Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lady Outlaw

I’m a big-time Love Inspired Historical fan.  Any other LIH’ers out there?  Yay!!

Say it with me, “L-I-H!  L-I-H!  L-I-H!”  *teehee *

I’m going to start writing more reviews on these books and will have an entire link set aside for them, because let me tell you, there are TONS of them!  And that’s wonderful news for HCR people like us because we will never run out of super-duper awesome books to read.

My latest LIH “read” comes from a new author--and friend of mine, I might add!--Stacy Henrie, entitled: LADY OUTLAW.  Catchy, right?  You know you want to read it already! 

Side note here…I will be featuring Stacy and another awesome new author (who I will name later!) in October!!

Book Rating:  Best of the Best

I want to say something really quickly about LIH books in general.  All the ones I have read were thoroughly enjoyable.  But, you might find, like I did, that some of them can be a teensy-weensy bit cheesy at times, with a helping of melodrama on the side.  *teehee *  Not every single LIH is like that, but I have read a few…just FYI.  So if you want to avoid that kind of thing, you will want to make sure and read my reviews--I’ll let you know if there’s any of that in there.  I'm not usually bothered by it, but I have been known to roll my eyes a time or two.

LADY OUTLAW however, was not cheesy in the least.  I had a great time with this story.  And, cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die, it’s my favorite LIH to date. 

Jennie Jones will do anything to save her ranch—even if she has to *gulp * rob stage bandits!  She’s beautiful, kind and determined not to let anything stand in her way.  But her dashing new ranch hand Caleb Johnson is making her question her plans for the future.

Both main characters are very real and very lovable.  They are together a lot throughout the book too, which is a bonus.  That just equals more romance of course!!  (That’s typical of all LIH’s which is one of the reasons I like them so much.)  Their growth and development through the story was wonderful.  Also, I was kind of surprised by a few things in the end.  Fun!

The Christian element of the story was excellent.  I thought Stacy touched on issues that you don't see all too often in these stories, and I really appreciated that.  It's sweet and inspiring.

You will want to pre-order this’n!  Congratulations, Stacy on a wonderful story!

Happy Reading!


  1. Yay! I just love your review of Stacy's book. I'm so excited to have a copy of Lady Outlaw in the mail on the way to my waiting hands right now! Stacy is such a sweet lady and I'm so looking forward to reading her debut! Even better that the heroine and hero are together alot. More romance = :D

  2. Hi Joanne!
    Yes, you will love that book for sure--can't wait to hear what you think about it! :)

  3. So happy for Stacie! The book sounds so good--thanks for the review!

  4. AHHH! I love this review! I came here from Stacy's blog (she's my crit partner!) and HAD to come read her first ever review. And wow you gave her a lovely one! Stacy's writing is amazing and Jennie's been a part of our crit group's life for a while now . . . we love her and Caleb's story and I am SO glad you loved it too!

  5. I can't wait to read it! I love the premise!!! It's rocking. :-)

  6. Thanks Joanne, Terri, Ali and Jessica for your sweet comments! And a big thank you, Amber, for reviewing my book. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  7. I have not yet read Stacie's book, but it is on my TBR list. Here are some of my favorite LIH authors in no particular order: Lacy Williams, Christine Johnson, Lyn Cote, Renee Ryan, Debra Ullrick, Lily George, and Louise Gouge.

  8. Amber, did you ever get another link set up for the LIH books? I've been reading more of them lately and was curious if you had reviews for more of them than what's posted here.