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Friday, June 26, 2009

All Or Nothing by Ashley Elizabeth Ludwig

All Or Nothing by Ashley Elizabeth Ludwig
Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Genre: Historical, Inspirational
Length: Full (308 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Sunflower

A widow finds love.
A soldier seeks redemption.
A murderous bandit threatens to destroy them both.

RuthAnne Newcomb, a young widow starting over, nearly dies on the perilous winding road to Tucson, Arizona in 1876. The accident is a cover-up for a heinous crime at the hand of the murderous bandit El Tejano. Robbed and left for dead, all that remains for RuthAnne is her faith and her God-given talents. She needs both to endure the handsome, vengeful cavalry captain who saves her life.

Captain Bowen Shepherd offers aid in exchange for information leading to the criminal's capture. El Tejano is bound to strike again, likely against the only living witness to his crimes.

Bowen and RuthAnne must work together and risk everything to unmask the bandit. Will their newfound love, or their lives, be the cost of bringing a murderer to justice?
The year is 1876, and RuthAnne Newcomb, along with her sister Mara are headed to Tucson Arizona. After the loss of her husband a year earlier, there is nothing left for Ruth back in Alabama. With her sister to take care of they are headed out west, where employment awaits as a seamstress.

A accident on the narrow mountain road, the stagecoach going over the side, Mara and Ruth, narrowly escaping death see their possessions lying on the canyon floor. The accident is a cover-up for the stage coach robbery by one notorious robber El Tejano. Shot at and left for dead, rescued by the Army Captain Bowen Shepherd, can her sister and her et their life back together. With her strong faith in God.

And her talents they will survive. They know the bandit will strike again, and only Ruthanne can identify him,Working with the Captain will they find him first and bring him to justice or will he hunt down Ruth , the only living witness? Will the love they have found continue to grow between the Captain and Ruth.

This is a well written tender love story along with a little suspense and intrigue mixed into the plot. The characters are marvelous and you can’t help but like all of them. They are all a part of the story interwoven together. If you are a fan of Historical Western Romance as I am then you will not be the least disappointed in this book. I read this book in one day and it will be one that I will pull out and read again. Ms. Ludwig is a most proficient author and the inspiration shows up in her writing. I will be reading more of her books.