An Uncommon Protector

Sometimes a girl needs a sweet little love story that has no major drama but a little mystery.  An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray is that sweet little love story.

It has been a few years since the Civil War has ended and Laurel Tracey finds herself running her families ranch in Sweetwater, Texas on her own.  She is dealing with the loss of both her father and her brother, who died in battle, and squatters, who have started to take over part of her 200-acre property.

Thomas Baker is a former solder who has had a run of bad luck since the war and finds himself in Sweetwater's prison with no hope for the future.  Both Thomas and Laurel feel like their situations are hopeless until their paths cross and hope springs anew.  Laurel spends her entire savings to free Thomas and hire him for one year to help out at her ranch.  His main focus is to get rid of the squatters but they soon both realize that theirs is more than an employer/employee relationship.

An Uncommon Protector is a clean romance with a bit of mystery and drama.  The pace of the entire story is a little slow for my taste but I fell in love with both Thomas and Laurel and wanted to see how their story played out.  The story also being set just outside of Fort Worth, Texas (which is the area where I am from) also made the story a little sweeter for me.

All in all, I say it's a pretty good book.  If you're looking for something that is not too fast paced and has a clean story line with a little romance mixed in then An Uncommon Protector would be a good choice.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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