Friday, June 27, 2008

Review of Along Came a Cowboy by Christine Lynxwiler

Just enough to wet your whistle:
At seventeen, Rachel's illusions about romance were trampled by a rogue cowboy. In fifteen years since, she's steered clear of spurs and Stetsons-until she finds herself roped into chairing the Shady Grove Centennial Rodeo Committee. How will she handle working so closely with the one man in town she most wants to avoid? Ex-Rodeo star Jack Westwood never forgot his unrequited teenage fascination for Rachel Donovan, but now that hes' back in town, he barely recognized the woman she's become. Jack can't help but wonder...Is the feisty cowgirl he remembers still there beneath the shuttered exterior? When secrets from long ago comes knocking, Rachel fights to maintain her sterling reputation. But can the woman who has devoted her life to healing others allow God to mend her own hurts? Will she seize the opportunity to reconcile with her past and open her heart to love again?

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Along Came a Cowboy: The Pinky Promise Sisterhood, Book 2 (Truly Yours Romance Club #22)

What is not to love in about a story involving cowboys, romance, forgiveness and friendship? This is the first of Christine's novels I have read and it is always a little scary to pick up a new author and it is wonderful to be rewarded with a great new author. I enjoyed this novel and even though it is the second in the Pinky Promise series it stands alone rather nicely but I look forward to reading the others in the series. The novel deals with forgiveness of yourself and others. So often we make poor decisions in our youth and then have to deal with the consequence for the rest of our lives. This is the situation that Rachel finds herself in. She struggles to accept her forgiveness and deal with the secrets that have surrounded her life. If you are looking for a novel that is fun and insightful this is a great choice.

If you would like to win a copy of this book please leave a comment and answer this weeks question but be sure to disguise your addy so the webspiders don't capture it. You can use the format of yourname[at]address[dot]com. What would you like most to do? I really want to jump out of an airplane for my fortieth birthday. I have a five years to work myself up to actually doing it though.


Carole said...

Nothing dramatic like jumping out of an airplane for me, Donna! I have some friends who have done that and loved it, though. If that's your desire, I hope you achieve it.

My daughter is moving to Germany to lead a campus ministry, so my heart's desire is to visit her at least once during her time over there.

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book, Donna.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Pamela J said...

I would most like to get my house in order with no piles around and have all my chairs available to sit on at the same time.

Usually when someone asks the question what would you most like to do, they think of travel. I don't travel but I seem to be gone from the actual house more than I'm here so I'd like to just have the house straight for when I do 'land' at my stopping off spot to eat and sleep.

I've had one room or another completely done but not all of them at once.

Thanks for entering me in your contest, I think when the house gets done, I'd love to have this book to read with my conscience clear. (I may not wait to read it though, if I win)

cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Jo said...

I would love to get my house in order with no piles and no clutter. That is my number 1 goal right now with our upcoming move to not take all the clutter with us.


Krista said...

You crazy woman! Even I don't want to jump out of an airplane! I would love to be able to travel the various places I have never been.

Love ya girl!! Miss ya bunches!!

kristaporter89 at yahoo dot com

Theresa N. said...

The book sounds wonderful. What I'd really like to do is finish our house, we've been remodeling/restoring for 6 years now. I'd like to been finished with it so my husband doesn't have to spend all his free time working on it.
Theresa N

Cherie J said...

I would love to go on a cruise with my hubby. Maybe for our 10th anniversary which is only two years down the road.