I just finished a western novel by, at the time, a first time author. I’m talking about A Desperate Journey by Debra Parmley.
- Publisher: Samhain Publishing (March 31, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 1605042765
- ISBN-13: 978-1605042763
As an aspiring author, I love to read debut books. It gives me hope for my own work. This is a wonderful story. Ms. Parmley has an excellent sense of pacing and all the troubles our heroine encounters are compelling and drive the story very well.
Sally Wheeler comes back to her homestead after helping a neighbor to find her husband, Luke, is gone and her son with him. Sally finds an old trail boss to take her to Texas. Following her is a man hell bent on finding Luke for his own revenge. When she discovers Rob on her trail, she invites him to go with her, much against her better judgement. Worse yet, she finds herself falling in love with him. Who wouldn’t after he saves her life a couple of times from the terrible dangers they encounter.
I love Ms. Parmley’s voice and the wonderful western language. Westerns are a favorite of mine so I have great base for the feel of them and the language. She did a great job with this.
Debra Parmley will have another novella out in Feb 2012 called Dangerous Ties.
I wish her all the best with her new release.