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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Book review: Every Girl's Dream by Cheryl Pierson



Forced to leave home, after being shamed, Sheena McTavish is surprised by the kindness of a stranger. Callen Chandler, a U.S. Army scout, is unexpectedly stricken with compassion for the lonely, green-eyed young woman he discovers being sick behind the stage office.

After Indians attack the stagecoach carrying Sheena west, an injured Cal and a terrified, but determined, Sheena find themselves thrown together in a struggle for survival.

My Review:

I adored this short and sweet story!! Of course, it was so good, I would loved to have had it be longer, but then it wouldn't have been the short story I was needing, either!

Sheena impressed me with her grace and softness and accepting nature. She carried a heavy burden, and yes, she struggled with it, as anyone would, but she also wouldn't let it fully define and control her, either. Her spirit matched Cal's perfectly and she was able to give him what he needed: empathy, acceptance, and love.

Cal didn't shy away when he saw a woman in need, or from the hard stuff. He kept being her rescuerer every time she needed it, and the way he claimed Sheena melted my heart!

There was so much in the book that I love to experience in my stories: low drama, high on connection/spark, fun and dangerous adventures, swoony heroes and charming heroines. Definitely loved my time with Cal and Sheena!

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  1. Great review, Cheryl. Congratulations! I loved this story, too.

  2. Great review, and well-deserved. Who doesn't love a strong hero with a soft heart? Congratulations!

    1. Thanks, Christine! Yes, I loved these characters so much I often thought of going back and adding more to this story and turning it into a longer work, but...WHEN? LOL

  3. HOW DID I MISS THIS???? Oh...yeah...the flooring chaos! LOL Thank you Michelle! I'm so glad you enjoyed this story. This is an "oldie but a goodie" that I wrote many years back as part of a collection--Rebecca Vickery had come up with the idea that she would give us the "starter family" and their story of coming to America, and we could all create our own "relative" to someone in that family to write about. This was so much fun and I have a soft spot in my heart for this story!

  4. Sounds like an enjoyable read. I do enjoy Cheryl's books.