Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Joan Johnston is a very good author that I stumbled upon at Barnes & Noble. I love her Sisters of the Lone Star series and her Bitter Creek series. This book is a stand alone novel but that doesn't mean it isn't as good as a series book. I love historical romances and Joan Johnston is very good and I recommend everyone to give her books a try.
Kid Calhoun is such an amazing book about a young lady who was raised by her father and uncle. So she never had a woman to help her understand that she is a young lady and there are things that she should and shouldn't do. Anabeth is disguised as a boy and goes by the name Kid Calhoun because her uncle Booth Calhoun's gang wouldn't be too pleased to find out the truth. The outlaw gang were made up of very dangerous men who made Anabeth very anxious to finally have enough money so both her and her uncle can finally leave the outlaw life and make a real life together where she can finally become a lady. Things didn't go the way they wanted to when they add on a new man who gives Anabeth a very bad feeling especially since he entered the gang because he knew of a man who was caring a lot of gold but he couldn't steal the gold without an outlaw gang to help him.
The Calhoun gang lead by Booth never killed anyone but the new member didn't care and they killed both the greenhorn passenger and the rich man who they new held the gold they wanted. Anabeth's uncle didn't like that but that didn't matter because later when they were supposed to all meet up and split the gold they all shot and killed him. When he was finally dead they found out that he died with the secret of where the rest of the gold was and so they all went in search of Kid Calhoun. In comes Jake Kearney the Texas Ranger who was the friend of the man who was killed. Jake and Anabeth have one adventure after another falling in love with each other without them even knowing about it until they almost lost one another. But the best part of this novel is that Jake's sister Claire and Anabeth's Comanche friend Wolf have their own love story towards the end of this novel. So it was like a two-in-one novel and I loved every minute of it and could hardly put it down until I finished it. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
KID CALHOUN $ 7.99 (406 Pages)
SHE RODE THE OUTLAW TRAIL DISGUISED AS A MAN…
Texas Ranger Jake Kearney was astonished to discover that the “Kid” Calhoun he stalked, the same outlaw who saved him from ambush, was a woman—and an irresistible one at that! Now Anabeth Calhoun was an unwilling captive of the flinty-eyed Ranger as they pursued a gang of cold-blooded killers…and a cache of stolen gold that had mysteriously disappeared. But the lawman’s problems had only just begun. Fighting his desire for the outlaw he had sworn would not escape justice, Jake Kearney was soon torn between his duty…and his love….
WITH A WOMAN’S UNTAMED HEART….
Anabeth knew she had found her match in the rugged loner who taught her the joys and passion…while she taught him the exquisite perils of love. She also knew that Anabeth “Kid” Calhoun was one outlaw both willing and eager to fall into the long arms of the law!

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