Friday, January 29, 2021

"A Cowboy for Keeps" by Jody Hedlund -- Book Review

About the Book 

Greta Nilsson's trip west to save her ailing little sister, Astrid, could not have gone more wrong. First, bandits hold up her stagecoach, stealing all her money. Then, upon arriving in Fairplay, Colorado, she learns the man she was betrothed to as a mail-order bride has died. Homeless, penniless, and jobless, Greta and her sister are worse off than when they started.

Wyatt McQuaid is struggling to get his new ranch up and running and is in town to purchase cattle when the mayor proposes the most unlikely of bargains. He'll invest in a herd of cattle for Wyatt's ranch if Wyatt agrees to help the town become more respectable by marrying and starting a family. And the mayor, who has promised to try to help Greta, has just the candidate in mind for Wyatt to marry.

My Thoughts

"A Cowboy for Keeps" is the first book in the Colorado Cowboys series. I found the book to be well written and easy to read. The characters' insecurities and fears were realistic and well done. Normally I like when books include children, but Astrid annoyed me more times than not. There is a sprinkling of biblical faith elements through the story and the characters grow. They don't do more than kiss, but they did get a little passionate, so I wouldn't recommend the book to young teens. There were some twists to the story along the way that kept things interesting. I look forward to reading more books in the series.

About the Author 

Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

"A Cowboy for Keeps" is available in paperback:

  • Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (January 5, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0764236393
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0764236396
  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.88 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:

  • ASIN : B08CJB95HZ
  • Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (January 5, 2021)
  • Publication date : January 5, 2021
  • Language : English
  • File size : 9179 KB
  • Print length : 333 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0764238191

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

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