Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ENDING WITH A BANG!


Here we are at the end of the WESTERN ROUNDUP GIVEAWAY HOP. Winners will be announced on Friday, August 1st. (Where the heck did July go?) To end with a bang, I’m reviewing one of my favorite reads for the past year. I’m all fangirl about anything Jacquie Rogers writes. I wouldn’t have believed doing so to be possible, but each of her books is better than the last.

**I’ll give away a copy of MUCH ADO ABOUT MINERS to one person who comments on the tour.

MUCH ADO ABOUT MINERS by Jacquie Rogers is the long awaited continuation to MUCH ADO ABOUT MARSHALS. I speak for myself as well as others of Ms Rogers’ fans. Daisy Gardner and Cole Richards in MUCH ADO ABOUT MARSHALS were a perfect couple. Cole is one of my favorite fictional heroes. Ah, but in MUCH ADO ABOUT MINERS, Kade McKinnon surpasses Cole in hero status.  

Here’s the synopsis of MUCH ADO ABOUT MINERS, the fourth novel in the Hearts of Owyhee series:

Cupid’s bullet...
Hired gun Kade McKinnon interrupts a bank holdup and is shot by the teller, Iris Gardner, whose victims have a tendency to be the next groom in town. Will he be the groom this time?

Cupid’s bow...
Iris Gardner, a smart, independent bank clerk, fell in love with Kade when she was too young to know better. So when he walks back into her life and her bank, it's only fitting that she shoots him ... by accident, of course. But she’s a suffragist now, so his charms can’t affect her...right?

Cupid’s blindfold...
Kade doesn’t know Iris’s company is the one who hired him to escort a bullion shipment, and Iris doesn’t know Kade owns the security company, but they both know robbers are on their trail. Which is more likely to be stolen—the silver, or his heart? 



Here’s my review:

Iris Gardner, the spectacle-wearing bank teller in Silver City (1885) is victim of an attempted robbery. In the first book of the series, Iris shot Cole Richards. In this book, Iris shoots Kade McKinnon.  She is not trigger happy, but is a confirmed suffragist who defends the bank against robbers. The fact that men keep getting in between her gun and the robbers is not her fault.

Kade has come to Silver City to help his family freight bullion from their mine. He has a reputation as a hired gun, but no one except his partner Phineas Stratford and, eventually, Sheriff Sidney Adler know Kade owns Prospero Security Transport. He’s hoping to meet with Ivan M. Bonnet, owner of the Bonnet Consortium that hired him to transport his family’s ore.

There is no Mr. Bonnet, however. The consortium is a group of women investors headed by Iris Gardner. They have been organized for a year and believe that after this shipment is delivered safely, they will each be independent.

I never give spoilers in my reviews. I will say that this is a fun book. Not only did MUCH ADO ABOUT MINERS keep me smiling, it is filled with action and adventure—and romance. The secondary characters are as cleverly crafted as the hero and heroine. I cannot conceive of anyone who would fail to love this book. If possible, I’d give it higher than a 5 out of 5 stars.

Amazon buy link:

Books by Jacquie Rogers
Hearts of Owyhee series (western historical romance)
#1: Much Ado About Marshals
#2: Much Ado About Madams
#3: Much Ado About Mavericks
#4: Much Ado About Miners

Single title western historical romance
Sleight of Heart

Novellas and short stories by Jacquie Rogers
Willow, Wish for Me (western historical fantasy romance)
Faery Merry Christmas (fantasy romance)

Non-fiction by Ann Charles and Jacquie Rogers
Growing Your Audience: Workbook for Published, Unpublished, and Under-published Writers
Nail It! The Secret to Building an Effective Fiction Writer's Platform

Short stories for Western Fictioneers anthologies and for Prairie Rose Publications anthologies.Show more



You can keep up with Jacquie at her blog, http://romancingthewest.blogspot.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and her website.

Thanks for stopping by!



5 comments:

Caroline Clemmons said...

Sorry I forgot to make Jacquie's links live. You can get them from her blog, though, or by googling Jacquie Rogers, author.

Mary Preston said...

A great review thank you.

I cannot believe August is upon us.


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trishaboo said...

Your review makes me want to read the book tonight.
TY

Claudia S said...

What a lovely review for Jacquie! Great blog! Way to go Caroline! I already have Jacquie's books, so I withdraw from the competition. Just commenting and saying hello to both of you! :-)

Liette Bougie said...

This review makes me want to get Jacquie's books... I already wanted to get them, now I want it even more. Thanks, Caroline. :)