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Friday, November 16, 2007,1:03 PM
Promises Linger by Sarah McCarty
Just Finished:

Why I Read It: Because after reading Caine’s Reckoning, I wanted to read more by Sarah McCarty.

Synopsis: 1868 Wyoming Territory

Elizabeth Coyote will do anything, anything at all, to save the ranch she loves, including marrying Asa MacIntyre, a broad shouldered, lean hipped silver eyed gunslinger with a ruthless reputation for getting the job done.

Asa dreams of a place of his own, a wife, and the respect that comes with both. Marrying Elizabeth may have started as a means to an end, but nothing in Asa's wildest dreams prepares him for the excitement of unleashing the carnal woman beneath his wife's prim and proper exterior.

My Thoughts: This was an amazing story. I loved Asa and Elly both so much. From the minute he agrees to marry her until the very last sentence, their story was one that captivated me. Elly is a firecracker ~ spirited, independent, and definitely a free-thinker. Asa is hard, strong, and just the man that Elly needs to help her keep control of the ranch.

The story also had great side characters. I love, love, love Millicent, the woman who owns the local boarding house and who is a surrogate mother to Elly. I hope to see more of her in the other Promises books. I fell in the love Cougar the first time his character was introduced and found myself looking forward to any part of the book that he was in. Clint was awesome and a great addition to Elly’s ranch. Aaron. Ah, Aaron was hard. I didn’t like him, nor did I trust him up until the last chapter. Something about him seemed off.

This was Very Good. I’m not sure I could even pick a favorite part. There were so many. Of course, there’s the horseback scene. Loved that. And Elly’s penchant for pitching things at people who irritate the life out of her. Loved that too. I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of this series. I’ll be starting Promises Keep immediately (Yay, Cougar’s story!) and hopefully I see more of Asa and Elly there.

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  • At 1:32 PM, Blogger Chantal

    Yup, it was good!

  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger lisabea

    I just down loaded this trilogy last night. Can't wait to start reading...

  • At 8:18 PM, Blogger Lori

    Yay!! You'll love Cougar! But just wait for Clint! Clint! Clint! Can you tell, I loved Clint & Jenna's story? LOL!

    Enjoy :)

  • At 9:32 PM, Blogger Dev

    Chantal ~ It's a keeper.

    Lisabea ~ I hope you love it as much as I did. Such a good story!

    Lori ~ I know Promises Prevail is your favorite. I've just started Cougar's story and then will move onto Clint's. I think his and Jenna's story will be amazing, just from what I know about both of them from Promises Linger.

  • At 8:35 AM, Blogger Stacy~

    I have this trilogy, and you're making me want to go back and re-read it. Glad you liked it.

  • At 12:13 PM, Blogger Dev

    Stacy ~ I did very much. I've started Cougar's story now and am enjoying it also. SM is definitely a great, great author. I downloaded Mac's Law last night also, so will be reading that at some point ` hopefully, soon.