So far, three reviews of Leaden Skies have emerged, all written by early readers of the ARC version of the book. LJ Roberts was first out the gate with a review, now posted on Goodreads, closely followed by Diane (both can be viewed here). C.K. Crigger also posted a review on her blog.
I love hearing from readers on what worked and what didn't. I always take the "this didn't work for me" comments under advisement. And, if I see a "pattern" of comments regarding something in particular, I tuck that into my thinking for the future.
Now, in the time-honored tradition of picking out "favorite bits" from reviews to broadcast:
... Parker’s wonderful characters and excellent dialogue enhance the qualities of this book. What really sets it apart, however, is that indefinable voice which makes a particular author such a pleasure to read...I highly recommend starting at the beginning of this wonderful series. —LJ Roberts
This book is the 3rd in a series of historical myteries set in Leadville's boom days. I enjoyed this one (as well as the prior two) and think that Parker does a very good job of transporting the reader back in time.—Diane
...Filled with history, action, and emotional realism, it’s a story that will leave you feeling you’ve made contact with the folks who live in Leadville. There’s never a dull moment; somebody is always trying to take advantage of someone else. Some folks are moral, some not. All are interesting. And the book ends with a darn good cliffhanger, making sure to leave you wanting more. —C.K. Crigger