Redemption's Edge

Redemption's Edge

by Shirleen Davies

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BN ID: 2940045664790
Publisher: Shirleen Davies
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Series: Redemption Mountain , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 16,261
File size: 728 KB

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. Shirleen began her new series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain, with Tougher than the Rest, the story of the oldest brother, Niall MacLaren. Other books in the series include, Faster than the Rest, Harder than the Rest, Stronger than the Rest, and Deadlier than the Rest. Book six, Wilder than the Rest, is due for release in early summer, 2014. Her contemporary romance series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary, opened with book one, Second Summer. Book two, Hard Landing, released in April 2014, and Book three, One More day, is scheduled to release in midsummer, 2014. Shirleen loves to hear from her readers. Write to her at: Visit her website: Comment on her blog: Facebook Fan Page: Twitter: Google+: LinkedIn:

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Redemption's Edge 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dax and Luke ,are definitely romance material . Both brothers have have served as officers in the Confederate Army and now the war is over and their family home and business in Savanah is destroyed they go on a journey to reinvent their lives . Along the way Dax encounters Rachel a nurse from the Union Army and a Boston socialite transplanted to Splendor Montana . Life and love doesn't run smoothly however , there are murdered Texas Rangers , unscrupulous land barons, vengeful army deserters and a host of other folks good and bad that movie the story right along . I was only disappointed Ms Davies hasn't written a sequel yet. You won't be disappointed .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book but very slow. Pretty clean for those wi don't like a lot of smut.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this author but this book sure was drawn out so could only give it 3 stars. Good historical western/frontier type story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writer Shirleen Davies takes us back to the years as the Civil War has reached its end and Conederate General Dax Pelletier makes the decision to leave Savannah and head West to clear his head and begin a new life as aTexas ranger. His brother, Major Luke Pelletier joins him since the other members of their family have been lost to the savegery of the war and he has no intensions of running their familiy shipping business without Dax. The two of them find a good friend in another Ranger who dies in a gunfight and the Pelletier brothers are left the dying man's Montana ranch in the man's will. In the meantime, beauty Rachael from Boston has had enough of the social scene and since she had been a wartime nurse had seen more than her share of the real world behind the "uppercrust" style of living. She decides to join her uncle Charles in his medical practice in Spendor Montana. Once there she cannot refuse her heart and her body telling her that even though they come from differing sides during the war, she and Dax are meant to be together. Mix this love story in with western scenery, danger, feuding cattle lands and a very stubborn streak and you get "Redemption's Edge". The story gets a bit dragged in several directions and frustration builds on behalf of the reader to get the two main characters to fall in love, which seems to take three fourths of the book or more so I almost wanted to throw in the towel, but I pushed through and finished it with a "glad that book was over" kind of feeling. Parts were well written but too many chapters focused too much on the feud and not any on the love building between Dax and Rachael. Three and a half stars....
TulaneGirl More than 1 year ago
Nifty heroine: Smart, independent, no nonsense, no drama woman. Okay man: Confused, brooding, blah, blah, blah. Frankly, he's the reason there's a minus star. No lie, this was fluff to pad my numbers. Woman heads to Montana to escape her stifling, upper class Bostonian life. Has skills as a nurse she learned from the war. Man heads to Montana (via Texas) to escape the death/destruction/toll the war had on his home in Savannah, Georgia. They meet. Fall in love. She admits it early on. He struggles. Bandits intervene. He tells her what he thinks she wants to hear without telling her what she really wants to hear. And, in a Bravo move, the heroine takes steps to move on. Of course, hero comes to his senses and actually professes love and alls well that ends well. The End.
Musefall More than 1 year ago
Set right after the Civil War, ‘Redemption’s Edge’ follows Dax and Rachel to where their paths come together in Montana. Dax is a man who knows what he wants for his future, including not wanting any distractions from women for the time being. Luke compliments his brother with his own charisma, and often with an opposite way of thinking and looking at things. At the end of the war, there are still gunfights to be fought and the two of them together make an effective team. When the ranch they inherit unexpectedly comes with its own battle to keep, plus one that follows them, they quickly find their hands full. I found Rachel to be a very likeable character, as she is a strong and independent woman with talents of her own as a nurse. Like Dax, she wants to find and carve her own path in life, without falling back on the support of her family. Fortunately, finding love changes things for the better for her. Shirleen Davies captures the heart of her characters and presents them in an uplifting and satisfying story in this first book to her new historical western series. I look forward to the next book and seeing what happens next!
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
“Redemption’s Edge” is a historical romance set in the untamed West, and it captures both the excitement of a small, rough Montana town and the blooming of love between two characters that chance brings together. Rachel Davenport has left her privileged upbringing in Boston to serve as a nurse with her uncle in Splendor, Montana; tending the wounded during the Civil War has left her unable to be happy with merely settling down. Dax Pelletier also leaves his civilized home—Savannah—to be a Texas Ranger, but when his fellow Ranger is killed and asks them to bury his body in Montana soil, Dax honors those wishes and finds himself the unexpected inheritor of a large acreage in Splendor. He and Rachel are immediately drawn to one another, but Dax’s reluctance to settle in the West and Rachel’s reluctance to leave it—as well as other dangers that arise—could keep them apart… Western romance (historical or otherwise) is my favorite subgenre of romance, and “Redemption’s Edge” has all the elements I enjoy: a feisty and capable heroine, a strong but moral man with a little bit of an edge, and the danger of the frontier. I liked that Rachel actually had a profession she is passionate about, and that she was brave enough to leave a pampered life to follow her heart; I also liked that she can take care of herself and isn’t merely in need of rescuing. Her relationship with Dax sparkles, both in their interactions and dialogue; there is plenty of sensual tension in their encounters. Another thing I liked about “Redemption’s Edge” is the plot—while the romance is the driving force of the novel, there are other subplots that keep the read exciting and suspenseful. I would recommend this novel to readers who enjoy Western romance; the author has taken care to craft complex and memorable characters, and vividly describes the Montana landscape and town so that it comes alive in your imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you can hang on through the slow start, this book does build up until you HAVE to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book.
SeaWolf More than 1 year ago
Good characters within an interesting storyline, but a bit drawn out.
jr347 More than 1 year ago
This is a very good read. the author has a gift to telling a story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story about men and women post Civil War in the west. No too violent, not too steamy. Shows character of both men and women trying to rebuild a life after the war. Strong characters good romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it enough to finish it and the characters were likeable and nice so i wanted to find out what happened. The story was ok but fairly slow moving and predictable. Not much excitement, action, drama or suspense in the way of cowboy law and order marshals or romance. Two people changed by the Civil War and reluctant to fall in love find eachother and hesitantly fall in love. Perhaps it could have helped the story if the characters were a bit more developed and had more depth.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm ready to read the next in the rest of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will draw you in from the beginning. Lots of twist and turns. Great book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this and looking for the next one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always love strong characters and clean love stories. The history and suspenceful situations are really good also. Intend to read more by this author. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to all the following stories in the series starting with Luke next. Gmas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2 1/2 stars. Fire the editor and the proofreader. The typos were atrocious in number. The story is melodramatic. Also worth mentioning is the repitition -- I don't know how many times I read that they entered the diner and ordered the special, and then there are the same feelings described over and over, as though the characters could not learn from their experiences. There are characters introduced by name and a bit of personal history, but they never appear again in the story. I consider this book a dime store shoot-em-up western rather than a romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the awesome reviews and decided to give it a try...I 'm confused, this says romance????? Where was the romance part..hmm let's see the went to her room and made love all night and he was her first and last ...that's how it was tell me where is the romance in pet peeve is when review's and the book says romance....hence, that it is why they call them romance books, I would like something close to love scenes . They don't need to be descriptive , but come on some kind of passion and romance, besides a kiss . Please start labeling these books so I don't waste my time and money...if I don't want love scenes in my book I would not buy "romance" or go to the Christian books...ugh! Onother waste of my time and money...also I like my cowboy's or gunslinger 's to be more bad @ss...not my kind of book...I'm sick of reviews being misleading ..just say next time it was a sweet book with no romance and what suspense??? Texas Rangers chasing bad guys...there was no suspense..will not be reading her books again.
DaliCastillo More than 1 year ago
Suspense and Romance. Perfect Combo! The minute I read the prologue, I was hooked. As I continued reading, it just got better and better. The author has written a wonderful story that combines suspense, action and romance, which for me, is a perfect combo! I loved how the main characters', Dax and Rachel, stories and relationship developed. I loved how Rachel was such a strong woman, something that came from the time she spent as a nurse in the war. As for Dax, one minute I loved him and the next minute I was furious with him. Any story that can make me feel that many emotions is a great story in my book. I liked the way the author placed the other characters in the story. There were many, but it was not overwhelming. Each character had their place in the story that didn't add too much or take away. I also enjoyed that the story was a mixture of suspense, romance, and even humor. I especially enjoyed the banter between Dax and Rachel as well as between Dax and his brother, Luke. There were even a few surprises that I did not see coming.  Shirleen Davies has created a story where the elements of suspense and action intertwined beautifully with the romance and humor. Add to that the cast of characters and you have a story where all of the pieces fit perfectly. This is my first Shirleen Davies book, but it will most definitely not be my last. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books! My Favorite Book Quote: "The clinic." The words popped out before she even realized it. Her look of surprise wasn't lost on Dax. Amusement crossed his face as it dawned on him her request might not have anything whatsoever to do with "the clinic." ""All right. Come inside and we'll talk about the clinic." He let the two words stretch out. *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and viewpoints are my own.
BookLove32 More than 1 year ago
Redemption's Edge is a beautiful and moving western romance. I enjoyed every moment of this book. I loved the realness and personality of the characters. Rachel was a passionate young woman who left behind a life of comfort to live in the rugged west of Montana. Rachel and Dax have an undeniable connection, but they both have different desires that could keep them apart. This book was a delightful read with strong and unique characters who are deeply engaging. I found this book to be very well written and a perfect choice for die hard fans of western romance. Very well done!