for an opportunity to escape. One evening, she met a surprisingly thoughtful stranger whom she overheard talking about his journey northwest to the Oklahoma Territory--Indian Territory. But before he made it to bed that night the sheriff of La Tete arrested him when he recognized Ty from the wanted posters. However, all this gave Raina an idea for a plan of escape. Even though Ty was in jail, she managed to get him out, sell her part of the deed for the saloon to the town's lawyer, and escape that same night hiding under a pile of straw on a horse-drawn wagon. But that was only the beginning of Ty and Raina's adventures. What drew me most in this wild west tale was Ty Kincaid's integrity of character. He was not a stranger of hardship, cruel circumstances and the unfairness of life. Yet in spite of all that, he would get back on his feet and try again to make the best of a situation without complaint. When he worked, he worked hard. He took care of Raina even after they reached their final destination, Fort Smith, in the Oklahoma Territory. He had a core of trustworthiness that made him a strong person. In much the same way, Raina was also a person with steel in her make-up. She was an intelligent woman who was not afraid of hard work or of serving others when she needed to. She was especially persistent in her efforts to find her father in this new land. But sometimes a person's greatest strengths can become one of their greatest weaknesses. This was true of Ty. His persistence, stubbornness and self-sufficiency were great qualities, especially once Ty took on the job of Marshall out in Indian Territory. But it also built a wall between him and God. There is no question in my mind that the author built into this story great moments where God was seeking Ty out to be His own. It is one of the things I admire most in this author's writing. He doesn't expend a lot of words about the spiritual side of this book. Instead, he demonstrates the tug-of-war through events and incidences. Ty was a bit too hard-headed, so God had to allow a few things to shake him up so he would listen to His voice. This is what makes the second half of the book so suspenseful, filled with anticipation, tension and tragedy. While there was a lot to enjoy in Raina's Choice, I would be remiss if I didn't mention some of the disappointments I felt as I followed the story line. I was a bit disappointed in the rough writing style the author employed. Taking into account common speech patterns of the characters, I felt the remaining narrative faltered in grammar and immature sentence structure. Sometimes conversations fell flat, narratives were not as insightful as they could have been, and interpersonal relationships remained shallow when opportunities for more depth were passed over. In a some instances, I saw a few inconsistencies in the story line, although it wasn't too noticeable. It did catch my attention. Overall, the book is a pleasant read, but does not hold a place among my favorite books. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Netgalley on behalf of Barbour Publishing Inc. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Deal_Sharing_Aunt More than 1 year ago
This was a book that made me smile at the end and even though it is part of a series I do not think that I missed anything by not reading the other books. The author did a great job of describing the west! Raina and Ty were characters that I liked to read about and I could not wait until the end to find out what happened to them. I was curious about who and where Raina's father was. I did not like Raina's brother in law nor did I like her sister, and it made me wonder about their mother. Their daughters definitely had different ideas about what a marriage should be. There is something about a saloon in the west that brings memories of gun fights, etc. The religious themes throughout the book were written in a way that was not overly pushy. The characters had faith, and at times their faith was tested. This is a great western historical romance, with religious beliefs. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review from Book Club Network Inc., however all opinions are my own.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic Christian western novel! This is book three in a series but you don’t have to read the earlier books first. The only connection between them is Judge Parker and his marshals trying to keep law and order. Life is all about making choices. So is this book. The title is “Raina’s Choice” yet all the way through the book Raina (and a few other characters) have multiple choices to make. A lot of these choices can have a huge impact on the rest of their lives. I really loved the way that Gilbert Morris intertwined the characters lives as they were each processing the decisions that they had to make. There were a couple of characters that had strong relationships with God when they first showed up and they were trying to help the others with their decisions by pointing them to God for help. It was very encouraging and uplifting.  The characters were easy to connect with and I found myself trying to help a lot of them sort things out and make the right choices. I love reading a book where I can feel for multiple characters.  The plot was wonderfully developed and presented. It held my attention throughout the book. I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
Raina's Choice, Western Justice book 3 by Gilbert Morris**** 18 year old Raina Vernay works in a seedy saloon in Louisiana, the saloon she and her sister, Roxie inherited when their mother died. Not much of a home, but it is the only one she has. To make matters worse, Billard, Roxie's husband, watches Raina with an evil look in his eyes. He is evil and has made inappropriate advances toward her before. Now he wants her to wait on tables instead of cooking. Desperately Raina tries to come up with a plan of escape before it is too late. Who can she trust to help her? A stranger wonders into the saloon for something to eat. Tyler Kincaid is passing through on his way to Ft. Smith and Judge Parker. However, there is a wanted poster on him and the local sheriff arrests him and puts him in jail. Now he may be facing going back to the Mexican jail he escaped from and certain death. Raina devices a plan to break Tyler out of jail if he will take her with him to Ft. Smith—the last known place her father had written from so many years ago—with hopes in finding him. Raina plans succeed but not without challenges along the long way to Ft. Smith. Once in Ft. Smith they part company and go their separate ways. Raina finds work in the Bed and Breakfast she is staying at and begins her search in finding her father by showing the only picture she has of him to everyone she meets. No one has seen him, but Raina does not give up. Tyler finds work as well but finds working as one of the Judges deputies is not how he envisioned it. Will Raina find her father and when she does will he want her as much as she wants her father's love? What of Tyler, is working as a deputy for the Judge really what he wants out of life? Is there something else for him? And what about Raina? Could she care for him the way he cares for her? What plans does God have for these two lonely people? Can they trust their lives to Him and follow His leading no matter where it takes them? I am a long-time fan of Gilbert Morris' books. I enjoy books/stories set in the “old-west” time period in which this book is set. The story is easy to read and the characters are interesting. They face a number of challenges that many of us face today. Their are some surprises along the way and the story takes some unexpected turns. Integrity, hope, faith and love all are woven into the story. ~~I received a copy of this book from Book Fun Network for my review~~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keeps the reader interested because the main character faces a challenge, and overcomes it only to have to face yet another challenge.  But isn’t that what life is all about?  Challenges and choices? Not only the main character, Riana, but another woman and several men in the story face major, life-changing choices they have to make.  Do they have the background and fortitude to turn down what seems to be the best for them in order to turn toward what actually is the best for them? I recommend this book for people facing life-changing choices in their life, especially young people.  Where to live, how to survive, what kind of jobs to have, who to marry, how to face life in general are all experiences by characters in this book.  It’s like having a friend tell you his or her own choices to help you make yours.
chrisg21 More than 1 year ago
Raina escapes Slavery, Ty escapes prison They make off to find Rainas Father in Indian Territory It is a nice story and shows Gods love in how things come about. It will also really surprise you with how it ends You will enjoy this story God bless you I was given this book from tbcn and the publisher for my honest review