I saw that gold locket on my first pass. She swayed and he was at her side in a heartbeat, but once again she refused his help. And I frequently thought of Anne as an Annie Oakley. And there was sooooooo muuuuuch talk about his two jobs without actually explaining exactly what he did. The only criticisms I had were brief and small in comparison: the bridge drama that happens early on- it seemed senseless to me that the man would charge headfirst into certain drowning. Her heart raced at the memories Nicholas Lovelace resurrected.
Then there is Nicolas who is a straight laced business man trying to climb higher and higher on the ladder of success. Annie is a woman who has given up on society. Nicholas Lovelace never dreamed he would see his sisters friend Anne again, yet when he encounters her on the train and she saves his life he can't keep her off his mind. I hunt with an outfit in Indian Territory. The character development was so real as Anne learned how to get over her past and trust again. I don't find it much fun.
And I frequently thought of Anne as an Annie Oakley. A baby gets left in her care when the mother slips town, and Anne finds herself taking Nick up on his offer. And while the story is brimming with humour and snappy dialogue guaranteed to make you smile, it has a serious, contemplative side as well. She survived a terribly abusive husband, well she shot him. But once I got past the first hundred pages, I couldn't put it down. Caught between their own dreams, a deepening relationship, and others' expectations, can the pair find their way to love? Every time I put it down it seemed to keep tugging me back, just one more page, just one more chapter.
I was expecting a pretty typical romance story. Both soon find themselves stuck in complicated situations. I appreciated the fun humor, the great characters, Anne's haunting back-story, and the sacrifices that these characters had to make as they grew into the people that God wanted them to be. She was the hero, but perhaps he still had a chance to help a lady in distress. A baby gets left in her care when the mother slips town, and Anne finds herself taking Nick up on his offer. Before they can fully decide what to do with that revelation, their train is overtaken with bandits; and Anne saves Nick's life with her quick thinking and even quicker draw of her gun. Pretty thing, but no challenge.
The paneling on her left blurred as she hurried away from the quick footsteps behind her. A bit of oil and water, but of the kind that makes for great romantic chemistry. Whoever misses the knothole on the fence over there will stay behind to cook. But the story is about her and the hero. You may be amazed at the answer and the solution.
When Anne is left with an infant boy, she wants nothing to do with him except get rid of him. It is about a girl who has had a rough time up to this point and hides herself in trousers!! Does He still love me? While early on it is clear that the two main characters have some feeling for each other, it isn't until 70% into the book that the romance becomes anything huge in the story. As he and Anne work together he starts to see that his faith and doing the right thing was more important than a business deal. I loved his wit and compassion. He grasped her elbow and turned her. But along the way, she cant help falling in love with this innocent boy. Intercepted along the way, I save Nick from his interference ~ no gun on him ~ bravery.
Could she be more afraid of him than an armed outlaw? She squinted up at the Indian man. Meanwhile, Nick's work is bringing new pressures, and being seen with a rough-around-the-edges woman isn't helping his reputation. As with Jennings previous two in the series this one is amazing. Being orphaned, or living like it with unavailable parents was so common back then, so it is a common theme in books placed in this time period. His manicured hands hung easily at his sides. From beneath the brim of her hat Anne watched the performance of a passel of girls seated near the front of the car. To escape from the public spectacle she had become in Texas and protect herself men who might try to repeat the crimes against her, Anne has left off anything womanly and is surviving as a buffalo hunter in Indian Territory.
This book can be read as a stand alone but this is a great series and I recommend going back and reading the first two as well. He Wants the Prestige of a Successful Career. The sweet romance that blossoms between Anne and Nicholas is lovely. Nicholas learns, mostly the hard way, that there are more important things in life than money and fame. Both Anne and Nick steadily built up faith, hope, and love. I was bored by his parts in the book until the end. While he enjoys Anne's unique perspective and keen mind, not everyone is thrilled that this businessman and aspiring politician employs a woman who dresses like a man and has a shady background.
As the story progresses, Nick and Anne must make sacrifices for each other and for Sammy as they work their way through issues that come up. Now, Annie, a man said, simmer down. She survived a terribly abusive husband, well she shot him. He had no back bone when it came to dealing with his one client. She never expected to run into a person from her past on a train. Normally, I quickly set down historical books where girls are wearing guy Okay, I'm impressed.