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Wrongfully accused of murder, Dr. Catherine Bennett is destined to hang... unless she can disappear.
With the untamed territory of Colorado as her most likely refuge, she packs her physician's kit and heads West. But even with a new life and name, a female doctor with a bounty on her head can hide for only so long.
Sawbones is the first novel in a gripping historical fiction series.
"Packs a big punch with grit and raw passion....A GRAND SLAM OUT OF THE PARK."
-RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) 4.5 stars
"Thoroughly original, smart and satisfying...perhaps a new subgenre: THE FEMINIST WESTERN."
-Lone Star Literary Life
"DAMN BRILLIANT and I absolutely loved it!"
-Bibliosanctum (4.5 stars)
"I COULDN'T TEAR MYSELF AWAY... An epic story of love and courage that sweeps from east to west, Sawbones will rip right through you."
-Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling author
"YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE with Catherine."
-Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author
"Packs a big punch with grit and raw passion. There is mystery, murder, Indians, bounty hunters and intrigue. The women are brave, intelligent and don't take crap from anyone. Lenhardt is a talented, creative writer; she has a grand slam out of the park with Sawbones
."—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) 4.5 stars
"Raw, gritty and sometimes graphic, Melissa Lenhardt has crafted a page-turner. In Sawbones
, the women are smart, brave and at times 'incorrigible.' The plot twists, unique characters and intriguing story of passion and betrayal make this a book well worth discovering."—Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of A Light in the Wilderness
"Melissa Lenhardt has given us an amazing heroine and sent her on a thrilling journey from the teeming streets of New York City to the vast wilderness of the Texas frontier. Dr. Catherine Bennett's adventure will keep you turning pages long into the night!"—Victoria Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue
"Absolutely loved it! I couldn't tear myself away from Sawbones.
An epic story of love and courage that sweeps from east to west, Sawbones
will rip right through you."—- Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Golden Coin and Enchantress of Paris
"You will fall in love with Catherine, as I did, as she struggles to assert herself in a violent and treacherous world, fighting not only prejudice but evil. Melissa Lenhardt's heroine is a passionate, compassionate woman, who must deal with Indians and bounty hunters, fear and injustice -- and even love."—Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author
"This action-packed western introduces a courageous new heroine-one that readers won't likely forget."
"Lenhardt writes of the Old West and of 19th century medicine with authority, but even better -- she tells a great, gritty, compelling story. Absolutely wonderful novel by a first-rate writer at the top of her game -- tension from the first page to the last."—Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches
"It was damn brilliant and I absolutely loved it!...Mix of loveliness with the book's vicious, ruthless side that made Sawbones
so compelling...You can be sure I'll be devouring [Blood Oath
] as soon as I can get my hands on it."—Bibliosanctum (4.5 stars)
is a thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new subgenre: the feminist Western."—Lone Star Literary Life
is every bit as tough and raw as the American Wild West and proves more authentic as it denies the genre its myths and tropes, unsparingly exposing the options of women of the era with an unflinching eye. Badlands
is not for the faint of heart; Lenhardt seems to be trying to shock us, but it doesn't feel egregious -- it feels like bold truth-telling."—Lone Star Literary on Badlands