Saturday, May 21, 2011
"Bagpipes & Bullshot" by Janice Horton, reviewed by Melanie King
Orley McKenna is an American cowgirl and Innes Buchanan is the Laird of a rundown Scottish estate. Innes is in Texas looking to save his home from ruin by seeking out a cattle expert to help him breed a hardy new herd back home.
By the time he returns to Scotland he’s found his new cattle expert – Orley – but to complicate matters, he’s fallen in love with her.
Back home, Davina MacKenzie waits for Innes to return. They have been arranged in marriage and she is determined to see it through even though his plans no longer include her. Lady MacBeth has nothing on Davina when it comes to what lengths she’ll go to in order to marry a man with a title.
Fergus, Innes’s younger brother is madly in love with Davina and would do anything for her, until he discovers her secret. But she isn’t the only one with something to hide.
Janice Horton keeps you riveted from the beginning. She does a great job portraying the beauty of the Gulf Coast of Texas and the ruggedness of Scotland in addition to keeping you wondering what’s going to happen next.
Bagpipes & Bullshot is a definite “feel-good” book and it is impossible not to laugh out loud at some of the situations she throws her characters into.
If you live in the US or Canada, you can download your own copy of Bagpipes & Bullshot for $1.95 US here. or if you live in the UK you can download from Amazon.co.uk for £1.38 here. And, if you have a Sony or other reader, Janice's book will soon be available for download at Smashwords here. I recently had the honour of interviewing Janice for my blog. See here.
Melanie King lives in Brockville, Ontario with her family. When not working or speaking, Melanie loves reading and writing, hoping one day to break into the novel-length fiction market.
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