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 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?
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As the first book in a trilogy, Sheriff's Surrender brings you back to the Old West, asking the familiar question of who killed the small town sheriff (and caused a spree of other crimes). The new sheriff, Ethan works with Gertrude (the head of the Ladies' Shooting Club) to find out who the culprit is and why so many prominent people in town are being targeted in the crime spree. A little romance is developed along the way, but you need to read the next book (about Gertrude's brother Hiriam) to find out more of what happens with Ethan & Gertrude.
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Review 3 for Sheriff's Surrender - eBook
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Date:February 24, 2012
I am so grateful I bought all 3 books together because if you want the romance to have a ending your not going to find it until the middle of book 2 and the romance in book 2 doesn't get settled until the middle of book 3 , BUT with that said, if you read all three you won't be disappointed! Very good read and I loved how she finished book 3 with all our characters together. I really did enjoy all 3 books.
These stories have good chrisitan values when it comes to dating, or courting as it was called back then. These stories also show how being a christian isn't easy, but it is most certainly worth it; because with God we can do all things.
This 3 book series blends faith and fun in a delightful way. It shows how a small town bands together to fight sin, and all the while, building relationships that are inspiring and fun. The ladies of the shooting club show faith, hope and strength as they lean on God to make great changes in themselves and their town. A must read for anyone who enjoys a good romance western with a good dose of humour!
At first I was a little put off by the language and didn't think much of the book, but the more I read it the more I enjoyed it. I liked the plot and thought it was very well planned. The language may have been an attempt to make the book seem more genuine for that time so overall I have to say it was a nice easy read.
Although westerns aren't my usual cup of tea, I thoroughly enjoyed Davis's first installment in her Ladies Shooting Club series. She sets her scenes without the reader even noticing--no long, drawn-out descriptions; you're just very much there in the moment. I realized halfway through the book that my mental picture of this town was as vivid as if I were watching it on film. And I can say the same about the lead characters. Davis seems to draw the reader to her hero and heroine effortlessly. Don't be fooled, though--that's the mark of a talented writer. She also knows how to write a tight little mystery, allowing her cast of characters to play devil's advocate all the way through. If a question comes to mind while you read, you can be sure it will be addressed by someone at some point in the story. Not a loose thread in sight. Loved it. Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed this book. I do wish that the book had spent more time helping us get to know Gert better. It seemed like lots of time was spent with the mystery and with Ethan, and less with Gert. My heart went out to poor Milzie! I felt so bad for her and kept hoping that someone would befriend her. The mystery part of this book, I really liked. I was on the edge of my seat at the end of the book when the murderer was found out. I was very pleased with the way the book ended, and if you enjoy a sweet romance with a mystery thrown in, then I believe you will also.
When the sheriff is found dead in his station, another young man of the town is pressed into service and finds himself trying to solve not only the Sheriff's murder's, but others as well. Meanwhile, the town is in an uproar over the ladies of the town forming a shooting club to learn how to protect themselves. From the pastor's wife the the dance hall girls, they are all lining up to learn how to shoot!!!This was a cute story! I found it an enjoyable light, read and really enjoyed it without a lot of romance in it, just fun story! Because of the lack of alot of romance, it would be a good story for a mother and younger daughter to be able to read together!
The Sheriff's Surrender is a good story with quirky characters and a complex plot. Unlike some other books by Barbour authors (like M.L. Tyndall's for example), this story is very minimal on the romance. However, people who enjoy mysteries with a whodunnit theme and amateur sleuths trying to solve the crimes will enjoy this story. It wasn't boring, but there were a lot of characters to keep up with which made it harder to get to know the main players in the story. Typically romances have two main points of view but this book had several perspectives including some minor characters. But it was a cute story and I'd recommend it to people who like mystery based historical fiction and don't mind minimal romance. There were some good themes in this story, too. Women are capable of more than just cooking and taking care of their men for one thing. Also, befriending the outcasts in society is truly Christ-like behavior. I loved how the new pastor's wife was portrayed in a positive light and how she was an example to the ladies of the town. I also loved how the women in the shooter's club reached out to the stinky old lady and to the saloon gals. The way the club grew and became a key ministry to the town was cool, too. I just wished there had been a bit more expression in regards to the hero and heroine's romantic relationship, though I did enjoy the progression of their thinking and the development of their friendship. I found it believable. All in all this was a good novel, but it was very tame. Even the potentially shocking material was low-key.