Tavish O'Leary rode silently toward the wagon train. As he came closer, he noticed a woman sitting near the tree. Thinking she was dead, Tavish cautiously picked his way to the outskirts of the wagon train circle. There was no way he wanted to be involved if the entire train had been killed. Then he heard the sounds. Feminine voices carried through the night. Still he needed to check and see if this one lived. Deep in his mind, Tavish could not believe she would be part of the bride train. The thought lingered for a second too long. Before Tavish knew what happened, he was flat on his back. And the woman began haughtily speaking of his intelligence before stomping back to camp.
Gypsy Rose Dulan knew she should have killed that man who intoned she was little more than a squaw. His entire demeanor spoke not of kindness. And it was just her luck that he would be riding at the back of the train now that Patty was headed home.
For an ordinary tale of boy meets girl, Brown definitely lets the sparks fly in this one. GYPSY is the third book in The Promised Land Romance series. Although strictly a stand-alone title, the Dulan sisters are back. And Gypsy is fighting the attraction she has to the short little man who continually shows up when least expected. Likewise Tavish has no desire to be anywhere near the woman who promised to gut him the next time she has the opportunity. But crazy things happen when on the dusty trail.
GYPSY is a light read for those lazy days. While the characters could have been more developed, the experiences are something to be enjoyed. The trek to the west was not an easy feat. The men had to provide the protection. Yet the women also had to be of stern stuff just as the women are portrayed in this series.
This report prepared by Brenda Ramsbacher