This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
He Was The Only Thing Keeping Her Alive by Raymond Cook is a Western fiction novel. The book starts off in a pretty gripping way by introducing the reader to the wilds of Montana. The story then introduces some of the chief characters of the story as we move along, with Raymond, a bounty hunter; Martha, a lone woman struggling to make ends meet and run the café she used to own with her late husband Seth in Texas; and Seth himself who, besides being a gambler, was also a womanizer and ends up dead in a brawl. When Martha receives a letter and learns that she may be the heir to half of a gold mine in Montana, she needs to get there within a year or lose her claim. Thus, the race against time starts as she and Raymond, whom she hires to assist her, follow the trail and encounter adventures to reach their goal.
He Was The Only Thing Keeping Her Alive by Raymond Cook is a story that has a true Western flavor. Martha resides in Texas, and her life there and later on the way to Montana is depicted well; it is obvious that the author knows the history and the culture of the times as he writes in an old-fashioned Western style. I also liked the way the characters were depicted. Martha, in particular, is certainly relatable and believable. The scenery and the landscape of the plains are brought out vividly in the writing and the plot moves at a fast pace. Overall, I enjoyed this fun, fast-paced, entertaining read.