Paisley Bell is not like any other woman you are likely to meet in the town of Savage Wells. She carries a gun, arrests bad guys, and enjoys some friendly shooting competitions. She's hoping that her short, but successful career as temporary acting sheriff will be permanent. But, she has serious competition from Cade O' Brien, a famous sheriff.
Paisley Bell won me over with her love for the townsfolk and wanting to see criminals brought to justice. At first glance, I saw a tough, quirky young lady with impenetrable walls she has built to protect herself. But, as I learned more about her, I saw how sweet and caring she was in taking care of her ailing father and helping people. There is a scene in the book that had me laughing as Cade O'Brien, a hands-down favorite for the sheriff's position sorts out a fight over a lady (who, unbeknownst to him, is of the livestock variety).
Paisley Bell is not as confident as she allows people to believe, she has self-doubts about her abilities and her worth. She isn't sure that the town see her as a viable sheriff candidate and her previous failed engagement has left her wary of men. I enjoyed seeing Paisley gain quiet confidence in herself and learning to trust and love.
About the Author:
Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today best-selling author of witty and charming historical romances, including 2019’s Foreword Reviews INDIE Awards Gold Winner for Romance, , and 2020 Holt Medallion finalist, . She is a two-time “Best of State” Gold Medal winner for fiction and a three-time Whitney Award winner. Combining her obsession with history and her affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting deep characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a bachelor’s degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library.