Saturday, August 14, 2010

BOOK GIVEAWAY...enter soon :)..."Gunsmith's Gallantry" (CLOSED)

Book Review

“Gunsmith’s Gallantry”
By Susan Page Davis
Pt 2 in “Ladies’ Shooting Club” series

Now, I must admit, that I NEVER read the back of the book first!! I think it tells to much and for me, it kind of ruins the story. I know they say never judge a book by its cover, but quite often, that is exactly what I do!! In the case of this book, I won it in a giveaway and to be truthful, I haven’t really read to many historical / inspirational fiction books. But after finishing this one…I’ll be reading MANY more J I must say that I was hooked right in the beginning of the book, and was completely glued to it half way in J

When I first picked this book up I had no idea it was a second in a series. I’m sure I would have liked to have read “The Sheriff's Surrender” first, but this book read perfectly fine as a stand alone title. I mean I didn’t feel that I was missing any information or wondering what might have happened in the first book to lead up to anything happening in this one, which was great on my part.

I believe that this book will appeal to readers of many different genres. Obviously since this book takes place in 1886, it appeals to the historical novel readers. This book also has quite a bit of romance, drama, suspense/mystery, inspiration and even some comedy here and there.

Enough of my babbling….. and on to the review already!! .

Susan does an absolutely wonderful job of having just enough characters in this book. She includes many people from the community that you get really familiar with throughout the book; just enough, so that you are never bored and/or only reading about one or two main characters. Yet, she also, doesn’t have too many characters so that you feel you are overloaded and keep track of who’s who.

I’ll start off by telling you a little about this “Ladies’ Shooting Club” that the women in the community have gotten together and formed. These women figure they want to be prepared at all times in case of any type of an emergency. They want to feel comfortable with the fact that they can help protect themselves, their family, their neighbors, and even their businesses should they find themselves under attack. These women strongly believe that this task shouldn’t only be left up to the men!! The club is made up of women from all walks of life. They have different attitudes, different personalities, and different professions and / or backgrounds. But this club not only betters their shot, it also helps these women to form some very special bonds with some of the other women, that most likely wouldn’t have happened if not for this club.

Once all the excitement starts happening ( I mean, when they start putting those guns to real use, not just going up against each other in shooting contests at the neighborhood get-togethers. ) The actual gun-fight scene was played out so realistically, it had me on the edge of my bed (feet curled up, teeth clenched, eyes squinting…lol) to see who and who wouldn’t be hit! Of course we all know that a gun fight between a bunch of no-good, criminal cowboys against the whole community is bound to end up with some fatalities…but I won’t ruin it for anyone…you’ll have to read it yourself to see who makes it out alive.



Susan has so generously offered a copy of “Gunsmith’s Gallantry” to one of my lucky followers!!

I’m so excited for you to win and read this book, I just know you will like it as much as I did ;)
Here’s how to enter: First, you must complete the mandatory entry before doing any extra entries.

Mandatory Entry:

"Like" Susan on facebook and leave her a message telling her that "4 the luv of Sanity" sent you!! 

Extra Entries:

 ** Visit Susan's website and enter her monthly contest on her homepage.

** Leave a comment here telling us another one of Susan's book you'd like to read and why?

** Follow my blog via GFC

** Subscribe to my blog via email.

** Follow me on twitter

** Tweet about this giveaway (you can do this once per day!!)

** Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.  (5 entries)

Good luck to everyone!! This contest will end on September 5th!! Prize will come straight from the author!!



  1. I liked Susan on FB and commented on her wall. Please enter me:) Thanks!


  2. I would like to read Crimson Cipher:) I love mysteries and that one sounds great!

  3. I follow you on Twitter-kingsdaughter24


  4. Looks like a great book - I enjoyed your review.

  5. Aw, thanks, Ai Mei, Charity, Diane, and Steph. I'm glad you liked my FB page and this review. The Ladies' Shooting Club is a fun series of three books. The third one comes out in November--former saloon girl Vashti decides she wants to be a stagecoach driver. That one's called The Blacksmith's Bravery. Meanwhile, I hope you're all having a good reading day. Susan

  6. The sherrif's surrender is another book that I would like to read because it is book one to this one. The review sounds so good that I would love to read both books!

  7. I like susan and wrote on her wall and entered in her contest and read up on lots of other books she wrote they look great!

  8. Marsha..I am going to allow that last comment as three different entries...because I'm feeling happy tonight and you are one of my newest followers. Thanks for following :)

    P.S. Next time, please put each entry in a seperate comment so they each count. Thanx.