Thursday, February 27, 2014


Title: The Cowboy’s Reunited Family
Author: Brenda Minton
Publisher: Love Inspired (January 21, 2014)
Pages: 224
I’m a huge fan of BRENDA MINTON. Can’t get enough of those darn cowboys. The Cooper Creek series has been especially fun.           THE COWBOY’S REUNITED FAMILY, was no exception. What a great storyline, a first for me. Very unique, and not an easy topic to pull off, but pull it off MS MINTON did.

Blake Cooper held out little hope of ever seeing his child, again. Until an unidentified car pulls up to the ranch. His brother told him he might need to take a deep breath. Heck, he may just need his heart restarted.

Jana Cooper is hesitant to face the man she walked out on over a decade ago, and with good reason. But it’s no longer about her. She’d do anything for her daughter. Even face the man she feared could take away what matter most to her.  

THE COWBOY’S REUNITED FAMILY has a few different subject matters it addresses. Topics I haven’t read in prior books. MS MINTON’S writing isn’t in question, one of the best. The ending was amazing, with some of the best lines ever! So cute. So clever. Can’t wait to experience the next Cooper Creek journey.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Title: Her Unexpected Cowboy
Author: Debra Clopton
Publisher: Love Inspired (December 17, 2013)
Pages: 224

 What can I say? I’m a HUGE DEBRA CLOPTON fan. When I spot one of her books, I don’t hesitate to get it. Actually the opposite. I’m constantly on the lookout for the next.

Rowdy McDermott lives up to his name, but no more. No, he’s a changed man. The last woman he hooked up with shocked him into realizing he didn’t like the man he’d become.

Lucy Calvert moved into her uncle’s place, hoping to live a secluded life - for the most part. One that didn’t involve men. The last thing she expected was to fall into the arms of a handsome cowboy from the ranch next door. Literally!

 I could read the beginning pages of HER UNEXPECTED COWBOY by DEBRA CLOPTON, over and over, again. It’s that good. As soon as I began to read, I knew I was done for. It wouldn’t be long before I found myself reading the last page. MS CLOPTON’S books have that affect on me.

I could go on and on about her incredible writing. Her ability to deliver an amazing story, with three-dimensional characters. How her books always capture my attention to the point, it makes it nearly impossible to rip myself away from them. How all the character are likeable. That I fall for the hero every time. But then I’d be just repeating myself from one review to the next. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Title: With Autumm’s Return: A Novel (Westward Winds)
Author: Amanda Cabot
Publisher: Revell (January 21, 2014)
Pages: 416

Wow, wow, and WOW! WITH AUTUMN’S RETURN is the third and final book in the Westward Winds series, and what a series it is. I can’t recall a single other author that I’ve read where each book I’ve read of theirs in a series has increased so greatly in how well it’s written.
The first book in the series, SUMMER OF PROMISE, caught my eye due to the location the story revolves around. Not long before discovering the book, I had gone to Hartville, Wyoming, and visited Ft Laramie. As I read the story, it wasn’t hard to imagine the location where it all took place, having been there. If I return one day, I will now do so with thoughts of AMANDA CABOT’S story.

With the second book in the series, WAITING FOR SPRING, I loved the characters, as well as the plot even more than the first. MS CABOT’S writing and storytelling had noticeably improved.
That brings us to WITH AUTUMN’S RETURN. Elizabeth Harding, the youngest of the three Harding girls, moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to open her own medical practice. Not an easy endeavor for a woman.

Jason Nordling is not a happy man, in spite of having just won a case. When he goes next door of his law practice to meet his new neighbor, it doesn’t sit well that the new doctor in town is a woman.
WITH AUTUMN’S RETURN started out with a bang. Wow, talk about a great beginning, with intense tension between two characters. But it didn’t stop there. No, the entire novel was remarkable with wonderful humor, great pace, interesting information, and superb writing. Before reading WITH AUTUMN’S RETURN, I had placed AMANDA CABOT on my favorite list of authors. She has now moved up on the list.
I was in awe of her writing, the lines she came up with, as well as how she delivered every word. The plot was refreshing, and intriguing.  Romance with a mystery, neither too much nor too little. WITH AUTUMN’S RETURN, there was not one story, but three. I loved how she so easily incorporated two other couples lives. So natural, not one of them any less engaging then the other.
If there was any questions that I’ll be looking for more books by AMANDA CABOT in the future, wonder no more. I will most definitely be keeping my eye out for new arrivals.

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