Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Class/Genre: Romance Historical
Love Spell, Jun 2001, $4.99, 321 pp.
In 1881 Fall Creek, Texas, Abbie Dongan climbs through the window of the whorehouse so she can offer a deal to half-breed Rio McCane. She knows he needs money to fend off creditors due to the failures of his half-brother. Abbie, who was ruined by her two days of captivity by the Apaches, asks Rio to marry her and help her free fellow prisoner Harmony from Gray Wolf. He must also live on her ranch until his presence makes Carmella leave. If he does all that, he gets his ranch back free of debt.
Abbie and Rio marry and he now regains his deceased fatherís ranch back from the bank. After the ceremony, Abbieís first surprise surfaces as she informs Rio that her half sister, a nun, Sister Victoria will ride with them. Also joining them is little Gussie, a maybe half-sister, plus a dog. When he married her, Rio knew his wife kept some secrets from him, but he begins to wonder what her true agenda is and what adventure will she take them on in the future?
Anyone "SADDLED" WITH Delores Fossenís western romance will know they have read an enjoyable tale. The story line is amusing because of the antics of Abbie. Rio is a heroic hunk who knows his wife is unconventional but finds he loves her anyway. Sub-genre fans will gain much delight from Ms. Fossenís historical romantic romp.
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