Good morning, dear hearts!
One of the niches of literature I have appreciated reading for a long, long time is Western Lit! From the tales of the homesteaders to the cowboys to the open range or the wilds of the Western frontier – Americana stories of where the West wasn’t quite tamed and where the lives were still very much on the edge of civilisation as we as a country were still developing – there is something quite lovely about disappearing into those folds of time! Likewise, I stumbled across stories of the Pinkertons whilst reading passages of blog posts from one of my favourite group author blogs (Heroes, Heroines and History) – from that moment forward, as it was several years ago now since those posts were published, I seem to be finding a heap of stories about the Pinkerton’s!
Including the short-lived television series from Canada, called simply: The Pinkerton’s (see more on Wikipedia) to instances of guest appearances by the Pinkerton’s on other series, including if memory serves The Magnificent Seven – which was one of the Western series I was watching earlier this past Winter. In fact, I happen to love Westerns in tv series – aside from the fact this series disappointed me towards it’s concluding episodes, I appreciated it until then – similar to the fact, I loved the first season of The Big Valley but by the time I entered the third year of the series, my love of the series waned as they decided to make the show too dramatically gutting for it’s own good!
Every so often, I try to find new authors writing the kind of Western stories I can sink my teeth into and find a lot of enjoyment out of reading! This is why you find #WesternRoms and homestead stories peppering through my literary wanderings every blue moon – whenever I’ve had the chance to seek out a story set in the West, I find myself remembering how much fun I had curling up with these stories as a young girl! Especially as I grew up wanting to have my own horse and live where there was a lot of open land to ride! In lieu of finding such a place, my heart warms to find the stories of the West which tackle different veins of interest – one thing is for certain, the reason this one felt like a wicked good selection to be reading is the strength of the heroines in the story!
I love strong female leads, cheeky dialogue and a well-lit setting which entice you into the historic past through a threading of Suspense! As what story involving a Pinkerton agent doesn’t have a dash of Suspense inside it!? I hope you’ll enjoy this lively convo I’ve had with the author behind a series featuring three sisters who are writing their own happily ever afters on their terms! I look forward to gathering the books in print and see who they are as I do! Til then, this conversation gave me key insight into the foundation of the series, the joy Ms Flannery had in writing it and the development of the sisterhood bonds the three sisters share!
Subtitle: The Montgomery Sisters
by Kat Flannery
Poppy Montgomery has always been good with a gun and could fight her way out of anything. Tough as nails and a sharp shooter, her beauty deceives the outlaws she’s after.
Hot on the trail of the Clemmons gang, a group of outlaws who rob trains and killed an innocent woman and child a few months before, she is determined to make them pay for the sin’s they’ve committed by bringing them to justice.
Pinkerton, Noah Shaw is investigating a ring of stage robberies and knows the Clemmons gang is behind them. Told to track down the infamous redheaded bounty hunter, Noah gets more than he bargained for when he arrests Poppy for assault.
Handcuffed together the pair must work together to stop the robberies, and figure out who is behind them. But what happens when love interferes and thrusts Poppy into discovering emotions she never knew existed? Will she choose the solitude she’s always known, or Noah’s sweet embrace?
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on 14th May, 2018
Published by: Picco Press
Formats Available: Paperback and Ebook
Converse via: #WesternRom + #WesternRomance or #Western