"An engaging tale"
In 1910 Mojave Wells, California Martin Tafft finds his
latest film in trouble when he learns the silver mine
critical for his move is not abandoned. Instead Marigold
Pottersby refuses to lease her property. His stomach hurts
making him wonder if the stress is causing an ulcer
especially since relocating at this late date would cost a
Since his father has invested a sizable amount of cash
in Peerless Studios latest project Anthony Ewing goes west
to persuade Marigold to let the film company use her mine.
Tony and Mari are immediately attracted to one another
although he cannot understand her loyalty to her
thoughtless father and she cannot comprehend why he puts up
with his avaricious father. Still the show must go on and
soon an agreement is reached, but now sabotage threatens
the movie and Mari's life. Tony risks his own life to try
to keep his stubborn beloved safe.
The third Peerless Studio historical romance is an
engaging tale that like its predecessors (see COWBOY FOR
HIRE and BEAUTY AND THE BRAIN) highlights the action of the
early film industry. The story line beguiles the reader
because the cast, including Tiny the Great Dane, seems real
and enhances the early twentieth century era depicted in
the book. Still the lead couple, who appears perfect as
independent, obstinate, yet intelligent individuals, seems
out of synch with one another because they remain under the
thumbs of their respective fathers in spite of their love
for one another. Alice Duncan continues to provide
historical and romance readers with an insightful and
entertaining series with another wonderful story.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 22, 2001