The Bridge at Valentine

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hi Friends! I won't keep you but a minute. A couple of weeks ago I told you about a book I had read that a friend of mine wrote--The Plume Hunter, by Renee Thompson. Great book, and I encourage you to read it.

Well, last night I finished her other book, The Bridge at Valentine. Oh my gosh, you have got to read this book, too! If you like historical novels set in the American west, such as Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, The Bridge at Valentine is the book for you. Mr. McMurtry, himself, even gave this book high praise!

It's a retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with a western setting. There's love and romance, turf war, sheep and cattle, life and death struggles, and the characters are completely believable and so interesting, that I hope Renee will eventually write a sequel about them.

I said I'd keep this short, and I really need to get back in the kitchen and get my Christmas casseroles and desserts made, so I have to run. If you have time, there is a great book review of The Bridge at Valentine here.

I hope you'll read The Bridge at Valentine, and also The Plume Hunter. If you do, come back and comment and let me know what you think. And, I know Renee would love to hear from you, too! In the meantime, she's working hard on her third book. I'll keep you posted when it comes out.

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

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Leslie Miller said...

I'm an avid reader so I'll check out the review and book. LOVED Lonesome Dove! Thanks for the tip!

Donna Heber said...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and wish you a Happy New Year!