When Justice of the Peace Crystal Spencer tries to bring law and order to an unruly land, she doesnt realize how many enemies shes made until her brother is killed. Then she has just one man to help herthe accused.

Travis Black Eagle lost his wife at her drunken brothers hands, so its only fitting that he take Crystal as his second wife. The notorious spinster will have the duty of raising his son.

Crystal settles in at the remote ranch and eases into balancing motherhood and her duties to the townsfolk without a hitch. But when Travis outlaw brother returns, she not only find herself deciding his fate, but that of her marriage as well.

Ms. Orwig spins a good read filled with polished characters and a distinct settingWyoming and its law granting women the right to vote and hold office. Though a bit slow in parts, COMANCHE EAGLE does a fair job at showing what it is like to be the first woman in a mans world. SENSUAL (Aug., 382 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Anne Black