Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Under Starry Skies by Judy Ann Davis

Maria and Abigail are traveling West to join their uncle.  Maria will teach and Abigail will manage the restaurant/saloon.  They are running out of money and still have miles to go to get to Colorado and their Uncle.  They have been able to rent a river boat, but they don't know how to use it.  Even Amos, their faithful friend, can't handle it at his age.  What to do now?

Goddess Fish Blog and the author shared this book for review on the blog tour (thank you).  It has been published, so check wherever ebooks are sold for a copy.

Abigail will not give up.  She braces the station master and gets info on who might work with her.  The man he's recommending is brash and out spoken and has a dog just like him.  While she's there, she find out the mailbag must be delivered and they will pay $2 for that.  She takes that on and then asks about the other freight.  It's explosives and no one else will touch it.  When he says he'll pay $20 for delivery, she agrees to take it, too.

When she finds Tye, he mostly agrees to help because she has the mailbag.  His best friend wants a letter out of that mailbag and he'll do anything for him.  After all, he saved his life once.  He's hesitant when he finds out they are hauling two caskets with him and various delicate dishes, but he agrees to go.  So when he's in the middle of the river and finds out he's carrying nitroglycerine, it gets exciting.  He's more than a little upset and wants to strangle Abigail, but then Maria faints and his heart almost stops.  Can it get worse?  Oh yes, because Brett is waiting for the mailbag and will attack to get it...

I very much enjoyed this romantic western tale.  Uncle Henry has been murdered, Aunt Emma is crazy, someone is trying to run Maria out of town, Tye wants to marry her, Abigail is building up the business and Brett is annoying her by throwing in a kiss now and then.  With lots of action, a sweet romance build up and a happy ending for everyone, how could you not like this book?

Judy will be awarding a $25 Amazon Email Gift Certificate to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Enter here to win a $25 Amazon GC!

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE.

Good luck and happy reading! 

6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Judy Ann Davis said...

A big thank you to Jo Ann Hakola and her blog "Journey of a Bookseller" for reviewing and hosting UNDER STARRY SKIES today. My novel is a mystery, western, and romance. This is the last day of the Goddess Fish Promotions Review Tour and last chance to sign up for the $25.00 Gift Certificate. Good luck everyone and thank you!

Serena91291 said...

I like the review.

Rita said...

I like the sound of the book.

Lyndi Alexander said...

Beautiful cover too!! Congrats!

Mary Preston said...

It is a lovely cover.