I want to thank NetGalley and Goodreads for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
It’s A Christmas Thing is very good book. It has a little bit of everything; cute kid, cowboys, ex-wife, new girlfriend, dogs, kittens and it was at Christmas. It was even easy and fast to read. There is no deep thinking with this one.
The only thing that bothered me was the four year old daughter seemed to be closer to ten. However, it did not bother me enough to put it down.
A unique book about life as a cowboy by someone who lived it. It covers the time of roughly 1871-1889. Everything is here: trail drives, roundups, horse thieves, cattle rustlers, saloons and women. This is a book for anyone who’s a fan of the American West and the true cowboy era. Much different from the movies and fictionalized versions we’ve come to know as the Old West.
Texas Ranger Rory Yates has been banished to McAllen, Texas because he shot and killed someone in Waco. However, after catching a bad guy in McAllen, he’s back on the good list of law enforcement. Then he gets a call from his ex-wife in Rosebud, TX and he’s immediately on his way to her side. She’s terrified after receiving threatening calls. Unfortunately, while he makes the drive, she is been murdered. He’s been cautioned not to get involved with the investigation but what’s a Texas Ranger supposed to do?
Marianne Collingwood believes her troubles are over when she inherits a business. Now her life will change for the better. However, nothing is that easy. In order to claim the business she has to be married and she does not have a husband. So, she decides to marry the man she works with, Lance Burnside.
“The last woman he’d ever think of marrying would be Marianne Collingwood. Marianne acted more like a drill sergeant than a flesh and blood woman, and that was on her good days!
Maybe they didn’t like each other much. He didn’t want to marry her any more than she truly wanted to marry him, but she had that Wanted poster folded up in her reticule, so he figured she had him over a barrel.”
When his daughter sets out to find the men who killed her husband, a former Texas Ranger and territorial governor team up with a old friend and gunfighter to find her. This book will keep you up reading it as they go through the untamed towns of the west.
Elizabeth, a journalist, is sent to a small TV station when her marriage to an executive falls apart. Sherman, Wyoming turns out to have a few mysteries and some handsome men to help her solve the cases.
I finally finished my work and started on this book that I could not put down. Cowboys and tough guys are not supposed to make you cry but this one did. We first learned about Benjy in the first book of eight. The story of what happened to him was told in the 3rd when Caleb rescued his little brother. Our suspicions were confirmed in the 7th. In this book we see Benjy’s side of the story, all the shame, self doubts and misery. We also see how strong and good he is when Grace needs his help to rescue her son from the family that tormented him as a boy. She may have had to force him in the beginning but Benjy came through for her and her son. Most of you will cry. Others will come close to crying. The rest should check to see if you still have a heart. To say I like this book is an understatement. I highly recommend you read it. I recommend you read the entire series.