Saturday, December 19, 2009

Book Review: "Cowboy Christmas" by Mary Connealy


Product Description (from Amazon)
Get ready for a fun and suspenseful Christmastime romance. Trouble follows singer Annette Talbot to Wyoming—and rancher Elijah Walker finds himself directly in its path. Though still wounded by the betrayal of his ex-fiancĂ©e, Elijah finds himself attracted to the secretive singer. When it appears Annie is a threat to his mother’s life, Elijah must decide if Annie’s deep faith and love of God is genuine or if it’s all just a ruse. He decides to trust her—until he discovers she’s a wanted woman. As Christmas draws near, will Elijah respond to God’s gentle persuasion to find the truth before he loses Annie forever?

My overall feeling of the book:
This was a very good “Cowboy Christmas” book! It had everything I could want. A ranch, a cowboy and his mother, a girl-next-door, trusty cowpokes and villains. Oh, and some farm animals. This was a great Christmas read. I mean, really. Who doesn’t love a cowboy?

My Favorite Character:
My favorite character was “Ma”. She is feisty and not afraid to wield a metal “pipe”. She doesn’t take any sass and is a good judge of character as well as forgiving and a wonderful care giver.

My Favorite Scene:
My favorite scene was when Annette finally stands up for herself and uses her very own “pipe”. Even though I love a cowboy coming to the rescue, its even better when the heroine does her own rescuing. Hear me roar!!

It Would Have Been Better If:
There were times through the book that I just wanted to smack Annette. The good thing though was that I wasn’t the only one who thought that way. Even the hero, Elijah, wanted to take her over his knee a couple times.

Who Would I Recommend This Book To?:
Anyone who loves good, western, historical, Christian fiction and Christmas stories. If you are a singer of any kind, you will also like this story.

Rating:
9/10. Fantastic. I couldn’t put it down.

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