"Action-packed western romance"
In 1895, hatred and vengeance are the only things keeping
Quinn Landry alive after four years with a lifetime to go
as a guest of the New Mexico Territorial Prison. Any time
he drifts back to the betrayal that led to his current
incarceration Quinn feels rage that has no outlet at this
time, but his goal of a future escape and retaliation keeps
Because of the numerous unaccounted for recent graves at
the nearby prison, Father Donovan, Sister Evangeline and
Novitiate Hannah Benning go there to learn what is going
on. Quinn uses Hannah to escape his detention, but quickly
realizes that the nun is no shrinking violet. Instead she
is a brave daughter of a con artist. As Hannah saves
Quinn's life, they fall in love. However, she relishes the
serenity of the convent not a life on the lam while he has
demons ripping at his heart. Anything permanent between
this couple seems quite unlikely unless a miracle occurs.
At first glance, HANNAH'S VOW uses the trite theme of
a "hardened" criminal kidnapping and falling in love with
and receiving the love of a novitiate. Even Elvis used
that gimmick in one of his movies. What makes Pam Crooks'
tale fresh is the capable heroine rescues her abductor
several times. Hannah makes the story line work with her
strength and independence. Though Quinn over indulges in
the angst moaning, fans will still see him as a perfect
mate for Hannah who owns this action-packed western romance.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 11, 2002