Monday’s Mention

Lucy Ames

Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter by Darlene Franklin, is an historical Christian romance novel.

About the Book

Sharpshooter Lucy Ames’ dreams come true when Major Paulson’s Wild West Show asks her to perform in their summer tour. More than sparks fly when Lucy meets the Major’s son, Gordon. But how can their love survive when Lucy’s path leads her to Europe and Gordon heads to West Texas to teach?

My Thoughts

Lucy Ames is determined to join Major Paulson’s Wild West Show as a female sharpshooter. Even though she has the ability and the charisma to win, she has to overcome numerous obstacles, the largest one being her father’s objections.

As Lucy tours the United States as “Texas Born Annie Oakley,” she becomes more and more familiar with Major Paulson’s son, Gordon, and as a result, falls in love with him.  However, things aren’t as wonderful and easy as Lucy imagined. Jealousy rears its ugly head when Lucy receives a promotion over other female cast mates. In addition, Lucy’s heart is tugging her toward a European tour, and Gordon’s is leading him to teach in Texas.

Darlene Franklin aims high and hits the “bull’s-eye” with her novel Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter. The story, modeled after the infamous Wild West shows that were popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, incorporates the excitement and thrill of the re-enactments of the “Wild West.”

Ms. Franklin’s written an appealing story with Christian life lessons we can all learn from and one you are sure to enjoy.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.