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This Is My First Bookis my first book the author She s got a decent back catalogue which I might check out I do like her writing It might just be the case of the characters not appealing but she has potential and there was great chemistry and bantering initially There was an element of Pygmalion to the story also but again the author failed to capitalise on this trope When Wild Wild West meets My Fair Lady It gives a funny omance tender with spaghetti western and poker games as background This omance is an easy ead One that I made with a smile on my face as there are endearing and entertaining characters Personally I fell under the SPELL OF TWO SPINSTERS ALMA AND of two spinsters Alma and Despite being over 70 years old they
cool naughty always at the forefront of action I loved to see them play with dynamite I admit that the hero Jacob has not eally charmed me He has a stick stuff in thisyou see the picture don t you and he s annoying by always playing by the Amandas Guide to Love (Bistro La Bohème rules He lacks of openness and communication skill The way he hurts Fiona by not treating her like a lady made me want to slap him through my bookOf course at the end I easily pardoned his behaviour Greateading to Wordcraft: The Art of Turning Little Words into Big Business relax and unwind with a smileLuciehttpnewbooksonmyselvesblogspotfr You have to love when a westernhistoricalomance spares us the heaving bosoms and frail damsels and actually gives us a determined con artist as our heroine and a lawman who has been on her trail for years eually determined to bring both her and her father to justice all because long ago she found then left him butt naked in the woods Fiona has dodged Jacob s long arm of the law for years but it all catches up to her when he needs her help and dangles a pardon for both her and her father in eturn for her promise to play the biggest con yet while working on the ight side of the law Fiona is a soft hearted survivor ough around the edges but cleverly brilliant Can Jacob turn her into the well heeled lady she needs to be to capture his counterfeiting criminal or will he and Fiona find at isk between them than they could ever have imagined Meanwhile another has sworn Queenie and Tom a Feline Romance revenge against Jacob and he doesn t even see it comingGeteady to enjoy the banter the heat and the comedic moments that fill Silken Promises by Lisa Bingham From the start the pace is light uick and the dialogue will make you smile as Fiona and Jacob grind on one another s nerves while butting heads and finally hearts The transformation of Fiona from a diamond in the ough to a polished gem could never have happened if not for two spinster sisters who will steal your heart with their amusing and eccentric ways They felt like Fiona s fairy godmothers of the West There is danger death deceit and trouble along the way and some of it will tear at your heart as you watch this feisty heroine bravely do what needs to be done and finally takes what she wants in lifeI eceived an ARC edition from Diversion Books in exchange for my honest eviewPublication Date January 21 2014Publisher Diversion BooksISBN 9781626811959Genre Historical Romance Blurb from GoodreadsFiona McFee had been just a girl when she first saw Jacob Grey almost all of Jacob Grey naked and tied up in a field of foxtails Naturally as an Irish con man s daughter she efused to elease the young deputy while he sunburned his backside and swore never to forget her He never did though the little minx in the field didn t esemble the sensual topaz eyed hellion he tracked to Chicago years later Jacob had an offer that could change her life a full pardon for both her and her father if she posed as a wealthy British widow and played poker like an ace on a tourist train heading West His plan was to catch a counterfeiter Fiona s scheme was to outfit herself in beautiful clothes win her father s freedom and outwit Jacob Grey She didn t count on the wild card that sent her Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes reeling an instant attraction to the very large very strong lawman who carried a very big gun But the game she was entering was deadly and before she or Jacobealized how high the stakes had soared they were deeply in jeopardy in danger of losing their hearts and their dreams in a battle for their livesReviewI love that this historical omance gives us a strong female con artist as our heroine instead of a damsel in distress The dialogue is uick and will make you laugh as Jacob and Fiona work on getting her eady for her ole as a wealthy widow Add to that two of the sweetest and funniest old ladies that are helping them and you can t go wrong They were my favorite charactersI eally enjoyed this book and will be Darkness Light reading Silken Dreams Jacob s sister s story Iecommend for those who are fans of sweet historical omancesReceived copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest eview. Jacob Grey She didn't count on the wild card that sent her eeling an instant attraction to the very large very strong lawman who carried a very big gun But the game she was entering was deadly and before she or Jacob ealized how high the stakes had soared they were deeply in jeopardy in danger of losing their hearts and their dreams in a battle for their liv. ,are cool naughty
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Time When She FoundWhen she found he was a law man she had a change of heart on helping him and left him there Jacob never forgot Fiona and spent the next decade chasing her and her father around Seems as if her dad had a little problem with law breakin Jacob learns that Fiona is a whiz with cards and elicits her help to uncover a counterfeit money laundering scheme In exchange for her help her and her father would get full pardons for all their crimes What Jacob and Fiona didn t expect was to fall head over heels for each other Alma and Amelia the two meddling old ladies eally should stay away from dynamite these two gave me a case of the chuckles The end of the book with them meddling and dragging around Mr Peebles added a nice element of humor Great ead for those who are fans of western victorian omances ARC provided by Diversion books wwwktbookreviewscom Fan blody tastic The cover is absolutely not a Not Handsome Enough reflection of the contents btwThis book should be made into a movieSet in 1885 VictorianAmericana with a feisty Irish girl working with a hard boiled marshall to crack a counterfeitinging and accidentally drawn into a confrontation with a 1885 version of the Star Chamber Twists turns explosions prison breakouts poker and train hijacking With a sprinkling of Darby I am your father stuff tossed in for good measureIt has everythingWell No Ok It doesn t have ninja pirate obot monkeysBut if I had to describe it I d suggest it is a mix of Cat Ballou A Big Hand for the Little Lady Have Gun Will Travel Maverick and The Wild Wild WestAlso Arsenic and Old LaceSeriously You ll wet yourself at the antics of the 72 year old sisters explaining why they just wanted to bend a bit of track when in fact they are covered in soot having blown up most of the train And the very last page will have you laugh out loudBut I seem to have strayed from smutThere isn t that much much to my chagrinBut the two major scenes I found twitchy to say the leastExcellent Seriously needs to be made into a movie I ather enjoyed this book despite my not being a huge fan of western frontier Busy Park romancesThe plot of this book wasather well developed with a few twists and turns nothing Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know really unexpected but all nicely done I wished I hadead the first book in this series before as the story and the hero character especially seemed to be strongly linked with one another I GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany really enjoyed the way the book started and the first encounters between Fiona and Jacob However after a while Iealized that all their developments and inner changes would just be stated that would The Confederate Privateers remain very secondary and almost absent from this bookThe overall tone was light despite a few murders that allegedly traumatized the characters Most of the humor worked though I must confess that I startedolling my eyes at the antics of the two old biddiesLast comment low steam in this book This story got me from the very beginning When the two main characters first meet he is naked and bound in a field of fox tails being out witted by a thief She shows up over from a Big Bad Detective Agency ridge from a picnic with her father and starts a conversation with him When she hears her father call he asks her to untie him She ask what is it that you do for a living hiseply I am a police man She very politely says that if he was anything other than a police man she would but since she does not like them and thinks they are deplorable she is sorry and must leave For the next ten years Jacob Grey hunts down Fiona McFee and her father making there life harder and harder Until finding her I like the start of this American Historical The heroine is a feisty street smart girl the daughter of an Irish con artist well known to lawmakers in multiple states The hero a US marshall has been chasing this slippery duo for ten years since a young Fiona abandoned him bare bottomed and tied up in the middle of nowhere not uite without a backward glance because the curious teen did steal many glances before she left him to his fate Now Jacob Grey s long arm has finally nabbed his man and the good marshall has plans for the hustler and his clever daughter Jacob blackmails Fiona into helping him trap a counterfeiter using her sharp card playing skills The language is authentic The Placer reminiscent of Jo Goodman s Westerns Unfortunately the heroine lost her spunk and submitted herself tooeadily to Jacob s bullying tactics It got to the point where she was willing to accept crumbs from himShe I ll take whatever you Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism re willing to give me Stay with me Give me what you can Then if you can t offer me any I ll go Without a fuss Me gag Where s your dignity womanThe ending was drawn out and focused on the side plot of catching theeal baddies The omance got sidelined which is just as well since Llion he tracked to Chicago years later Jacob had an offer that could change her life a full pardon for both her and her father if she posed as a wealthy British widow and played poker like an ace on a tourist train heading West His plan was to catch a counterfeiter; Fiona's scheme was to outfit herself in beautiful clothes win her father's freedom and outwit. What a HOOT Five stars for "KEEPING ME SO AMUSED I VE "me so amused I ve this little gem in my library for months and amused I ve this little gem in my library for months and no idea that I was missing such an adventure Silken Promises is not the typical historical western omance This story had it all A street urchin transformed Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness romance counterfeiters prison breaks undercover stingsailroad holdups and The Beasleys The characters were well thought out and scripted Amelia and Alma The Beasleys added such a fun element to the story with their good natured meddling It s a are thing when I find a book that keeps me thoroughly entertained I laughed
Out Loud Developed Goosebumps Over Dub Andloud developed goosebumps over Dub and enjoyed the plot I couldn t help it I fell in love with this book There were a few typos and misplaced words but I tend to forgive a lot when I enjoy a book this much I could see this as a made for television movie in my head I haven t ead this author s work before but I m hooked and already picked up Silken Dreams I thoroughly enjoyed Silken Promises a e issue from 1994 Silken Dreams is the story before I ead this one without need of eading the first Set in Chicago in 1885 a cross between My Fair Lady and Maverick the movie I was hearing stirring theme music before the third chapter The plot seems to be predictable but it isn t well except for the two elderly aunts that steal a bag of dynamite to get id of gophers and other varmints But even if it was this is totally a character driven story with incidentals of violence villainy and believable sexual tension that keeps you Der Bilderwächter reading laughing and cheering them onJacob Grey is a lawman Fiona McFee is a woman with a shady past He needs a proficient gambler to catch a counterfeiter she needs a pardon for her father They transform before each other s eyes from worthy adversary to tentative friendship that barely labels how they botheally feel But Jacob isn t eady to introduce his wife a pardoned criminal to all and sundry Fiona isn t willing to settle for crumbs of begrudged affection I admired them both for their honesty and common sense even when it went flying out the windowThe writing is subtly crafted almost sneaky appearing to amble along yet every seemingly insignificant detail is exactly where it should be Dialog is charming and the cadence perfectly timed you can laugh and groan without a shade of embarrassment The characters are fully developed grow and progress in a credible manner while advancing the story and omance Secondary characters are enlivening without apology for being full bodied I loved the poor tailor Mr Peebles and the dynamite stealing aunts but they never stole the show though I wanted them to Vengeance being sought justice being served and where the line between the letter and spirit of the law truly is are not new themes Ms Bingham handles them all with efreshing consideration by characters that struggled to not only find the line but also to hold on to it Bungling as Jacob could be with egards to Fiona s feelings he genuinely tried to make things Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris right Frustrating as Fiona s predicament could be she truly wanted to do what was better than she d had a chance to before He wasn t too arrogant to endure and she wasn t too prideful to live both features in many American Historical Romances that I struggle with There was just theight amount of humble and hopeful in both of themThe happily ever after wasn t Letters to Rollins rushed theesolution both amusing and satisfying and the potential for a seuel as valid twenty years later as when the novel was first published I m not sure how I missed this book and author back in the day except well I was busy having children and generally fell asleep before page ten of any book I m delighted these works are being Britain, Europe And The Third World re issued with gorgeous covers in e format so I can catch up on what I missed If youe looking for a thoroughly American historical Scotland Yard romance Iecommend Silken PromisesRead of my eviews at Page Traveler E Book Reviews Historical omance is not my favorite genre but the blurb about this book Unverified: A Novel reminded me of one of those oldomantic westerns I used to watch with my mom So I gave it a go This book is being e eleased in digital format with a new cover The cover here on goodreads UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth represents the old one out with the old and in with the new You can see the new cover if you pop over to the blog link is below Overall this book has a nice and easy writing style entertaining characters and a slow building but eventually steamyomance Mix that with a little bit of gun slinging gambling and two little old ladies that meddle in BIG ways and you ve got yourself a winning combination I Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island reallyeally enjoyed this book and it s made me want to dive into some of the older Löwen wecken romances Perhaps I am missing out on something Fiona met Jacob when she happened upon him bound and nak. Fiona McFee had been just a girl when she first saw Jacob Grey almost all of Jacob Grey naked and tied up in a field of foxtails Naturally as an Irish con man's daughter sheefused to Fathers and Sons: Roads Classics release the young deputy while he sunburned his backside and swore never to forget her He never did though the little minx in the field didn'tesemble the sensual topaz eyed he. .