Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in this fast-paced historical debut.
When Dr. Catherine Bennett is wrongfully accused of murder, she knows her fate likely lies with a noose unless she can disappear. Fleeing with a bounty on her head, she escapes with her maid to the uncharted territories of Colorado to build a new life with a new name. Although the story of the murderess in New York is common gossip, Catherine's false identity serves her well as she fills in as a temporary army doctor. But in a land unknown, so large and yet so small, a female doctor can only hide for so long.
Melissa Lenhardt writes mystery, historical fiction, and women’s fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Heater Mystery Magazine, The Western Online, and Christmas Nookies, a holiday romance anthology. Her debut novel, Stillwater, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers’ MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest. She is a member of the DFW Writers’ Workshop and vice president of the Sisters in Crime North Dallas Chapter. Melissa lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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I've been extremely busy moving into my husband and I's first home together and haven't had enough time to sit down and catch my breath (read) for weeks. We still haven't unpacked everything and I'm purposely hiding my boxes of books because if I have the chance to unpack them, unpacking will cease to exist for as long as I can manage.
The first attraction I decided to research near our new home is the closest library. I packed my books away weeks ago and have been craving a bound book. The first three books that jumped to mind, have one thing in common...they are all by the same author! Once realizing that I decided I needed to give her a little recognition for constantly being on the top of my to-read list. She captured all three of my top new release books that I haven't got a chance to read yet. Congratulations Colleen Hoover, I already knew I loved your work, but it's nice to be reminded of it. Have any of you read these books? Which one would you recommend me reading first?
I do have two reviews coming soon! I started traveling again so my evenings are filled with as many eBooks as I can fit in before my weekends filled with unpacking. I just finished Sawbones by Melissa Lenhardt and I'm not usually a historical fiction reader, but that book is one bad ass western adventure and I can't wait to post my review about it on March 31st during it's blog tour. I've also just started reading Catherine Bybee's book Doing It Over (Most Likely To Series) that will be released on April 19th, 2016 that is already grasping my time and attention and I will be posting my scheduled review on April 22nd to follow the release. Stay Tuned!
I graduated college in 2012 and have been traveling as an energy consultant since. Work keeps me busy, but with no more evenings filled with studying I figured I needed a hobby...and the reading began.