A Lawman for Lisette by author Teresa Slack is Book One in her Willow Woods Brides Series. This Christian historical western romance is a sweet book. There is a touch of mystery, danger, adventure, and romance in the story.
The author takes us to 1890’s Idaho, where the land is as untamed as some of the outlaws. Her descriptive writing made it easy to imagine the dusty, dirty travel and hardships of that time. Author Slack has a pleasing style of writing, but I found it to be a bit uneven. Certain details were just thrown in that did not add anything to the story. Perhaps editing is to blame for that.
This is the tale of Dr. Lisette Pelletier, who went to school back East to become a doctor. She has written in answer to various advertisements searching for a town doctor. Finally she received a reply. It is from the small town of Willow Wood, Idaho. This little town has a few rapscallions, a busybody, and is looking for a doctor to care for the local residents.
It is also about Grayson Dutton, a Marshall who has come home to Willow Wood. They end up on the same stagecoach and sparks start to fly as well as bullets. Lisette gets a wild introduction to the West.
The characters in this story were delightful. I really enjoyed the patients and the relationship the “Lady Doctor” had with them. The spiritual content was not hidden. I loved that. For the most part the conversations flowed well.
This was a nice historical tale. I enjoyed it and would recommend it. It receives a 4 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my own thoughts.
About the Book:
When Lisette Pelletier answers an ad to become a physician in the frontier town of Willow Wood, Idaho, she knows her life will change forever. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with the U.S. Marshal whose life she saves on her way to town.
Federal Marshal Grayson Dutton spent his career protecting pioneers, chasing down bandits, settling disputes before they erupted into gunfire, and returning fire when needed. None of it prepared him for dealing with a feisty lady doc who can’t see when she’s in over her head.
When Grayson hears the gang of outlaws that attacked the stagecoach that brought Lisette to Willow Wood have targeted the lady doc, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her. Lisette doesn’t want to give the lawman the reins to her life. She came west to serve the people of Willow Wood, not hide under her bed in fear at the first sign of danger.
She certainly didn’t plan to fall for a long-legged lawman whose kisses make her dream of marriage, babies, and happily-ever-after, all the things that conflict with her call to medicine. Can she find a place in her life and her heart for love? Can Grayson tame the wild filly before she gets both of them killed?
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About The Author:
Teresa Slack loves reading, writing, and falling in love. Creating clean and wholesome western romances where fearless cowboys still sweep independent heroines off their feet was an easy choice for her.
She writes from her home in the beautiful southern Ohio hills, which she shares with her husband and rescue dog and rescue cat. Any errors and typos she blames on the cat randomly running across her keyboard.
Learn more about Teresa Slack and her books by visiting her website at www.teresaslack.com Readers who sign up for her newsletter will receive a free download of A Promise for Josie: A Willow Wood Prequel.