Monday, October 6, 2008

Pale Moon Stalker-Shirl Henke

Pale Moon Stalker
Shirl Henke
Leisure, Nov 2008, $7.99
ISBN: 0843961120

In 1884 before he died her spouse made Sky Eyes Brewster promised him she would not kill his murderer. Instead, she works around her pledge by hiring bounty hunter Max "The Limey" Stanhope to kill him.

Max needs a wife to insure his odious cousin does not inherit the estate he left behind in England. He believes his potential new employer would be perfect as his spouse although convincing her might prove impossible. The Limey offers her a deal; he will kill her spouse’s murderer in exchange for her marrying him. Reluctantly she accepts. As they travel together in search of her late husband’s killer, her adversary and another unknown enemy want them dead.

Shirl Henke’s latest cross-Atlantic historical romance is a terrific tale filled with plenty of action from the onset and never slows down as the lead couple lands in one predicament after another. Whereas the Limey and the Indian widow insist they’re not in love, ironically Cheyenne medicine man True Dreamer and the audience amusingly know otherwise. Readers will enjoy this fine western romance as the coupling makes it less safe for both of them with each bringing a deadly foe into their relationship.

Harriet Klausner

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