When Ida Mae Babbitt receives an invitation to visit her son Keith’s dude ranch in Montana, she¹s excited to mend their broken relationship, but not so excited about spending time with cows. Arlette and Tansy go along with her, ready to take a vacation that does not involve dead bodies or mysteries of any sort – one must have a break from time to time. But it seems a no-good scoundrel has moseyed into Dodge City and is bent on causing all sorts of trouble for the ranch. Unable to keep her curiosity in check – especially when it seems her own son is the most likely culprit – Ida Mae decides to investigate. Can she lasso the varmint and get him to the sheriff in time?
Hang ‘Em High is my favorite in the Secret Sisters series so far. It’s an easy clean read with a refreshing moral and plenty of laugh out loud moments as Ida Mae Babbitt and her geriatric crew are out to solve another mystery. Set in Billings, Montana, this cozy focuses on the estranged relationship between Ida Mae and her adult son Keith. It explores the family dynamics of alcoholism and teenage pregnancy as well as forgiveness and giving up control as a “smother”.
I absolutely ate this book up. I only wish I knew all the of side characters a little better and am oh so curious as to how things are going to end up between Eden, Ren and Kevin. Guess I’ll have to read the rest of the series to find out!
I would definitely recommend Hang ‘Em High to all readers as a good, clean book that will bring a smile to your face. Thanks to Tristi Pinkston and Walnut Springs Press for the chance to be on the blog tour!
About the Author:
Tristi Pinkston can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to write. Her first poem was penned at the age of five, as was her first book about a little puppy with big dreams, Sue the Dog. It was quite a journey from Sue to Tristi’s first published novel, but a journey she loved taking. When she’s not homeschooling her children, ignoring her dishes, contemplating grocery shopping, or procrastinating the laundry, Tristi works as a freelance editor and online writing instructor.
She is a popular presenter at the annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference, and she finds some of her greatest joy in helping authors realize their true potential. She also enjoys blogging, reviewing books, watching good movies and taking really long naps every Sunday afternoon. Hang ‘Em High is the third Secret Sister mystery series, and Tristi’s eighth published book. Visit Tristi on her website and blog.
Purchase Hang ‘Em High at Deseret Book or Amazon.
To celebrate the release of Tristi’s eighth book, she’s holding a contest! If you leave a comment on this review, you will be entered into a drawing for a free manuscript evaluation, done by Tristi Pinkston Editing http://www.tristipinkstonediting.blogspot.com/ In fact, you can leave comments on all the blogs participating in this virtual book tour!
Go to Tristi Pinkston’s blog at http://www.tristipinkston.blogspot.com/ for a list. The deadline is October 5th at midnight MST. If you win and you’re not a writer, you can give this evaluation to a friend. Good luck!