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Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Sheriff's Surrender...DNF...Review

About the book:
A murder in Fergus, Idaho, has the town’s women scared. But the men don’t seem able to stop the rash of thefts, assaults, and vandalism that follow. Half a dozen women band together to arm themselves against trouble. The gunsmith's plain sister, the emporium's owner, a couple of rancher's wives and saloon girls take their shooting lessons seriously. The men are skeptical at first and slightly amused. 

The new minister's wife shocks the town by joining the club, and other women follow her lead. When they show no sign of letting up on their drill, the men beg the sheriff to disband the club and put their women back where they belong. Those are fighting words to the ladies. Domestic rebellion threatens until a new murder grabs everyone's attention. Will the sheriff and his men find the killer and put him away? Or will that honor belong to the Ladies' Shooting Club? 

A bit of mystery, a bit of romance, a few strong women.  It has all the makings of a great novel, but it was just one that I haven't been able to get into.  I've finally set it aside for good.  It's gotten great reviews though and fans of historical fiction will probably enjoy it. 

Thanks to First Wildcard and Barbour Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Susan Page Davis here.  You can read the first chapter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 7/10

1/5 Stars


  1. I hate it that you didn't enjoy this book because I truly enjoyed it as well as the second book in the series. Book 2 starts a little slow also, so you might not like it either, but I found book 1 to pick up considerably toward the middle.

  2. It's always hard to put aside a book I'm reading, but sometimes you just can't help it. Thanks for your candor.

  3. So sorry you couldn't get into it but that's why there are lots of books out there. I'm glad you were finally able to put it aside - no sense wasting time reading something that doesn't work for you.

    I have to admit I was one of the glowing reviews for the book :)

    Hope your next book is better for you.

  4. Love your honesty. We need to see more of it in CF reviews.