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About the Author
- ASIN : B082MRCBSM
- Publisher : Wild Heart Books; 2nd edition (April 14, 2020)
- Publication date : April 14, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2941 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 188 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1942265190
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #100,101 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Amelia lost her fiance two years ago. He was killed in the line of duty as a lawman. She would never love again especially never again if the man was a lawman. But something was happening between her and the local attorney, Evan. At least he wasn't a lawman!
Then her best friend's husband, a Texas Ranger, had to leave town and appointed her man as a temporary Texas Ranger. No! That can't happen, she vowed to never love a lawman! She had to get away from him, she couldn't bare being around him because she just knew that his temporary assignment would get him killed. I
But then something happened and she was now in danger. She is a spunky lady, I really enjoyed her story!
This book is great!
It takes a special live kind of woman to love love.
Maybe an independent journalist ie just the right love.
Ranger to the Rescue is a nice follow-up to the characters we first met in Lone Star Ranger – particularly if you wanted to spend more time with Evan and Amelia.
Amelia is a spitfire of a heroine – the epitome of ‘though she be but little she is fierce’. Her dogged pursuit of a front page story at first can seem to be at war with her softer side. In actuality, though, they both fit together beautifully in a personality that is unique to Amelia and enables her to fight when needed and cry when needed. Her loyalty to those she loves is one of the reasons I enjoy her character – and her wit is another.
Evan has been through a lot, poor guy. Accused in Lone Star Ranger of being a notorious outlaw and nearly hanged for it, he’s finally settling in to his new law office in Houston and to his friendship with Amelia. All the while he remains close to his newlywed sister Elizabeth – who is a typical little sister to her big brother, especially when it comes to his love life. I enjoyed watching the sibling aspect to their relationship, reminding me of my own friendship with my brother. (And can I just say that I love Elizabeth’s strength when it counts?)
The story starts out at a fairly gentle pace, but it ramps up at the halfway mark and draws on every bit of strength that Amelia, Evan, and Elizabeth have between them to survive. I loved watching each one really come into their own. We’ve seen Elizabeth’s inner survival skills already in book 1 but we really get to see Evan and Amelia shine in this book. Their progression from good friends to falling in love was also sweet to watch – and provided a few chuckles along the way too. However, I would have liked at least one kiss between them and felt a bit cheated that we didn’t get one.
Bottom Line: Ranger to the Rescue is a sweet story with engaging characters and some harrowing moments that may have you forgetting to breathe. Not from the romance, which is very gentle, but the danger they find themselves in. Readers of Lone Star Ranger will enjoy the chance to get reacquainted with these characters, and while book 2 can be read as a stand-alone it’s probably best to read them in order to avoid any lingering confusion. A relatively short, quick read, it’s a nice choice when you want something light and smile-inducing.
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
“Ranger to the Rescue” is an enjoyable Western tale that makes for a light romantic read. Overall, I liked the story, and I appreciated Amelia’s character the most. She is an intelligent woman making her way in a predominantly male profession, and she is not afraid to take risks in order to get the story because “[s]omehow, she’d thought being a writer was a gentle profession, and she’d fight her battles with a pencil and notepad.” This fortitude, however, does not extend to relationships with men in law enforcement, for personal reasons stemming from her past. She acknowledges early on that “God really was a God of second chances”, and this fact proves ever more true as the plot progresses. I love that Green incorporates sign language into the story, providing a unique element. There are quite a few tropes used in this story, which make it predictable but pleasant nonetheless. One thing that bothered me was the occasional use of modern phrasing by the narrator, which disrupted the flow for me. All in all, however, I recommend “Ranger to the Rescue” to historical fiction readers who enjoy drama and who may be looking to overcome fears of their own. As Amelia learns, “when God offers abundant grace, He also requires abundant faith. From those who claim to be His, He demands a dangerous, rugged devotion. But with that kind of reckless faith come God’s bountiful blessings.”
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.