Thursday, June 26, 2008

Feel the Earthquake???

Nope, it's just me doing a happy dance about a new review:

Sparta Rose
Ginger Simpson
Historical romance
Available from Enspiren Press
June 2008 -Note: Pushed back to September 2008 due to Publisher's Health Issues :(

In 1860 Sparta, Tennessee, Roselle Fountain (Ellie) resented Tyler Bishop, her father’s ranch foreman. The Ranch, called Fountainhead, belonged to Ben Fountain. Ellie’s mother died of typhoid fever when she was three. She knew her father always wanted a boy and she could not stand the fact that Ty had won favor with her father. He seemed to dislike her wearing pants and boots. What difference it made was a mystery to Ellie. Then the trouble started—she was barely missed by a bullet that whizzed by her head. The panic Ben and Ty showed solidified her desire to take care of herself.

She went to Sparta, the nearest town, and purchased a gun, holster and bullets. Her practice area was a deserted mine. She was followed by a neighbor who was trying to force her father to sell his ranch to the Bryant family, she was sure he was the one behind the gun shot and the dead cattle. Jason Bryant, the mean twin, always seemed to show up and intimidate her. She was too stubborn to tell her father or Ty. She thought she could take care of herself.

Ms. Ginger Simpson is a new author to me. She has a marvelous way of telling the story and explaining the unusual plot. Her two main characters, Ty and Ellie, were attracted to each other and determined to keep their feelings private. The villain of the storyline was the number one twin, Jason. Joshua never talked, just followed his brother. This author touched on the fact that the twins had an unusual bond, but they were definitely different.

The supporting characters were very diverse. A couple of them were very involved in the story. The others were very minor, but important, cast members. Each worked together with the others to make this a great story. The only war going on was the range war between the Bryants and the Fountains.

It is a great book which I highly recommend to anyone who loves historical or western romances. I guarantee you will be glad you read it.

Overall rating: 5 Hearts
Sensuality rating: Very sensual

Reviewer: Brenda Talley
June 25, 2008

2 comments:

Estella said...

Congrats on the great review of Sparta Rose!

Latesha said...

Whoohoo on the good review, Ginger! May it be the first of many for this story.

Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews

Manic Readers

Manic Readers

She Writes

Historical Fiction Books

Readers and Writers of Distinctive Fiction