"The latest in the Wind River Valley Saga"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted August 10, 2018
Romance Contemporary | Romance Western
The one thing you can always count on with a Lindsay
McKenna book is that she goes out of her way to remind her
that above all lawmen and women and ex-military of both
sexes are above all else human beings. They are people with
strengths and weaknesses, and needless to say flawed
imperfect humans. In WIND RIVER LAWMAN, we are blessed
with the introduction of two more of Lindsay McKenna's
amazing characters. McKenna does not make her people
caricatures. No, that would be totally disrespectful.
Characters in WIND RIVER LAWMAN are so real they
practically leap off the page and shake your hand, ready to
say howdy. Oh, that's my little homage to a Texan hello. If you
love Texas, lawmen, and ex-military stories then look no
further than anything written by Lindsay McKenna. If you
are in the market for a great story, WIND RIVER LAWMAN is
the one for you.
Sheriff Sarah Carter is a very multi-dimensional character.
She's ex-military and committed to service to her small
the largest part of her person is her devotion to her
family. Her grandmothers and parents are essential to
Sarah and their well-being tops the list. Life is
getting complicated. Her grandmother Gertie needs an
assistant. Gertie's egg farm -- the Loosey Goosey -- is a very
demanding, but loved job for Gertie and her employees. But
Sarah is getting quite a few calls to help Gertie and the
realist in Sarah says that she can no longer be at the
beck and call of her beloved grandmother. Her own
responsibilities prohibit that.
So, putting out an ad for someone was necessary. And the
requirements are rather vague, at least those she included
in the ad. Sarah just hoped she could find just the right
person for assisting her older grandmother and one that had
a medical background.
Dawson Callahan fit the bill, at least the ones listed in
the ad. But as it turns out, Dawson passes all the tests.
Sarah of course has him researched and his military and
personal background came through with flying colors. The
most difficult test is going to be Gertie. Gertie may be
no spring chicken, but nothing escaped her discerning eye.
Dawson is in and a very welcome addition to the Carter
It turns out that Dawson and Sarah fill some empty parts of
each other's lives as well. Neither was looking for
anything even remotely resembling a relationship, but there
is no denying they make quite a smart couple.
In WIND RIVER LAWMAN the romance part of the story
definitely takes a back seat to the need for these two
great characters to proceed with healing their pasts and
somehow make a future -- whether it's together or not is not
a major part of this healing. As friends they are a great
match and have so much to share.
Needless to point out, but Sarah's job as Sheriff carries
with it a certain degree of risk and danger. And both Sarah
and Dawson are going to have to figure out a way to keep
her safe from a long time enemy to the Carter family. This
enemy has proven to already be ruthless and without any
compassion. As Sarah and Dawson fight to maintain her
safety, concern for her family and friends is utmost in
their minds. Both will have to challenge their inner
strength and considerable military training.
WIND RIVER LAWMAN is a typical example of the intense
stories by Lindsay McKenna. Page by page you are part of
the ongoing drama with lots of surprises along the way.
The new novel from the bestselling author of Lone
Sometimes the war
comes to you . . .
serving as a Navy medic, Dawson Callahan is back in the
States and ready to start over. Leaving his native Texas, he
heads for the wide open spaces of Wyoming, where he finds
work as a wrangler. True, he’ll mainly be wrangling
chickens—and wrangling Sarah Carter’s granny, who’s still
spry, but in need of a little caregiving. But ranch work is
ranch work, and it’s hard to turn down a job offer from the
beautiful Sheriff Carter—especially when she deputizes him
as one of her lawmen.
Sarah loves her
grandmother, but with her law enforcement career keeping her
busy, they could both use some help from a strong, steady
man. And policing Lincoln County has only gotten tougher
since a merciless drug lord arrived in the area. When Sarah
takes a bullet on the job, it’s Dawson who comes to her
rescue—and though they both thought they left war behind in
Afghanistan, they’ll do whatever it takes to protect what’s
theirs, even if it means facing down traumas they’ve buried
for years. Because love isn’t for the faint of heart . . .
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