Sometimes the simple goodness of a dream reminds us how to fall in love.
1896 Oklahoma Indian Territory
Mary Goode has spent nearly a decade hiding her sweetly off-kilter brother, Robin, and two fellow misfits after she rescued them from a brutal institution. But unknown to Mary, the trio’s fascination with Robin Hood and their hero’s crusade to “steal from the rich and give to the poor” may have led to a few actual robberies.
U.S. Marshal Shane Latimer is on the trail of the inept Robin Hood and his shabby band of not-so-tough Merry Men when his rattlesnake-spooked-horse lands him in the care of Robin’s fiercely protective sister, Mary, aka Maid Marian.
He’s instantly charmed by Mary’s devotion to her whimsical brood but worries that she may be hiding the truth. Still, for a cynical loner like Shane, the appeal of their family affection, love, and loyalty, combined with Mary’s growing hold on his heart, is hard to resist.
Mary is equally torn. This wounded stranger could be the man of her dreams, and for the first time in her life she has someone to share the challenges of keeping her brigands out of trouble.
“Deb Stover’s ingenuity and cleverness soar in this heart warming ‘Robin Hood with a twist’ story where family loyalty takes center stage. Here is a story that makes readers believe in the power of family and love . . . that ‘family’ is not just blood ties, but also the love that binds people. Let yourself be held in the comfort of Deb Stover’s ‘feel-good’ gem of a romance.”
4.5 Stars, Top Pick and Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
~Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews
“Robin Hoodwinked! A family in America’s Old West struggles to survive in Deb Stover’s jaunty homage to the denizens of Sherwood Forest. Mary Goode and her brother, Robin, lead a band of outcasts. The lawman who thinks they’re a pack of outlaws feigns amnesia to infiltrate the not-always-merry band in Stover’s sparkling Western tale.” ~BookPage
“Stover has taken a truly mismatched group of characters and created a loving and loyal family, and shown that blood is not always the tie that binds families together. A story where family is the central theme, and love is the magic that makes it real. A truly splendid story, and a keeper. I highly recommend this to all who believe in the power of love–a heartwarming tale of love and acceptance that will bring a smile to your lips and a tear to your eye.”
~Terrie Figueroa, Romance Communications
From the Author
This book has always been a work of love for me. They all are, but some more than others. Maid Marian and The Lawman comes from my personal experience of raising a loving family with my late husband that includes both our birth and adopted children of varied races and abilities. We have loved all our children equally and unconditionally.
The secondary characters of Robin and Sunshine in this story will touch your heart–at least I hope they will. I have a Sunshine singing right down the hall from me as I type. In fact, this book is dedicated to her. I think you’ll know why when you read it.
But will her quest for happiness forever shatter the idyllic life she’s forged for her special family?
And how will Shane reconcile his duties as a lawman with his love for Maid Marian and her outlaws?
Since publication of her first novel in 1995, Deb Stover has received dozens of awards for her cross-genre fiction, including ten RT Book Reviews nominations and a Career Achievement Award. Visit her at http://www.debstover.com.