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“A Touch of Frost” by Jo Goodman

Jo Goodman is one of my favorite western novelists.  “A Touch of Frost” is the sixth book that I’ve read.  I love her novels because not only are the plot and the subplot involved and appealing, the dialogue among the characters is humorous and catchy.  I enjoy the repartee she writes between certain characters in this novel.  I think this is what brings me back to her writings each time.  I know I will be entertained and interested throughout reading the whole book.

This particular novel is about Phoebe Apple and Remington Frost.  Phoebe’s sister, Fiona, is married to Remington’s father, Thaddeus.  Fiona and Phoebe really do not get along and Fiona is at times difficult to take.  She is conniving and self-absorbed.  Thaddeus is sure that Fiona is going to leave him.  He brings Phoebe from New York to see her sister and along the way the train on which she is travelling is robbed and she is taken hostage.  But Thaddeus has provided an unseen escort for Phoebe in his son, Remington.  Remington follows Phoebe and her captors and rescues her.  However that is not the end of the drama.  Someone is out to get Phoebe and her life is still in danger.  The plot is rather complicated which adds to the attraction of the novel.  I highly recommend Ms. Goodman’s books.

I received a print copy of this book from NightOwlReviews.com in return for my honest review.

Playing the Part by Jen Turano

I was lucky enough to have been chosen to be a reviewer of Jen Turano’s book, “Playing the Part”.  I am a fan of all things from the 19th century.  I started this book with a sort of ho-hum attitude.  However the story developed into one of the most entertaining novels I have read.  I actually laughed out loud at a couple of points in the story.  This book was not only interesting, but highly amusing.  I thought that it was delightful.

Lucetta Plum is a highly acclaimed actress whose very life is threatened by a overly obsessed stage-door Johnny, as these over-eager fans are called.  However, this particular fan is also very dangerous and his intentions are nefarious.  Lucetta’s dear friend, Abigail, insists that Lucetta repair to her grandson’s estate where hopefully she will be kept safe.  The goings-on at the estate are uproariously funny and kept me reading just to see what would happen next.  I think you will really enjoy this delightful book.  I especially enjoyed the surprise ending.

I would like to thank LitFuse Publicity for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.