Fans of Conard County have four, count em four wonderful stories from the pen of Rachel Lee all bundled together in BOOTS & BADGES (4). It all starts when a former model gets up the courage to leave her abusive husband and head for home in Conard County. First, her worried sister- in-law, herself a victim of her overbearing sibling, shows up and finds love with the local doctor. Next, one of the sheriffs lovely daughters falls for a sexy former football star who gets beaten up for helping the runaway wife. The next heart to fall is that of a beautiful local teacher drawn to a handsome private detective posing as a writer. And finally, the sheriffs chief deputy puts both his life and his heart on the line and provides a happy ending for the lady fair herself. A skillful writer, Ms. Lee imbues all four novellas with all the emotional intensity and fire of her longer works.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer