07 April 2015

They Call Her Mrs. Sheriff by Cynthia Hickey - Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels

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They Call Her Mrs. Sheriff by Cynthia Hickey

My Review
When a part-native American sheriff's widow sees the opportunity to restart her life, she hauls her two small children and her mother to a small town known for driving off their lawmen. And I do mean, lawMEN. Because they were not expecting a lady. But a woman is what they got. I love how Cynthia sets up the story so you can see exactly why there is the potential for a "Mrs. Sheriff," as they call her, to her chagrin.

Wilhemina was a delightful heroine full of spunk and the hero was her match! I love spunky heroines and I think they are kind of hard to write so I admire what Cynthia did in developing Willie.

I really enjoyed this ebook! I kept reading this engaging story every night to see what would happen. It was hard to stop reading because there was action in every chapter and great hooks. I kept carving time from my evenings so I could return to the story. So when you buy this book make sure you set aside time to read it through that next week!

Highly recommend!! This book will be on my Best of 2015 List!!!

Blurb
Wilhemina Jackson, widowed mother of two, answers an advertisement in the newspaper for a sheriff in Wild Horse Pass, Montana. She uses the name Willie Jack in order to disguise her identity as a woman and soon receives a telegram saying she’s hired for the job. Along with her children, mother, and a giant of a dog, she loads up the wagon and makes the long ride from Kansas.

Wild Horse Pass is a picturesque town in the mountains with high standards and no law. The people are surprised to see a woman arrive as their sheriff, but are so desperate for someone to enforce the law, they decide to let her stay after she proves to them what a good shot she is with a rifle. All the former male sheriffs have always moved on to bigger and better pastures: especially since the town’s people consider the sheriff’s business their own and have no qualms about saying so.

Thomas Miller, livery owner and blacksmith, is ready for a sheriff to step in and take over law enforcement for the vigilantes, but he’s not excited about the arrival of a leather-wearing, split-skirt, woman sheriff. Especially one pretty enough to grace a tea room back east.

No matter how quaint the town looks, Wild Horse Pass is a wild and dangerous place with many secrets. The folks may seem quirky, eccentric, and God-fearing, but their nosiness causes plenty of problems and feuds, despite the local pastor’s and Tom’s attempts to lead them down the right path.

Can Willie and Tom lay aside their differences to find out what really matters?

Cynthia Hickey made The Lumberjacks' Ball cover  
By the way, Cynthia created the covers for my books The Fruitcake Challenge and The Lumberjacks' Ball (just released, praise God!) and did a great job!

Cynthia is a busy lady with lots of other great books to check out, too, like her Christmas Traditions novella, Handcarved Christmas, which I also loved. I'm looking forward to reading more of Cynthia's books on Amazon! Also check out her website.



GIVEAWAYS: An e-book copy of They Call Her Mrs. Sheriff  PLUS a copy of The Lumberjacks' Ball.

37 comments:

  1. Great review, Carrie. This one sounds like a really fun read. I am smiling already.... Would love to win!
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. I didn't put my bibliotherapy elements in, but there were many, Betti! You'll love this book!

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  2. What an enticing review, CARRIE! I love books that keep calling me back, but sometimes they call at the most inopportune moments. lol Like when I should be cleaning house or cooking supper. ;)

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    1. You have to read this book, Diana, it was so good. TY!

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  3. Sounds like a really fun read and I would love to win a copy. I love the covers that Cynthia has done. She did a wonderful job on your cover.

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    1. This is a fun read! Thanks, yes she did do a lovely job on that cover, Ann!

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  4. What a wonderful review Carrie! This book is definitely going to go on my list of :"must Read". I love the story/plot line!!

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    1. You have to read this book--it is so good Gracie! Hugs!

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  5. Wonderful review Carrie! Of course, now I must read this book! I love to read books that won't let you get things done or even go to bed at a descent time and this one sounds like it will do just that.
    blessings,Tina
    tfrice(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. definitely true of this book, Tina! I think you will love this book!


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  6. Wonderful review, Carrie! I LOVE the title. I'm adding this one to my TBR pile. ;)

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    1. thanks, Caryl! I thought that was a great title, too! I am the worst with titles and have an author friend who has given me that award of worst ever lol

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  7. This sounds like a great book. Cynthia did a great job on the covers. She must be a very talented lady.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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  8. Carrie, great review! Cynthia did a lovely job on the covers. I LOVE books with this kind of storyline. The heroine would most certainly have to be spunky to take on the job of Sheriff. Putting this one on my wish list! :)

    bookwarp(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes, and I love spunky heroines, Angi! Hugs!

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  9. AWESOME! Both of these sounds right up my alley! ;)

    Blessings, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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  10. I knew this book would be funny just by looking at the title. Then when I saw your review I said to myself, yep I knew this was a not to be missed book. Definately on my tbr list. Thanks for a teriffic review Carrie !

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    1. We named our daughter's baby doll Wilhelmina because at one point we discussed naming our first born after two of the grand fathers. My father's name was William. I think he only got called Willy when he was being teased by a brother! This Willie is super cute and spunky! TY!

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  11. Great review! Sounds like a must read! :)

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    1. Yes, you have to read this book, Wendy, so make some time! TY!

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  12. Great review Carrie !!! and she did a great job on your covers too !!! This is certainly a must read !!! love the spunky character !!!! looking forward to reading it.. This is a great prize, but to also win yours - a win win situation !!!
    Thank you for the great review !!! Rosemary rfoley [at] salemstate [dot] edu

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    1. TY, Chicki! I think you'd really enjoy this novel! It has it all!

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  13. Awesome review Carrie!! This wonderful story was definitely a hard to put down one... And those characters were genius, loved them!!

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    1. Thanks, Noela. I got so caught up I didn't even put in the bibliotherapy elements! So glad you loved the story too! Glad your surgery was a success!

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  14. All of the mentioned books sound wonderful....God bless both of you
    Chris Granville

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    1. You are always a blessing, thank you, Chris and God bless you right back!

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  15. I would love too read this book
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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  16. Such a compelling review, Carrie!! Thank you!!

    "They Call Her Mrs. Sheriff" sounds like a novel that has something for everyone - Iove spunky characters, it appears there is some humor in Wilhemina's character, also. Looking forward to the reading of this, hopefully, by week's end. Cynthia is very talented, and I think she must stay as busy as you, with all that you both accomplish!! What a treat for the winner from this post - a copy of both your novella and Cynthia's novel, 2 beauties!!

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    1. I just LOVED this story, Bonnie, and I think you will, too! Hugs!

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  17. Thanks Carrie for the review! This sounds like a fun read!
    Blessings
    ibjoy1953(at)yahoo.com

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  18. Sounds like two winners to me! I would like to read them :)
    dkstevensne AToutlookDoTCoM

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  19. A great review Carrie. You are good at this. Oh how I love books like Cynthia's here. Would sure love to win it. I know I am going to love yours too. Of course we get only the best from my OWG girls. She did a great job on the covers. Please count me in. GOD bless each of you. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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