SAWBONES by Melissa Lenhardt Review & GIVEAWAY!

SAWBONES by Melissa Lenhardt Review & GIVEAWAY!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
SAWBONES by Melissa Lenhardt Review & GIVEAWAY!Sawbones by Melissa Lenhardt
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: eARC
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Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest 

in this fast-paced historical debut. 

When Dr. Catherine Bennett is wrongfully accused of murder, she knows her fate likely lies with a noose unless she can disappear. Fleeing with a bounty on her head, she escapes with her maid to the uncharted territories of Colorado to build a new life with a new name. Although the story of the murderess in New York is common gossip, Catherine's false identity serves her well as she fills in as a temporary army doctor. But in a land unknown, so large and yet so small, a female doctor can only hide for so long.

SAWBONES

by 

Melissa Lenhardt

Genre: Historical Romantic Mystery

Publisher: Redhook

Date of Publication: March 29, 2016

# of pages: 304

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When I met Catherine Bennett on page one, I just knew we were going to be friends.  Her spunk, her sass and her ability to take a bad situation and try make it work for her was admirable. 

A female doctor in the 1800’s was not very common, so when she was accused of murder by a patient and was unprotected by a man, she is forced to flee New York and begin a new life.

Her journey was not easy and filled with obstacles that would have stopped a lesser woman. But Catherine was determined to make it and make it as a doctor, especially since so much had already been taken from her.

I loved the slow romance between Laura (Catherine)  and Captain Kindle.  This book was not heavy on the romance and I am a romance girl but I feel it was just the right amount of a love story for this book. 

Sawbones is fast-paced and filled with action, along with some very graphic and gruesome scenes.  We have all studied American History and her storytelling is spot on with the politics and practices of the time.

If you are looking for a book that is well- written, has a gripping story-line, seasoned with mystery, suspense, a little romance then you have come to the right place my friend!

Gripped from the first to the last page, Sawbones is a raw, gritty tale that takes us back to a time, when rules didn’t apply, when heartbreak was a way of life and tomorrow was a gift. Weaving facts and fiction Melissa Lenhardt gives us a story so rich in detail and horrific in truths, you finish the book with so many questions, so many emotions and ready for more.

hearts4*TRIGGER WARNING* This book contains scenes of graphic rape, torture, & Genocide, which were very common in the time period it is written about.

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SAWBONES

March 29 – April 7, 2016

 

3/29       Books and Broomsticks — Author Interview #1

3/30       Lucylicious Reads             — Chapter 1 Reveal

3/31       My Book Fix Blog              — Review

4/1         A Novel Reality                 — Author Interview #2

4/2         The Crazy Booksellers    — Promo

4/3         Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books — Review

4/4         It’s a Jenn World               — Promo

4/5         Texas Book Lover             — Author Interview #3

4/6         Margie’s Must Reads      — Review

4/7         All for the Love of the Word        — Chapter 2 Reveal

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Melissa Lenhardt writes mystery, historical fiction, and women’s fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Heater Mystery Magazine, The Western Online, and Christmas Nookies, a holiday romance anthology. Her debut novel, Stillwater, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers’ MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest. She is a member of the DFW Writers’ Workshop and vice president of the Sisters in Crime North Dallas Chapter. Melissa lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Comments

  1. I got the chance to review this book as well and it was not in my normal reading genre. I very much enjoyed this book and was drawn to the adventure. I was captivated my the constant struggle and how Catherine was going to overcome this obstacle.

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