REVIEW: Here’s to the Ladies (Western anthology) by Carla Kelly
Dear Mrs. Kelly,
Most people know you for your excellent trad regencies but I wish more people would mention this anthology featuring stories about the 19th century frontier Army. This book is fabulous. Just fabulous. Some of the short stories and novellas are told from the hero’s POV and some from the heroine’s. Some are funny, some are sad and most are both. Some are not for the faint of heart as many of the men are Civil War veterans and you don’t skimp on telling how war really is. There is also one about a detail pinned down in Arizona by Apaches that has some gory details. Two of the characters are surgeons and one reminds me of Jesse from The Wedding Journey. But every one of them is wonderful and I give the book an A+.
Thanks for sticking with writing even when the publishers let you (and us the readers) down.