Patty Smith Hall in A Cowboy of Her Own provided a tale of Maddie and Carter. Maddie envisioned herself being a cowboy without understanding the working of a ranch. Carter had struggles with providing proper training for his ten year old sister. Their work agreement brought more than they anticipated.
Josephine’s Dream by Cynthia Hickey brought Josie and Parker Owens together. She was surprised at the work a nanny/housekeeper was required to do in 24 hours while teaching four young children. Little Sadie was a sweetheart but her brothers were mischievous. A threat against their lives brought new awareness.
Marilyn Turk’s tale of Love’s Cookin’ at the Cowboy Café explored Sarah Beth inaccuracies to turn her inherited saloon into a café. Emery Wright, the banker, was amused by her determination but there was a threat when a bounty hunter appeared in Crinoline. I’m glad Turk had a lighthouse mentioned in her novella, since she’s known for her love of lighthouses in all her books.
Bea Mine by Kathleen Y’Barbo gave way to young Bea and Gilbert meeting through a march and a couple of words spoken years prior to their reconnection. Bea’s life was not what she anticipated but time and distance might bring peace. Gil faced a lot of turmoil and lacked confidence but discovering Bea gave way to reassurance.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from one of the authors. I was under no obligation to write a review but have expressed my own thoughts.