The Lady Fugitive is a Christian Western Fiction written by Ada Brownell. The story takes place in 1908. When Jennifer Louise Parks’ father died, he left her uncle, Judge Danforth Schuster, in charge of his family and ranch. The Judge is to care for Jennifer and her brother until they turn 21 to inherit the farm. Jennifer’s brother has already fled to get away from him. Now Jennifer is dressing as a boy and trying to get away. The Judge is desperate to keep her and has wanted posters with a reward for her return. While Jennifer is trying to get away, she runs into a peddler, William O’Casey, who gives her help and advice.
William is a peddler who travels around selling household items and showing a motion picture “The Life and passion of Jesus Christ”. While traveling, William is also searching for his brother Ben. Their father is not well and wants Ben to come home. Their father is also concerned about Ben’s spiritual life.
Jennifer gets to Yucca Blossom, Colorado and hides out in cellar. When the owner comes home, Jennifer finds out the owner’s husband was killed and the owner blames a neighbor who wants the farm. The owner does not want the farm anymore and sells it to Jennifer with the warning to not sell to the neighbor.
William arrives at the farm to find out his friend has died and the wife has sold the farm to Jennifer. When William finds out there is a reward for Jennifer, he notifies the Judge to stop the bounty hunters. He plans to marry Jennifer to keep her safe, but he does not ask Jennifer.
This is a fun book to read. It is an easy to read book that shows the heart of the people that Jennifer comes in contact with. Some of these people are caring and generous while others are self-centered only caring about what they want and not others. There are a lot of characters in the story, however, they are slowly and carefully introduced so easy to follow. While the story is fiction, there is also mystery and romance woven within the story. The part of the story I enjoy the most is when Jennifer takes over the farm. I enjoyed reading of the strength she shows with caring for the animals and trying to work on the damaged home. I also enjoyed reading about the caring people in Yucca Blossom.
I also like the fact that the book contains larger than normal spacing, with double spacing between paragraphs. This makes it easier to read.
I received a copy of this book from the author and BookClub network. I have chosen to write this honest review.
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing
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