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.
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