Wednesday, January 11, 2012

On My Nightstand - The Gunman's Bride by Catherine Palmer

When Bart Kingsley tracks down the love of his life, Laura Rose, she's terrified and drawn to him all at the same time. His appearance could ruin all of her careful planning to become a teacher and be free of a man's control.

Bart is tired of running from the law and his past. He wants to settle down, but will his Rosie trust him? While Laura Rose has some dreams, he has a few ideas of his own. Befriended by a colorful local, he's accepted into the community. Can these two make a life together or will they be swallowed by the choices they made as teenagers?

Christy-Award Winning Author, Catherine Palmer, immerses the reader in the 1880's. The New Mexico town of Raton comes to life through her talented pen. A Love Inspired Historical offering, this book was published last year. She also produced 4 other titles for them in 2011.

A quick read, historical romance fans will sigh as Bart and Rosie's story unfolds. I've read several of Catherine Palmer's books and enjoyed them all.

Question for you: Do you seek out new authors or stay with your tried-and-true favorites? Why?

Disclaimer: I received this book as a Christmas gift. All opinions are mine. I was not paid or asked to review the novel by either the author or publisher.


Linda O'Connell said...

I like discovering new authors all the time, but I do have my favorites.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda -

I like to read a variety of authors, but I'm always drawn back to my favorites. Certain styles, genres, and worldviews resonate with me, while others cause me to lose interest.

Susan :)

Sarah Forgrave said...

I just read a novella collection of hers recently and really enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a sweet story! I do like to read new authors. I don't need to seek them out though, as the blogging community points me directly to them!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah - Thanks for the thumbs up on this author. I really like her work.

Hi Lynn - Yes, that's where I discover most of the new authors. The Internet makes it so much easier to find them.

Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

I do both - when I have time and cash to spare, I'll seek out new authors. Of course, I always gravitate toward my old favorites. Rarely find a bad one with those!

Rhonda Schrock said...

I'm great at sticking with favorite authors, but I will definitely try new ones. It always makes me happy to see a brand-new book from a favorite writer on the shelf at the library.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - I'm sure debut authors are happy to hear people are willing to give them a chance.

Hi Rhonda - I also gravitate to the tried and true, but love discovering a new talent.

Susan :)

Diane Estrella said...

I read this book and thought it was ok. I guess I enjoy longer historical romances than shorter ones I've decided. :O)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

The longer historicals go into more depth, but I did enjoy this author's story.

Susan :)