Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Lawman's Oklahoma Sweetheart by Allie Pleiter (CFBA)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Lawman's Oklahoma Sweetheart
Love Inspired (June 3, 2014)
Allie Pleiter


Enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and nonfiction. An avid knitter, harp player and non-reformed chocoholic, she spends her days writing books, doing laundry, running carpools and finding new ways to avoid housework. Allie grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in speech from Northwestern University and currently lives in suburban Chicago, Illinois. The "dare from a friend" to begin writing eight years ago has blossomed into a career that includes numerous public speaking engagements, two books on parenting; Becoming a Chief Home Officer and Facing Every Mom's Fears and now novels for Steeple Hill Books. She is the mother of two children and, most recently, a Havanese dog named Bella.


When Katrine Brinkerhoff's cabin is attacked, only sheriff Clint Thornton's heroism saves her. She owes Clint her life—and her help catching the men responsible. All she has to do is trust in Clint's plan to protect her family. But she can't let herself care too deeply, not when her past carries secrets that would drive him away. 

Infiltrating the murderous gang is a dirty job, yet Clint is determined to see it through. The brigands will face justice—and they will never harm Katrine again. Clint would give his life to keep the beautiful settler safe…but will he be willing to risk his heart? 

Bridegroom Brothers: True love awaits three siblings in the Oklahoma Land Rush

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lawman's Oklahoma Sweetheart, go HERE.

My Review:
5 Stars!
I'm a big fan of the Love Inspired Contemporary and Suspense lines of books, I have read several of both and really enjoyed all of them. But this was my first time reading a Love Inspired Historical, and this was a new to me author so I didn't really know what to expect. But I'm very happy to say that I enjoyed every moment of this book! This book had a great cast of characters and I really liked them all. I read a lot of historical romances but so many things in this book struck me as unique, I will list a few of them. 1. The page count, at 278 pages this book was long for a Love Inspired title which really showed in the level of depth and character development the author wrote into the story, I was also impressed that even though the story does take place in a short timeframe it never felt rushed at all! 2. I don't want to give anything away but you know the secret that both the hero and heroine have that keep them apart in books like these? Well let me just say the secrets in this book were by far the most unique and original I have ever read about. Thank you to the author for her fresh take on that and not just doing the same old, same old! 3. I love it when my two favorite sub-genres (Historical and Suspense) come together in a book. The suspense aspect of this book is what drew me to it in the first place, and that part of the story was so beautifully written that I felt like I was there, loved that!

I have not read the first two books in this series, so I don't think it's necessary to read them in order.

Overall, I loved every minute of this book, it kept me turning pages and I hated to put it down. I'm so glad that I got the chance to read and review The Lawman's Oklahoma Sweetheart!

I highly recommend this book. Love Inspired really knocked my socks off with this one!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via CFBA in exchange for an honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

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