19 March 2019

The Gate to Eden | Audiobook Review + Giveaway


Expert crackshot Maddie Campbell will do whatever it takes to survive in this female Robin-Hood-of-the-Old-West storyincluding evading bounty-hunter-for-hire Scott McSween who's intent on bringing her in.

Not your ordinary thief, widow and mother Maddie Campbell likes to think her wealthy victims are merely "donating" to herself and the hundreds of other widows and children left abandoned by the mining company after a devastating accident took the lives of their menfolk. Maddie's secret excursions are quite successful...until ruggedly handsome former lawman Scott McSween arrives in Eden to investigate the recent string of crimes. 

Despite her efforts to throw him off track, they can't resist each other. He knows she's somehow involved and is determined to draw out all her secrets in the most exquisite wayswith soft caresses and passionate kisses. But when finally confronted with the truththat Maddie is actually the thief he's been hired to hunt down and bring inwill Scott choose the woman he loves or his duty to the law?

(Audiobook) Release Date: January 12, 2019


Take a trip to the Old West with Cathy McDavid’s new audiobook The Gate to Eden. With a female Robin-Hood-like character falling for the man trying to put her behind bars, it’s a story full of drama, danger, and excitement.

After a mining accident leaves her family, friends, and community destitute, Maddie Campbell helps in the only way she can—leading a group of women to thieve, rob, and steal from the wealthy. The crimes catch attention, and former lawman Scott McSween arrives in town to investigate. Of course, complications ensue as Maddie and Scott get to know one another—could the pair, being on opposite sides of the law, possibly get to a happily ever after?

Now, there are plenty of parts of The Gate to Eden I enjoyed, but I didn’t quite believe the romance. The love is a little too instant for my tastes, and given the opposing roles Maddie and Scott play, I would have liked to see more depth, beyond their attraction. Add in some obvious repetition, and it just wasn’t my favorite.

Still, The Gate to Eden is a fun story, and the audiobook is well done. If the story has piqued your interest, it could be worth checking out—it has received plenty of reviews more raving than mine. (Plus, my library has the audiobook available on hoopla, so why not give it a try?)


Thanks to Prism Book Tours, I received a complimentary copy of The Gate to Eden and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


As a sophomore in high school, NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.


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  1. I love Christmas and cowboys so I can't wait to read this book. Love this cover.

  2. I love a western and a cute, hot cowboy. Cowboy's are my favorites. (Audrey Stewart)