Dixie Moon, Book Four, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series
“The author has a talent for bringing the historical west to life, realistically and vividly, and doesn’t shy away from some of the harder aspects of frontier life, even though it’s fiction. Recommended to readers who like sweeping western historical romances that are grounded with memorable, likeable characters and a strong sense of place.”
Gabe Evans is a man of his word with strong convictions and steadfast loyalty. As the sheriff of Splendor, Montana, the ex-Union Colonel and oldest of four boys from an affluent family, Gabe understands the meaning of responsibility. The last thing he wants is another commitment—especially of the female variety.
Until he meets Lena Campanel...
Lena’s past is one she intends to keep buried. Overcoming a childhood of setbacks and obstacles, she and her friend, Nick, have succeeded in creating a life of financial success and devout loyalty to one another.
When an unexpected death leaves Gabe the sole heir of a considerable estate, partnering with Nick and Lena is a lucrative decision…forcing Gabe and Lena to work together. As their desire grows, Lena refuses to let down her guard, vowing to keep her past hidden—even from a perfect man like Gabe.
But secrets never stay buried…
When revealed, Gabe realizes Lena’s secrets are deeper than he ever imagined. For a man of his character, deception and lies of omission aren’t negotiable. Will he be able to forgive the deceit? Or is the damage too great to ever repair?
Magdalena (Lena) Campanel has a past she has tried her best to keep hidden. Being partners and best friends with Nick. He has kept her going. Running the saloon in Splendor Montana, they both feel it is a good place to settle down in and make a home. Gabe Evans is the town sheriff. He has been attracted to Lena. He isn't looking for a commitment and does his best to avoid stepping over the line with her. Now the draw is to great and he finds himself unable to stay away. Except he knows she has a secret and she isn't trusting him with it. How can you build a relationship with out honesty. When Lena's past becomes her present she knows she made a mistake not trusting Gabe.
This is the 4th book in the Redemption Mountain series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. You are drawn into the life of the characters and the town. Drawn back in time. Makes for a book you can't put down. The emotions and feelings are well conveyed and as things between Gabe and Lena heat up you can't help falling in love with them. Cheering them on and hoping they can work through everything to get their hea. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Great western romance
I must say I have been very pleased with this collection of stories. Dixie Moon is book 4 of this series and it was a fantastic read. This western take on a romance novel was very well written and once I started the book I didn’t want to put it down. I don’t often read this genre but I am happy I gave this one a shot, I was not dissapointed. Overall, this book was very good and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great romance novel.
Excellent historical western
I love historical fiction more than any other genre and have read almost nothing set in the mid-19th century American west. I was excited to pick up author Shirleen Davies' "Dixie Moon", even though I haven't read any of the other books in her series. I definitely will now! This one is the story of Gabe and Lena, two very strong people who meet in Montana as a part of a business deal and become involved despite the fact that they are both very independent have some serious obstacles to overcome. Gabe doesn't like secrets and Lena has some big ones. This was a great read. I loved the characters and the historical aspects of the novel. Definitely recommend.