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Reviewed by Krystine Kercher for Readers' Favorite
"Redeeming Reputation" by George H. McVey opens with a pair of desperadoes holding up seminary graduate David Nathaniel Ryder in the Third's train. David allows them to take all of his cash, but when one of the outlaws mistreats a child, David tricks the outlaws into splitting up, and captures them. After giving his statement to the arresting sheriff, Ryder continues on to Franklin to meet his grandfather. On arrival, he receives a telegram that his grandfather has died. At the hotel, a drunken cowboy tries to carry off a beautiful woman with cascading tresses of red hair and emerald green eyes. When she objects, Ryder intervenes. The cowboy reaches for his gun but Ryder gets the drop on him with the cowhand's own weapon. The damsel in distress is Grace Hopewell, the new schoolteacher for the town of Redemption. Ryder expends a lot of energy on trying to arrange safe transportation to Redemption for Grace and himself while having adventures that delay him in Franklin. Ineffably polite, David is able to turn on the polished eastern charm when he wants to while handling a gun like the best of the old western gunslingers. He quickly earns a reputation for being the fastest draw in Franklin. Word gets around that when you go up against "The Preacher", he'll either convert you to heaven or send you straight to hell. David hates his new nickname, but will he come to terms with his outrageous gun-slinging reputation in time to stop all hell from breaking lose in Franklin? When will he be able to leave town with Grace?
With just the right proportion of romance and adventure, this fast-paced wild western tale will keep you entertained with Ryder's adventures and the wooing of Miss Hopewell from the first page to the last. David seems at times to be larger than life. His misadventures require a significant suspension of disbelief in places, but I really enjoyed the book! I give it two thumbs up.