Thursday, June 7, 2012

Red Rock by Kimberly Patterson


About the book:

Red Rock follows the journey of the Hunter family, and their daughter Rachel, a teenager struggling to take care of her ill mother. Her illness forces the family to sell everything and move to a new town where they can get help for her. Along the way, they stumble into fortune and decide to keep it a secret. But with every secret, comes a consequence and Rachel will soon find out that not everything or everyone is what they seem. Upon arrival in the new town, she meets several people who befriend her and the plan seems to be working, until one night when someone throws a rock through their window threatening to take back what is theirs. Lies, deceit and betrayal plague Rachel and the entire family as they struggle to keep their secret and find out who is behind the devious plan.

My Review:

 I was excited to read a western romance book because I love a good western!  In Red Rock I was expecting to find a sweet romance story.  Instead I found a story full of love for family and a young girl who is trying to figure out what she wants and what love really is.  I enjoyed the overall theme of the story, but I had most of the plot figured out.  I like some surprises, so that was a bit of a disappointment.  However, I loved the relationship between Rachel and her mother and her father.  They are a close-knit family who love each other deeply and I appreciated their bond with each other.  I felt disappointed with the lack of character development with Elsie, a servant who came with the Hunter family when they moved.  I felt that her character was developed on the surface.  

In a western I definitely expect there to be fist fights and gun fights.  The action is a great element to this genre of books.  I wasn't expecting the descriptive violence from some of the altercations and fights in the book.  It was more descriptive than I like to read.   I also had questions that were unanswered when the book ended.  I thought they may have been answered during the course of the book, but they weren't.  Perhaps the author did not find them pertinent to the story, but I am still wondering. There are a little more than a handful of cuss words in the book.  Overall, Red Rock is a nice read for those who like westerns with romance and a little mystery.  I give this book three stars out of five.

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Happy Reading!!!

Source:  Author
I received this book for free from the author.  This is my honest review.

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