Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere by Kris Radish

Briar Logan is a loner who has already survived a wretched childhood, near starvation, and the harsh western frontier in the 1860s. Just when she is on the brink of finally opening her heart to the possibilities of happiness, the love of her life is kidnapped by lawless gold miners―and she steels herself for what could be the greatest loss of her life.

Desperate to save her husband and the solitary life they have carved out of the wilderness, Briar is forced to accept the help of a damaged young man and a notorious female horse trainer. Facing whiskey runners, gold thieves, unpredictable elements, and men who will stop at nothing to get what they want, the unlikely trio must forge an uncommon bond in order to survive. Full of lessons of love, letting go, and the real meaning of family, A Dangerous Woman From Nowhere is a timeless western adventure story about courage, change, risk, and learning how to unlock damaged hearts and live in the sweet moments of now.


In the mid 1800's when Briar Logan, known to others as Mika, is kidnapped, his wife Briar sets off to rescue him. She dubs herself "a dangerous woman" and gathers all the tools and weapons to bring about Mika's rescue. 

The prose is lush and vividly detailed, sweeping the reader into the era and setting. As I read along, I watched Briar transform herself from ranch wife to warrior woman, fearless, courageous, tenacious. 

From her forlorn childhood as an orphan, Briar is bent on keeping all that she has worked for all her life, along with the love of her dear husband. Deep point of view and rich prose brought deep into the heart of this woman, giving insight and admiration for how she managed to survive her plight.

An excellent western that is credible and filled with characters that are larger than life. Highly recommended.