Image of Her Montana Man


Image of Her Montana Man

Emotional, realistic westerns are St. John's forte, and her latest, though
predictably plotted, is a satisfying, rough-and-tender novel brimming
with true-to-life characters and an understanding of the era that fulfills western readers' hankerings.

When prim Eliza James Holmes defends saloon owner Jonas Black's actions against an abusive husband, he feels obliged to her. Eliza has little joy in life since giving up her job at her father's business to care for her dying sister and young nephew. She's also had to fend off the unwanted attention of her lecherous brother-in-law. When she needs help, she turns to Jonas.

Jonas becomes her knight in shining armor, protecting her from harm, comforting her when her nephew is abducted, rescuing her when she's kidnapped and uncovering the dark secrets of the past to give them a chance at happiness. (Harlequin, Dec., 280 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin