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The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 pages
February 7th 2017 by Love Inspired Historical
Lawman in Disguise
Getting taken hostage by a gang of train robbers wasn’t in dime novelist Essie Vanderfair’s plans, but interviewing these men could make her career soar. Especially since the gang includes legendary outlaw Tex Beckett, better known as the Texas Titan. Tex is famed for his protection of women and children, so she’ll be fine…right?
Keeping the gang in line was hard enough before a stubborn, beautiful writer interfered. Now Tex is scrambling to keep Essie safe, to gather evidence against the gang and most of all to hide his dangerous secrets. First, that he’s a detective working undercover. And second, that he’s not the Texas Titan at all, but Tex’s twin brother, Tate Beckett.
This was a fun book. The characters were likable and flawed just enough. There was somewhat of a story line inside of the story and I was concerned it would detract from the actual story but it flowed well enough although I’m not sure that it added much to the overall picture. There wasn’t anything I especially loved or dislike about the book, it was just a cute, fun read that didn’t require a lot of brainpower which was perfect for me as a mother of two babies. The cover was clearly indicative that it was a western/romance. It was a really good!
I give this book 3.5 Stars.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids. You can learn more about Stacy and her books by visiting her website at stacyhenrie.com.
Interview with Stacy Henrie by Lu Ann at Rockin’ Book Reviews
Please tell us a little about yourself, i.e. Where you grew up, how many siblings, favorite childhood activities, and a couple of favorite memories.
I was born and raised in the West, where I currently live with my husband and three kids. I loved playing make-believe as a kid. I also enjoyed reading and was fascinated with history too. One activity I loved while growing up was to explore local ghost towns with my family. I was always sure that “this time” I’d find some really cool antique.
I was never successful in my searches for something of value either so don’t feel bad.
After earning your BA in Public Relations you worked in communications….Where and what were your responsibilities?
I worked in the communications department of a national non-profit organization. I did a lot of feature journalism writing during my time there, which has come in handy in writing the more technical parts of fiction such as blurbs and synopses.
That not only gave you experience, but think what a wonderful service it was to that “non-profit”!
How much research is involved before writing one of your historical novels?
I like to get a good handle on the time period and setting before I start writing. Typically that’s combing the Internet for information. Sometimes that might also mean reading a non-fiction book related to the time period or storyline. There have been a couple of times that I’ve visited the place where the book is set, which is always fun and super helpful.
It would be inspiring to visit and get the local history on places written about!
What other genre, one day, would you like to write? Why or why not?
Though I’ve tried my hand at writing contemporary, I enjoy writing historicals much more. I’ve also dabbled with the idea of writing historical women’s fiction, but I love a good love story so I don’t know that I could pull off writing something without having a romance at its heart.
Those of us at Rockin; Book Reviews who have read your books are very content in continuing to read your historical fiction romance stories!
What key goals would you like to have fulfilled within the next ten years?
I tried my hand at self-publishing at the end of last year with a novella anthology and enjoyed the process, so I would like to self-publish a series in the next year or two. Beyond that, I want to keep writing books that I hope will resonate with readers.
I admire those who go to the length of self-publishing. That takes so much work and effort!
We all have secret little quirks. Please share with us one of yours.
Because I sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door, I keep a small pillow by my head when I’m sleeping. That way when my back is to the door, I don’t feel quite as vulnerable. Logically I know the pillow offers no protection, and there are times it even falls on the floor, but it’s comforting nonetheless.
LOL! I do the same with a blanket or a sheet! I feel certain that will ward off aby evil!
Thank you, Stacy, for this fun interview and for writing such entertaining books.! Readers, please follow Stacy on her medias below for more great reading enjoyment.
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