Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"The Sheriff's Surrender" by Susan Page Davis

About this book:

  “A Murder in Fergus, Idaho, has the Townswomen Scared.
  Gert Dooley can shoot the tail feathers off a jay at a hundred yards from years of test-firing guns her brother repairs. But long after giving up on marriage, she yearns for rancher Ethan Chapman to see she’s more than a crack shot with a firearm. When murder strikes in the sleepy town, Gert forms the Ladies’ Shooting Clue to teach the women how to protect themselves, their families and their businesses.
  Ethan Chapman didn’t ask to be named sheriff, but he accepts the position and takes on the investigation into the mysterious death of his predecessor. Now he’s between a rock and a hard place—being pressured by the townswomen to restore order and safety to Fergus, and by men who insist Ethan disband the upstart Ladies’ Shooting Club.
When another person is murdered, Ethan must turn to Gert and her ladies to help in the investigation. But will Ethan, Gert, and the Ladies’ Shooting Club find the murderer before he strikes again?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Ladies’ Shooting Club” series. {There are a total of three books in this series.} 

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are quoted; Prayers; A few talks about God & forgiving; Church going & hymns are sung; Prayers.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘biddy’, a ‘darn’, a ‘dumb’, a ‘shut up’, two ‘stupid’s, a “h*ll-for-leather”; two curses are said but not written; Mentions of shooting rats & coyotes and then killing other animals for food; Mentions (and going into a) of saloons, drinking, smoking, and gambling; Guns & shooting; Two people are murdered (semi detailed); Blood (semi-detailed); Mentions of someone vomiting; Ethan remembers the Indian was he fought in (Boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed).

Sexual Content- a semi-detailed kiss; Notices & wanting to touch; a ‘wanton’, saloon girls wear “scanty clothing”; Love, falling in love and barely any emotions.  

-Gertrude Dooley
-Ethan Chapman
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Milzie, Libby & Cyrus.
                                              Set in 1885
                                                        319 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens- 
(and a half)

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens- 

My personal Rating-

This is the second time I’ve read this book, both times have gotten a 3 star rating from me. While I like the plot, I do get a bit queasy about blood and murder, so other girls the same way may not like “The Sheriff’s Surrender”.

See y’all on Friday with another review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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