The simple goodness of a dream reminds us how to fall in love.
1896: Oklahoma Indian Territory.
Mary Goode has spent nearly a decade hiding her sweet, off-kilter brother, Robin, and two fellow misfits after she rescued them from a brutal institution. But unknown to Mary, the trio’s fascination with Robin Hood and their hero’s crusade to “steal from the rich and give to the poor” may have led to a few actual robberies.
U.S. Marshal Shane Latimer is on the trail of the inept Robin Hood and his shabby band of not-so-tough Merry Men when his rattlesnake-spooked-horse lands him in care of Robin’s fiercely protective sister, Mary, aka Maid Marian.
He’s instantly charmed by Mary’s devotion to her whimsical brood, but worries that she may be hiding the truth. Still, for a loner like Shane, the appeal of their family affection, love and loyalty, combined with Mary’s growing hold on his heart, is hard to resist.
Mary is equally torn. For the first time in her life she has someone to share the challenges of keeping her brood out of trouble. But will her quest for happiness forever shatter the idyllic life she’s forged for her special family…?
And how will Shane reconcile his duties as a lawman and his love for Maid Marian and her outlaw brood?
Mary has spent a long time protecting the antics of her brother Robin from his antics. Lately, including an obsession with Robin Hood and stealing from the rich to give to the poor; something that lands Robin and 2 friends in lots of trouble. In comes US Marshal Shane Latimer and he is hot on Robin’s and his friends butts, only to find himself unexpectedly in the care of Mary. He finds himself besotted with Mary; there is not only sexual tension but lots of romance. But how can they trust each other when sharing secrets will only mean DISASTER??
Overall a great story that keeps you on your toes. You want Mary to tell Shane the truth, but if she does it will only mean her brother will have to be in trouble. It’s a total nail bitter kind of book. I loved the way each character was described; Mary’s huge heart, her kindness and love and Shane oh Shane, how to choose between the one you love and doing the right thing!?
4 star review on my part. Great read for a cold rainy day!
Once upon a time Deb Stover wanted to be Lois Lane until she discovered Clark Kent is a fraud and there is no Superman. Since publication of Shades of Rose in 1995, Stover has received dozens of awards for her cross-genre fiction and published more than two dozen projects in a variety of languages. For more information, please visit www.debstover.com.
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