4 out of 5 Stars
Just sworn in as a deputy of Dodge City, Miles Carr longs to prove himself as a lawman. He also longs to court the beautiful female photographer. When a shopkeeper's murder occurs, Miles's investigation leads him to the portrait studio. As he works to unravel the truth behind the murder, he uncovers pieces of Addie's past that not only threaten to expose his own secrets, but that threaten to tear him and Addie apart.
Her careful research of the early processing techniques and art of photography is meticulous, and she skillfully takes advantage of every detail she hands the reader.
I especially loved the use of early photographic forensics in this novel. While it makes a minor appearance in the pages of this story, its use is fitting and written naturally into the plot.
The romance element isn't as strong when compared to most historical romances, but she still arouses the reader with a heart-pounding affair.
I recommend this novel to anyone who loves historicals and mysteries.
A Bride's Portriat of Dodge City, Kansas releases from Barbour Publishers September, 2011.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Even though Erica Vetsch has set aside her career teaching history to high school students in order to homeschool her own children, but her love of history hasn't faded. Erica's favorite books are historical novels and history books, and one of her greatest thrills is stumbling across some obscure historical factoid that makes her imagination leap. She’s continually amazed at how God has allowed her to use her passion for history, romance, and daydreaming to craft historical romances that entertain readers and glorify Him. Whenever she’s not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, Erica is the company bookkeeper for her family’s lumber business, a mother of two terrific teens, wife to a man who is her total opposite and yet her soul mate, and an avid museum patron.