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Lydia´s Gunslinger (Revolving Point, Texas #2) by Julie Lence. Western/Historical Romance ARC review.

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Fleeing the abusive headmaster at the St. Louis orphanage, Roth turned to gunslinging as a means for survival. Years of looting and raiding put his face on several Wanted posters, and instilled in him an aversion to settling down. That is, until he meets Lydia Tyler, the woman building the orphanage along the Rio Grande. Although he’s the deputy of Revolving Point, Lydia detests his hardened ways. She’s also got trouble on her hands; a headmaster linked to Roth’s old nemesis. Roth will do everything he can to help Lydia. And convince her he's not as deplorable as his guns suggest. 

Lydia Tyler has no use for guns and violence. All she wants is to build her orphanage and give her children a safe and loving home. Trouble is, Papa has hired a headmaster without her say-so; an arrogant man who schemes to usurp her authority, a man Deputy Roth despises. When Roth offers to rid Lydia of the troublemaker, Lydia doesn’t approve of his methods. But that doesn’t stop her from melting every time Roth holds her hand. The more she gets to know him, the more she reconsiders his menacing ways. He may be a gunslinger, but the warmth in his gaze hints there's more to him than his pistols.


Miss Lydia Tyler is a very rich city woman who has come to Revolving Point to open an orphanage.  She is having the place especially built.  Unfortunately  her father hired a teacher to come with her,  and he is a very unpleasant man. 
Roth is a gunslinger who has been convinced to be a deputy.  He also has a side business.  The soiled doves who work at the saloon are all working for him. 
Revolving Point is a wild west town along side the Rio Grande.  The people who live there are trying to make it a respectable place.  They don't need undesirable buying up the whole town. 
A fun journey into the past to a time where the women had to be as strong minded as the men.  There is no room for a pansy ass.  Where even really bad men can be turned good. 
This is the second in a series.  You could read it as a stand alone, but to get a real feel for this special town, read  them in order. 
I enjoyed every page. 


Julie writes Western Historical Romance. Her stories bring to life the code of ethics cowboys lived by and the dangers outlaws defied living by their guns. Often outspoken and temperamental, with their own sense of humor, Julie’s heroes share a common trait―the willingness to surrender his heart to the right woman and earn her love for eternity. 

Julie was born and raised in upstate New York. She married her high school sweetheart and accompanied him on his twenty-year career with the United States Air Force. Currently, she makes her home in the Pikes Peak region, where she is a stay-at-home mom enjoying a career writing western historical romance. 

In the late 80's, a friend introduced Julie to the romance genre. She was instantly hooked, and credits Johanna Lindsey's addictive and endearing Malory family and Judith McNaught's flawless voice as inspirations to pen her own novels. Combining her fondness for horses, John Wayne's cowboy persona, and the television show, Dallas, she settled into writing western historical romance early in her career. 

Julie self-publishes her work on Amazon. She also designs her own covers and blogs monthly at Cowboy Kisses blogspot. When not writing, she enjoys taking care of her family and home, exploring the Rocky Mountains and meeting fans of the romance genre. 

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