Under the Stars
When the new marshal in town needs volunteers, one of the first to sign up is Miss Rosie Decker. And why wouldn’t she? She’s a sharpshooting, horse-taming tomboy—and she’s out for revenge. Marshal Hank Walker is forming a posse to find the man who killed her sweetheart, and Rosie is determined to help track him down. When the marshal refuses her service on account of her being a woman, Rosie is undeterred. If it’s a man Marshal Walker wants, it’s a man he’ll get. With his posse assembled, Hank Walker is confident he’ll be able to track down the criminal. His confidence grows as he recognizes the incomparable skill of one young man in his posse—Ross. That is, until the day Ross’s mustache falls off, revealing “his” true identity. Rosie Decker has duped him. Banished back to town, it’s time for Rosie to prove her mettle. Though working alongside the unwilling marshal is complicated, it is the unexpected tenderness she feels for him that proves most problematic. How can she demonstrate her skill while also setting out to win the heart of the man who seems bent on keeping her out of his way?

Under the Stars Details

TitleUnder the Stars
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 1st, 2020
PublisherCovenant Communications
ISBN-139781524411978
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Westerns

Under the Stars Review

  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    I have to admit, I grabbed this book for the fabulous cover. Besides, I’m often looking for U titles for challenges and I am glad to have read it for that reason.Otherwise, I am not the audience for this book. I’m not a huge romance reader and that’s the main focus of the book. I get hung up on wanting things to make sense and wanting to feel a true historical flavor when I read historical books. Rosie, to me, felt like an enterprising girl from the 1950s or 1960s who was misplaced into an I have to admit, I grabbed this book for the fabulous cover. Besides, I’m often looking for U titles for challenges and I am glad to have read it for that reason.Otherwise, I am not the audience for this book. I’m not a huge romance reader and that’s the main focus of the book. I get hung up on wanting things to make sense and wanting to feel a true historical flavor when I read historical books. Rosie, to me, felt like an enterprising girl from the 1950s or 1960s who was misplaced into an earlier time frame. Everything is larger than life and there’s not a lot of nuance. Historical conversation seems to “happen” with her getting an intermittent mountain accent with bad grammar; she’s got a slender waist and beautiful features but she brings down hardened outlaws time and again. And then peskier errors like thinking laryngitis isn’t contagious. And calling someone a moron in the 1800s. Oh well. Oh, and lace wasn't scratchy back then because it was all handmade. I didn’t realize her folks were so incredibly wealthy as to provide yards and yards of it for a wedding gown. So...yeah. Just not my sort of book.Mostly clean. She completely ignores her father’s advice though dependent on him for a home. We are told how she uses the toilet in the open while in disguise on the trail. I’d recommend this one to readers more interested in romance than in a western or in historical detail.Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for a free reading copy. A favorable review was not required.
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  • Sydney
    January 1, 1970
    Author Carolyn Twede Frank has written a amusing and entertaining story in her novel, Under the Stars. Although the story is pretty predictable and a bit slow in places, especially where the romance in the story comes in, this story is filled with plenty of intense action, including a posse of men trying to find a murderer, as well as jailing some robbers. The author has created some fun personalities in her characters, causing readers to want to read and learn more about them. This story is an Author Carolyn Twede Frank has written a amusing and entertaining story in her novel, Under the Stars. Although the story is pretty predictable and a bit slow in places, especially where the romance in the story comes in, this story is filled with plenty of intense action, including a posse of men trying to find a murderer, as well as jailing some robbers. The author has created some fun personalities in her characters, causing readers to want to read and learn more about them. This story is an enjoyable and sometimes funny western romance read.Genre: western, romancePublisher: CovenantPublication date: January 1, 2020Number of pages: 272Disclosure statement: A complimentary review copy of this book was provided from tour groups, publishers, publicists, and authors, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, Or borrowed from Kindle Unlimited OR pre-ordered/purchased for review. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Pamela
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun, refreshing read. Tomboy Rosie finds joy in activities mostly enjoyed by men in this time period: breaking horses, enjoying the great outdoors, sharpening her target skills, etc. I loved how Rosie was able to interact with men on their "traditional" turf without belittling or humiliating them. Instead she builds and helps each of them become better while calming tempers and squabbles. The romance portrayed in this book progresses naturally as both main characters gain an This was a fun, refreshing read. Tomboy Rosie finds joy in activities mostly enjoyed by men in this time period: breaking horses, enjoying the great outdoors, sharpening her target skills, etc. I loved how Rosie was able to interact with men on their "traditional" turf without belittling or humiliating them. Instead she builds and helps each of them become better while calming tempers and squabbles. The romance portrayed in this book progresses naturally as both main characters gain an appreciation for each other's skills and personalities. This was my first book by Carolyn Twede Frank and I will be seeking more of her books.I received a free digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
    January 1, 1970
    I was intrigued by Rosie and how she was such a rough and tumble girl in the west! She wasn't afraid to be herself, which included being a ranch hand and slinging a six-shooter! She impressed me with her ability to be herself and go after what she wanted. The guts it took to dress in disguise as a man to join a posse headed to find her sweetheart's killer was impressive to me. She was one tough woman with sharp shooting skills, a calm presence amidst a group of men, and a determination to rival I was intrigued by Rosie and how she was such a rough and tumble girl in the west! She wasn't afraid to be herself, which included being a ranch hand and slinging a six-shooter! She impressed me with her ability to be herself and go after what she wanted. The guts it took to dress in disguise as a man to join a posse headed to find her sweetheart's killer was impressive to me. She was one tough woman with sharp shooting skills, a calm presence amidst a group of men, and a determination to rival any cowboy in the wild west. If you like romance and westerns, you will enjoy Rosie's story in Under the Stars! I received a copy of this book for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • A. Camille
    January 1, 1970
    Rosie is a fascinating blend of tomboy and caring woman. The unique characters give this story a fresh twist, and their journeys of self discovery make this old west story a delightfully insightful book. Less polished writing style seems to fit the character of the story. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Rosie is a fascinating blend of tomboy and caring woman.  The unique characters give this story a fresh twist, and their journeys of self discovery make this old west story a delightfully insightful book.  Less polished writing style seems to fit the character of the story. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions are my own.
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  • Holly Bleggi
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book by Carolyn Twede Frank’s set in Craig, WY. I have loved the other books she has written and this was no exception! This was a wonderful, clean Western romance with outlaws and a tomboy who kicked butt! I loved the banter between the main characters and how they fell in love with each other even if they weren’t who they expected to fall in love with at the beginning! Love this book! Highly recommend!
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Full review to come.
  • Hillary
    January 1, 1970
    When her intended is shot in the back by a cowardly outlaw, Rosie Decker is determined to get justice and no one is going to stand in her way. That includes the pretty-faced Marshal Hank Walker who refuses to let her join his posse. With a little creativity, Rosie disguises herself and joins up anyway. After all, she’s a better shot and horseman than any man she knows. But will Rosie be able to keep up her disguise in such close quarters with the marshal? And what about the pesky feelings of When her intended is shot in the back by a cowardly outlaw, Rosie Decker is determined to get justice and no one is going to stand in her way. That includes the pretty-faced Marshal Hank Walker who refuses to let her join his posse. With a little creativity, Rosie disguises herself and joins up anyway. After all, she’s a better shot and horseman than any man she knows. But will Rosie be able to keep up her disguise in such close quarters with the marshal? And what about the pesky feelings of attraction she’s starting to have for him?This book was a fun, refreshing read. I loved the characters, especially Rosie. She’s strong willed and determined to be herself, even when it’s not typical or fashionable. I also loved the side characters who stepped in to help her out along the way. This is the first book I’ve read by Carolyn Twede Frank and I quite enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a light, fun, clean western then Under the Stars is a great option.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve enjoyed this series from the start, each featuring strong women who stand apart from the stereotypes of the time in which they lived.This story is no different. This can be read as a stand-alone even though many of the characters have featured in the first two books. Both Rosie and Hank are very likable and endear themselves to the reader quickly. I’m not so sure the conflict is as strong as I might expect between them at first, but the continuing plot is fun. Rosie is easily the core I’ve enjoyed this series from the start, each featuring strong women who stand apart from the stereotypes of the time in which they lived.This story is no different. This can be read as a stand-alone even though many of the characters have featured in the first two books. Both Rosie and Hank are very likable and endear themselves to the reader quickly. I’m not so sure the conflict is as strong as I might expect between them at first, but the continuing plot is fun. Rosie is easily the core strength of this storyline. Her sass and wit are awesome and I loved the way she handled herself in all the situations she finds herself in. You are never really unduly concerned for her. She knows her skill set and owns it! Great read, with a satisfying ending.
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  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    January 1, 1970
    UNDER THE STARS is an entertaining read from the first page to the last! With a spitfire heroine, a strong hero, plenty of antics and danger, and a sweet romance with a little sizzle, the story is sure to delight western romance readers who are looking for a light and fun read. Definitely recommended.I couldn't resist smiling during most of this story. Rosie is just one of those spunky, unconventional heroines who's also a sharp-shooter and can ride a horse as good as the rest of them. Hank is a UNDER THE STARS is an entertaining read from the first page to the last! With a spitfire heroine, a strong hero, plenty of antics and danger, and a sweet romance with a little sizzle, the story is sure to delight western romance readers who are looking for a light and fun read. Definitely recommended.I couldn't resist smiling during most of this story. Rosie is just one of those spunky, unconventional heroines who's also a sharp-shooter and can ride a horse as good as the rest of them. Hank is a good man and the US Marshall who has come to town to see justice served in the area. The two of them completely rub each other wrong, but mostly because sparks fly from the beginning and they're both resistant to what that means. Plus, there's an outlaw on the loose that they want brought to justice. I loved Rosie's antics and the mix of tenderness and toughness in her as a tomboy. She was a perfect match for Hank. The romance was sweet, but not too sweet. Really quite perfect, and the ending was adorable.I didn't have too many complaints about this story. The only thing was that Rosie came off a little young in places and she wore on me just a little about a third of the way in. She talks with a lot of slang and she's super stubborn, although so is Hank. However, I didn't have any issues in the second half of the book and my annoyance was short lived.In the end, was it what I wished for? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one! It was light and sweet with enough depth to hold my attention. It had small-town charm, fun characters, and a happily-ever-after romance with two gun-slinging leads.Content: CleanSource: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Michelle Kidwell
    January 1, 1970
    Under the Starsby Carolyn Twede FrankCovenant CommunicationsChristian , Historical FictionPub Date 01 Jan 2020 I am reviewing a copy of Under the Stars through Covenant Communications and Netgalley:After the New Marshall in town lets it be known he needs volunteers, one of the first people to sign up is Miss Rosie Decker. This sharpshooting horse taming tomboy is out for revenge. Marshal Hank Walker is forming a posse to find the man who killed her sweetheart, and Rosie is determined to help Under the Starsby Carolyn Twede FrankCovenant CommunicationsChristian , Historical FictionPub Date 01 Jan 2020 I am reviewing a copy of Under the Stars through Covenant Communications and Netgalley:After the New Marshall in town lets it be known he needs volunteers, one of the first people to sign up is Miss Rosie Decker. This sharpshooting horse taming tomboy is out for revenge. Marshal Hank Walker is forming a posse to find the man who killed her sweetheart, and Rosie is determined to help track him down. When the marshal refuses her service on account of her being a woman, Rosie is undeterred. If it’s a man Marshal Walker wants, it’s a man he’ll get.Once the Pose is assembled, Hank Walker is confident he will be able to track down the criminal. His confidence grows even more as he recognizes the incomparable skill of one young man in his posse—Ross. That is until the day Ross ‘s mustache falls of revealing “his” true identity. Rosie Decker duped him Banished back to town, it’s time for Rosie to prove her mettle. Though working alongside the unwilling marshal is complicated, it is the unexpected tenderness she feels for him that proves most problematic. How can she demonstrate her skill while also setting out to win the heart of the man who seems bent on keeping her out of his way? If you are looking for a great work of historical fiction, with a spunky female lead then Under the Stars Is just the ticket.I give Under the Stars five out of five stars!Happy Reading!
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    Under the StarsBy Carolyn Twede FrankTomboy Rosie Decker is a true diamond in the rough. She can’t see her worth however and feels the need to prove herself as good as any man. Working on a ranch as the only female has had its challenges but Rosie has shown the crew, she can pull her weight. When a new marshal lands himself in charge of a posse to find the killer of her murdered sweetheart Rosie knows she has to find a way to join the hunt. Marshal Hank Walker is faced with puny pickings as he Under the StarsBy Carolyn Twede FrankTomboy Rosie Decker is a true diamond in the rough. She can’t see her worth however and feels the need to prove herself as good as any man. Working on a ranch as the only female has had its challenges but Rosie has shown the crew, she can pull her weight. When a new marshal lands himself in charge of a posse to find the killer of her murdered sweetheart Rosie knows she has to find a way to join the hunt. Marshal Hank Walker is faced with puny pickings as he attempts to form a posse to find a killer. While stopping at a local ranch to round up men he finds himself faced with a woman cowboy intent to join his posse. Bewildered, Hank turns her down but can’t keep his thoughts from drifting her way. Rejected by the sheriff won’t stop Rosie's determination to hunt for the criminal, just as a small posse won’t stop Hank. I think this was a really cute book. I enjoyed the ups and downs as Rosie and Hank made self-discoveries and found themselves tangled in love along the way. The manhunt was exciting but I can’t imagine what Rosie did to disguise herself as working. I also don't think she would be able to sneak away for such an extended period with no one the wiser. Still, it was fun as I find in most fiction stories there are many unlikely scenarios. Rather I like to use my imagination and try to make it work. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Mandy
    January 1, 1970
    This western romance had a great pace and fun characters, I thoroughly enjoyed it. While westerns aren't my typical go to genre, I have read a few by Karen Witemeyer and Sarah Eden and I would rank this novel and the rest of the Craig Series by Carolyn Twede Frank as being right up there in terms of lovable characters, wit, and a fantastically paced and well developed plot.Rosie is a tomboy through and through. When the chance to join a posse to avenge her one and only sweetheart comes along she This western romance had a great pace and fun characters, I thoroughly enjoyed it. While westerns aren't my typical go to genre, I have read a few by Karen Witemeyer and Sarah Eden and I would rank this novel and the rest of the Craig Series by Carolyn Twede Frank as being right up there in terms of lovable characters, wit, and a fantastically paced and well developed plot.Rosie is a tomboy through and through. When the chance to join a posse to avenge her one and only sweetheart comes along she jumps at the chance to join. Too bad Marshal Hank Walker won't have a woman on his team. Dressed as a man and attempting to sound like one too, Rosie joins the group and soon proves herself to be the most valuable team member. Too bad her "mustache" can't keep it together. I enjoyed how the story pulled me in from page one and that I found myself laughing and cheering on Rosie's antics all along. This book had more romance in it than I expected and that was a pleasant surprise to me. I enjoyed the fun sparks between Rosie and Hank particularly that they fell in love with each other for who they really are and not false pretenses. The author did a good job of helping the two discover that their male and female strengths are what complimented each other. I give this book 4. 5 stars and definitely recommend it.
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  • Cathy
    January 1, 1970
    I’m always in the mood to read a great historical romance. I LOVED this one by Carolyn Twede Frank. Her characters were great, and the plot was as well.Rosie might have been my very favorite thing about this book. She’s a young woman, but she’s not a proper young woman by any means. She works on a ranch as a horse-tamer, with a bunch of men. I loved that she was not concerned about what anyone thought of her. She just was herself, and she was good at that. When Rosie’s boyfriend is killed, she I’m always in the mood to read a great historical romance. I LOVED this one by Carolyn Twede Frank. Her characters were great, and the plot was as well.Rosie might have been my very favorite thing about this book. She’s a young woman, but she’s not a proper young woman by any means. She works on a ranch as a horse-tamer, with a bunch of men. I loved that she was not concerned about what anyone thought of her. She just was herself, and she was good at that. When Rosie’s boyfriend is killed, she just knows that she needs to join the posse going after her killer. The marshal doesn’t want to take a woman, so she does what she has to, and becomes Ross. That part made me laugh, I loved it!Hank Walker is the marshal. He’s had a rough time finding men willing to go after a killer. The men that signed up to go are an interesting bunch, but he can’t get the woman who wanted to go out of his mind. I liked Hank. He was really protective of women because of what happened to his sister and mom. That kind of works against him with Rosie, because she’s so independent. But eventually they figure out what works for the two of them. The journey to that point is great, though!This one has a unique plot that just grabs the reader from the very first. I loved it!I was sent a copy of Under the Stars as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Kee Hoo
    January 1, 1970
    Under the Stars by Carolyn Twede FrankPaperbackPages: 2722020ISBN: 1524411973Publisher: Covenant Communications, IncReviewed by: HuberK, Arkansas, USADate: 1/16/2020Rating: Miss Rosie Decker is unlike any other woman in Craig, Colorado. She is a tomboy, sharp shooter, ranch hand. She wears trousers, can work outside all day long, just like one of the guys.Her sweetheart Ivan has been gunned down and the marshal, Hank Walker comes looking at the outlying ranches to find enough able bodied men Under the Stars by Carolyn Twede FrankPaperbackPages: 2722020ISBN: 1524411973Publisher: Covenant Communications, IncReviewed by: HuberK, Arkansas, USADate: 1/16/2020Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟 Miss Rosie Decker is unlike any other woman in Craig, Colorado. She is a tomboy, sharp shooter, ranch hand. She wears trousers, can work outside all day long, just like one of the guys.Her sweetheart Ivan has been gunned down and the marshal, Hank Walker comes looking at the outlying ranches to find enough able bodied men to hunt down Ivan's cold-hearted killer Harlow Forbes. Unfortunately, he doesn't get many who are interested in joining the posse. He emphatically states that there's no way he would let Miss Rosie join up with the posse.So, Rosie takes matters into her own hands, asks a friend to help her with her disguise and "Ross Cook" is born. Marshal wants a man, she gives him a man. Rosie/Ross takes over breakfast cooking duties of the posse. Poor Ivan only has a five "man" posse, charging after his killer.The book is believable and enjoyable.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Goodreads and was under no obligation to post a review.
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  • Emily Flynn
    January 1, 1970
    Miss Rosie Decker, What can I say? You were a gal ahead of your time. This character was fully developed but still had room for growth. That gal didn’t know what a limitation was. She did lack ability to hear no or to communicate with those that love her. That being said, I love her too. She is compassionate and caring and gives no thought to herself in most situations. She has gumption and can take care of herself.Henry Walker is the lawman of every woman’s dreams. He is respectful and caring, Miss Rosie Decker, What can I say? You were a gal ahead of your time. This character was fully developed but still had room for growth. That gal didn’t know what a limitation was. She did lack ability to hear no or to communicate with those that love her. That being said, I love her too. She is compassionate and caring and gives no thought to herself in most situations. She has gumption and can take care of herself.Henry Walker is the lawman of every woman’s dreams. He is respectful and caring, and looks out for the women in his life. That works until he meets Rosie.I loved the development of their relationship and the characters. This story is a rich tapestry of characters that I might have to go back and read the previous books in order to meet. Westerns aren’t usually my first choice in reading, but this one was fabulous and I will definitely share the title with those in my circle. Definitely on to reread and a series that belongs on my shelves.
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  • Janene
    January 1, 1970
    Overall Rating: 4 starsStory Rating: 4 starsNarrator-Noah Wall: 4 starsWhat engaged me as a reader:• The banter between Hank and Rosie was fun to read as were Rosie's interactions with the outlaws. • Many times, the situations Rosie found herself in were hilarious and brought a smile to my face or a giggle.• Hank, the sheriff, was overprotective of women because of the kidnapping of his sister and the death of his mother. He did not want Rosie to ride with the posie, even if she was an amazing Overall Rating: 4 starsStory Rating: 4 starsNarrator-Noah Wall: 4 starsWhat engaged me as a reader:• The banter between Hank and Rosie was fun to read as were Rosie's interactions with the outlaws. • Many times, the situations Rosie found herself in were hilarious and brought a smile to my face or a giggle.• Hank, the sheriff, was overprotective of women because of the kidnapping of his sister and the death of his mother. He did not want Rosie to ride with the posie, even if she was an amazing sharp shooter and a great horsewoman.• Rosie was determined to ride with the posse, so she disguised herself as a man and took on the persona of Ross.• The writer's words painted clear pictures that helped me to visualize the scenes and the emotions of the characters. • This novel was an engaging and amusing tale of romance between a tomboy and a Marshall that I think you will enjoy. This is a western romantic comedy and should be read as such.
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    I read this author's previous two books in this series (Heart of the West and Saving Susannah Jones) and enjoyed them immensely. So I was eager to read this new one, especially when I heard the summary. Rosie and Hank sounded like quite the pair. I am happy to say that the book lived up to my expectations. Rosie and Hank were delightful characters whose interactions often made me smile and sometimes laugh. Rosie's skills and determination made her easy to root for, even though it was evident I read this author's previous two books in this series (Heart of the West and Saving Susannah Jones) and enjoyed them immensely. So I was eager to read this new one, especially when I heard the summary. Rosie and Hank sounded like quite the pair. I am happy to say that the book lived up to my expectations. Rosie and Hank were delightful characters whose interactions often made me smile and sometimes laugh. Rosie's skills and determination made her easy to root for, even though it was evident from the beginning that her efforts to disguise herself as a man were going to get her in trouble at some point. It was impossible for me not to cheer Rosie on as she tried to convince the marshal that she would be a good deputy. Her growing feelings for the man complicate her efforts as does the marshal's relationship with the banker's daughter. But Rosie isn't one for giving up, not even when outlaws get in the way. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The banter between Hank and Rosie was fun to read as were Rosie's interactions with the outlaws. Frank has written an engaging and amusing tale of romance and law enforcement.
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  • Sheila
    January 1, 1970
    Under the Stars is the third book in the Craig Colorado Series. This installment is full of humor. It had me laughing so much. Main character Rosie Decker is a tomboy, gun-slinging, horse taming female in a world where females should wear frilly clothes and wait for a man to save them. Rosie is out to prove herself and take part in the posse hunting down the killer of her former beau. Marshal Hank Walker wants nothing to do with a female joining his posse even if they are the best "man" that has Under the Stars is the third book in the Craig Colorado Series. This installment is full of humor. It had me laughing so much. Main character Rosie Decker is a tomboy, gun-slinging, horse taming female in a world where females should wear frilly clothes and wait for a man to save them. Rosie is out to prove herself and take part in the posse hunting down the killer of her former beau. Marshal Hank Walker wants nothing to do with a female joining his posse even if they are the best "man" that has signed up. Some of my favorite moments in the book were when Rosie, known as Ross, deals with trying to keep the charade up pretending to be a man; finding a place to take care of daily needs in private and dealing with the itchy mustache hanging onto her lip with honey. The two men work well together but deep inside Rosie is falling for Hank. The charade is up when the mustache falls off and Rosie is sent back to town. Things heat up between the two later as Rosie is resentful but still proves helpful to Hank. I also loved it when several of the characters from the first two novels show up in this novel. It's one of those feelings of coming home. I also enjoyed some of the new characters, especially the two brother thieves that Rosie brings in on her own. They are clumsy, and backward and have some funny things to say. This book overall has a cute, clean romance, filled with humor, that radiates with the spirit of the wild, wild west. I have loved this series and I hope that there will be more stories coming from the small town of Craig, Colorado.
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  • Maria Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fun reading western. I enjoyed Rosie particularly. There was one scene that especially made me chuckle and I had to stop and explain what was so funny to my brother in law. He laughed too. But I won't share because I don't want to spoil it. I also liked Hank but he felt more serious to me. I think this book would make a fun movie. I kept envisioning scenes as if they were a motion picture especially while dealing with the bad guys. Kind of had a Support Your Local Sheriff feel to it. I This is a fun reading western. I enjoyed Rosie particularly. There was one scene that especially made me chuckle and I had to stop and explain what was so funny to my brother in law. He laughed too. But I won't share because I don't want to spoil it. I also liked Hank but he felt more serious to me. I think this book would make a fun movie. I kept envisioning scenes as if they were a motion picture especially while dealing with the bad guys. Kind of had a Support Your Local Sheriff feel to it. I enjoyed the story and its characters. Sex: some kissesLanguage: noViolence: some but nothing graphic and most of it is just threats and not action. *I received a complimentary ARC of this book through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.
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  • Amy Bell
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Covenant Publications for the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion. This is the first time I have read a book by Carolyn Twede Frank but it won't likely be the last time. I really enjoyed this book about Rosie and her quest to avenge the death of her sweetheart. She started out looking for revenge and proving herself as good or better than any man and in the end also learned how to be a woman and helper to the Marshal she was trying to prove herself to. There are enough Thank you Covenant Publications for the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion. This is the first time I have read a book by Carolyn Twede Frank but it won't likely be the last time. I really enjoyed this book about Rosie and her quest to avenge the death of her sweetheart. She started out looking for revenge and proving herself as good or better than any man and in the end also learned how to be a woman and helper to the Marshal she was trying to prove herself to. There are enough twists and turns to make this book interesting and not too predictable. This book is a part of a series but reads as a standalone.
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  • ⭐Richelle
    January 1, 1970
    Romance - Clean First time reading this author and I would definitely like to read more of her work. This was a fun, delightful read. Though not my usual go-to genre, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.Rosie is a strong woman who has overcome a heartwrenching experience and jumps at the chance to get the man that took everything from her. The only thing standing in her way is a pesky, but handsome, Marshal.The author does a good job of making the characters come to life, and developing their Romance - Clean First time reading this author and I would definitely like to read more of her work. This was a fun, delightful read. Though not my usual go-to genre, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.Rosie is a strong woman who has overcome a heartwrenching experience and jumps at the chance to get the man that took everything from her. The only thing standing in her way is a pesky, but handsome, Marshal.The author does a good job of making the characters come to life, and developing their relationship and you want to root for their HEA. **I received a free copy of this book for my honest review. It in no way effected my impression. **
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you net galley for the advance reader copy of this novel. I enjoyed the western themes romance that was clean and engaging. This book reminded me a bit of the Sheriff of Savage Wells series. Main character, Rosie, has all the cowboy skills of a man buying taken seriously by new marshal Walker for a good chunk of the novel. I liked the banter between the two and that Rosie was resourceful once captured using castor oil to afflict her captors. This was a quick and easy read and made me want Thank you net galley for the advance reader copy of this novel. I enjoyed the western themes romance that was clean and engaging. This book reminded me a bit of the Sheriff of Savage Wells series. Main character, Rosie, has all the cowboy skills of a man buying taken seriously by new marshal Walker for a good chunk of the novel. I liked the banter between the two and that Rosie was resourceful once captured using castor oil to afflict her captors. This was a quick and easy read and made me want to read the other books in this series.
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  • Charity Jacob
    January 1, 1970
    Guys! Carolyn Twede Frank’s new book Under the Stars is incredible! This is the third book in her Western Romance series that takes place in Craig, Colorado. The first being Heart of the West and the second being Saving Susannah Jones. I recommend reading them in order, but you can read them out of order as well.Under the Stars is the story of Rosie Decker and the handsome Marshal Hank Walker. I had a grin on my face the whole time I was reading this delightful story. I highly recommend this Guys! Carolyn Twede Frank’s new book Under the Stars is incredible! This is the third book in her Western Romance series that takes place in Craig, Colorado. The first being Heart of the West and the second being Saving Susannah Jones. I recommend reading them in order, but you can read them out of order as well.Under the Stars is the story of Rosie Decker and the handsome Marshal Hank Walker. I had a grin on my face the whole time I was reading this delightful story. I highly recommend this book to all romance and western readers.
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  • Rosalee
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. The chemistry between Rosie and Hank was amazing. I loved their banter. It reminded me of the song "anything you can do, I can do better." Rosie was such a fun character. I loved her sass, her spunk, and her drive to be true to herself. I enjoyed the old west setting. This book is Frank's 3rd set in this town. I have read the 2nd and the 3rd. I need to read the 1st. They each stand alone well. But it is fun to get a better view of a the townspeople.
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  • Sara Jo
    January 1, 1970
    I wanted to like this story but I was unhappy. Ultimately Rosie, who was perfectly happy as she was, had to change for a man. That should never be the message. There was also a part at the end that shouldn’t have happened. It was a terrible attempt to extend the climax and it was a mistake. I was so irritated by it!I was provided with an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Missy
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fantastic read. "Under the Stars" is a fun old west story full of laugh-out loud humor. Rosie Decker is a tomboy girl who won't be outdone by any man, especially the Marshall, Hank Walker. Rosie is determined to be in the posse formed to track down the man who killed her sweetheart. Will the Marshall lay his fears aside or miss the chance for a match made just for him??Thank you to publisher and NetGalley for this fun eArc
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  • Lara
    January 1, 1970
    The characters in this story were fun to read about. Rosie was especially strong and capable. I also really liked that she was willing to put herself out there for love and what she wanted in life. Great interactions between the characters. The love story was sweet and clean, and the ending was lovely. I received a complimentary copy of the book. All opinions are my own and are expressed voluntarily.
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  • Adrienne
    January 1, 1970
    Although this is the third book in a series, it can be read as a standalone. (I haven't read the first two books.) Rosie is a fun character, and she often had me chuckling. I liked seeing how she and Hank learned to work together. 3.5 stars.I read an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    I throughly enjoyed reading Rosie and Hank’s story. I don’t read Westerns often, but this one really captured my attention and had fun, lovable characters and a compelling story line. I loved Rosie’s strong, independent character. I have a difficulty finding authors who arch my attention, but Carolyn did and I am looking forward to reading more!
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