Retribution[Ebook] ➠ Retribution Author Tammy Hinton – The war changed everything Emilee loved The young woman couldn't foresee the terror that peace would bring Moving to Texas seemed the answer but Death rode the same trail west Emilee vowed she'd deliv The war changed everything Emilee loved The young woman couldn't foresee the terror that peace would bring Moving to Texas seemed the answer but Death rode the same trail west Emilee vowed she'd deliver the villain to the hanging tree or put a bullet in him herself. Firstly, I'd just like to thank Tammy Hinton for sending me a copy of Retribution to read and review.

As far as the book goes, I absolutely raced through it. It's an addictive read, with a very engaging story. The protagonist, Emilee, is complex yet very relatable, and I really enjoyed the different characteristics of the family and how they worked together as a unit. In terms of history, I thoroughly enjoyed this portrayal of the American Civil War. Though at times devastating and brutal, it was also completely gripping. The one aspect of the story that I didn't quite "gel" with was Zach's issue with his family. Without spoiling it for anyone, although it was a clever twist, I couldn't quite grasp the reason why this created his reluctance towards pursuing Emilee. However, this is just a personal thought on the story. I still really enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, or just a nice easy read, as Tammy's words really do flow off the page. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway!

First, I believe this book would be appropriate for a younger audience. The language is clean and the story line is very easy to follow along with. Plus, it has a good chunk of American History written in from a (short but good) perspective of a Rebel soldier and his family.

This is a story about Emilee and her large and loving family during the Civil war. It begins while her father and 2 uncles are away fighting for the South. Emilee and her remaining family have it hard enough worrying about the three men that are gone fighting but there is another threat that is close to the home front. The whole town as to deal with a man named Adkins. He has made himself the man in charge to collect food rations for the soldiers (but he keeps everything for himself it turns out). He passes his days by harassing the townsfolk until one day Emilee's grandmother can't take it any and stand up to him. One thing leads to another until the children have a run in with him in the forest. After their encounter they think they are finally rid of Adkins, their men return from war (daddy is sick though with consumption) and a decision is made to move west to Texas to start a new following the war. The story continues on the Emillee and her family's journey to Texas and the small town they find themselves starting a new life. There is even a young man that catches Emilee's eye and she his. I would like to thank the author and publisher for Retribution, A free book I won from the Goodreads First Reads contest. I could not put it down. The characterization was well developed and characters memorable. I hope Miss Hinton plans on future books with the same characters. I want to know what happens next! I like the overall Christian nature of the book and the fact that doing the right thing is not always easy. I feel like you could meet these characters and be friends. I thought the use of strong role models is what the world can use of. I highly recommend this book. Thank you for the opportunity to read it through First Reads. I won this as a giveaway and was looking forward to reading it as it's been a while since I've read a western. Most westerns seem to be written by men (the ones I've come across anyway) so it was good to see a woman breaking into this genre. As it's been some time since I've read a western it wasn't until chapter two that I realised that when the blurb on the back talked about 'the war it meant the American Civil War. The storyline was pretty standard with the usual mix of goodies and baddies in the characters and it made for a pleasant weekend read.