Reviews - Historical

A Score to Settle
Mike
Torreano

WESTERN: It’s 1870, and rancher Ansel Lawson goes to his grave without sharing the location of his stolen gold to a band of thieves. In retaliation, they murder Ansel’s wife, Maybelle, their grown son’s wife, and his young son and burn both their ranches. Del Lawson barely escaped with his life.

NOVELLA: Following the death of his brother, fifteen-year-old Christian Bainbridge is shuffled off to the home of his older cousin. There, Christian is determined to succeed on his own. Though his cousin is a scoundrel, one thing makes his few weeks there bearable: he gets to observe a young housemaid as she reads with determination each evening on the veranda.

Priscilla and Charles have been friends since they were children, rivals at everything and yet supportive of one another. When Charles becomes engaged through an arranged marriage, Priscilla realizes her true feelings for him and sets out to be a rival for his attention, with the help of his fiancé and a matchmaker.

Cassandra is a lady who lost both of her parents, and loves to collect fossils, yet she’s been banned from The Geological Society. Rothbury is an Earl and a geologist, who has been sent to check on Cassy by his mother, and bring her to town for the season.

Sutherland is a womanizer who has charmed his way into many a lady’s bed. Sorcha is the daughter of Chieftain Greyloch, who has intrigued and tormented him from the very beginning. Sorcha must marry for the good of clan, yet has turned down every suitor. There is one man her heart desires, loves, and that is Sutherland.

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