Jo Goodman is one of my favorite western novelists. “A Touch of Frost” is the sixth book that I’ve read. I love her novels because not only are the plot and the subplot involved and appealing, the dialogue among the characters is humorous and catchy. I enjoy the repartee she writes between certain characters in this novel. I think this is what brings me back to her writings each time. I know I will be entertained and interested throughout reading the whole book.
This particular novel is about Phoebe Apple and Remington Frost. Phoebe’s sister, Fiona, is married to Remington’s father, Thaddeus. Fiona and Phoebe really do not get along and Fiona is at times difficult to take. She is conniving and self-absorbed. Thaddeus is sure that Fiona is going to leave him. He brings Phoebe from New York to see her sister and along the way the train on which she is travelling is robbed and she is taken hostage. But Thaddeus has provided an unseen escort for Phoebe in his son, Remington. Remington follows Phoebe and her captors and rescues her. However that is not the end of the drama. Someone is out to get Phoebe and her life is still in danger. The plot is rather complicated which adds to the attraction of the novel. I highly recommend Ms. Goodman’s books.
In the latest western historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman, a rancher rescues a mysterious young woman—but trouble is still on their trail.
After his train is robbed at gunpoint, Remington Frost awakens from a blow to find the bandits gone…along with the woman he was shadowing for protection. No stranger to risk, Remington will do what it takes to bring Phoebe Apple to safety and her kidnappers to justice. But ransoming Phoebe is just the start of trouble…
Phoebe is shocked to learn that her mysterious rescuer is none other than Remington Frost, the son of her sister’s new husband. Home at Twin Star Ranch, she falls happily into western life—and cautiously in love with Remington. But danger hides close to home, and their romance illuminates a web of secrets and betrayal that may put the rancher and his intended bride past the point of rescue.