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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review of Sagebrush Song by J.A. Campbell

Publisher: Echelon Press
Release Date: December 12, 2011
Series: #5 Into the West
Buying Links: Amazon     OmniLit

Book Blurb:

*Contains spoilers for previous books*

In the further adventures of Time-traveling Tina, her favorite cowboy, Rowe, has come forward to her time to ask for her help. They know where the silver mine is, but Old Man Taggart’s cowboys are still getting shot and the survival of the ranch is uncertain.

 Rowe truly believes that Tina can help, but before she can go back with him they need a plan. With Medicine Man Eli and his apprentice’s help, they convince Tina’s parents to let her go on a desert survival camping trip. That allows them to travel back in time to the Old West Flagstaff to find help for the Taggarts. 

 With all the differences, Tina gets a real appreciation for her era. Life in the old west isn't easy, especially if you have to ride a horse in a dress. But Tina is up for the challenge and takes it all in stride. After all, it's part of being a cowgirl in training. And having a cute cowboy for a boyfriend makes everything fun.

Teaser:

"Do you want to be my girlfriend?"
Tina slammed on the brakes, glad she wasn't out of the neighborhood. 
"Uh."
"It's okay if you don't."
"Well, yeah, that'd be great. What about the whole time difference thing."

My Thoughts:

*May contain spoilers for previous books*

I was starting to think that this installment would never be released. The publisher kept delaying the release date. I squeed when I saw it was finally available. It's the next to last installment and I'm still having trouble seeing a happy ending for Tina and Rowe.

Rowe and Tina, in conjunction with Eli and his apprentice, Angie, have come up with a plan that they think will help save Taggart's ranch. In the first part of the book, Rowe is in Tina's time and we see him as the fish out of water, trying to adapt. In the latter part of the book, Tina travels back to Rowe's time and it's her turn to be the fish out of water. She has a slightly easier time since she has some knowledge of past, but even so, it's not easy and gives her an appreciation of what it was like for Rowe.

This installment moves the story along, showcasing Tina and Rowe's relationship, as well as Tina's evolving feelings about living out west and her adjustment to it. There's not as much action in this one, it focuses more on character development, but it's fun and a good read. As much as I'm looking forward to seeing how Campbell wraps things up, I'll be sorry to see this series end.

I own this ebook.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the great review!!! I'm glad you're enjoying the series.

    Julie

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  2. I like your writing so it's easy to write a good review. :)

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