Tuesday, July 24, 2018


I've never read a Shanna Hatfield book that I didn't love and "Lightning and Lawmen" didn't disappoint. Book 5 of Baker City Brides is full of mystery, humor, joy and the sense of belonging.
Delilah Robbins is one character I think most of us like, she's independent, knows her mind and isn't afraid to do what she wants regardless of what society might think. My favorite characteristic is her love of birds and creating a haven for them in her back yard. I can just visualize the beauty that Shanna describes of this haven. I can see myself sitting in the yard, listening to the songs of the birds and breathing in the fragrances of all the beautiful flowers planted to attract the birds. I laughed at Seth and Dugan's competitiveness of the beautiful newcomer and she has no plans to marry! You'll revisit characters from the previous books (if you haven't read any, you need to correct that immediately). Oh, but my favorite, my all time favorite is a little fellow named Oliver. That is all I'm going to say so I don't give the story a way and its taking great restraint not to but you will love Oliver!!!!

Rating: 5**
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.

P.S. - If you have never read any of Shanna's books, you will be hooked the moment you opened the first book! NO KIDDING!!!

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How did a simple hello turn into something so complicated?

Love is about to leave one lawman thunderstruck in this sweet historical romance!

Cultured and full of grace, Delilah Robbins agrees to accompany her meteorologist father to his new post in Baker City, Oregon. Expecting a primitive place, she’s delighted to discover an up-and-coming town with plenty of surprises as well as a place she can turn into a sanctuary for her beloved birds. As she settles into life in the western town, she unwittingly creates a riff between two deputies when they both fall for her charms.
Deputy Dugan Durfey only meant to extend a friendly welcome to a newcomer. But the moment he set eyes on the meteorologist’s delightful daughter, Dugan’s heart was no longer his own. Since his best friend and fellow deputy suffered the same fate, Dugan struggles to do what’s right. He’ll fight jealousy, outlaws, and a wily raccoon to keep Delilah safe, but the greater battle lies in overcoming his fears to profess his love.
Filled with humor, adventure, and plenty of sweet romance, Lightning and Lawmen highlights the history of the era and blends it with the timeless feelings of discovering true love.

˃˃˃ If you love sweet, funny, tender romance, read all the Baker City Brides books!

* Tad's Treasure (Prequel to the series) - Tad Palmer makes a promise to his dying friend to watch over the man’s wife and child. Will his heart withstand the vow when he falls in love with the widow and her son?
* Crumpets and Cowpies (Book 1) - Rancher Thane Jordan is about it meet his match in the lovely Lady Jemma Bryan.
* Thimbles and Thistles (Book 2) - Maggie Dalton doesn't need a man, especially not one as handsome as charming as Ian MacGregor.
* Corsets and Cuffs (Book 3) - Sheriff Tully Barrett meets his match when a pampered woman comes to town, catching his eye and capturing his heart.
* Bobbins and Boots (Book 4) - Carefree cowboy Ben Amick venturs into town to purchase supplies, and returns home married to another man’s mail-order bride.
* Lightning and Lawmen (Book 5) - Will her fears, his doubts, or his best friend keep Dugan Durfey from the woman he loves?


About Shanna Hatfield

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. 

Her historical westerns have been described as "reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian" while her contemporary works have been called "laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way."

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen, one story at a time. When she isn't writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

To learn more about Shanna or the books she writes, visit her blog or follow her on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Karen! Your sweet comments and awesome review just made my heart so full and happy today. Thank you so, so much! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book! <3