More Alward Cowboys: Crooked Valley Ranch

Several years ago I read (and loved) The Cowboy's Homecoming, third book in the Crooked Valley Ranch series. In my review, I praised both the story and the series. Now I've finally read the first two: The Cowboy's Christmas Gift, and The Cowboy's Valentine. The Cowboy's Christmas Gift has a slightly misleading title. Duke isn't …

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Snowstorm Seduction: Stranded with the Rancher

One of the challenges of romance is getting your couple together, and keeping them together until propinquity kicks in, in a short period of time. A favourite device for this is weather enforced isolation. I do this in my Romance One, where a rainstorm and bridge washout leave my couple stranded and alone. I was …

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Danger in a Small Town: Confessing to the Cowboy

Confessing to the Cowboy is a 2013 Harlequin Romantic Suspense by Carla Cassidy. Given the random nature of my romance book purchases, I'm surprised this is my third title from Cassidy. I've previously read Just Joe and Cowboy with a Cause - the latter from the same Cowboy Cafe series. That was number three, and …

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Stranded With the Rancher

Stranded With the Rancher (2014), by Janice Maynard, is the first of several books in the multi-author series Texas Cattleman's Club: After the Storm, which is part of the larger Texas Cattleman's Club series. There are advantages to single author and multi-author series, for both readers and writers, but sometimes they remind me of old …

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The Texan’s Baby

The Texan's Baby is a 2014 Harlequin American Romance by Donna Alward.  Like many romances, this is part of a series featuring the consecutive pairing up of siblings (Texas Rodeo Barons). I am getting a little weary of being introduced to single or recently married siblings, but in this case each book is written by …

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Salvation in the Rancher’s Arms

I've read and reviewed several cowboy romances, and have a grudging admiration for the genre. I'd rather read about cowboys than billionaires. I've also read and reviewed several historical romances, and they have a lot of appeal. The distancing of time is a great tool for suspending disbelief. Kelly Boyce's Salvation in the Rancher's Arms(2014) …

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The Cowboy’s Homecoming

The Cowboy's Homecoming, by Donna Alward, is a 2015 book. Yes, for a change I'm reviewing a current release. This a Harlequin American Romance, which means a small town or western setting, and relatively ordinary folks. It is a line I enjoy, and an author I have come to appreciate, so my expectations were high. …

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