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#BookReview- Brazos Wind by @JanSikes3 #Western

War-torn drifter, Jack McClean is left with nothing but bad memories, scars, and a restless soul. When he stumbles upon a burning homestead, and an unconscious woman, beside the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, he stops to render aid. Grieving widow, Savannah Logan, sees no reason to live, and only wants to join her husband and children in their graves. But, Jack refuses to let her die. In saving her, he might somehow find redemption for himself and hope for a new tomorrow. Is it possible that both Jack and Savannah can find a new destiny in the changeable flow of the Brazos wind?


Jan Sikes is an award-winning Texas author who has been called a wordsmith by her peers. She openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fiction creation. You simply can’t make this stuff up. It all happened. She chose to create fictitious characters to tell the story through, and they bring the intricately woven tale to life in an entertaining way. She released a series of music CDs to accompany the four biographical fiction books and then published a book of poetry and art to complete the story circle.

And now that the story is told, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published many short stories with a series of novels waiting in the wings. She is a member of Authors Marketing Guild, The Writer’s League of Texas, the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC), the RAVE WRITER’S INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHOR (RWISA), sits on the RWISA Executive Council and hosts a monthly RAVE WAVES blog talk radio show, ASPIRE TO INSPIRE.

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My Review of Brazos Wind by Jan Sikes

Two damaged souls come together to mend their wounded spirits.

Jack McClean has seen the worst of humanity during the war and just wants to find a quiet place to finish out his life. When he comes across an unconscious woman next to a burned out home, Jack is given the opportunity to change his path.

Savannah Logan lost her faith in God with the deaths of her husband and two children. She’s living-barely- day-to-day when a fire destroys the one thing she has left- her home. Now she just wants to curl up and wait to die, but an aimless drifter arrives on her doorstep and gives her the will to live.

This short story has all the feel-goods of a much longer novel. I quickly became invested in Jack and Savannah and their journey. Hopefully, there will be more about these two in an upcoming book!

Second chances can be right around the corner- don’t give up.

45 comments on “#BookReview- Brazos Wind by @JanSikes3 #Western

  1. I’ve heard a lot about this book, and after your review, I really must around to reading it. This and other books of Jan’s have been on my TBR for a little while now, lols. Jan delivers a good short story for sure. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Jacquie 🙂

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  2. I feel for Savannah. Probably because I feel like I can relate on a similar level. Sounds like a compelling story. Wishing Jan the best. Thanks for the thoughtful review.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano

    Congratulations, Jan! Thank you, Jacquie, for sharing your wonderful review. I’m looking forward to the read.

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  4. Sounds great. Congrats, Jan. Thanks for sharing the review, Jacquie. Adding to my TBR list.

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  5. I enjoyed that review; the story appeals to me and I will look it up. I always have a soft spot for westerns, having grown up with Zane Grey!

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  6. I enjoyed this story too, Jacquie. It was a short read, but so heartwarming. Congratulations to Jan!

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  7. Wonderful review, Jacquie – my dad (a big western fan) also enjoyed this book. Congrats to Jan!

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  8. Jan Sykes has a beautiful voice. I suspect this story will be wonderful.

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  9. Hi, Jacquie! Thank you SO much for this wonderful review of Brazos Wind! I am thrilled that you enjoyed the characters. Who knows. They may just show up again. 🙂 Thank you for your support!

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author

    Great review! I agree this could easily be book;)

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  11. Excellent review, Jacquie. Congratulations, Jan.

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  12. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    That’s incredible when in such a short novel you can pack so much Jacquie!

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  13. Fantastic review Jacquie and congratulations Jan.. will share anon… hugs♥

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  14. This book is definitely on my list. 🙂 It sounds intriguing and what a compliment that you’re already waiting for book two. 🙂 Great review, Jacquie. ❤

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  15. Thank you for stopping by, Diana! And thank you so much for your kind words, Jacquie!


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