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Review & Giveaway: The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery


About The Dolan Girls

The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery has it all. Set in Nebraska during the 1800s, whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler fill out the cast of characters. Add to the mix are colorful descriptions of an 1856 land rush, Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, bank/train robberies, small town local politics, and of course, romance. Two, in fact!

My Review

The Dolan girls will pull at your heart, especially Cora. No surprise the many challenges women faced during the 1800’s Wild West, however their strength and resilience pulled them through these rough and rugged times. Mallery provides solid characters, crude outlaws, and notable figures such as Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill along with historical references as they roll across the pages like tumbleweed. A compelling read with strong themes. Perfect amount of romance with a wonderful ending. Entertaining, with Mallery’s warm writing style you will find yourself immersed in cast, time and place.

About S. R. Malleryimage

S. R. Mallery has worn many hats in her life. Starting out as a classical/pop singer/composer, she moved onto the professional world of production art and calligraphy, followed by a long career as an award winning quilt artist/teacher and an ESL/Reading instructor. Her short stories have been published in descent 2008, Snowy Egret, Transcendent Visions, The Storyteller and Down In the Dirt. Unexpected Gifts is her debut novel. Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads, a collection, is due out late 2013.

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Enter to win one of five Amazon gift copies of The Dolan Girls. US residents only. Ends 12/30/15.

Publication Date: December 3, 2015 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

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  1. Thank you SO much, Melinda, for your lovely review and featuring me today!

  2. Reblogged this on S.R. Mallery's AND HISTORY FOR ALL and commented:
    Thank you so much, Melinda Hence, for reviewing and featuring THE DOLAN GIRLS today!

  3. Looks like fun!

  4. Sounds wonderful! Good luck and happy sales with your new baby, Sarah 🙂

  5. I’ve loved the two novels I’ve read by the author and I’m looking forward to this one too. Thanks for the review.


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