Susan Page Davis writes fun romances that entertain the reader. Her latest offering reads much like a dime novel. I haven't ever read a dime novel before, but My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains reads like what I imagine a dime novel might read. There are acts of derring do, an orphan damsel in distress, and a hero in a white hat, along with a villain disguised as the damsel's uncle.
Carmela's uncle got custody of her when she was twelve years old after her parents passed away while they were moving west from Boston. He decided that she needed to pay her own way and line his pockets by claiming that she was captured by Indians. He would line up speaking engagements for Carmela and expect her to thoroughly detail a life she never lived. On the way to her next engagement, the stage coach was overrun by bandits, and she ends up handcuffed to the Deputy Marshall.
I truly enjoyed the book and can't wait till Susan's next novel comes out. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a dime novel for your afternoon's enjoyment.
My thanks to Barbour Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.