I don’t remember how I came across this book. It is the first one that I have read by Jackie Weger. The cover attracted me—and the blurb reached out to me as if to say “This is your kind of book”—and OMG, it definitely was!! I LOVED it. I also liked the “A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR” at the end of the story—I have never read a “Bio” quite like it before. It was so honest, self-depreciating, and humorous—I thought to myself, this is a woman after my own heart!
The Sheriff’s Woman is a story of second chances. Rachel Cameron has been dealt a difficult hand. Her husband committed suicide while incarcerated in the county jail for theft. He left her and their three children (Peter, Caroline, and Sara) to deal with the fallout. Rachel flounders in grief, guilt, and anger. When gossips start talking in the small town of Hickory Grove, she packs up her kids and moves to her family’s dilapidated old homestead. They leave behind the normal amenities that they had enjoyed—like TV-, but she wants to protect them from the painful talk.
She needs to blame someone for Clive Cameron’s death. Sheriff Garrett Stark had imprisoned him and left him in his cell when he declined to join the other prisoners while they ate, so Stark became her target.
While Garrett Stark knows he isn’t responsible for Clive’s death, he is concerned about Rachel and her family’s welfare. He reaches out to help her, but Rachel holds fast to her resentment and anger. Garrett feels more than concern for Rachel, but she fights him at every turn.
Jackie Weger weaves a delightful tale of love, pain, anger, humor and a town that stands up for its own. Throw in a son who knows he is too young to be “the man of the house,” a daughter who is a snit, a kitten, some feral dogs and a couple of polar-opposite mother-in-laws; for me, it was a winner. I enjoyed it so much that I did something I seldom ever do—I read this book twice.
I had no idea who Jackie Weger was, until I decided to see if she had more books to her credit. I was amazed to see how many—and impressed by all the positive reviews. I purchased two more that appealed to me, and I am looking forward to reading them. I am delighted to have discovered her work.
I highly recommend The Sheriff’s Woman and Jackie Weger’s writing.
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