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Sunday, June 7, 2015
New Review: Shirlee Busbee’s LOVE A DARK RIDER – Murder and Love in Old Texas
The story begins in 1860 in
Texas where Sara Rawlings, left alone and destitute by her father’s death, goes
to live with a cousin, Sam Cantrell, a man her father’s age. Sam has a son, Yancy,
by his first wife, a woman of noble Spanish linage, and he has a young wife,
Margaret—the woman he stole from Yancy.
As might be suspected,
Margaret is threatened by the younger, 16-year-old Sara. And Sara is captivated
by Yancy, a man Margaret was once engaged to and now thinks to seduce. The one
thing Margaret wants for her unborn child is Casa Paloma, a thousand-acre
parcel in the middle of the land Yancy’s Spanish ancestors have owned for
generations. Yancy vows he will kill her before she can have his land. And then
Margaret turns up with a Spanish dagger in her chest.
Much of the book is taken up
with the machinations of the family and its history that has led to the
distrust, if not dislike, between its members, all of which Sara must suffer
through. In the midst of it, Sara and Yancy find love, albeit like two prickly
people coming together.
Busbee’s descriptions of
Texas and the hacienda are superb. You will feel you are in the old West. Yancy
is a drool worthy hero and Sara finds him so. Oh yes, the murder mystery
remains unsolved until the end. Busbee will keep you guessing. Very well done.