Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Beautiful Bandit by Loree Lough-Book one in the Lone Star Legends Series*A REVIEW
Joshua Neville is a quiet, even-keeled rancher who was just minding his own business when he witnessed a brazen bank robbery in San Antonio, Texas, that leaves three men dead. Even more shocking than the heist itself is that the ringleader looked like a woman!
Weeks later, when Josh is on the trail, a lost and confused woman stumbles upon his campsite. He agrees to take "Dinah" to Mexico, but soon their journey is hampered by harsh weather and wild animals. When Dinah breaks her ankle, Josh takes her to his ranch to heal.
As the two grow closer, Josh realizes he's fallen in love, even as he learns the truth about Dinah. But does he know the whole story? And, after the truth comes out, will he put his life at risk to keep her with him?
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Whitaker House (July 3, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
A prolific writer, Loree Lough has more than seventy books, sixty short stories, and 2,500 articles in print. Her stories have earned dozens of industry and Reader's Choice awards. A frequent guest speaker for writers' organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, corporations, college and high school writing programs, and more, Loree has encouraged thousands with her comedic approach to learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and industry.
For decades, Loree has been an avid wolf enthusiast, and she dedicates a portion of her income each year to efforts that benefit the magnificent animals. She splits her time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, and she shares her life with a spoiled pointer named Cash and her patient, dedicated husband, who has supported her writing and teaching endeavors throughout the years.
Beautiful Bandit by Loree Lough is a wonderful book full of adventure, love, drama and suspense. I was captivated from the first page and never lost interest at any part of the story.
The characters in this book are so likable or mean and full of angry that you just love to read it.
I like the way Josh treats “Dinah.” When they meet she seems like a crazy person who wouldn’t tell him anything about herself, but Josh still helps her and takes care of her.
When they get to his families ranch everyone there is so sweet to her and take such good care of her. I love how Dinah and Josh’s grandmother get along. They have a sweet relationship.
The first part of Dinah’s life is full of many ups and downs and she doesn’t think God cares what happens to her, but in this book as in life we find that things happen to get us from one point to another, even bad things.
Read this book to see how Dinah’s journey goes from loving parents, going to church to abuse, being put in bad situations to having everything taken away from her. She gets into a circumstance that she doesn’t know how to forget. Travel with Dinah as she meets Josh and family and sees that God loves her and is always taking care of her.
I really, really love this book. I will be keeping this one and it will be one of my top ten of the year. Also loved the cover of the book. It’s unforgettable. I highly recommend Beautiful Bandit and can’t wait for the next in the series. A wonderful book to have of your own.
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This book was given to me from Whitaker House publishing company for review purposes only.