Jessie Johnson is an orphan; she only
has her brother to help her make her way in life. The only
problem is that this brother is the “king of the get rich
scheme” that never pans out. His latest has landed her in a
situation where she is to wed a man she has never met, who
doesn’t want to get married, or she risks her brother
hanging as a horse thief. It is a good thing that Kid is
willing to go through with the wedding and make the best of
a tense situation.
As time progresses it seems that Jessie
and Kid are getting to be more than friends, though they are
scheduled to dissolve the marriage after an appropriate
amount of time. They seem to be thinking of each other more
as man and wife. But will Kid give up his big plan to
import a “fancy wife” from England and see the wife that is
right before his eyes before it is too late?
In Shotgun Bride, Ms. Robinson has set the
stage for readers to follow an intriguing western family,
which is a bit out of the ordinary. I enjoyed how Jessie
learns she needs to do to make the best of any situation,
and how she and Kid slowly fall into love. I enjoyed the
writing style and the overall story. I hope that Ms.
Robinson writes a story about all of the Quinter boys and
they all live up to the lively nicknames that she has given
them. If you are a fan of western/homesteading/cattle
ranching romance stories than you will want to pick up
Shotgun Bride by Lauri Robinson.