Monday, December 6, 2010
DUSTY BRITCHES by Marcia Lynn McClure
This is the first book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it! The story takes us into the life of Angelina (Dusty) Hunter who years ago when only 14 found herself in love with her father's best ranch hand, Ryder Maddox. Ryder was 20 at the time and was drawn to her to the point he left with the idea of returning when she grew up. Five years has now passed and she's watching for her father to bring home some cattle he purchased. But that's not all her father brought home. Her father ran into Ryder and hired him to work at the ranch again. Ryder is determined to win the heart of the girl who stole his years ago. But Dusty's heart has hardened over the last five years. And though she is still very much in love with Ryder she is determined to never let her heart be broken again.
This was an easy paced story. I found that I really liked the characters. They were all interesting and fun. There were several stories going on in addition to Ryder & Dusty. I liked Dusty but there were a few times I wanted to shake her and say "wake up girl"! Ryder was an "ahhhh" kind of hero. Simple but complicated. There was a little mystery, a little suspense and just an all around good story. Her stories are clean and her characters are moral. (at least in this story). If you're looking for a good old-fashioned historical romance, then pick up a copy of Dusty Britches!