Badlands (Sawbones #3) by Melissa Lenhardt

Badlands (Sawbones #3)

Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in the conclusion to Melissa Lenhardt's fast-paced historical series."A fast-paced page-turner, kill or be killed historical romance with bandits, Pinkerton agents, bounty hunters, mystery and more. Melissa Lenhardt writes with passion and does not hold anything back. Her research on the historical facts and people she portrays enhances the plot without overwhelming." RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars, Top Pick!) on...

Details Badlands (Sawbones #3)

TitleBadlands (Sawbones #3)
Release DateJun 27th, 2017
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Westerns, Romance, Fiction, Medical, Audiobook, Mystery, Historical Romance

Reviews Badlands (Sawbones #3)

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum is the final volume of the Laura Elliston trilogy, bringing this magnificent emotional journey that began with Sawbones to a gripping and satisfying conclusion. Still, I confess there had been a lot of initial hand-wringing on my part over how all this would end, though I really should have known better than to be worried—Melissa Lenhardt knew what she was doing ...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    I'm not the biggest fan of Rosemund, after what happened between her and Kindle at the beginning of this book, along with her continued deception so it was hard for me to read this story without wanting to just strangle her!! Plus I think Laura let Rosemund off a little too easy & Kindle too for that matter. Maybe she'll get her just deserts from Salter- one can only hope. Lol I think the best books are the ones that can bring your emotions to th...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    The Sawbones trilogy will appeal to many different readers because it's a whole lot of genres rolled up into one adventure series. It's part gritty western, part romance and part mystery. Sawbones, the first book in the trilogy, remains my favourite with the books losing some of that special 'somethin' somethin' as they go on. Badlands still had that grit that I enjoyed but it didn't grab me as much as the previous books. The plot was definitely ...
  • Jacqui
    Melissa Lenhardt's Badlands (Redhook 2017) is the third in the Sawbones series. If you haven't read the earlier books and don't want any spoilers, come back to this review after you've read them! At this point in time, Kindle and Laura are separated, he in prison and she fleeing from the law with the unlikely assistance of Kindle's former mistress, Rosemond. Their goal is to make a fresh start out west where Laura can wait for Kindle and Rosemon...
  • Lori Lamothe
    Review to come.
  • Margie's Must Reads
    Badlands is Badass!!! I loved everything about Melissa Lenhardt’s Sawbones Series. The action, the adventure, and the angst were the elements that kept me plowing through the pages as quickly as I possibly could. I couldn’t get enough. With captivating covers, these books seem to be in a league of their own. Having read the series in its entirety, it is safe to say my expectations for Westerns has been only sub-par, Melissa Lenhard has ruined...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher via NetGalley*Genre* Historical Fiction, Romance*Rating* 3.5-4*My Thoughts*Badlands is the third and final installment in author Melissa Lenhardt's Laura Elliston trilogy. If you've read my first two reviews of Sawbones and Badlands, you know that this trilogy is centered around Dr. Catherine Bennett aka Laura Elliston. Bennett was accused of murdering a very well off patient at the start of this trilogy. Facing the distinct po...
  • Sydney Young
    Excellent! Great ending to a great series! Do not wonder any longer what your next escape read will be. Make it the entire Sawbones series/ you won't be disappointed! This final offering for the series definitely brings things round to a satisfying conclusion. Remember how much you loved little badass Maddie in True Grit? Well Laura Kindle is the new #feministwestern who is as foul mouthed and smart and tough as Claire Frazier (and stubborn as Ma...
  • Tami
    This is the third book in Melissa Lenhardt’s Sawbones trilogy and in my opinion, it was the best! After leaving readers of Blood Oath with a cliffhanger, Lenhardt completes the saga with another exciting tale of adventures for Catherine Bennett.With her husband Kindle in a military prison, Catherine ends up traveling across the west with a former hooker, ending up in Cheyenne Wyoming where she gets a bit of a reprieve from being on the run. Whi...
  • Kathy
    Laura is once again separated from William and has been kidnapped by Rosemond. William is on trial for desertion and Laura has no money and no place to go. Rosemond claims that William asked her to look after Laura and to keep her safe. When the trunk full of their belongings is left on a train and Laura wakes from a drug-induced stupor, she has a hard time believing anything she is told. Is the whore Rosemund her friend or foe and does William h...
  • Karen Turner
    I really enjoyed the book. But I do need to read the first two.
  • SuperWendy
    So I tore through this final book of the trilogy while traveling and now I'm having trouble recalling specifics. I liked it, but the first book was definitely the strongest for me. Laura and William are separated due to circumstances in the previous book and the book opens with her drugged out of her mind and at the mercy of the whore Rosamunde - who might be a friend or might be a foe. It's hard to tell, really. Anyway, they end up in Wyoming wh...
  • Ginny Lurcock
    I grabbed this in one of my "request all the books" binges and as a result, I got to "Outlander meets wild west" without reading any further. If I had, I would have realized that this was book three in a series. That it was bound to be offensive. In other words, I would not have bothered.But I did, so I also got to learn it was historically inaccurate... something the author could have learned with minimal research. In the acknowledgments (becaus...
  • Deborah Carter
    This was a tough book to read. It is complex and gritty. There is bloodshed, drug addiction, prostitution, murder, cheating, abuse, loss, lies, and love in many forms. This is not a sweet old western romance. I understand why the author labored over this series. The hero, William, is not the typical hero, he is rescued and does a little rescuing. The heroine, Charlotte/ Laura, is not your typical heroine. She is determined, faithful, caring, has ...
  • Peastatgeria
    I loved this entire trilogy. I love everything about these series of books. Everything that happened in this book was so real to me. The mood was set so well that I felt that I was really there watching all the terrible things that Catherine had to endure. I LOVED Catherine. She was so strong and fierce. . Melissa Lenhardt is my new favorite author. She is an amazing writer and a wonderful storyteller.I can not wait until her next novel comes out...
  • Lori
    It's a bit draggy, and it's pretty unbelievable that SO MANY bad things would happen to one person over the course of a year. It's also unlikely that, in those times, so many common people would recognize a person from a totally outdated WANTED poster, after all the horrific happenings had taken their toll on her appearance.
  • Michelle Lancaster
    WESTERN/HISTORICAL THRILLERMelissa LenhardtBadlandsRedhookPaperback, 978-0-3165-0537-6, (also available as an e-book, an audiobook, and on Audible), 416 pgs., $15.99June 27, 2017 SPOILER ALERT: Badlands is the third book in a trilogy. Proceed at your own risk.Laura Kindle (previously Laura Elliston, originally Dr. Catherine Bennett) is on the run again from the law, Pinkertons, and bounty hunters, after the arrest of her husband, William Kindle. ...
  • Eva
    the third and final book of the sawbones trilogy brings laura and kindle's story to a close. these two are the ultimate survivors. it's like they literally reach the depths of hell and crawl their way some point, you think, what else could possibly go wrong for them? and somehow lenhardt finds ways to surprise you on how badly things go sideways. but then as we barrel toward the conclusion of the saga, things start to come full circle. i'...
  • Nina DuBois
    The moment I have been waiting for since I picked up Sawbones and OMG was it a rollercoaster of nerves and apprehension.Really this book was all about the ending for me. It concluded in the best way possible. I felt satisfied with the ending and the future for my favorite characters. Laura has gone through a lot, but this book was about what kind of life she wanted to have for herself. Katherine Bennett is long gone and Laura struggles to figure ...
  • Belle Whittington
    Pop over to my blog Books and Broomsticks to ENTER TO WIN a copy of this book:https://booksandbroomsticks.blogspot....As many of you know, westerns aren’t my usual reading fare. It’s true that I enjoy a wide range of genres, but I’ve never counted westerns as part of my preferred reading. How wrong I’ve been.This book is the third book in a series. I have not read the first two books, Sawbones and Blood Oath, but that didn’t keep me fro...
  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    The end of a trilogy that comes full circle for Catherine/Laura/Helen (the woman with many names).When I first started reading this series, the grittiness and gore took me by surprise. While we know that the late 1800's in the west was not a tame period or place to be, I was a bit surprised by how detailed the books were in describing the raids on and by the indians, the whore houses and just people in general. I have heard that some compare this...
  • Ruthie Jones
    Oh how I didn't want this trilogy to end, but end it must. Badlands packs a powerful punch from the first page all the way to the last. As with the first two books, the ride in Badlands is fast paced, mesmerizing, rough and gritty, and oh so exciting. I absolutely love Lenhardt's ability to develop characters who are perfectly flawed in every way. I was right up there with Laura/Helen in her love-hate relationship with Rosamond. Seriously, even t...
  • Inach
    It was difficult for me to review only one book, so this is about the whole series. It is definitely not easy to read. I was warned that these books are gritty but I still expected it to be like Ellen O'Connell's books, full of drama, high stakes and amazing characters that are complicated but easy to like. This was definitely something else. These books were sometimes too much for me, even though after the beginning I expected poor Laura, Willi...
  • Vishaka Rajan
    This was a really good conclusion to an interesting series. In this concluding novel, the story was focused almost entirely on Laura, which I really enjoyed. Kindle, while always present, took a backseat in this story and it actually worked for the better. This novel had 2 female protagonists (including Laura) and I really liked reading about how they fought and worked with each other throughout the course of the story. Again, the author did a gr...
  • Maranda
    Fans of the Wild West, the Open Range, and reading about women who fight to survive will love this pioneer telling by Melissa Lenhardt. Could not put this down because I had to know what was going to happen to Laura Elliston. The "Blood Oath" the previous installment ended with Kindle and Laura's separation. Laura's journey takes her to Wyoming where she struggles to evade the law, mend a broken heart and fight for her dreams. The conclusion will...
  • Cat Jones
    Thank you, NetGalley and Hatchett Book Group for the free e-copy of Badlands by Melissa Lenhardt in exchange for my honest-to-goodness review of the third and final installment of the Sawbones saga.Format: ebookTissue warning: possibly a few timesHEA: series, completeTriggers: violence, death, medical procedures, same-sex scenesNarrative: first person (following Helen/Laura/Catherine) My reviewer rating: 4 out of 5Recommend read: absolutely, if y...
  • Sheila
    The third book in the Sawbones trilogy. Dr. Catherine Bennett, now Laura Kindle/Graham is still on the run. Rosamond has kidnapped her and is headed for Cheyenne to start a new life. She tells Laura, Kindle asked her to help Laura escape but Laura is suspicious. Wherever they go, someone recognizes Laura and is aware of the $1000 reward for her capture. When Laura is blackmailed to work with a country doctor whose skills are rudimentary, she fina...
  • Darcy
    It seems like this series is done, if so I'm happy with where Laura and Kindle have ended. They have been through so much through out the series, usually bad things, even this book kept them apart for most of it and Laura finding herself in one bad situation after another. It sucks that those closest to them betrayed them. I was glad that both Laura and Kindle took a chance at the end, one where they could finally clear Catherine so that Laura co...
  • Melissa
    Finally got to finish the series, read the book in record time, I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened to Laura and Kindle. As always this ride swerved all kinds of ways, some I didn't see coming and others I felt were obvious early on. A few parts made me a bit uncomfortable, which appears to be the author's M.O. Because of that I would be very careful who I recommend this series to.
  • Michelle
    I finally finished the last book in the Sawbones series by Melissa Lenhardt. This last book was really hard to put down. The whole series made me feel like i was there! I can't wait to read more books by this author 1