Janet Quinn's Reviews
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The Lucky Lady - A Historical Romance Novel
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Lila Kane s trying to bury her past as a saloon singer and reestablish herself as a respectable dressmaker in a town where no one knows her. Then she meets Carter Hawkins, a saloon owner, gambler and drinker, the epitome of everything she detests, but he touches her heart. Carter wants nothing more than to sell his saloon and resume his wandering lifestyle until Lila arrives in town. He is drawn to the prim and proper seamstress, but realizes he must stay away from her or he'll ruin her reputation. Then a blackmailer threatens her life and her dream. Carter will do whatever is necessary to keep her safe. Can he protect her without sabotaging her dream and her reputation? Can she keep him from stealing her heart as her tries to protect her?
Cover art by Lex Valentine
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- Sample Chapter for The Lucky Lady
Number 7 on the Whiskey Creek Press Best Seller List for January 2006.- Cover art by Jinger Heaston
Short stories about the characters - "A Gambler Is Born" and "Saloon Singer"
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Saloon Singer: On her fourteenth birthday, Lila Kane decides she must leave home before her drunken father kills her. She travels across the prairie looking for a town where her pa won’t find her and she can find a job. Tired and dusty she finally stops at a town. Will she be able to find a job before she starves to death?
A Gambler is Born: Carter Hawkins has just graduated from Harvard and is looking forward to a six month tour of the Continent. His father and grandfather want him to become a banker, which is the furthest thing from his desires, but he figures he has six months before he has to tell them. Then, as he is packing, his grandfather informs him his father has died suddenly and Carter must take over his place at the bank. With his trip cancelled and his friend betraying him by not postponing his trip, Carter decides to make his own way in the world away from his family. Can he find the happiness he craves?
Reviews for The Lucky Lady - A Historical Romance Novel
Rating: 5 Angels
"The Lucky Lady was a book that had me hooked as soon as the characters met. I absolutely loved how Lila described Carter's eyes. The way Lila and Carter meet, combined with how they join together when danger enters her life, displayed much tender emotion. Ms. Quinn allowed the characters to feel, and to experience in a way that I felt like I was right next to them. I loved the way Ms. Quinn incorporated the story about how Carter cared for the girls in the saloon."
"Ms. Quinn is an incredible storyteller who has written a gripping and soul-stirring love story. This was a tender, loving romance that stole my heart. Every time I read a book by Janet Quinn, I feel like I have been transported into another time. She is truly a gifted writer, and is full of talent that gets better just like fine wine."
Reviewed by Linda Fallen Angels Reviews
Rating: 5 Hearts
"The Lucky Lady is an exciting and intriguing story that will keep you guessing until the very end. Surprises await the reader as well as a passionate and thrilling romance. Lila is a strong woman that has experienced trouble in her life. She has moved to a new town to start over. She is brave and willing to fight for what is right. Carter has his own secrets but not what you would expect. He is always quick to rush to Lila's rescue. The passion between the two is electrifying. Their encounters are described in passionate and graphic detail. The story is filled with interesting characters, that each in their own way seems to raise your suspicions. Someone is a blackmailer and murderer. The dialogue is well written and flows smoothly. It successfully conveys the thoughts and emotions of the characters. The plot to solve the mystery of the blackmailer and killer is solved by the end of the story. For people that enjoy reading about the old west, this story bring to life what it must have been like in the way society looks at people of different social classes. It shows how one was judged by whom they spend their time with, and once their reputation is destroyed how hard it is to ever be accepted again. It also shows that one can not always judge by what they see, for the hero of our story is the one person that Lila had thought would ruin her reputation."
Reviewed by Anita The Romance Studio