Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Logan’s Outlaw-Elaine Levine

Logan’s Outlaw

Elaine Levine

Zebra, Jan 30 2012, $6.99

ISBN: 9781420118674

1875 Dakota Territory, the Sioux abduct Sarah Hawkins after slaughtering her husband and her parents. Their leader marries her and is brutal to his squaw; but she finally escapes from her tormenter. Whites, for the most part, treat her with disdain or desire.

As she leaves Fort Buford by coach, trader Logan Taggert shares eye contact with her. He learns her story especially about her “husband” hunting her, and decides to protect Sarah over her objections. Sarah keeps asking him to go, but he refuses. As they fall in love, her enemies from both sides of the Indian Wars come after her and by default him.

The latest Men of Defiant western romance (see Rachel And The Hired Gun and Leah And The Bounty Hunter) is a terrific tale starring a driven woman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and her self-proclaimed champion. Filled with action, these two ethical individuals makes a wonderful pairing as he understands the Indian side of the hostilities while teaching her not to profile everyone into groups. Logan’s Outlaw is a fabulous historical.

Harriet Klausner

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