Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie

Posted February 3, 2017 by meezcarrie in giveaway, historical, romance, Stacy Henrie / 46 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

about the book

Lawman in Disguise


Getting taken hostage by a gang of train robbers wasn’t in dime novelist Essie Vanderfair’s plans, but interviewing these men could make her career soar. Especially since the gang includes legendary outlaw Tex Beckett, better known as the Texas Titan. Tex is famed for his protection of women and children, so she’ll be fine…right?


Keeping the gang in line was hard enough before a stubborn, beautiful writer interfered. Now Tex is scrambling to keep Essie safe, to gather evidence against the gang and most of all to hide his dangerous secrets. First, that he’s a detective working undercover. And second, that he’s not the Texas Titan at all, but Tex’s twin brother, Tate Beckett.

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GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Historicals
RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2017
PAGES: 288

“Real life was never as interesting as fiction.”

Oh y’all. You’re gonna love this book!

A wide-eyed, determined dime novelist finagles her way into being held hostage by an infamous gang of train robbers so she can interview them for her next book.

I could probably stop there and you’d have a great idea of how funny parts of this book are. Essie is just so cute, and the dime novel she writes in her head along the way is lots of fun.

But there’s a hitch that changes everything – she’s falling in love with the man she believes to be the notorious Texas Titan.  A man who is actually Tex’s twin brother Tate, an undercover detective with the Pinkertons. The romance between Essie and Tate is sweet and tender – with lots of great chemistry and a couple of fantastic kisses too 😉

While it starts out lighter and more humor-filled, as the novel progresses and Essie interviews the various members of the gang, the mood of the book shifts slightly to one of poignancy. Each outlaw is there for a reason, rarely just because they want to make trouble, and their stories of tragedy will make you want to research other infamous outlaw gangs of history to learn their stories as well.

Bottom Line: The Outlaw’s Secret has it all – action, adventure, romance, humor, faith and depth. It will make you smile and it will twist your heart too. It will make you hold your breath – for the kisses and again for the nail-biting action. Essie is such a fun heroine, and Tate is most definitely swoonworthy. Another fun and sweet novel by Stacy Henrie that I highly recommend!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids. You can learn more about Stacy and her books by visiting her website at



Other Books by Stacy Henrie


Tour Giveaway


– 1 winner will receive print copies of LADY OUTLAW and THE EXPRESS RIDER’S LADY + $10 Amazon Gift Card (US only)

– 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card (open internationally)

– Ends February 18th

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Tour Schedule

February 1st: Launch

February 2nd:

Bookworm LisaRockin’ Book ReviewsKatie’s Clean Book Collection & Hearts & Scribbles

February 3rd:

Reading Is My SuperPowerI Am A Reader & The Power of Words

February 6th:

Seasons of Humility & Kathleen Denly

February 7th:

Getting Your Read On & Wishful Endings

February 8th:

Mel’s Shelves & Falling Leaves

February 9th:

Singing Librarian Books & Colorimetry

February 10th:

i blog 4 books & Zerina Blossom’s Books

February 12th:

Tell Tale Book Reviews

February 13th:

Heidi Reads… & The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

February 14th: Grand Finale

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46 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie

  1. Andrea Stephens

    Love the review! I’ve had this on on my wishlist for a little while now, so, not your fault this time Carrie 🙂
    I’ve been to Wyoming, driven through Wyoming many times. It is beautiful country.

  2. Rebecca Maney

    I absolutely love Pinkerton detective stories, add a western gang and a handsome cowboy and I am 100 percent sure that I will love the story.

  3. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I love historical fiction and especially the romantic kind. I would love to win this giveaway, but if not, I will get these books and read them. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  4. Amber Perry

    I adore Stacie Henry and I can’t wait to read this book!!! Plus the cover is just kinda awesome! HAHA

  5. Thanks so much for your lovely review, Carrie! I love that after reading the book you wanted to go research the backstories of other real life outlaws. 🙂 I find their stories fascinating too and how they reveal some of the deeper reasons, even if not justifiable, for choosing the outlaw life that they did. Thank you for reading this one!

  6. Winnie Thomas

    Thanks for the fun review, Carrie! We forgive you for adding to our TBR piles/mountains, since we can count on you to recommend good reads for us, and you’re diligent about warning us about eyeball-scorching things. LOL Stacy, this book sounds so intriguing. I’m putting this on my wish list. Congratulations and good luck on your tour!

  7. Pam K.

    The Outlaw’s Secret is another book to add to my ever growing “want to read” list. It sounds like it will be really fun to read; just what I like. Thanks for letting us know about this book and for the giveaway.

  8. Amanda G.

    Can’t wait to read it! I have a story of my own (Writing stage) centering around Jesse James so you could say I have quite the fascination with Train Robber stories at the moment.

  9. Trixi

    ANY Love Inspired Historical belongs on my bookshelf 🙂 And I’ve long had my eye on this one, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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