An Uncommon Protector – Shelley Shepard Gray
The last book I read by Shelley Shepard Gray was A Texan’s Choice, and from what I can remember – and the cover helps me remember – I really liked it. An Uncommon Protector was a good read also. It is the story of Thomas, a man who can’t seem to catch a break, and Laurel, a woman carrying the responsibilities of a man after the Civil War.
Thomas is serving time for an unpaid gambling debt, but was “purchased” by Laurel to help on her ranch. He is a hard-working man with a good heart. Laurel is sensible and believes she is destined for a life on her own. She desperately wants to save her ranch. There are people who want her land, and will stop at almost nothing to get what they want. Fortunately, Thomas has a solution to the problem. I won’t share more because I don’t like to spoil the reading for people.
I liked that this book looked at the heart of Thomas – not his situation. I liked that it showed that even though society deemed him a “worthless criminal” his character showed through.
I did think the book was good, although it was a little slow.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.