Monday, September 5, 2011


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Nurse Natalie Fallon has brought her ailing mother to Denver for her health and starts a job at Denver's Mile High Hospital, where she meets fellow nurse Breanna Baylor Brockman. In Natalie's past is a relationship with Rex Rawlins, a young medical student. Two years prior she had ended the relationship when she learned Rex was planning a rural practice. She is determined not to marry a country doctor like her father, who died at age 43 from overwork. But she has never stopped loving Rex, and now, little does she know that Rex is a rural doctor in the surrounding mountains. A serious accident brings them together, but it will take a miracle to give them the promise of a life together.
I just finished reading Al Lacy’s NOT BY MIGHT. It’s been quite a few years since i picked up an Al Lacy book, simply because they have lost my interest. The book was well written, using words to aptly describe vivid scenery. The characters are strong and believable, and catch the reader’s attention.  His book is a typical Lacy wild western complete with good guys , the Marshalls and bad guys, the outlaws.  It is a historical, taking place in Colorado before the use of motorized vehicles. Those who enjoy good clean westerns like Zane Grey will enjoy this book.
I prefer books with lots of action – keep you on your toes at the edge of the seat type of action, and Al Lacy does not do that for me. I don’t mind the scripture being mentioned, but this book repeated  Zachariah  4 verse 6 many,  many times “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit saith the Lord”. Again, i prefer the gospel story as well as the salvation story (or lack thereof) to be told by the lives of the characters in a more subtle way that Al Lacy’s in your face.  I could recommend this book to an armchair reader who likes westerns.

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