Sunday, February 17, 2013

Rosa's Land by Gilbert Morris

4 stars

I think the title does not really fit for the book. Rosa we don't meet until quarter of the way into the book. Plus she does not own any land herself.
I like Rosa's Land. It is a western novel. A Christian novel, and even romance novel all in one. This is a clean read too.

Lafayette is the the youngest of three sons. His mother does not like how her husband raised her first two sons so when Lafayette was born she told her husband that she intended to raise him more gentlemanly. She taught him the arts,to be gentle and thought he would make his lively hood as a painter.
Fay came to the aid of a woman and was beat up badly. After he healed he wanted to learn to fight. He had really fast hands.
His father did not think much of Fay and told his two brothers to watch out for him. He had a man watch out for him.
Fay decided he wanted to be tougher and become a man his father would be proud of. Plus he lost a girl because she was afraid he was too good for him. Lafayette
decided he would be a marshall for out west. He bought a gun only a .36 so he had to be accurate. a rifle, and went into the woods for a month to survive by what he could feed himself.

I love westerns. I loved how Lafayette decided on a goal and worked hard to get it. He would put up with a lot to make his goal.
He took the worst jobs that the other marshalls would not do.

Rosa worked hard to help her family but she had a temper and treated Lafayette terrible when they met. Because she wanted a marshall with more experience and one that looked more western.

This is the first Gilbert Morris novel that I have read but I hope it won't be the last.
His discriptions of the paintings and drawings Lafayette made me want to see the real pictures he did a great job of the discriptions of the art and landscapes.

Thier was talk of a couple of bible stories, a little talk of God but it fit into the story well.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.

Published February 1st 2013 by Barbour Books 320 pages ISBN: 1616267585

Discription below taken off of Goodreads

Join Lafayette Riordan as he chases his dream of becoming a Wild West marshal. Young Faye longs for an adventurous life protecting the frontier alongside Judge Isaac Parker’s famous marshals. But his upbringing has left him more prepared for a life as scholar and artist. When faced with the opportunity to realize his dream, can he summon the courage to hunt down the outlaws? Or will one headstrong female rancher capture his heart first?

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