Review: Logan’s Lady by Rosanne Bittner

Posted March 28, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Logan’s Lady by Rosanne Bittner
Logan's Lady

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Genres: Historical Romance, Western Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on March 26, 2019
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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The Delight

The untamed land of the Wild West drew people from many walks of life and became the great equalizer.  To survive and thrive, these people had to respect this land and adapt.  The author brings the stories of two such people to life and gives them a long hard road separately and together in a dark, gritty and sensual western romance.

Review

Logan’s Lady tells the story of determined, but innocent Lady Elizabeth Baylor who leaves the cold, calculating and confining life in her oldest brother’s home along with her willing, but troubled younger brother to find their dreams in America.  When Elizabeth encounters Logan, she has already experienced loss, grief, disillusionment and an education from the school of hard knocks.  She wants to recover what was stolen from her and have justice served on the men who robbed her.  For that, she needs one of the toughest hard men in the west.  She needs bounty hunter, Logan Best.

Logan has lost his wife and child, fought a war, and now his life is bare of anything, but the satisfaction of hunting down the vilest criminals and bringing them to justice one way or the other.  He prefers the ‘dead’ in ‘dead or alive’.  A spoilt English aristocrat as a riding partner was never in the cards, but his cold heart thaws little by little as Elizabeth sticks it out through rough times and bad, learning and growing from the inside out.  He fights it, but she may just be his second chance at love if he can get over his past losses.  Meanwhile, a band of raping, pillaging killers are ready to turn things around and make the hunters to be the hunted.

Logan’s Lady is full of lore and attention to historical setting.  There is a wealth of background and attention to the greater cast of characters and circumstances.  It takes it’s time letting Elizabeth come into her own and for Logan to fall in love.  It reads more like saga at times or even western fiction taking a much less romantic view of the west and putting Logan and Elizabeth through the ringer.  I appreciate this style of storytelling.  I thought Elizabeth was woefully naive at first and wasn’t really into her until the author began the process of change.  I could totally buy into this unlikely pair because, while attraction was instant, companionship and love came along at a more steady pace.  Now, that said, Logan was a lusty man and Elizabeth lost her inhibitions in private with him.  She learned to become a confident lover and a match for Logan in all ways.

Incidentally, I should caution some potential readers.  Some rather brutal things happen.  Gun battles, sexual assault, and more, but it is not gratuitous and fits the times and setting.

In summary, this is a powerful historical western romance that tosses in some class difference and second chance, journey of the heart and mind as well as the actual trail.  I count this author as one of the premier western romance writers and point her stuff out when readers want romance set in a well researched authentic western setting.

My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Challenges Met

New Release #28
Literary Pickers #60 oven

 

About Rosanne Bittner

Rosanne Bittner is an award-winning novelist who is highly acclaimed for her thrilling love stories and historical authenticity. Her epic romances span the West—from Canada to Mexico, Missouri to California—and are often based on personal visits to each setting. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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I am so glad to see that you loved this book so much. I do respect this author in how she implements tough topics because these things happened quite frequently in the American West. I have the ARC and I keep forgetting about it, reading it this weekend 🙂

Lovely review darling…as always

Sophia Rose
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You’re so right about how she handles the tough topics so well. Have the tissues handy for a few moments. Look forward to your thoughts, Renee!

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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I’ve never read Rosanne Bitner, but I do enjoy historical western romances. I’ll have to check this one out! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Yes! Her Outlaw Hearts series is my favorite. The hero in this one reminded me of that one.

Debbie Haupt
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this is a new to me author and it looks really good

Sophia Rose
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Her stuff is some of the best. I love how she creates a world and setting for her characters.

Melanie Simmons
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Does sound like a good series. Glad you enjoyed it. Great review.

Sophia Rose
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It was pretty exciting. Thanks, Melanie!

herding cats
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Oh good. I was hoping this would be a solid one. She does do a good job with the time I think, too, and not making it *too much* at the same time 🙂

Sophia Rose
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I do love her style when she writes these. Hope you enjoy it, too.