Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Sheriff's Surrender by Susan Page Davis (Review and Giveaway)

***Leave a comment on this post before Wednesday December 30 at midnight to be entered to win copy.***

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Sheriff’s Surrender

Barbour Books (December 1, 2009)


Susan Page Davis


I've always loved reading, history, and horses. These things come together in several of my historical books. My young adult novel, Sarah's Long Ride, also spotlights horses and the rugged sport of endurance riding, as does the contemporary romance Trail to Justice. I took a vocational course in horseshoeing after earning a bachelor's degree in history. I don't shoe horses anymore, but the experience has come in handy in writing my books.

Another longtime hobby of mine is genealogy, which has led me down many fascinating paths. I'm proud to be a DAR member! Some of Jim's and my quirkier ancestors have inspired fictional characters

For many years I worked for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a freelancer, covering local government, school board meetings, business news, fires, auto accidents, and other local events, including a murder trial. I've also written many profiles and features for the newspaper and its special sections. This experience was a great help in developing fictional characters and writing realistic scenes. I also published nonfiction articles in several magazines and had several short stories appear in Woman's World, Grit, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

My husband, Jim, and I moved to his birth state, Oregon, for a while after we were married, but decided to move back to Maine and be near my family. We're so glad we did. It allowed our six children to grow up feeling close to their cousins and grandparents, and some of Jim's family have even moved to Maine!


Gert Dooley can shoot the tail feathers off a jay at a hundred yards, but she wants Ethan Chapman to see she's more than a crack shot with a firearm. When the sheriff of Fergus, Idaho, is murdered and Ethan is named his replacement, Gert decides she has to do whatever she can to help him protect the citizenry. So she starts the Ladies Shooting Club. But when one of their numbers is murdered, these ladies are called on for more than target shooting and praying. Can Gert and the ladies of Fergus find the murderer before he strikes again?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Sheriff’s Surrender , go HERE

My Review:

I really liked this cute and funny historical romance light on the history. It had an interesting plot line that kept me guessing until the end. I figured it out but not til close to the end. The romance between the two main characters was believable. Gert and Ethan are the two characters that play the main role in this book but there are great secondary characters like her brother Hiram and other members of the Ladies Shooting Club(which I liked). These are some strong ladies. :) I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Highly recommended.


Susan Page Davis said...

Hey, Brittanie! Thanks for featuring my book. It was great fun to write, and I've been up into those Idaho mountains. Beautiful country! I was just looking at your profile, and I love Dee Henderson, too. Aren't her books great? Hope you have a fantastic Christmas.

Lady Araujo said...

Hi Brittanie,
Thanks for this review. It was great to read it. Thnaks for this opportunity too.
I'd love to be entered in your drawing.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Wish all the best.

With joy,
Marta Araujo


Giveaway Lady said...

OO!! Please enter me:) I have this one on my wish-list!! Thanks!!

Carole said...

Susan's theme of a group of women who support each other really appeals to me. Thanks for your review, Brittanie, and the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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