Saturday, April 4, 2015

Nunslinger by Stark Holborn

Set in 1864, Nunslinger tells the story of Sister Thomas Josephine a Visitandine nun who has chosen to travel out to the state of California to bring God and her nursing skills to the Catholic mission in San Francisco. On the way however her wagon train is attacked and burned out. She is rescued by union soldiers but just a few hours later she is kidnapped by the outlaw Abe Muir and thus begins her wild ride through the old west as she meets fur trappers and Mexican bandits, homesteaders and outlaws. Falsely accused of murder she escapes hanging and goes on the run with Muir by her side and Lieutenant Carthy on her trail.
This is a whipcracking tale full of wit and adventure, perfect for fans of historical fiction or adventure. Sister Josephine must stay one step ahead of the law wherever she goes and rely on her own wit and skill to keep her out of a variety of scrapes as she travels across the territories from Indian country to the Sierra Nevada and Missouri to Mexico. Her reputation precedes her and soon the “six gun sister” is a creature of legend and as her crimes mount she must ask God for forgiveness. I wouldn’t usually pick up a western but I was pleasantly surprised and I think you will be too.

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