Review: Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henrie

About the Book

No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family’s ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.

Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she’s fought so hard to save and a future by his side.

About the Author

Stacy Henrie has always had an avid appetite for history, fiction and chocolate. While she had a goal to write and publish a book one day, she turned her attentions first to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Not long after, she switched from writing press releases and newsletters to writing inspirational historical romances as a stay-at-home mom. Stacy loves reading, interior decorating, romantic movies, and most of all, laughing with her husband and three kids. She appreciates the chance to live out history through her characters, while enjoying all the modern conveniences of life in the 21st century.

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My Review

Lady Outlaw is a cozy western with suspense, romance and good ‘ole gun slinging from debut novelists Stacy Henrie. An interesting premise for a novel with the lead character straddling the fence of protagonist and antagonist as well as a clever gender reversal that will be well received by lover of strong heroines. Lady Outlaw is evidence that Harlequin (and more specifically the Love Inspired division) is moving towards storylines that have more substance and less frivolity. The character development and inner turmoil of both Jennie and Caleb were related to characters with conviction and authenticity. Some readers may struggle with Jennie’s actions as a “Christian” character, although it is clear at the onset of the novel that Jennie has had a crisis of faith after her mother’s abandonment. Stacy Henrie is an author with originality and promise that will be on my radar of writer’s to watch.

Rating: 7/10

**Disclosure: review copy provided by author**

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