Christmas Awards 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Tucker's Claim

Tucker’s Claim: Hell’s Eight series by Sarah McCarty

Publisher: Spice

October 2009

ISBN: 978-0-373-60529-3

Pages: 329

1800’s Texas

Tucker McCade has been to hell and back. One of only eight survivors when the Mexican army came through their town and killed everyone, when the eight of them were still kids, his life since hasn’t been easy. What makes it worse is the fact that he is also a half-breed and too many people are more than happy to tell him where his place is and where it isn’t. Tucker has learned to make a place for himself in the “white” world and he usually has to do that with his fists and his guns. It helps that he is a Texas Ranger but that little fact doesn’t help enough. Tucker is now questioning the way he has lived his life and that is all thanks to a Quaker nurse named Sally Mae.

Sally Mae is a pacifist and she doesn’t understand the way Tucker lives his life. Sally Mae has a difficult time meshing how Tucker can be so gentle and patient with her but is completely capable of pulling a trigger when he feels the need to do so. Sally Mae has decided that when they start an affair that she is going to throw herself whole heartedly into it and not look back but enjoy every single moment of it while she can.

What Tucker and Sally Mae never counted on was Sally Mae getting pregnant. Now they are going to have to find a way to compromise on what they believe and how they are going to forge a life together. When Tucker’s past comes calling on them they will have to find a way to survive because those after Tucker are playing for keeps and it will take all of Tucker’s considerable skill to keep them both alive.

This is another great story in this series. The characters in the first two books make cameo appearances that give the reader a peak into their lives but the reader also gets to know more about Tucker and the reader will not be disappointed in the least. With this book the story line is fast and action packed and will have the reader eagerly reaching for the next book in the series. As each character’s story unfolds the story line as a whole gets that much better. This is one series worth giving a try.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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