BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge: A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere

It’s senior year of the BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge, so get ready to watch your TBR pile grow. We started off with The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor then followed it up with Glennon Doyle’s popular memoir, Love Warrior and Ali Land’s thriller, Good Me Bad Me. Fall’s crisp nights are the perfect time to snuggle in and read, so grab our next pick, A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere by Kris Radish, and start reading.

Fall's crisp nights are the perfect time to snuggle in, so grab our next BookSparks pick, A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere by Kris Radish, and start reading.

From the Amazon:

Briar Logan is a loner who has already survived a wretched childhood, near starvation, and the harsh western frontier in the 1860s. Just when she is on the brink of finally opening her heart to the possibilities of happiness, the love of her life is kidnapped by lawless gold miners―and she steels herself for what could be the greatest loss of her life.

Desperate to save her husband and the solitary life they have carved out of the wilderness, Briar is forced to accept the help of a damaged young man and a notorious female horse trainer. Facing whiskey runners, gold thieves, unpredictable elements, and men who will stop at nothing to get what they want, the unlikely trio must forge an uncommon bond in order to survive. Full of lessons of love, letting go, and the real meaning of family, A Dangerous Woman From Nowhere is a timeless western adventure story about courage, change, risk, and learning how to unlock damaged hearts and live in the sweet moments of now.

Fall's crisp nights are the perfect time to snuggle in, so grab our next BookSparks pick, A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere by Kris Radish, and start reading.

My thoughts on A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere

While I love historical fiction, I don’t read a lot of Westerns. However, I was intrigued by the premise of A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere and decided to give it a try. Briar is the strong, silent type with a mysterious past. She’s on a mission to rescue her husband who has been kidnapped, which is a nice change from the typical guy rescuing the girl trope. However, the book never really engaged me, and I can’t put my finger on why. I think the style made everything feel like it was happening from a distance, so the story was a little too slow for my taste. That being said, if you are looking for a Western with a strong female lead, give A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere a shot.

This book was sent to me for review and is part of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge.

What are you reading?

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  1. I’ve only recently gotten back into reading (I know, terrible!) and am determined to finish two books this month. I’m really curious about this book (I grew up on a horse ranch so I’m definitely into Westerns!) and am putting it on my list! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Thanks for your candid review, I am not a western person either, but I do love the Virginian. The fist Western ever 🙂

  3. The premise sounds interesting but I don’t read a lot of westerns either. I actually was reading my Entertainment Weekly mag and found a book to add to my Goodreads from there. Also, in my blog post today, I mention this new book site that Emma Roberts owns. It sounds pretty cool for book lovers.
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  4. Curious to hear your thoughts on Love Warrior…that western looks interesting, too. Certainly not a genre I read that often either but sometimes it’s good to pick up something different 🙂

  5. I think I would actually really like this book. I agree, it is different for the wife to be saving the husband for once. I haven’t really read any westerns, but that wouldn’t take me away from wanting to read this. Sounds like one worth checking out! Thanks 🙂


  6. I do the most reading on vacations! Long train rides are perfect for curling up with a good book and a cup of hot tea. I’m always looking a new book to take with me. Sometimes I need to use a kindle to save space, but the truth is….nothing is as good as a REAL book! Great recommendations.