Under the Stars by Carolyn Twede Frank (Review & #Giveaway) @covenantlds

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Under the Stars
By Carolyn Twede Frank
Adult Historical Romance, Western
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
January 1st 2020 by Covenant Communications


When the new marshal in town needs volunteers, one of the first to sign up is Miss Rosie Decker. And why wouldn’t she? She’s a sharpshooting, horse-taming tomboy—and she’s out for revenge. Marshal Hank Walker is forming a posse to find the man who killed her sweetheart, and Rosie is determined to help track him down. When the marshal refuses her service on account of her being a woman, Rosie is undeterred. If it’s a man Marshal Walker wants, it’s a man he’ll get.

With his posse assembled, Hank Walker is confident he’ll be able to track down the criminal. His confidence grows as he recognizes the incomparable skill of one young man in his posse—Ross. That is, until the day Ross’s mustache falls off, revealing “his” true identity. Rosie Decker has duped him. Banished back to town, it’s time for Rosie to prove her mettle. Though working alongside the unwilling marshal is complicated, it is the unexpected tenderness she feels for him that proves most problematic. How can she demonstrate her skill while also setting out to win the heart of the man who seems bent on keeping her out of his way?

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My Review

UNDER THE STARS is an entertaining read from the first page to the last! With a spitfire heroine, a strong hero, plenty of antics and danger, and a sweet romance with a little sizzle, the story is sure to delight western romance readers who are looking for a light and fun read. Definitely recommended.

I couldn't resist smiling during most of this story. Rosie is just one of those spunky, unconventional heroines who's also a sharp-shooter and can ride a horse as good as the rest of them. Hank is a good man and the US Marshall who has come to town to see justice served in the area. The two of them completely rub each other wrong, but mostly because sparks fly from the beginning and they're both resistant to what that means. Plus, there's an outlaw on the loose that they want brought to justice. I loved Rosie's antics and the mix of tenderness and toughness in her as a tomboy. She was a perfect match for Hank. The romance was sweet, but not too sweet. Really quite perfect, and the ending was adorable.

I didn't have too many complaints about this story. The only thing was that Rosie came off a little young in places and she wore on me just a little about a third of the way in. She talks with a lot of slang and she's super stubborn, although so is Hank. However, I didn't have any issues in the second half of the book and my annoyance was short lived.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one! It was light and sweet with enough depth to hold my attention. It had small-town charm, fun characters, and a happily-ever-after romance with two gun-slinging leads.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Other Books in the Series

These books are set in the same town, but each can be read on their own. Linked to my reviews.

About the Author

I grew up in Payson, Utah. Ever since elementary school I have loved to write. In junior high and high school I was on the newspaper staff. My senior year, I even had my own column: Carolyn’s Corner. While attending USU as a freshman, my journalism teacher, in an effort to “prepare me for the real world of writing," tore down my work to the point that I gave up, dropped my minor of journalism, and concentrated on my other love—biology. I graduated with a BS in Horticulture and an MS in Botany and went on to start my own business in a totally unrelated field: manufacturing puppets. In 2006, after having raised my five kids and growing my business to a point of being viable to sell, I rediscovered my love of writing. I have since sold my manufacturing business and I spend a good portion of my time writing, or helping my grandkids and my garden grow. I now live in Kaysville, Utah.

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