Wednesday, December 16, 2009

On My Nightstand - Letter Perfect by Cathy Marie Hake

Ruth Caldwell is an unusual woman. Spirited, outspoken, and definitely a square peg in a round hole, she tries to fit in without success. A series of life events lands her in Folsom, California.

Although taken with her great beauty, Josh finds himself in an uncomfortable position. As part owner of the Broken P Ranch, his livelihood is threatened by Ruth's legitimate claim of inheritance. At first, Ruth's accidents are attributed to her natural clumsiness. When they become increasingly dangerous, Josh must face some unpleasant truths.

This historical romance set in the mid-1800's delighted and intrigued me with its feisty heroine and honorable hero. I loved Ruth's warmth, her caring heart, and her refusal to be deterred from her goals.

In my opinion, this book is a winner with a capital "W" and a great read for a cold winter night.

20 comments:

sherrinda said...

This looks like my kind of book! I'll have to add it to my list! :)

Shmologna said...

Thank you for posting this! Here's another good read! This blogging business is dangerous. My list of "books to read" is growing!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sherrinda -

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The historical details were a natural part of the setting without waving a big red flag.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shmologna -

Think of it this way: you'll never run out of good books to read. LOL!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

I always enjoy Cathy's books. Glad you do too:) Blessings for your day!

Jan Cline said...

Sounds great - I needed another title in my genre to read. I appreciate getting recommendations - thanks Susan.

Cindy said...

Oh, sounds like a great book! I love a feisty heroine.

Patti Lacy said...

Susan, LOVE your blog. TOTALLY agree with your blog choices.
Jeanette is EVEN MORE FUN in person than on the blog. Think a modern-day Lucille Ball with the Holy Spirit oozing out her pores!

Patti
www.pattilacy.com/blog
P.S. the first part of this post seemed to be cut off, at least from my viewing../?

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Thanks for the thumbs-up on Cathy's book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jan -

She has a number of titles you might want to check out. So far, I've read two of her books and liked them both.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy -

If you like feisty, this is your kind of gal. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

Thanks for your kind words. I'm a frequent reader of your group blog and a Follower. I hope you and some of the other contributors will visit here from time to time and become Followers.

Jen is a fun person. We've "met" over the phone.

Several other people have the same issues. If you have a PC with a newer version of the Microsoft browser, you can click on either view or tools and select compatibility view.

Unfortunately, if you have a Mac, this doesn't work. One person simply waits until the next post is up and reads the previous one.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica said...

I've never read Hake's single titles, but they've always caught my eye at walmart because of the covers and the blurbs. I think I'd love her characters. Thanks for the review! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

This book delivers the goods! I can't wait to read more of her stories.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Sounds like a great one, Susan! Thanks!

Carla Gade said...

That is a wonderful book! I love this author, she is so much fun!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

You're welcome!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

Thanks for another testimonial. Don't you love that cover? It fits the character's sassy personality.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Patti Lacy said...

You hooked me with that "Cold Winter Night" analogy. I just need a kerchief to match Pa's cap....

Great blog!!
Patti

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

Always nice to see you. Thanks.

Blessings,
Susan :)