Solitude Gorge

Solitude Gorge

by Shirleen Davies

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BN ID: 2940159124364
Publisher: Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: Redemption Mountain , #10
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 88,841
File size: 313 KB

About the Author

Shirleen Davies writes romance—historical and contemporary western romance with a touch of suspense. She is the best-selling author of the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Series, the MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Series, and the Redemption Mountain Series. Shirleen grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. Her passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona. Between them, they have five adult sons who are their greatest achievements.

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Solitude Gorge 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
HorseHass More than 1 year ago
A great clean, well written historical romance set in the old west, with plenty of action and adventure! Shirleen Davies has done another outstanding job setting the stage in words for a great historical Western romance! She describes the area so well that you can actually picture yourself there! This book was just about impossible to put down once I started reading it. Travis is a well known horse trainer working for one of the biggest ranches in the area training wild horses. He has met and truly cares for Isabella who is a wealthy widow that is currently being a Nanny for a neighbor. Travis, doesn't think he is worthy to love again as he lost his wife and child to a disease while he was serving in the Civil War. Isabella is attracted to Travis as well and the adventures that they go through are amazing. This book has a great story and is very well written and even though it is part of a series, it is a great stand alone story!
AnOregonian More than 1 year ago
Shirleen Davies brings us the 10th story in her Redemption Mountain Series with the story of Travis and Isabella. Shirleen has a gift for description of the setting in Montana for this series and I can almost smell the pines trees and feel the fresh clean air on my face. I am challenged with Shirleen's series by not having kept up with reading every single book in this series so I am not familiar with all the characters but that doesn't detract too much from the story, in my opinion. I like that Shirleen recognizes the fact that most pioneer women were very strong, smart, hardworking and contributed as equally as the men. The author makes her characters very real dealing with issues of loss, pain, happiness, romance, and of course, love. I do not like reviews that retell the story and give it away so I refuse to do that in my reviews. I believe it spoils it for other readers and if you want a synopsis of the story those are available without my input. I would recommend this book. I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Bibliophagist More than 1 year ago
Travis trains horses for the Pellitiers. He fought for the confederacy during the Civil War. When he returned home, he found that his wife and daughter had died from an outbreak. He feels a lit of guilt over this and doesn't feel that he can ever love again. Isabella is a widow. She was married to a much older man. They had a good relationship, mostly based on love and friendship. Her husband was wealthy so she is a woman of means. She came to Redemption Mountain because of a friend. She happily works as a nanny for a family and is happy with her life. She has good friends and a special interest in Travis. She loves him. He seems to care about her too. She hopes it can become more. She is shocked one day when Travis tells her he isnt the man for her. Heartbroken, she decides to stay seeing other men with the hopes of finding one she can share her life with. Travis has soon realizes that his feelings for Isabella run deeper than he thought. Can he win her back? Can he love her despite the love he had for his wife and daughter? Can he protect her from dangers that come to Redemption Mountain? I love this series. This book can be read as a stand alone but I recommend reading the series because it is so good! There is a HEA.
pwall55 More than 1 year ago
Solitude Gorge is a historical western romance by Shirleen Davies. It is book 10 of the Redemption Mountain. Since this series has been around for a while now it would be easy to think that is would have lost momentum. I can honestly say that Solitude Gorge is just as refreshing and astonishing read as the first book in the series. I love the lack of cultural restrictions and while it is a far cry from today, the settlers have an open mindedness that the eastern cities did not have. That is a realistic approach to the books that I liked, especially since history shows that some of the west was more open to women rights being than some of their counterparts in the east. I also like that there are women of means in these stories, none more so than Isabella Boucher. Isabella is not an 1869 Cinderella waiting for her prince, she is a gracious, independent, thinking woman. Just the kind of woman, I believed made the west great. It would have been Travis Dixon’s great loss if he had lost her and he had lost enough. Still Travis more than drags his feet in his romancing of Isabella which with his past is somewhat understandable. However, I did want to knock some sense into him a time or two. That just shows how Ms. Davies’s writing causes the reader to become totally invested in the lives of the characters. Which brings me to what I really love about her books, Solitude Gorge included. More than just a romance, these are stories of community life. How people were able to go west and form new bonds and new relationships after the Civil War. It is a glimpse into the struggles, the past heartaches and the rebuilding of their lives as well as of our country. It is hope and success, one family at a time. I highly recommend this book to western historical fans but also to all romance readers. The publisher/author gave me a complimentary ARC of the book which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Solitude Gorge by Shirleen Davies Redemption Mountain Series Book Ten Travis Dixon fought for the South and lost plenty. Returning to his Tennessee home to find his wife and daughter had died. Now, he works on a Montana ranch taming mustangs. He's enjoyed the friendship of a widow in town, but realizes he just can't chance love again...and lets her go. Isabella Boucher won't marry for any reason but love next time around. And she could easily love Travis...but he doesn't return her feelings. She realizes it's time to move forward once again. To start living her life without depending on others. To move on without Travis. The book continues giving glimpses into the lives of characters that have had their stories and more. Many other little stories are happening along with the thread of romance. Excellent story.