Title: The Cowboy and the Quaker
Author: Margaret Tanner
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Ben Lonigan needs a wife to live with him for twelve months, or he will lose his ranch.
Rachael Fairchild has lost her religious beliefs. She is on the run, and in search of sanctuary. Her betrothed, an aspiring politician, has tried to kill her because she is carrying his child.
Lottie from the Flaming Star saloon has a solution to Rachael and Ben’s problems. Marry each other.
Can this temporary marriage between two scarred, disillusioned people, turn into something permanent?
Rachael is a Quaker who fell in love with the wrong sort of man. When she winds up pregnant, he dumps her to marry a prominent man’s daughter to further his political aspirations. Heartbroken and all alone, she’s on the run from the father of her child who’s tried to kill her. When she winds up in Deadwood, she meets Ben in a saloon. He’s in need of a temporary wife in order to keep his ranch. Rachael doesn’t know if she can trust Ben but at least she’ll be safe, right? Ben’s got plenty of trust issues too but the more she’s around him, the safer she feels. Is this love or just another man using her for his own gain?
Whoa, what a beginning. I was so furious after reading the first 10% of the book, I almost stopped reading. An abusive jerk, that’s for sure. But it got better, the more I read.
Margaret Tanner is a gifted storyteller and what I love most about her stories is how each story unfolds with a heroine having to overcome a lot to find love and happiness. Yes, there’s angst but at the same time, the outpouring of emotion solidifies my attachment to the hero/heroine. The characters are honestly drawn and come to life while reading.
Another thing I love about this book is the vibrancy of the setting. Every detail is not only historically accurate, but the narration is so descriptive, the reader is transported to the era. I loved it as a historical reader and it added to my enjoyment.
If you’re looking for an enchanting historical western romance, look no further than The Cowboy and the Quaker. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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Margaret Tanner is an award winning, Australian author, who writes Historical Romance and Western Historical Romance, with some contemporary romance as well.
She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels. No internet site is too hard to traverse, or book too old or tattered for her to trawl through, and no museum is too dusty. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia.
She has found from writing Western Historical novellas, that frontier Australia and frontier America, had many similarities, isolated communities, a large single male population and a lack of marriageable women.
Margaret is married and has three grown up sons, and two gorgeous little granddaughters. Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N