Tuesday, August 22, 2023

CONVINCING THE COWGIRL by Jody Hedlund, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

Fun and romance in the old West.

One of my favorite tropes is a marriage of convenience but this one has a little twist of a mistaken bride. Also, Evangeline, the four-year-old daughter of the hero is a ray of sunshine who gets into lots of mischief. I love that Patience is a creative soul who crafts and paints to bring joy into an otherwise desolate western ranch. Patience is trying to shed her rigid Quaker upbringing while still wanting to please God. The hero, Spencer, needs to convince Patience that he really wants her to be his wife and he may need a little convincing himself. Spencer is a worthy man who is hardworking and loves his daughter but sometimes cannot control her. There is an added element of intrigue when a long lost cousin arrives. Miss Hedlund spices up the romance of these two married people with just the right touch.

This may be my favorite the Colorado Cowgirls. We will see after the next book!
*I received a complimentary ebook copy from the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and an underlying faith thread

BackCover Blurb:
When unexpected visitors arrive at the Courtney Boardinghouse and claim the place belongs to them, Patience Courtney finds herself homeless and penniless. Having failed at so many things already in life, Patience is determined to find a way to survive and thrive.

When wealthy rancher, Spencer Wolcott, proposes a marriage of convenience, Patience accepts the arrangement. In exchange for a new home, she agrees to become the mother to Spencer’s precocious little girl so that he can manage his prosperous ranch.

As Patience falls in love with her new family, she learns Spencer has no intention of giving his heart away to any woman. With growing threats to the ranch, Spencer must decide what is truly important and whether he’ll allow himself to love again before it’s too late.

Marriage of convenience
Single father
Grieving widower
Homeless/penniless bride
Precocious child
Opposites attract

Book #3 in the Colorado Cowgirls Series 

Northern Lights Press, August, 2023
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