Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Devils on Horseback: Nate

Devils on Horseback: Nate by Beth Williamson

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

September 2007

ISBN: 978-1-59998-485-8

Pages: 235

Elisa Taggart is only interested in saving her family’s ranch from those that are trying to get her family off of it. She knows it is up to her to keep her brother, father and herself on the land and to find a way to save it. What she doesn’t count on is her attraction to the man that is sent to remove them from the land. Now she is going to have to find a way to deal with her feelings while making sure that her family keeps a roof over their heads.

Nate Marchand was a Confederate soldier during the war and he found the order in life that he never had as the son of the town drunk. Nate and his friends are trying to rebuild their lives after loosing everything in the war. Part of that rebuilding is hiring out their services to take care of whatever their current employer needs take care of. Their current job is to remove Elisa and her family from their ranch. Nate isn’t sure what to make of Elisa as he has never met anyone like her or anyone that makes him feel what he does for her. Those feelings are getting in the way of his job and he is going to have to decide what means more to him – his job or Elisa.

Nate and Elisa have to find a way to overcome all that is working against them to find the happiness that they are sure they can have together if they can only overcome their differences. Nate is finding that when it comes to Elisa nothing is as easy as he would like and he is going to have to decide just whose side he is on.

This is wonderful story in that it gives the reader a brief glimpse in what life was like for some after the Civil War and how the people had to find a way to piece their lives together once it was over. This one has action that keeps the story moving along quickly and leave the reader wanting to read the next one in the series. Watching the characters work through what they want and what they feel they have to do to survive makes for a very engaging reading experience.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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