[CFBA Tour&Review]The Vigilante’s Bride by Yvonne Harris

Posted 1 September, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Vigilante’s Bride
Bethany House (August 1, 2010)

Yvonne Harris


Yvonne Harris earned a BS in Education from the University of Hartford and has taught throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic. Unofficially retired from teaching, she teaches writing at Burlington County College in southern New Jersey, where she resides. She is a winner and three-time finalist for the Golden Heart, once for The Vigilante’s Bride, which is her debut novel.


Montana Territory, 1884…Is Her Kidnapper the Only Man Who Can Keep Her Safe?

Robbing a stagecoach on Christmas Eve and abducting a woman passenger is the last thing Luke Sullivan expected to do. He just wanted to reclaim the money stolen from his pa, but instead ended up rescuing a feisty copper-haired woman who was on her way to marry Sullivan’s dangerous enemy. Emily McCarthy doesn’t take kindly to her so-called rescue. Still, she’s hoping Providence will turn her situation for good, especially when it seems Luke Sullivan may just be the man of her dreams. But Luke has crossed a vicious man, a powerful rancher not used to losing, and Emily is the prize he’s unwilling to sacrifice.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Vigilante’s Bride, go HERE

My Review:
First, let me just that had I come across this book in the store, I would have INSTANTLY fallen in love with it just from it’s cover! When I opened the package that this book came in and I saw this amazing cover, I was in awe. The cover is pure breathtaking! This is one of those instances in which you CAN judge a book by it’s cover, or at least, I did and was not disappointed!

Yvonne Harris’ first Historical novel is beautiful. She has the writing ability to create a story that hooks the reader, entertaining them with tenderness, humor, love and forgiveness woven between God’s unending grace & strength, and wrap them up, carry them away and drop them right in the middle of history. The characters and their personalities are riveting and gripping. Wonderful!

I loved Emily but my heart went out to Luke. He was such a tender character though not all felt that way. He tried to hide his tenderness by seeming like the big tough and strong cowboy. He did everything he could to protect Emily from her intended without losing his heart. This really hooked me! I love a cowboy story and this really fit the bill! The details that Harris uses to create the characters and scenes is absolutely beautiful. Not only that, but Harris adds the outlaws and the feel of living on the territory in the West along with the Indians.  That feeling will leave you breathless and feeling like you’ve traveled back into a hard time but yet easier than today’s time in so many fascinating ways! POWERFUL!

So, this perfect blend of second chances, redemption and suspense, is high on my 5 star book recommendation list. It’s truly one of the best Western books I’ve read in a LONG time. It’s a book that is difficult to put down because you just HAVE to know what’s happening next. Please grab a copy of this today! You won’t be sorry and if you’re like me you’ll be hoping Yvonne Harris writes another Western like this one very soon!



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