All Christy Grey knows is that she is needed in Tombstone AZ to take care of her sick mother, so not knowing what to expect, she boards a stagecoach and heads out. When her stage is held up and she is shot, she finds compassion and mercy when one of the outlaws bandages her wound. In return she promises not to give his discription to the law. When she gets to Tombstone she discovers that her mother is more ill than she expected and her brother is shot when he accuses a gambler of cheating at cards. With her money running out she is forced to take a job at a local saloon running a rulette wheel. And when we are at our most desperate, that's when God steps in to help.
As Nevada King watches as the plucky redhead steps of the stagecoach and disappears into the crowd, he knows that his heart is on the line and that his life will never be the same again.
I love a good western, especially when you got a hero who is basically a good guy but made some bad choices. That's the kinds of hero I love to root for. That is who Nevada King is. From the first few pages I thought this was a wonderfully tradgic character, and as with any tradgic character, his past always catches up with him, and he comes to a point where he needs to stand up for what he believes in.
We first meet Christy in the book Love Finds you in Last Chance. I didn't really remember her from there, but in this book I really liked her. She was a spunky woman who was determined to provide for her family, but like all of us, she makes some decisions without asking God first and her life begins to get messy. Her's is a character that I can truly relate to.
This was a fabulous book that was written in a truly historical sence. There were histoical characters that actually lived in this town which I found really fun to read about. In the front of the book just before chapter one, the author give a brief discription of how the town was founded. I really enjoyed this book.
Christy Grey receives a telegram from her brother urging her to come an care for her ailing mother. Christy had just gotten settled into her new life with new friends and employment in California but she figured this would be a perfect oppurtunity to reconcile with her mother. On her long trip to Tombstone, as if the journey wasn't difficult to begin with, the stage coach gets robbed. Then she no sooner arrives in Tombstone and her brother takes off for his wayward life of gambling leaving her to deal with her ailing mother. There was little money and even worse there was an almost bare cupboard. She would have to find some kind of employee right away, just to provide for their necessary needs.
Nevada King is headed for Tombstone to begin a new life and hopefully acquire a wife and his own ranch. He must stop for one more night before reaching his destination. With luck, he thought, he rides up on a group of men that have camp set up for the night and hopes they would allow him a bite to eat and a place camp for the night. But come morning it become apparent these men were not what he had assumed. He meets a lovely women during a stage holdup and then recognizes her latter on after he arrives in Tombstone. Will Christy turn him into the law assuming he was part of the stage holdup or will outlaws catch up with him first to seek revenge?
It was nice to see the author borrowed the character Christy Grey from her book Love Finds You in Last Chance, California. She continues with Christy's life in a reconciliation attempt to build a new relationship with her mother and brother. The author creates many situations which lead the young woman into a new relationship not only with her family but with a handsome cowboy and most importantly God. This book has trust issues, revival of ones soul, and a mission to save a young women from a world of white slavery.
Showing us how God provides for his children.
I highly recommend this book.
Disclosure: This book was a gift and I was not required to write a review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
Book Blurb: Love and second chances aren''t easy to come by in a town named Tombstone. When Christy Grey receives an urgent summons to Tombstone, Arizona, she reluctantly leaves her new life in California. The trip goes from bad to worse when four masked men hold up Christy's stage. She finally arrives in
Tombstone to find her mother ill and her brother trapped in a life of gambling. Desperate for money to support her family, will Christy bow to pressure from the local saloon owners and return to the life she thought she'd given up for good?
Nevada King has problems of his own. He''s been dodging bullets for years and wants nothing more than to settle down and get married. But he''s on the run from outlaws bent on revenge, and the one woman who captures his interest recognizes him from the stagecoach holdup. Will Christy turn Nevada in to the authorities, or will the outlaws on his trail catch him first?
Christy Grey has started her life over fresh and new in California and she never wants to go back to her old life in a dance hall again. When her brother contacts her about their mother's illness, her California life comes to an end and Christy heads to Arizona to take care of her sick mom. Because of a stagecoach robbery, Christy arrives in Tombstone injured and with no money. To make matters worse, she finds her brother in a gambling hall and is surprised with the horror of finding the home her mom and brother living in a shack that looks like it's about to fall down. What on earth happened to land them living in a place like this?
Nevada King seems to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. He didn't want to be involved in the stagecoach robbery, but was he going to be involved anyway? Or was he really in the right place at the right time because a pretty lady needed help after she was shot, and he was able to play doctor and fix her arm so she could continue traveling to Tombstone? One thing he did know, he was through living his former life. He was now ready to settle down and make something good of the life he had left.
Enjoy this wonderful western as you follow the sweet romance between Nevada and Christy, Joshua and Sara in the little town of Tombstone Arizona. Experience the magnificent view of Tombstone and experience their lifestyle, meet their people and feel the personality of their community as the author so brilliantly brings to life in this book.
This was not a book I rec'd free to read for a review. I purchased this book to read for myself, and posted the review on my own. The opinions in the review are mine only.
Just finished this delightful book, and already missing the characters. Nevada King is a man set on living an honorable life, but trouble seems to follow him. As he leaves yet another town to start fresh, he stumbles onto some men who intend to rob a Wells Fargo Stagecoach. Inside is a young lady bound for Tombstone, Arizona, enroute to tend her ailing mother. Christy Grey is shot during the robbery, and Nevada must choose between saving himself and saving the girl.
Full of action, intrigue, real heroes rescuing damsels in distress, and a wonderful faith element that shines through the cracks of a decadent town, Miralee Ferrell's novel is so much more than the typical satisfying romance--it is a page of history, a snapshot of humanity, and a message of hope to the oppressed. This is one of the best I have read this year. Highly recommend this one.
Christy Grey has finally gotten her life together, and things are going wellâ€”then comes the letter from her brother. Her mother is gravely ill. Leaving her good friends in California, she travels to Tombstone. Things quickly go downhill when her stage is robbed. Then she discovers her mother and brother living in a filthy hovel. All she wants to do is get back on the stage again, but she can't turn her back on her family. When Nevada King helps bring her brother home after a shoot-out in the saloon, Christy recognizes him as one of the stage robbers. Will she turn him in? Or will she believe the unlikely story he tells? And when her family loses everything, will Christy return to her former life as a saloon girlâ€”a life she vowed to never return to again?
I loved this story. Christy is an excellent heroine. When faced with an insurmountable task and tempted to run away, she finds the gumption to face her problems and do what must be done, no matter how unpleasant they are. Nevada was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He hopes to turn his life around, but his past keeps chasing him. The Old West comes alive in Love Finds You in Tombstone, Arizona, a story of redemption, forgiveness, and faith in the midst of the unimaginable.