Dead Wrong

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Reviewed by Teri Graff, Staff Writer

Dead Wrong by Clair M. Poulson. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

Imagine following your heart and accepting the gospel, only to have your family turn against you. The author weaves the delightful character of a young and beautiful cowgirl into a nonstop tale of intrigue and danger as she races against time to stay two steps ahead of her former employer, Jace Landry, who stalks her with the aid of a ruthless private investigator with no scruples. Add in a step-brother full of jealousy over the inheritance her deceased father left her, with the stepfather who had wasted her mother’s assets, and you have more challenges to keep the reader on edge. As a teenager I read every book I could find involving horses and so it was easy to fall in love with this girl and her horse. The challenges she faced to protect her horse while trying to avoid Jace and her brother were a big deal. Add in the father of a fellow competitor who will stop at nothing to push his own daughter to win over the heroine, Kaitlyn. She is lucky and finds a true friend in a lady trucker, Celia, who helps her in spite of the danger to herself. Intrigue and romance follow her as she flees until she finally comes under the protection of a stranger who is able to win her trust, gratitude and finally her heart.