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“Journey to Hawk’s Peak” by MK McClintock

MK McClintock’s Montana Gallagher novels are very good reads.  I’m glad Ms. McClintock keeps the series alive with new stories about the inhabitants of Heart of the Mountain ranch.  In “Journey to Hawk’s Peak”, she writes about Amanda.  Amanda helped her father out in their mercantile in Iron City, until his murder and a fire destroyed her life.  She had to run for her life and hitched a ride with a wagon train going west.  Alone and scared, she made herself indispensable to the families of the train by cooking and watching their children.  She found work in a saloon when she was discovered there by the Gallaghers and offered a job on their ranch.

Even though she was happy and content with her new life, she was in constant fear that her past would be discovered and her happiness shattered.  Before escaping Iron City, she had been falsely arrested for setting the fire that stole her livelihood.  A sympathetic deputy helped her escape and she’d been on the run until she reached Montana.  This story becomes very involved and I enjoyed reading about the mishaps, troubles and the solutions that the Gallagher’s find for Amanda.

I enjoyed this book very much and hope to read more stories from this series.  I will also be looking for books in her other series.  I think Ms. McClintock has a wealth of plots left for us to enjoy.

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

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“Sit Stay Love” by Dana Mentink

“Sit Stay Love” by Dana Mentink is a light romantic novel, which was a joy to read.  Although the romance angle was an ordinary scenario, the presence of a pet was redeeming.

Professional pitcher, Cal Crawford, has been entrusted with the care of his deceased mother’s elderly pooch.  Because he is too busy to take care of her, he hires a dog-sitter to do the job for him.

Gina has been coerced by her cousin to fill in as the sitter since she is under the weather.  The first meeting between Gina and Cal does not bode well for their working together.  But, after meeting Tippy, Gina falls in love with the dog and is determined to do her best to care for her.

As the two are thrown together by family and work-related circumstances, they develop a different attitude about each other.  I thought the dog was a great addition to the romantic story.

I found this novel entertaining and humorous.  I enjoyed reading a novel that was light and carefree.  I was sent a free print copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity and Harvest House in return for my honest review.

“Redeemed” by Sandy James

“Redeemed” by Sandy James is the third book in the Safe Havens series.  I read “Saving Grace” and it was as good as this one, I recommend that you purchase and read all three.

Sara Fuller is employed at an establishment of ill repute in Denver.  She is desperate to flee her life and start anew in another place.  She gathers enough money to travel to White Plains where her brother lives.  There she hopes to find a new life.

Caleb Young waits for each stage coach for his mail-order bride to come to White Plains to marry him.  As Sara steps off the stage, he immediately assumes that she is that bride.  Sara in turn thinks that her brother provided her with a groom so that she could start her new life.  It is this misunderstanding that throws Caleb and Sara together for better or for worse.  Believe me, they have a lot of both.

I enjoyed this book very much.   Ms. James writes in a very honest, believable style.  I will be looking for the other books in this series.

I was sent this e-book by Ms. James in return for my honest review at no charge to me.