Author: Deb Stover
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Pages: 260 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: December 13, 2013
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Sometimes the simple goodness of a dream reminds us how to fall in love.
1896 Oklahoma Indian Territory
Mary Goode has spent nearly a decade hiding her sweetly off-kilter brother, Robin, and two fellow misfits after she rescued them from a brutal institution. But unknown to Mary, the trio's fascination with Robin Hood and their hero's crusade to "steal from the rich and give to the poor" may have led to a few actual robberies.
U.S. Marshal Shane Latimer is on the trail of the inept Robin Hood and his shabby band of not-so-tough Merry Men when his rattlesnake-spooked-horse lands him in the care of Robin's fiercely protective sister, Mary, aka Maid Marian.
He's instantly charmed by Mary's devotion to her whimsical brood but worries that she may be hiding the truth. Still, for a cynical loner like Shane, the appeal of their family affection, love, and loyalty, combined with Mary's growing hold on his heart, is hard to resist.
Mary is equally torn. This wounded stranger could be the man of her dreams, and for the first time in her life she has someone to share the challenges of keeping her brigands out of trouble.
But will her quest for happiness forever shatter the idyllic life she's forged for her special family?
And how will Shane reconcile his duties as a lawman with his love for Maid Marian and her outlaws?
This is a great re-telling of Robin Hood and His Marry Men. Maid Marian aka Mary in this book is the younger sister of Robin. Robin in this story is not all their in the head and that is why he calls Mary "Maid Marian" and he goes by Robin Hood. It comes from the book their father read to them when they were kids " The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood". So when Robin meets someone new he names them one of the character from the book. He has Little John "a Indian friend" and Tuck "a little person". Both he meets in a place called the asylum before Mary comes to take him out of the dreadful place and gets more then she came for. From their they go to the Sherwood Forest and a couple of years later Shane Latimer" a lawman" comes to take Robin Hood and his merry men in for being outlaw's. But before he even gets to do that his horse kicks him and the snake that bit his horse bites him. The story take's off from there. I enjoyed this re-telling of Robin Hood and his merry men. I'm giving this book five stars. I hope to read more by Deb Stover soon.
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About the Author
Once upon a time Deb Stover wanted to be Lois Lane until she discovered Clark Kent is a fraud and there is no Superman. Since publication of Shades of Rose in 1995, Stover has received dozens of awards for her Cross-genre fiction and published more than two dozen projects in a variety of languages. For more information, please visit www.debstover.com .
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