Title: Shuffle of Angel’s Feet
Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Amber Allure
Pages/Word Count: 45000 Words
At a Glance: If you like stories about Indians, cowhands, and Englishmen , then you’ll enjoy Shuffle of Angel’s Feet.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: When Ansel Woolstem arrives in Gideon’s Crossing from England via New York, he doesn’t know whether the lung disease from which he suffers will get better or whether he will die on the American frontier. The townsfolk aren’t about to accept a greenhorn like Ansel, but he doesn’t let it stop him from doing his best to live what’s left of his life. It’s not until he’s saved from a misunderstanding by a mysterious cowboy that he starts hoping for a miracle.
Job Ramsey comes to Gideon’s Crossing to help out a family member in a blossoming range war between cattlemen and sheepherders. He doesn’t usually take on these types of missions, but when his cousin Travis can’t help, Job agrees to head out. As he spends time in the town, he begins to think the situation isn’t quite as it had been described. Then he meets Ansel and all bets are off.
Being from two different worlds might seem a smaller obstacle than Ansel’s consumption, but Job isn’t willing to give up on the man with whom he’s falling in love.
Review: When I saw this book was out, I immediately ordered it, then I was disappointed because I couldn’t find anything on the first book. After checking out Shuffle of Angels Feet a little more, I checked my collections on Kindle, and there it was—the first book is Bitter Creek Redemption, a book I read back in 2012, so to refresh my memory I read it again, and it was just as good as the first time!
Shuffle of Angels Feet is Job Ramsey’s story. He is a cousin to the Ramsey clan and has what they called the site back in the old western times. He’s an all-around good guy and is easy going. Job has stopped in to see his cousins Travis and Eagle, to let them know he is on his way to Santa Fe to look into a family issue.
Ansel Woolstem is an Englishman who has come out West because he suffers from what was called consumption at the time, and was told the western climate may be healthier for him. His father bought land and Ansel is overseeing it, but he feels he’s an embarrassment to his family.
Gideon’s Crossing is where Job and Ansel meet, and where they become fast friends—and more. Job discovers that Ansel has an investment in sheepherding, and this is where the Ramsey family issue comes in. The ranch next to Ansel’s belongs to relatives of the Ramseys, and they are out to make trouble for Ansel and Job.
I really love Old West stories, and T.A. Chase does such a great job of creating that atmosphere, bringing the characters to life with energy and lots of love. If you like stories about Indians, cowhands, and Englishmen—and let’s not forget sheep, cattle and land grabs—then you will enjoy Shuffle of Angel’s Feet. I would highly suggest reading Bitter Creek Redemption first, though, where you’ll learn more about Eagle, Travis, Job and the rest of the Ramsey clan.
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