A LAWMAN FOR LISETTE
SERIES: Willow Wood Brides #1
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Grace Arbor Press
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2019
When Lisette Pelletier answers an ad to become a physician in the frontier town of Willow Wood, Idaho, she knows her life will change forever. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with the U.S. Marshal whose life she saves on her way to town.
Federal Marshal Grayson Dutton spent his career protecting pioneers, chasing down bandits, settling disputes before they erupted into gunfire, and returning fire when needed. None of it prepared him for dealing with a feisty lady doc who can’t see when she’s in over her head.
When Grayson hears the gang of outlaws that attacked the stagecoach that brought Lisette to Willow Wood have targeted the lady doc, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her. Lisette doesn’t want to give the lawman the reins to her life. She came west to serve the people of Willow Wood, not hide under her bed in fear at the first sign of danger.
She certainly didn’t plan to fall for a long-legged lawman whose kisses make her dream of marriage, babies, and happily-ever-after, all the things that conflict with her call to medicine. Can she find a place in her life and her heart for love? Can Grayson tame the wild filly before she gets both of them killed?
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“Any time one ventures west of the Mississippi, it’s an adventure.”
A Lawman for Lisette is my first read by this author, and I enjoyed getting to know her writing voice & her characters. Both Grayson & Lisette are well-layered and genuine, Lisette especially so. She knew her calling to be a doctor and was prepared to follow through, no matter how uncomfortable it became or how difficult the road ahead would be. Adapting to the rigors of the west with grit and determination, she handled the challenges with grace and strength – she is exactly the kind of heroine I love to read about in a western romance. Grayson’s brooding bordered a bit on pouting when it came to Lisette and her safety, but boy he made up for that with a doozy of a first kiss!! Overall he has a good heart & protective instincts and makes a great hero, even if he does sulk somewhat when he doesn’t get his way lol.
As much as I liked Grayson & Lisette, it was actually the supporting characters that made this book so enjoyable for me. From Polly (who is a hoot!) to the Ransom family, Jessa Endicott, Mrs. Rusk, and even Damsel the horse, these people added a huge heaping of heart to the story – and to Lisette’s life. Each one is somehow changed by their friendship with Lisette, and she by them, and these interactions touched my heart more than once.
Bottom Line: A Lawman for Lisette immediately engages readers with a strong heroine, a swoony hero, and a smooth writing voice that allows for a steady pace throughout. The cast of supporting characters gives even further dimension to the story & delights readers from beginning to end. It’s not too profound or too fluffy, but provides an entertaining plot with an ideal amount of tension & a gentle faith theme that reassures us God is still in control even when it feels like nothing is going according to our own plans. The perfect choice for fans of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman or When Calls the Heart!
(I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I borrowed via Kindle Unlimited. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / enjoyed it!
KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion
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Teresa Slack loves reading, writing, and falling in love. Creating clean and wholesome western romances where fearless cowboys still sweep independent heroines off their feet was an easy choice for her.
She writes from her home in the beautiful southern Ohio hills, which she shares with her husband and rescue dog and rescue cat. Any errors and typos she blames on the cat randomly running across her keyboard.
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