Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WRITE ON Erica Vetsch ~ A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas by Erica Vetsch ~ Review

I have a fine rule that I play in my book reviews: don’t mention the author. It’s just my personal choice when it comes to writing these things.

            I’m breakin’ that rule, because…I really, really love Erica Vetsch’s writing!

            From the first story I read, I feel in love with the style and voice of Vetsch and boy did I adore this latest title. The character arc, the setting, the action…it ALL seamlessly came together for a really riveting plot. I stood out in the cold, while our family roofed our hay shed and in between helping handing up sheet metal, I read. And when I closed that page, I held the book to my chest, sighed in delight and then immediately hated to think of story being over.

            Vetsch crafts a story with amazing imagery, but most of her all her characters LEAP from the page. They jump to life, dance on the page and then while they are at it, make it pretty much impossible to put the book down.

            I laughed (virtually impossible for me in a novel), I flipped pages until they turned hot and cheered at the ending. It’s a romance. It’s got a twist of suspense that is cloaked just right. It’s a character’s story and a historical romance lover’s dream.

            WRITE ON Erica Vetsch!!

**I was not required to write this review, I did so because I loved it!**

More about the novel...

Quench your craving for good fiction with this wonderfully written Old West adventure. Hoping to leave the shadows of her shady yesteryears behind, Adeline Reed is focusing on her photography career. But when her ex-boyfriend’s compatriot in crime shows up in Dodge City her entire past is threatened by exposure. Can Addie keep her secrets while helping to catch a killer? Deputy Miles Carr’s investigation into a shopkeeper’s murder leads him to Addie’s door. Will his attraction to this female photographer keep him from catching the true culprit? Or will Addie lead him off course in more ways than one?


  1. Thank you, Casey, for another good review and recommendation of how to spend some worthwhile hours in a book.

  2. I'm another member of the Erica Vetsch fan club, Casey! I loved A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas and think Erica did a great job telling this story, creating likable characters, and adding that historical detail I love.

  3. I have been trying to win this, just put it on my wish list. You caught my interest in Erica so now I have a lot of her books on my wish list, lol.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  4. JANICE, worthwhile hours indeed!! :D

    KELI, buy me a life time membership. I really need to work on her backlist--she has so many out!!

    WFNREN, oh I'd say just go buy it. It's totally worth it. ;)

  5. Awesome! I just got this book and cannot wait to read it!

  6. Hi, Casey and all,

    First, Casey, your lovely review brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!

    Next, I don't know if this is kosher or not, but if you would like to read A Bride's Portrait and you haven't had a chance to yet, Christianbook.com has it for a ridiculously low price for a limited time.


    Again, thank you, Casey! :) :) :)

  7. Oh, lovely review! I'm reading it right now and I'm enjoying it very much :D Thanks!

  8. KATIE, I bet you would like this one. ;)

    JESSICA, I saw that! Enjoy it. :D

    ERICA, I couldn't HELP but love it!! Hopefully it excites other readers as well. And YES share that link! I saw that--hope it brings a few new sales!

    FAYE, oh so good!!! Don't you just love it?!?! ;)

  9. This book looks so interesting! Historical Fiction is my favorite. WRITE ON ~*~ how clever. So why don't you mention the author? Just curious.
    Like your blog!

  10. Hello LANE, good question. I choose not to mention the author because I believe that once the book hits shelves, the author and novel become two different distinctions. Yes, the author did a great job and put a lot of time and effort into the book, but if I don't like it, I don't want them to feel I am just picking on them when the book probably just wasn't for me. So that's why I prefer not to mention the author in most of the reviews I write. :)

  11. Thank you, Casey. I am a new book review blogger and was wondering. Merry Christmas!


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