SHARPSHOOTER IN PETTICOATS
The third book in the wonderful Sophie’s Daughters series has romance, wit, charm and feisty characters. Connealy was born to be a writer — her novels always have some sort of surprise for readers to discover and keep their interest.
Montana Territory, 1884: Mandy McClellen Keating is not only a widow who can handle herself and anything that comes her way, but she is also known as the best sharpshooter in the territory. Since the death of her husband, she has been busy holding off outlaws who are not above killing a woman and her children to get to the gold on the mountain where she is living. Tom Linscott is not going to let outlaws harm one hair on Mandy’s head, not if he can help it. He would literally climb a mountain to save the woman he has loved for years. Mandy is afraid that she will die if she leaves her mountain, so she bucks Tom at every turn, and does not believe he is serious about marrying her. Mandy will have to trust Tom enough to know what he feels for her is true love and no matter what she does, he will not stop loving her. (BARBOUR, Jan., 320 pp., $12.99)