Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 29th December 2020 – D.L.Finn, Elizabeth Merry, Jan Sikes

Denise Finn hosts the book launch and excerpt of the latest Western Romance from Sandra Cox that is waiting for me on my  TBR.. Denise also shares her review of the book at the end of the post so head over to enjoy.

I’m VERY excited to have Sandra Cox here today to share the release of her exciting new book, “Gwen Slade Bounty Hunter”!  My review is at the end of the post.

Thanks so much for having me today, Denise.

Old West Factoid:

There were bounties in the thousands for some outlaws, i.e. Jesse James. But the majority of the bounties were in the low hundreds or less.

Bounty hunter Gwen Slade always gets her man. Until she meets charming outlaw Jordie Kidd.

After Jordie saves her family, she finds she can’t in good conscience turn him in, even if he is worth a thousand dollars dead or alive. Instead she sets her sights on the meanest, most-wanted gang in Kansas. Gwen always works alone until she goes after the gang then finds herself partnering with an unlikely source.

This time around, not only her life, but her heart is on the line.

Head over to read the excerpt and Denise’s review: New Release Gwen Slade Bounty Hunter by Sandra Cox.. hosted by D.L. Finn

Elizabeth Merry shares her five favourite book endings..  a tough challenge.. I am sure you have your own..

I got the idea for this post from Top Five Memorable Endings I Read In 2020 – Stephen Writes (wordpress.com)  and he kindly allowed me to use his idea. For me the ending of a book, the last sentence, indeed the last paragraph, is very important. Often, especially in thrillers, the last few pages are long-drawn out and boring. So when you love a book, and are approaching the end, it’s great when the last words are just as good – and just as important – as the beginning.

No. 1. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt

The story is about two brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters, who are sent by their boss to kill someone. They have various adventures on their journey. The younger of the two is tired of the harsh life they lead and wants to go home. Here’s the wonderful last paragraph:

“I dropped into sleep but awoke with a start some minutes later. I could hear Charlie in the next room, washing himself in the bath tub. He was saying nothing and would say nothing, I knew, but the sound the water made was like a voice, the way it hurried and splashed, chattering, then falling quiet but for the rare drip, as if in humble contemplation. It seemed to me I could gauge from these sounds the sorrow or gladness of their creator; I listened intently and decided that my brother and I were, for the present at least, removed from all earthly dangers and horrors.

And might I say what a pleasing conclusion this was for me.”

No. 2. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Check out the other four book endings and it might inspire you to write your own post: Five Best Endings – Elizabeth Merry..

And the last blog today is from Jan Sikes with her top ten books of the year…always great to have recommended reads.

Discover the other nine books that Jan has selected: Jan’s 2020 top ten list

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full.. thanks Sally.

16 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 29th December 2020 – D.L.Finn, Elizabeth Merry, Jan Sikes

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