Author: Deb Stover
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: December 13, 2013
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
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?
My Review: This is a warm almost whimsical story with a lot of heart. I loved Marian's commitment to family and no matter how difficult their struggle became she never turned her back the brood she just kept moving on and made her concern for their safety. I truly enjoyed meeting the characters in this book as they were so special and I wanted so bad for for marian and her group of merry men to succeed and for her to be able to take care of her brother. I truly admired her tenacity and drive to make sure that they had the best life she could give her brother and his friends while her brother saw their life as a scene out of Robin Hood. When Shane finds Mary (Marian) they knew there was something special between them. Marian had to be careful for fear of loosing her brother and Shane had to decide what he was willing to put on the line and walk away from. Could Shane walk away from his badge and follow his heart? Would Marian let Shane in and trust him to be a part of her special family. I found myself wanting several things to happen and becoming the cheering section for so many things. Maid Marian and the Lawman is not my usual reading material but I did find it a light fun read with a lot of heart.
About the Author
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.