Book Review, Book Tour, Historical

Book Review – a Cowboy For Keeps

A Cowboy For Keeps

by Jody Hedlund

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

This is a western type of historical fiction novel. And it begins as a mail-order bride story.

Does this sound like your typical plot or what?!

I’ll have to admit, it does start off a bit ho-hum…but then the story picks up and the things change. I’d like to say right off that I ended up liking the story even more than I thought I would when I first started reading.

Greta is a sweet heroine. New to the west, penniless, and not sure what to do. All she knows for sure is that she needs to care for her sweet little sister Astrid. When she gets a proposal of marriage from the handsome cowboy, Wyatt, she takes him up on his offer.

Surprisingly (or not) Wyatt and Greta find themselves falling in love….I don’t want to give too many spoilers here, because that would take away the fun of you actually reading the book. 🙂

It does fall along some expected lines…but there are also unexpected twists and turns, some very surprising things that add to it to make it a fun read.
If you enjoy Christian westerns, then you definitely will want to read this one!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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