I really enjoyed these stories about three headstrong women who quietly changed a town out of fear for themselves by creating the Ladies' Shooting Club against some objections by the men of the town, some of them husbands. The little bit of mystery woven in makes them even more of a fun read. Susan did a great job and I'm glad I got to read all three books together. I also liked how even though each story was mainly about a different woman, the three stories included all of the characters in all three books. Thank you Susan, I would gladly recommend this book, these books, to other historical fiction readers.
I gane this book a five star rating only because it came as a part of a package deal. If I had bought the first book only, I would have been bummed that the romance is just beginning, even though the mystery is solved. These three books are intricately related as Trudy and Hiram are siblings, all the men are close friends and the women belong to the Ladies' Shooting Club (that Trudy starts). Murder, arson, and armed robbery are only a few of the serious crimes that Sheriff Ethan and the Ladies' Shooting Club work together to bring the culprits to justice.
On another note, I read a preview of the first Prairie Dreams novel in the back of this book, but then I was bummed to see that it (and the other two books in the series) were not available as ebooks. I would love to see the series as a 3in1, like this book.