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"An insightful work"

Two years at the Academy for Select Young Ladies may have stiffened her back, but failed to remove Suzanne Bonneaux's abilities to ride and shoot as good as a man. When she learns about the forced relocation of the Arapaho including her friend Bright Water, Suzanne ignores her mother's advice to wait for the return of her stepfather Colonel Garrett. Instead she rides the coach without escort from Cheyenne heading through the dangerous Wyoming and Dakota Territories to help Bright Water.

However, a notorious gang holds up the coach and only the appearance of legendary outlaw Black Jack Sloan saves Suzanne from a nasty fate. Jack takes Suzanne with him to keep her safe as he ventures across the Territories, but soon THE COLONEL'S DAUGHTER and the famous outlaw fall in love. However, he has a price on his head and a quest to avenge the murders of his family making the future together impossible.

This late nineteenth century western romance is a powerful look at the times through the varying perspectives of the lead couple and several support players. The story line is fast-paced while the cast feels genuine adding to a taste of the era. Known for her robust contemporary and historical military romances, Merline Lovelace provides western readers and Americana romance fans an appealing cross genre tale worth reading.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 13, 2001

SUMMARY

She wasn't afraid to fight . . .

Beneath the polish of an Eastern finishing school lies a soldier's daughter who can ride, shoot and deal cards with the best. Which is why Suzanne Bonneaux calmly boards the infamous Cheyenne-Deadwood stage to search for a longtime friend before the winter snows erase her trail.

Genre: Historical Romance, Old West

 

The Colonel's Daughter
by Merline Lovelace

MIRA Books
January 1, 2002
Available: January 1, 2002
ISBN #1551668718
EAN #9781551668710
384 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Merline Lovelace

Christmas with a Vampire
Holiday With A Vampire II
Mind Games
A Savage Beauty
In Love and War
To Love a Thief
After Midnight
Somewhere in Time
Hot As Ice
The Captain's Woman
The Officer's Bride
Dark Side of Dawn
The Horse Soldier


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