Trails & Targets by Kelly Eileen Hake

August 9, 2020

Author: Kelly Eileen Hake
Series: Dangerous Darlyns, Book 1
Genre: Christian Romance
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Release Date: November 1, 2014

After their father’s death, the four Darlyn sisters discover the family farm is mortgaged to the hilt. With an unscrupulous creditor proposing indecent solutions to their uncertain future, the girls leave their childhood home—and childhood itself—behind. Soon a unexpected hero finds himself saddled with the slew of sisters and their surprising skills. But only one thing’s for sure: the sharpshooter named Beatrix hits the mark of his lonely heart. Plagued by past failures and forced to make their own way, find out what happens as the Dangerous Darlyns take to the road in Trails & Targets!


I really like Kelly Eileen Hake books but this one just started out very slow for me and it felt like at the beginning it was all over the place with the characters. I was a bit lost trying to keep up with each of them. At first I wasn't quite sure who the main character was. 
Now that being said it did get better towards the end but compared to her other book this definitely was not one that I would say I could not put down. It actually took me the longest to read this book. I can usually have a book done in less than two days and this book took me almost a week or so to read it. I was somewhat disappointed in this one. 

The main characters are actually Beatrice and Greyson. Their story is told in their different point of views which I don't mind in the stories I read. The sisters all have an odd skill set almost like a circus act. They are definitely an odd little family but they are close and stick together. The love story between Grey and Bea is sweet as he is completely smitten with her and it was fun to see their relationship develop.

The ending also did not truly resolve. I know that the author had plans to continue on this series but I am not sure if she is still writing. I would love to know what happens to the rest of the characters since they were all introduced in the story. 

My Rating: 3 Stars/ Liked it but felt there could be more.

(I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I purchased for my own collection. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

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Kelly Eileen Hake is a reader favorite of Barbour's Heartsong Presents series, where she has released several books. A credentialed Secondary English teacher in California, she is pursing her MA in Writing Popular Fiction. Known for her own style of witty, heartwarming historical romance, Kelly is currently writing the Prairie Promises trilogy, her first full-length novels. She has been writing since she could hold a pen and was first published at the tender age of eighteen

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