Review: ETHAN’S HEART, The Blackwood Brothers, Volume 1, by Vickie King.
A suspenseful and sweet Old West romance with no offensive material.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.


Annie Benton leaves an Oregon-bound wagon train to seek medical care for her baby in the town of Cooper’s Creek. The doctor, seeing Annie alone and penniless with a child to raise, matches her up with his brother, Ethan, who is a widower with two little girls to raise. A marriage of convenience is arranged quickly. Only after the ceremony does Annie realize that she, a woman with too many secrets (including a murder), has made the worst match possible: Ethan Blackwood is the sheriff.
Vickie King has created characters and places that become three-dimensional to the reader. The story line has enough twists and turns to keep us turning page after page. In all, for lovers of a good cowboy story, this one is fun and lovable. No offensive material, though sex between married partners is implied.
This writer received an Advance Reading Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest, objective review.


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