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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Review: Eliza's Copper Penny

Eliza’s Copper Penny
by Ciara Gold

When Texas Ranger Copper Reeves goes on the hunt for a suspected murderer, he finds more than he bargains for in the form of schoolmarm, Eliza Woodpen. Copper has a mission, but his efforts are impeded by two young boys who mistake him for a deer.

Eliza has been hiding from a past she'd rather forget, but a chance newspaper article promises discovery from a powerful foe. Salvation comes when two of her students bring a wounded man to her home. Can she open her door and her heart to the man who can unlock secrets she’s held for three long years?

The day that school marm Eliza Woodpen picks up a copper penny, Copper Reeves, a dashing Texas Ranger enters her life. Having been accidentally shot by her school students, Reeves is brought to her home to recuperate. Due to the nature of his injuries, there is no possible way to move him to another location. Worried that the townspeople would get wind of a man staying with her, she hides him in her home and quietly takes care of him. Soon danger from her past comes knocking on her door. Can she trust Copper enough to tell him the gruesome details of her past? Can they stay strong against the powerful and strong force that is threatening to destroy their happiness forever?

This was a wonderful novel filled with twists and turns that offered excitement and romance. The author creates wonderful characters in this book that touches the heart of the reader. As I read it I was so immersed in the story that I found myself trying to predict the next scene. The element of suspense added to the novel was very well balanced with the rest of the story. There was some recounting of events in the novel that were a bit long to read. The story would have been even more exciting if the events were replayed as part of a memory. I also think adding more dialogue would have made the story more interesting, especially in the parts where Eliza is just thinking. However, as a whole, this is a fantastic historical read!



Reviewed by Jasmine

15 comments:

dodo said...

Sounds like a good book. I love suspenseful novels! They're always so unpredictable.

Karen H in NC said...

Love those Texas Rangers. I might buy this book.

windycindy said...

Suspense, mystery and Texas! I love them all. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jennifer Y. said...

This book sounds like one I would love and I will be adding it to my list of books to look for!

Estella said...

This book sounds like a great read!

anne said...

This book is wonderful and resounds with me. Everything about it is appealing and I would love to read it.

V. said...

Not a big fan of historical romances, but this one has sparked my interest. Thanks for the review.

ellie said...

This story is the ultimate. I am enthralled with it.

petite said...

What a fabulous novel which attracts my interest. Love to read it.

jenna said...

This book has it all. I love it to bits.

Sue A. said...

Great review! The book sounds very interesting.

Pam P said...

This is the only of Ciara's books I still have to get. Recommended based on all her other books, love the way she writes.

Nathalie said...

Seems like a great book :)

Lily said...

A new author for me...

Cathy said...

I don't read a lot of historical romance, but this one sounds pretty good.