Saturday, September 9, 2017

Book Review - First Ten Pages - The Marshal's Pursuit

So, what exactly is the point of a ten page review? Obviously, it's not the story itself, the effectiveness of the plot development, the quality of character development, or the overall talent of the author. What I'm reviewing is the author's ability to draw me into their story in just a few pages. Can they give me a sense of place and time, set the tone of the story, make me care about their protagonist, and give me an impelling reason to keep reading. In today's competitive market, an author only gets a few pages to make all that happen for a reader. The rating reflects my view on those elements. It doesn't reflect on the whole book, since I haven't read the entire story. So I encourage those who read these reviews to keep that in mind and to peruse other whole-book reviews to help make your buying decisions.

Title: The Marshal's Pursuit
Author: Micki Miller
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Review Rating: 
**** Intrigued - Taking This Home

Review Comments: 
Oh My Goodness! Penny Willis is standing next to her beloved father when a bank robber shoots him three times in the chest before escaping. After this opening, we meet Marshall Garrett Kincaid, a man with strong feelings about law and justice and little patience with those who don't, as is shown in his less-than-gentle treatment of his prisoners. He's rough around the edges and I can't wait to see what happens when he and Penny meet. Lot's of potential for trouble and romance ahead...

This story really intrigued me and the author's description and characterizations were superb.

Quote from Book:

Bentley was speaking to her, but she couldn’t hear anything over her own cries, couldn’t see anything but three pools of blood growing on her father’s chest, and the vacant stare of his eyes.

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