The Outlaw’s Daughter – Lone Star

 
Title: The Outlaw’s Daughter7Vlq8-DA
Author: Margaret Brownley
Series: The Haywire Brides, Book 3
Genre: Western, Historical, Clean Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Synopsis: 
     He may be a Texas Ranger, but he only has eyes for the outlaw’s beautiful daughter . . .  Texas Ranger Matt Taggert is on the trail of a wanted man. He has good reason to believe that Ellie-May’s late husband was involved in a stagecoach robbery, and he’s here to see justice done. But when he arrives in town, he discovers the thief has become a local hero . . . and his beautiful young widow isn’t too happy to see some lawman out to tarnish her family’s newly spotless reputation. 
     Ellie-May’s shaken by her encounter with the ranger. Having grown up an outlaw’s daughter, she’ll do anything to keep her children safe—and if that means hardening her heart against the handsome lawman’s smiles, then so be it. Because she knows Matt isn’t about to give up his search. He’s out to redeem himself and find proof that Ellie-May’s husband wasn’t the saint everyone claims . . . even if it means losing the love neither expected to discover along the way.
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My Thoughts

The Outlaw’s Daughter is the third book in the Haywire Brides Series by Margaret Brownley. It can be read as a standalone (I haven’t read the other in this series yet and got along just fine); I will be going back and reading the rest of the books in this series though.

     I loved Texas Ranger Matt Taggert in this book! Matt’s balance between doing his job and his feelings for Ellie-May was interesting to see. It is getting rarer to see that sort of balance anywhere in life. There was good chemistry between the two main characters and that Matt showed respect for everyone involved, he looked at all the different sides of the issue. Ellie-May is a great Southern Momma (at night when she hears a noise, her first thought is to reach for her shotgun under her pillow!), she is a well-behaved lady who takes care of those around her, and she loves her kids. She is someone I would love to meet in real life. Both main characters had some great character traits, further emphasized by the themes of forgiveness, honesty, and trust that are prevalent throughout the book.

     The plot of this story was interesting. It had fast-paced scenes and slower-paced scenes, and I liked the western feel to the town. The plot kept me engaged throughout the story. I enjoyed Margaret Brownley’s perspective on the mystery and her attention to detail with the secondary characters (especially Ellie-May’s kids), it added to the story bringing depth to the other characters. I liked the small town where everyone knew everyone (which is not always a good thing), but it was cool to see the town’s people interacting with the characters. I thought that Margaret Brownley did a great job describing the tension between the characters and bringing a small western town to life. Readers who enjoy historical clean romance with a touch of mystery will love this new addition to the Haywire Brides series.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars for the fun characters, the cool western town, and the storyline 😊. I thought that the story moved a bit slow at the beginning, but it did pick up pace as the story continued.

*I volunteered to read this book in exchange for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Brownley has penned more than forty-six novels and novellas. 
 
A two-time Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist, Margaret has also written for a TV soap and is a recipient of the Romantic Times Pioneer Award. Not bad for someone who flunked eighth-grade English. Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.
 
 
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Great review! This sounds like a series worth spending time with! And now that book 3 is out — binge read! Thanks for the post!

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