Badlands

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Badlands
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Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in the conclusion to Melissa Lenhardt's fast-paced historical series.

"A fast-paced page-turner, kill or be killed historical romance with bandits, Pinkerton agents, bounty hunters, mystery and more. Melissa Lenhardt writes with passion and does not hold anything back. Her research on the historical facts and people she portrays enhances the plot without overwhelming." RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars, Top Pick!) on Blood Oath

Laura's worst fears have been realized: Kindle has been taken into custody and she is once again on the run. The noose awaits her in New York, but Laura is realizing that there are some things worse than death. Finally running out of places to hide, it may be time for Dr. Catherine Bennett to face her past.

"Packs a big punch with grit and raw passion. There is mystery, murder, Indians, bounty hunters and intrigue. The women are brave, intelligent and don't take crap from anyone. Lenhardt is a talented, creative writer; she has a grand slam out of the park with Sawbones." -- RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) 4.5 stars

"Raw, gritty and sometimes graphic, Melissa Lenhardt has crafted a page-turner. In Sawbones, the women are smart, brave and at times 'incorrigible.' The plot twists, unique characters and intriguing story of passion and betrayal make this a book well worth discovering."
-- Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of A Light in the Wilderness

"Absolutely loved it! I couldn't tear myself away from Sawbones. An epic story of love and courage that sweeps from east to west, Sawbones will rip right through you." - Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Golden Coin

"You will fall in love with Catherine, as I did, as she struggles to assert herself in a violent and treacherous world, fighting not only prejudice but evil."
-- Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author

"Sawbones is a thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new subgenre: the feminist Western."
-- Lone Star Literary Life


Laura Elliston novels
Sawbones
Blood Oath
Badlands

  • Orbit; June 2017
  • ISBN 9780316386784
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Badlands
  • Author: Melissa Lenhardt
  • Imprint: Redhook
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  • 9780316386784

In The Press

"It was damn brilliant and I absolutely loved it!...Mix of loveliness with the book's vicious, ruthless side that made Sawbones so compelling...You can be sure I'll be devouring [Blood Oath] as soon as I can get my hands on it."—Bibliosanctum (4.5 stars)

About The Author

Melissa Lenhardt is the author of Heresy, the Sawbones historical fiction series, and the Jack McBride mystery series. Her debut mystery, Stillwater, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers' MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest, and Sawbones, her historical fiction debut, was hailed as a "thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new sub-genre: the feminist Western" by Lone Star Literary Life. She lives in Texas with her husband, two sons, and two Golden Retrievers.

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  • 9780316386784