All I ask of an author is: entertain me. In WYOMING WILDFIRE, Elizabeth Lane successfully completed this task - she clearly entertained me. The author put me in her story and she made me believe.
They accused Jessie Hammond's brother of murder. He, of course, was innocent, and as his sister, Jessie felt compelled to prove it. However, first she had to rescue him from the clenches of a duty-bound U.S. deputy.
Frank Hammond's appearance amazed U. S. Deputy Marshal Matthew T. Langtry. The kid didn't have the look of a killer, but Langtry knew looks meant nothing. Hammond was an accused murderer and as an officer of the law, it was Matt's job to take the prisoner in.
Sadly, Jessie's rescue plans go awry and her brother ends up dead. Maybe sometime, in the future, Jessie would put the ugly scene behind her and go on with her life. But right now she had to prove her brother was not a killer, and if the self-righteous U.S. deputy Matt Langtry would not help her, then she would do it alone!
WYOMING WILDFIRE is a gentle, colorful story. It is lightning quick and yet it is entertaining. As an author, Elizabeth Lane does a very good job creating a story. Jessie Hammond and Matt Langtry are very likable lead characters and their relationship is both attractive and adventuresome.
Currently, the Harlequin Historical line is moving in the right direction with some very gifted authors. Elizabeth Lane, Victoria Bylin, and newcomer Diane Gaston (Perkins) are presently writing some good stories for this publishing house - good historical tales that are both entertaining and credible.
Reviewed for Romance Designs.
This review is based on an Advanced Reading Copy.