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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Her Sky Cowboy

The Glorious Victorious Darcys
Beth Ciotta
Signet Eclipse
ISBN:  0-451-23847-4
November 2012
Romance (Steampunk)

Set in a steampunk era unlike any I have encountered thus far, HER SKY COWBOY is the first book in the new Glorious Victorious Darcys series.  Amelia Darcy is disinterested in marrying well, she is much more interested in the inventions created by her eccentric father.  When her father is unexpectedly killed in a tragic accident, Amelia decides she must help save her family from destitution by seeking out an invention of historical importance.  If Amelia can find the invention, then the prize money affiliated with pursuit will restore her family’s finances.  When she sneaks away on her father’s kite-cycle and crashes into an airship of Tucker Gentry's, Amelia is stunned to be in the company of the famous man. Tucker agrees to help Amelia on her quest, but neither realizes that a villainous man has them both in his sights, determined to have Amelia and the invention for himself.
HER SKY COWBOY has an usual premise that is pervasive throughout the tale. The actions of the time travelers that created this alternate reality have a significant impact on the worldwide culture of the world.  The historical implications of time travel are thought-provoking, and the romance between Amelia and Tucker is steamy, steamy, steamy.  It is clear that Amelia’s brothers will each have their own adventures, and it will be intriguing to see the final outcome of the overarching storyline.
Reviewed by Angela Etheridge
Rating: 3

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