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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2010
Series: Ladies Shooting Club
Join the sassy ladies of Fergus, Idaho, as they protect their town in this quirky historical by award-winning author Susan Page Davis. A crime spree has divided the men in town, so Gert Dooley forms the Ladies’ Shooting Club to protect their businesses, homes, and families. But when one of their members is murdered, will these feisty gals have what it takes to find the killer before he strikes again? Will the new sheriff put the club out of work, or will he surrender his heart to one crack shot lady?
Susan Page Davis is the author of more than fifty novels, in the romance, mystery, suspense, and historical romance genres. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband, Jim, a retired news editor. They are the parents of six, and the grandparents of nine fantastic kids. She is a past winner of the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Susan was named Favorite Author of the Year in the 18th Annual Heartsong Awards. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com.
This book has an underlining romantic theme, which adds to the story. Levi, in the form of Ethan Moses, has to find his soul mate after he has already lost her once. When he figures out who his soul mate is, the moment is unforgettable and all romantics are bound to love it.
The most monumental experience in the book comes in the last chapter. This is because everything the work, the sacrifices, the planning, the praying, each success, each failure finally makes sense. The writing and plotting are outstanding here. The author describes Jesus' eyes, saying they are a blue that no one has ever seen before and they are like two worlds spinning. Also, in this chapter Jesus talks to "E," and what he says to him is peaceful and heartfelt. This book has a very satisfying ending and doesn't leave the reader with unanswered questions.
This book is for adults who want to read an interesting and inspirational story about an angel who helps God do his will in an odd but interesting way. Terry Goetz does a great job of describing all the events that happen, and he makes the reader feel as though he or she is experiencing the events personally. Annette Rusler, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Love, Laughter and Sleuthing!January 18, 2016Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The ladies of Fergus, Idaho are on a mission . . . . to improve their shooting skills in order to protect their town from a murderer, who has committed a string of violent crimes. At the helm of the "Ladies Shooting Club" is Gert Dooley, quite a sharp shooter and quite insistent on doing her part to aid long time friend and interim sheriff, Ethan Chapman on his quest to apprehend the surreptitious killer. But things are not quite adding up, except where Gert-Trudy and Ethan are concerned.
Enjoy this engaging tale of the western frontier filled with love, laughter, and sleuthing!
Nicki OlsenAppomattox,VAAge: Under 18Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Surrender your money for this book...you won't regret it!January 13, 2015Nicki OlsenAppomattox,VAAge: Under 18Gender: FemaleTHE SHERIFF"S SURRENDER!
Trudy "Gert" Dooley is best sharpshooter in the whole town and though some may appreciate that, like Ethan Chapman, her brother's best friend. Others, like Cyrus Fennel, not so much. Naturally when the former sheriff is killed and Ethan takes his place, women are scared. Scared enough to take up firearms and head to Gert where they formed "The Ladies Shooting Club", much to the horror to the men of Fergus, Idaho. When Ethan begins to have doubts-and starts to absentmindedly call her Trudy-Gert wonders what their lives may have in store for them. Both for Ethan and her, the town of Fergus, and hanging most in the balance, Th Ladies Shooting Club. Will they survive the mysteries ahead? Or will the town crumble before their eyes?
Ethan Chapman has always said he can't afford any distractions...actually he's always thought he wasn't good enough for any woman. Which is exactly why Ethan is shocked when the "plain" little sister of his best friend inhabits his dreams. To top things off, trying to run a ranch while fighting his attraction is hard enough without adding the duties of the sheriff onto his plate. Unfortunately, seemingly the whole town of Fergus, Idaho disagrees and Ethan finds himself trying to solve a mystery. Then the Ladies Shooting Club gets up and running and men come to him upset.When more tragedies occur, and a strange collection grow,could this mystery end up bigger then any of them could ever imagine? Will he have to choose between the town's favor and the ladies'? And when the name Trudy slips out of his mouth, will she ever slip out of his mind?
*What I liked*
This story was so sweet!! I have a thing for male protagonists who are more timid, humble, reserved versus the cocky, insecure and Ethan certainly fit my quota! The spunk that Gert has sets it off quite nicely and I love their interactions. It was surprising to find so much mystery in a western and I LOVED it! One of my favorite characters was Hiram so I was squeaking with joy when I saw he was to be featured in book two. Guess I know what I'm reading tonight!!
*What I didn't like*
I didn't like when it ended! Fortunately for me that can be remedied quite quickly with book two. :)
I give The Sheriff's Surrender...5 stars!
*Why my rating is what it is*
My rating is five stars because of fantastic characters, mysteries galore, and a believable, interesting story line.
KyNanaEubank, KYAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 20, 2014KyNanaEubank, KYAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5love the spiritual content of your books, usually pass them on to friends and family, then put in our church library.
SandyKMilan, TNAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good book.November 2, 2012SandyKMilan, TNAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a good book about independent women who strive to enlarge their acceptance in a mans world and succeded.
Jved267Detroit, MIAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5June 7, 2012Jved267Detroit, MIAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4As the first book in a trilogy, Sheriff's Surrender brings you back to the Old West, asking the familiar question of who killed the small town sheriff (and caused a spree of other crimes). The new sheriff, Ethan works with Gertrude (the head of the Ladies' Shooting Club) to find out who the culprit is and why so many prominent people in town are being targeted in the crime spree. A little romance is developed along the way, but you need to read the next book (about Gertrude's brother Hiriam) to find out more of what happens with Ethan & Gertrude.