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A Spoiled Heiress, A Pardoned Con & A Rescue
March 23, 2014
Gilbert Morris in his new book, "Sabrina's Man" Book Two in the Western Justice series published by Barbour Publishing takes us into the life of Sabrina Warren.
From the back cover: No one steals from Sabrina Warren and gets away with it.
Spoiled Southern belle Sabrina Warren has always been given everything she wants. Her daddy's money has provided for her every whim and desire. Her toughest challenge is deciding how much time to spend away from her Memphis home during shopping trips to New Orleans. But her pampered life comes to a halt when a vile conman takes something priceless from herÃ¢â¬âher younger sister, Marianne.
When her daddy's money can't buy justice or bring Marianne back, Sabrina takes matters into her own delicate but stubborn hands and heads West to track down the evil outlaw, Trey LeBeau.
Sabrina is not so naive, however, to believe she can do this all alone. But to her disgust, her solitary hope for saving Marianne seems to be Waco Smith, an only slightly reformed ex-criminal himself.
As Sabrina and Waco search the wilds of Indian Territory, will these two unlikely allies bond over more than just a shared mission of rescue and revenge?
Before Gilbert Morris became the prolific writer that he is he was a history professor. So teaching us about history in a very entertaining manner is second nature to him. He was also a pastor so teaching us Christian principles is also second nature to him. In "Rosa's Land" both second natures become one. I think this is historical fiction at its finest.
Gilbert Morris is an incredible storyteller and really knows how to write a Western. If you remember on one of The Magnificent Seven movies the character, Chris, goes to prison to recruit his six men and if they survive they get a pardon. Sabrina needs help to rescue her sister however there are no available Marshalls to help her. The prison warden agrees to pardon Waco if he agrees to help Sabrina. Now we have a story filled with tension, anxiety and revenge. Both Sabrina and Waco both have their issues that only God can change them from. And if they want to work together and survive they also need to learn to trust each other and then they can respond to their budding romance. I have been reading everything by Gilbert Morris for a long time and I have to say that this may be his finest work. He makes you care for all the people involved and takes you along for the journey. This is also just plain fun and exciting as well.
If, like me, you have read everything ever written by Gilbert Morris then you are going to love this book. If this is your first reading of anything by Gilbert Morris you are going to love this book. "Sabrina's Man" is a very fulfilling read and I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Sabrina wasn't a likeable character because she acted like a spoiled brat, and was always determined to get her way. And her determination lead her on a journey to the Oklahoma Indian Territory to find her sister. A sister who fell in love with an evil man, but he acted sweet as sugar until he looked her, and of course she didn't find out until she ran away with him. Sabrina and her feisty behavior takes off to Oklahoma, trying to find her. She meets up with a cowboy who has been looking for the outlaw for some time, and they hook up together.
I was taken back at some of the negative reviews for this book. I don't think Sabrina's Man is the best work of Gilbert Morris but it is an enjoyable read. For me, Sabrina's actions wasn't realistic, and going after a wanted outlaw like she did seemed immature, but the ending was good. The first book in this series was a much better book, and I am waiting on the third book, because I want to continue the story. Overall, this is a really good historical western read. I encourage you to pick up a copy to read and write your own review!
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Sabrina's Man is not one of my favorite books by Gilbert Morris. It is not very original. Several parts of this book are similar to or the same as parts of other books he has written. It is just a sentence or a conversation that has been used before. Also, the characters in this book think like characters in his other books. These aspects of his writing style will probably not bother you if you have not read very many of his books. Another thing that I did not like is how the two main characters became Christians. They are not Christians for most of the book, but they decide at the end to follow God. Many people who are not Christians try to follow God and do the right thing. He should have made it clear that they accepted Jesus as their Savior. He did have the gospel presented in other parts of the story though. Even though there are some things I did not like about this book, the story is interesting, and the climax is rather suspenseful. Sabrina's Man is still an entertaining book to read.
I've seen some reviews for this book and was shocked at the negativeness. I loved this book, and the unique way this author takes time to show us-readers- the reason behind all the actions and decisions the characters are making. he shows what makes them - them. I respect that in authors. in some books it is hard to concentrate on the story line because you keep wondering what that person was and what is driving this person, I sometimes tend to go back to first chapters and rereading them thinking I missed something.
and even though these reviewers say that Jake - from absolute dummy becomes a genius with a plan - well I'll tell you - you got it wrong. Sabrina is the one who came up with the plan, he just carried it out , with her help too. I enjoyed the example of 3 women in his life. There are so many relationships we confuse for true love. its only after we are hit with it in the head do we realize what fools we were. I enjoy Gilbert Morris' books especially this series, can't wait for the last one to come out.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the Publisher, through netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.
This story is the second book in the Western Justice series with the first book being Rosa's Land. It begins in 1864 in Arkansas and continues into 1870 for the biggest portion of the book. The main characters are Waco Smith, a soldier/outlaw/prisoner and Sabrina Warren, a pampered, rich 24-year-old. There are some supporting characters, but they don't really add too much to the plot.
Sabrina is always used to getting her way. Her younger sister, Marianne, falls in love with a shady character and Sabrina tells her to not see him anymore. Her sister refuses and runs away with the guy. Sabrina is convinced she is being held against her will and sets off to rescue her. She learns they are headed for Oklahoma Indian Territory, so that's where she goes. She sees the judge in charge of law enforcement for the area and he has no marshals to spare to help Sabrina rescue her sister. Waco Smith has done a good turn for the prison warden and he is given a conditional pardon for the rest of his jail time if he will help Sabrina retrieve her sister. Waco agrees as he has a personal grudge against the man who has taken Marianne. The journey to rescue Marianne begins, but at what cost?
I didn't like this book at all except for the descriptions of the western scenery. The story was disjointed, the characters flat and unlikable and the plot unrealistic. The main female character is a spoiled brat and I didn't feel her change genuine. I've read other Gilbert Morris books and enjoyed them, but this one for me was not worth reading. There is a third book in the series titled, Raina's Choice, due to be released in June 2014. I will probably give this author another chance to earn my interest by reading this third book because of his other good books. I can't recommend this second book, however.