This is the second western romance that I have read and enjoyed by Sandra Cox and you can find my other review for Thundertree: Here
About the book
In the 1870s Brandon Wade is driving a herd of longhorns over the Chisholm Trail when a youth appears out of nowhere riding a magnificent black stallion and packing a deadly looking six-gun. In need of trail hands, Brandon hires the young man. Not until weeks later, during the middle of a terrible stampede, does Brandon learn that his young sharpshooter is a beautiful woman. A woman full of fire and passion who he burns to possess. A woman steeped in mystery who refuses to disclose her past. Alexandria O’Malley is on the run and must be able to disappear at a moment’s notice. When she hires on to the cattle drive, she doesn’t expect the powerful attraction between herself and her trail boss or the response of her treacherous body.
My review for the book 13th August 2020
This book is not just a western romance with plenty of action, but also a family saga stretching out over 50 years.
The story has all the elements of a good western with plenty of action, cowboys, Indians, stampedes, comancheros, magnificent horses, good looking men, beautiful feisty women and some snakes in the grass… Don’t expect too many simpering females as the young woman at the centre of this story can definitely hold her own, in the saddle, with cattle and when faced with danger.
The author draws you into a country that is perilous to the unwary and home to both natural and human predators, but she also showcases the magnificence of the wild open spaces. Her characters are multi-faceted and not all perfect, which makes the relationships that more realistic.
I loved the story, partly because I was brought up watching western movies, but also because it is a reminder of a simpler time, despite the dangers and violence. Without technology men and women survived through their own hard work and courage in a very tough environment, and that makes their stories compelling.
If you want to escape from the modern world for a few hours, then I can highly recommend Silverhills and I am looking to reading more of Sandra Cox’s stories in the future.
A small selection of other books by Sandra Cox
About Sandra Cox
Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA Fantasy, Romance, and Metaphysical Nonfiction. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, a brood of critters and an occasional foster cat. Although shopping is high on the list, her greatest pleasure is sitting on her screened in porch, listening to the birds, sipping coffee or an iced latte and enjoying a good book. She’s a vegetarian, a Muay Thai enthusiast and has a weakness for peanut M and Ms.
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