Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Book Review - Wanted Dead or Alive
Auden Steele can ride, rope, and shoot with the best of them, but one thing she can’t do is set back time—if she could, she would. A terrible accident two years earlier left her a widow after only two weeks of marriage.
She has dedicated herself to be a widow with no hope of ever marrying again until a cougar attack sends one of the most attractive and interesting men she has ever met into her life. Lance Wheeler is a game warden. He loves the animals and the solitude of his job but the attack in Washington has his department sending him out as a cougar specialist.
A two day drive, a wanted poster, and a fist fight finds him face to face with one of the most alluring women he has ever met. But he soon learns she is hardened by life and death and they are after the same thing out on the range—him with a tranquilizer gun and her with a real one.
A dangerous hunt and a terrible accident places them in each other’s arms; however, they still have one problem, Lance needs the cougar alive and Auden wants him dead.
Can they come to an agreement before one of them does something that can’t be undone?
About the Author
Dawn Nelson prides herself in being a true working cowgirl. She was born and raised on a cattle ranch in North-Eastern Washington state. Married to a cattle rancher she now calls Creston, Washington her home.
Dawn, along with her husband and their daughter, own and operate a cattle ranch in central Washington. She enjoys showing her registered cattle, riding horses, hunting, camping, writing and just about anything that involves the outdoors.
She is the winner of The Academy of Western Artist, 2010 Buck Ramsey Book of the Year Award. She was a finalist for the 2010 Storytelling Award given out by the Western Music Association. Named first runner-up in the New York Book Festival and is currently a finalist for the 2011 Western Music Associations Outstanding Storytelling Award. Dawn Nelson currently has five books out, two more coming out on September 24th 2011 as well as her first CD.
Award winning author Dawn Nelson, wife, mother, rancher and genuine, hard working cowgirl.
For more information on Dawn, go to www.authordawnnelson.com.
My Take on the Book
This is a great story of transformation and acceptance! The author has shared some strong characters within the book that truly draw you in. The book is full of adventure and intrigue and you are always wondering what will happen next. One of the things that I loved about this book was the strong female lead character that Ms. Nelson shares with the reader. As a father of girls, I am always looking for strong female characters that can share important lessons with other women and this character definitely does that! All-in-all this was a great book that will draw you in for more with every page that you read.
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