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Dax Pelletier is ready for a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South’s devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership. Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers—skills honed as a nurse in fielDax Pelletier is ready for a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South’s devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership. Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers—skills honed as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War. Eschewing her northeastern suitors and changed by the carnage she’s seen, Rachel decides to accept her uncle’s invitation to assist him at his clinic in the dangerous and wild frontier of Montana. Now a Texas Ranger, a promise to a friend takes Dax and his brother, Luke, to the untamed territory of Montana. He’ll fulfill his oath and return to Austin, at least that’s what he believes.The small town of Splendor is what Rachel needs after life in a large city. In a few short months, she’s grown to love the people as well as the majestic beauty of the untamed frontier. She’s settled into a life unlike any she has ever thought possible.Thinking his battle days are over, he now faces dangers of a different kind—one by those from his past who seek vengeance, and another from Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart....

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  • Tricia Drammeh
    2019-02-24 12:59

    The wild west is a good place to escape. It's a place where people start fresh after the horrors of the Civil War, and a place where new lives begin. Dax, a former General in the Confederate Army, seeks a new life away from the war-torn south. With his brother, Luke, he becomes a Texas Ranger, tracking down criminals and bringing them to justice. Tragedy and destiny collide to bring Dax to Montana, and though he insists his future is in Texas, life might have other plans.After working as a nurse for the Union Army, Rachel is unwilling to resume her life as a Boston socialite. Courageous and down-to-earth, Rachel isn't like the people she grew up with. She loves her family, but she wants to have a purposeful life where she can use her nursing skills to help others. She finds what she's looking for in the town of Splendor, Montana. Working as a nurse at her uncle's medical practice, she feels she's exactly where she's meant to be. When she meets Dax, Rachel discovers her life might not be as complete as she'd thought.I fell in love with this historical romance and the whole cast of characters it had to offer. Rachel is strong, but feminine. She's compassionate, determined, and confident in her abilities as a nurse. Dax is intelligent, hard-working, and more than a little scarred by the horrors of the war. Sparks fly between Rachel and Dax, but there are challenges to overcome before they can be together. Dax faces both internal and external conflicts. An enemy from the past threatens his future while new enemies create havoc. Rachel is convinced Dax has already made up his mind about his future, and she's sure she isn't part of his plans. Rather than wait around, she takes matters into her own hands.Full of danger, tension, and romance, Redemption's Edge is a very strong start to this new series by Shirleen Davies. This series has incredible potential and I can't wait to see what the future holds for the characters introduced. I strongly recommend this book to historical romance readers.

  • Shel
    2019-03-17 16:45

    Another wonderful book from prolific author, Shirleen Davies. As with all her books, Davies builds her story around interesting characters and central themes. Her plotline is strong and varied, and the relationships she develops are complex and fascinating. The other unifying thread throughout her work is the setting: Montana, USA. Davies stunningly captures a sense of the rugged beauty of the Wild West, and conveys the dangers and difficulties of frontier life. Redemption’s Edge is a historical romance set just after the Civil War. This is the story of Dex Pelletier and Rachel Davenport – both relative newcomers to Montana, both scarred by the Civil War. Rachel has become rooted in Montana, Dex is looking for a place to call home. This is a story of love and loss, pain and redemption. Redemption’s Edge is the first book in the new Redemption Mountain series. If Davies’ previous series are anything to go by, this one will be fantastic!

  • Sam
    2019-03-14 18:44

    DNF at 54%tl;dr It started off decent, but just dragged and dragged and dragged. The romance was actually the worst part about it, and this is a romance novel.not tl;dr:I liked the concept from the description, and going in it had a decent start. Nothing that really set it apart for me, but still pretty nice nevertheless.The scenery and set up for all the characters journeys was fun and interesting (as well as sad in the obvious places). It gave us time to get to know our heros as individuals before they all come together. I almost wish there had been just a touch more time with them apart, but it wasn't too bad.The switch between perspectives of various characters is a little jarring at first and took me a while to get used to it. There wasn't anything separating the paragraphs to make it visually obvious POV changes. Every once in a while it shook me out of it, but for the most part I was able to work with it. Similarly with time passage. Sometimes it would just jump ahead and fumble me for a second.I was a little disappointed in the telling and not showing issue that was rather prevalant throughout. Especially when it came to the interactions between Dax and Rachel. I didn't /feel/ any chemistry despite being told that there was some. When reactions were explained, they typically happened after the fact. (After they had a conversation or had some encounter.) I would have liked to have /seen/ something during their encounters /as/ it was happening.The mini stories within the story were a bit confusing to see. Minor, and I mean minor, characters suddenly had subplot love stories thrown in and it felt awkward and misplaced. It was a sudden switch of perspective and info dump on characters we never knew about, have no reason to care about, and likely would never see again. (Perhaps they'll come up in the sequels, idk, but I feel like they could've been handled better. It was if I was suddenly reading a different book for a few pages.)The pace of this is quite slow, which works for quite a bit of things, basically most everything except for the relationship between Rachel and Dax. Because of the rest of the plot moving at a realistic and reasonable rate, the relationship has to be drawn out to fit that. (Well, I'm sure it didn't /have/ to be, but the author chose to do that, which could be done well in some circumstances.) Unfortunately the way it's written is very weak. Instead of using up that extra time to build a budding friendship or romance, having the characters learn about one another and have dialogue, it's insta-love but in a "no, we mustn't" sense. Every single time our heroes think of each other, they have to remind themselves that they can't, that the relationship wouldn't work. It's repetative and annoying to read. I'd much rather have that time spent elsewhere. I find myself looking forward to times where our main heroes are not together or where we're not following Rachel (as she starts off so interesting and strong willed, driven to make her life her own, only to turn into the standard love interest who's suddenly weak and swoons constantly for our hero). Dax changes into something similar as well. As an individual, he's intelligent, brave, quick witted, and patient. With her, he turns into the cliche male lead--having to be "the man", dominant, overly sexual, crowding Rachel's space, etc."I just helped kill two people and their bodies are in the other room. Do you want to go out to dinner with me?" - Hero"No thanks." - Heroine'No' must mean she doesn't really know what she wants. I should keep pressuring her to agree. "Are you absolutely sure????" >:(((My helpless female body can no longer say no. "Fuck it, let's kiss." - HeroineYup...real sexy.This is what I mean by the awkwardness. And it's ONLY around the relationship. Everything else is written great! (Minus the tell not show.) But these two together are's a big turn off, to say the least.“Most women in Savannah fretted about their weight. I don’t suppose that worries you.” He picked up his fork and took a bite. “I guess not because I never give it a thought.”Thank god. A novel where a female character doesn't moan about her weight. (This isn't sarcasm btw. I hate that trope.)Dax had been warned more than once about getting to close to his men.Spelling mistake.Okay, so I took over a week off from reading it (I got super busy) and I just can't find myself actively wanting to return to it. The romance just DRAGS like no tomorrow. The "will they won't they" got old super fast, and the two of them just kept pulling it along. If our hero (Dax) was so headstrong about not staying and not wanting to get into a relationship, then why play with this poor woman's feelings? He kept visiting her, making out with her, and being all Edward Cullen about it with the "oh but I'm not staying, I'm serious, I'm going to leave you" *proceeds to continue kissing her* "I swear, I'm gonna dump you and break your heart, we can't be together" *dry humps her* Like bro just get out.I just can't anymore. The book has gone stale. Nothing new happens, things just repeat themselves. Literally.Hero wants heroine, can't be with her.Some dude gets shot, hero gets mad, can't do anything about it.Hero kisses heroine, but oops he has to leave.Some dude gets shot, hero gets mad, can't do anything about it. (This is a different dude, btw.)"I love you, but we can't be together."I'm tired and I'm bored and I'm pissy about the lead hero being a giant baby. Sorry, couldn't finish this. Shame since it was technically well written, just had telling and not showing, weak plot, and weak leads. x'D I didn't hate it though, thus the 2/5 stars instead of 1/5.

  • Linda Joyce Flowers
    2019-03-12 12:51

    Loved this book!!! The very fact that it grabbed and held my attention for two days and 1/2 a night is more than enough reason for 5 stars! I enjoy reading anything about the South!!! Being from Atlanta, and loving Savannah will draw me to this style of literature!! My husband had a fondness for Western lore and the theme of the Rangers kept his memory with me as well!!! Several family members will be reading Ms Davies book, as several want me to share right now since I have completed her story! So pleased to have this fantastic authoress's works!!She can count on my devouring her books one right after the other!!!!!

  • Karen
    2019-02-16 19:48

    People fundamentally changed by war are searching for purpose and turn up to be intertwined in a small town in Montana.In this adventure while Rachel is finding fulfilment as a nurse, Dax is trying to escape responsibilities of a leader & commitment. Meanwhile, bullets are whizzing, deserters & outlaws are plotting and Pelletier brothers are trying make sense of ranching.I enjoyed Rachel's strong compassionate character and was glad she took her future in hand.

  • teresa
    2019-03-13 18:03

    Worth every page you turnWell developed characters you love from the start. You feel the wind on your face as you read about it on the pages. There wasn't enough night forme to finish in one sitting but I sure would have liked too.

  • Beverly Hanners
    2019-02-28 18:59

    RACHELA very good book, I enjoyed reading this book. The characters all had their own story to tell and I felt like I was there with them.

  • Melanie Hankins
    2019-02-26 16:04

    I love a good historical romance, especially one set in western settings like this one. I really liked this book a LOT. However, I wanted SO badly to just LOVE this book.... and it got *THIS* close to me loving it - but didn't quite hit the full mark for me. The plot line was great but tended to drag a little toward the end. The romance aspect was spot-on for me throughout the book... except it tended to get bogged down toward the end as well. Dax and Rachel's story kept me wanting more as it built along the way - but the end (*spoiler: when they finally got together (hint hint, wink wink))..... just seemed anticlimactic after all it took to get there. I'm not asking for a graphic encounter with super gory details but I just feel like she could have done a little better with that part after dangling them in front of my face for so long. Overall, I did enjoy this book and feel like it deserves the 4-star rating I gave it. Had the big finale to Dax and Rachel's romance been a little better, it would have earned a 5-star from me. I like Shirleen Davies's style of writing and plan to continue the series at some point.

  • Heather Belleguelle
    2019-03-06 20:52

    I started this book with high hopes as the opening is very well written, but I'm afraid that I've had to give up on it a quarter of the way through. The story line seems good and well thought out, from what I've read so far, and the characters are interesting. The big problem with Ms. Davies writing though is that the narrative constantly hops back and forth between different people's points of view, changing, often more than once, mid-scene. I've tried to stick with it, but I just can't read any more. If this issue were fixed then this book would have five-star potential.

  • Kathy
    2019-03-19 16:52

    Rachel leaves Boston to help her uncle with his medical practice in Montana. She was a nurse during the Civil war and just can no longer live with the restrictions and boredom of Boston. Besides she wants to be useful. Dax was a general for the south during the war. Upon arriving home he discovers that he and his younger brother Luke are all that is left of their family and only one warehouse is left where their home used to be. Dax doesn't want to start over in Georgia. He wants to go to Texas. He heads that direction and is surprised when Luke joins him. They become Texas Rangers. When a coworker is killed in the line of duty his last wish is that the brother take his body to Montana to be buried on his ranch. When they reach Montana they find out that since they bought the body home they inherited the ranch.

  • Carol
    2019-03-12 14:38

    This story was intricate and well-executed, keeping me engaged throughout the book. The characters were well-portrayed -- including sub-characters. What was lacking, for me, was that the author chose a fictitious setting and told little about the location. This diminished the read for me. I would make a plea for a better proofreader/grammarian. Please learn the tenses of the verb "lie," as in "to lie down." The wrong verb tense popped me out of the story countless times.

  • Gramy
    2019-02-21 17:34

    ,Prepare to experience vibrant characters involved in unexpected and dangerous situations. Keeps the reader engaged and compels you to explore the masterfully woven drama. Filled with prideful resistance, romantic adventure, and loving persistance.It was able to stand on its own, clean, wholesome, and a beautiful HEA.

  • Karen Riley
    2019-02-23 18:58

    Really good storyThis story was packed with a lot of action , drama, and shooting. Above all else it shows the live of a family and how they help each other in the most trying times. I loved the story and hope that everyone gets a chance to read it.

  • Kristy Day
    2019-02-24 15:49

    A sweet read with substance to start the series. A sweet read with a bit of edge. I enjoyed the suspense, the couple of twists, and the novel left me wanting to jump into the next book. There was good character development and all was believable.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-15 13:35

    Good read. Lots has been written about after the Cival War. Sometimes it's perspective from both sides. Many men left and went West. Many were the good guys starting over and some were the bad continuing to be bad

  • Raeesa
    2019-03-14 15:39

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! I haven't read a historical romance in I don't even know how long.

  • Betty Reynolds
    2019-02-20 15:50

    A realistic view of the West in the 1800s and of the people. I enjoyed it very much!

  • Sharol
    2019-03-19 14:35

    Really enjoyed this first book in the series. Hope the rest are as good.

  • junebug
    2019-03-08 15:54

    Good Western RomanceReally enjoyed reading this. Kept my attention so well I walked 45 minutes past my usual time on the treadmill to finish it.

  • Ann Greer
    2019-03-17 12:43

    Intriguing series. Couldn't put them down till read everyone. Anxious awaiting for book 10 ! Ann greer, Tyler Texas

  • MichaelChannah Ranck
    2019-03-14 13:36

    Great story.Awesome book. Love the storyline and couldn't put down my kindle till I finished the story. Recommend to others readers.

  • Jackie
    2019-02-20 19:41

    Fabulous beginning to a series that I look forward to finishing.

  • Debbie Dodd
    2019-03-01 16:50

    I enjoyed reading .

  • Victoria
    2019-03-19 17:43

    It is a great book to read

  • Dali Castillo
    2019-02-27 17:04

    Suspense and Romance. Perfect Combo!The minute I read the prologue, I was hooked. As I continued reading, it just got better and better. The author has written a wonderful story that combines suspense, action and romance, which for me, is a perfect combo! I loved how the main characters', Dax and Rachel, stories and relationship developed. I loved how Rachel was such a strong woman, something that came from the time she spent as a nurse in the war. As for Dax, one minute I loved him and the next minute I was furious with him. Any story that can make me feel that many emotions is a great story in my book. I liked the way the author placed the other characters in the story. There were many, but it was not overwhelming. Each character had their place in the story that didn't add too much or take away. I also enjoyed that the story was a mixture of suspense, romance, and even humor. I especially enjoyed the banter between Dax and Rachel as well as between Dax and his brother, Luke.There were even a few surprises that I did not see coming. Shirleen Davies has created a story where the elements of suspense and action intertwined beautifully with the romance and humor. Add to that the cast of characters and you have a story where all of the pieces fit perfectly. This is my first Shirleen Davies book, but it will most definitely not be my last. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books!My Favorite Book Quote: "The clinic." The words popped out before she even realized it. Her look of surprise wasn't lost on Dax. Amusement crossed his face as it dawned on him her request might not have anything whatsoever to do with "the clinic." ""All right. Come inside and we'll talk about the clinic." He let the two words stretch out.*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and viewpoints are my own.

  • Linda
    2019-02-22 17:50

    Rachel comes from a rich Boston family but voluntarily worked as a nurse during the Civil War. When the war is over she decides to work for her Uncle Charles who has a clinic in Montana rather than settle into the comfortable existence of a well kept wife. I liked Rachel from the start. She's intelligent & capable & of course I liked that she preferred to continue to be a nurse rather than be a socialite. Dax too comes from a well to do Southern family. Returning to his home after the war, he finds his family estate in shambles but reunites with his younger brother Luke who also fought in the war. He decides to leave instead of staying to rebuild what they'd lost. As Luke so succinctly put it "You'll leave it all, turn your back on what our family built and find a new life. You'll leave me behind?" That pretty much summed Dax's behaviour throughout the story. He & Luke join the Texas Rangers & when their colleague is killed by an outlaw band, they honor his wish to take him back to his property in Montana to be buried on his land - which is where he meets Rachel. Their attraction is immediate but all through the story he waffles over committing himself to her, to settling down and building up the ranch that he & Luke ended up inheriting from their dead colleague. That didn't stop him from romancing her. He “was in love with her” but refused to make a commitment, yet selfishly knowing how she felt about him, continues to want to see her. Neither was there a sense of Rachel & Dax falling in love; with them slowly discovering each other.Overall, the story was interesting if it wasn't for that I didn't like Dax's selfishness.I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  • Katlyn
    2019-03-13 15:35

    I always love a good Shirleen Davies book. She is certainly one of my favorites, and this book lived up to her standards. She knows her history and does her research, so her facts are spot on. But that isn't what makes her so great. She knows how to write deep, rich, and colorful characters that are easy to relate to and fall in love with. Her stories flow smoothly and have enough twists to keep you guessing. They have an interesting blend of humor, suspense, action, danger, and of course romance. And the cliffhangers at the end of her series books make it very hard to wait for the next one to come out. I pre-ordered this book knowing that it would be great, and I was not disappointed in the least. It takes place just after the civil war, and there are characters from both the north and south who are trying to figure out how to get along with each other. The leading man, Dax, was a very stubborn man for most of the book, but you couldn't help but love him. And Rachel, the leading lady, was fiery and full of passion. But the secondary characters all had wonderful stories too. Dax's brother Luke was compassionate and loving, with nobody but Dax to love. I look forward to seeing him find someone in future books. I'm sure that will be a great one. I'm also interested in seeing what happens with Mr Tolbert's daughter. She will probably have a good story coming up as well.I am looking forward to the next installment as I'm sure it will be just as amazing.

  • Efpierce
    2019-03-19 20:57

    Could it be? A new world from this great author! Shirleen Davies has provided me with many hours of reading enjoyment and her stories never cease to amaze. She is a storyteller in the true sense of the word and where other writers might take the easier path, Shirleen Davies takes the story to the next level and beyond. This new tale, set after the Civil War faces some hard truths for her characters and, in typical Davies style, the characters are warmly welcomed by the reader as they begin to intertwine their lives with the each other creating a world class story that has kept this reader following along for the better part of the day. I just can't help myself and it is very hard to put her books down. From the MacClarens to this new western romance, Shirleen Davies is one of the best authors of our time!

  • Deb
    2019-03-07 15:51

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a book that allows the readers to fall in love with the characters, root for them through their struggles and rejoice when everything finally goes their way. There were enough loose ends left at the end of this book to insure sequels and I'm looking forward to reading them when they come out. While this could have easily been a 5 star book, I'm giving 4 stars due to some errors I found, wrong tenses, gender changes when discussing a horse, and a few times it appeared the author might have been wanting to say what was written in a different way and not all the words from the original sentence were removed during the editing process. These errors, while mildly distracting, weren't enough to make me stop reading the book.

  • Sarah Evanston
    2019-02-20 13:44

    The historical western romance in new to me and I am fast finding it to be my favorite genre. I was really excited to see this new series from the author as I have read, and reread, all of her books many times. I can't get enough of her style of writing; it is warm and it takes on a friendly tone, almost as if she was reading the book to us personally.As for Redemption's Edge, I love everything about this book! The characters are interesting, the setting seems so real and the historical importance of that era really shows through in the story itself. I am no history buff, but I do like historical stories that add some romance and intrigue and this one has all of that and more! Rachel and Dax are two of the best characters I have read in a while and even though I am nowhere near finished with this book, I can't wait to see what's next from this series and this author.