Thursday, August 27, 2015

Book Review: "A Cowboy for a Lifetime" by Suzanne D. Williams

Estelle Moore represents an investor.  She is sent to the Sanborns' ranch to see what would need to change in their management of the ranch in order for them to receive the funds.  She did not count on the reaction she would have to Neil Sanborn.

Neil Sanborn has not had the most moral of a lifestyle and he is trying to get his life straightened out.  His will to follow the moral road is tested when Estelle shows up at his house.

At the beginning of the book, it states: "Scenes in this story may contain graphic and/ or sexual situations not suitable for younger readers, but are framed by Christian morals and solutions." I was a little concerned as to what I may read in the book, but there were no sex scenes in the book.  It is mentioned at one point that Neil Sanborn had "been with" many women and he himself confirms there had been dozens of women, consisting of mostly one night stands. He has reformed his ways and struggles with not following his old patterns when he meets Estelle Moore.  Estelle has made a purity pact with her friend, but it doesn't seem to be due to a religious inclination, but just a moral decision.  This book was a little more "edgy" than I usually like to read, but it does show how staying pure isn't always easy to carry out.  I didn't understand why Estelle was acting weird at the beginning of the book.  I thought that she was going to steal the calendar at first. There is some mention of praying and going to church, but other than that, I didn't find the book to have a super strong religious content. I found Neil and Estelle to be realistic. The romance happened really quickly, but for a novella, that isn't unexpected.  There were a few spots that had missing words or letters, but on the whole, it was well written.  

"A Cowboy for a Lifetime" is available in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 750 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
  • Publication Date: July 26, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M61WMHA

and in paperback:
  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1500649511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1500649517
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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