Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Cowboy at Heart

Authors: Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
April 2013
ISBN: 978-0736953412
Genre: Amish / historical

A Cowboy at Heart, an engaging Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves a clever and romantic tale of new starts and second chances.

1886--Jesse Montgomery is beginning to feel restless. Though he's grateful to his friends Colin and Emma for helping him get on his feet again after a few bad choices and some hard living, surely the Lord doesn't want him to stay in Apple Grove forever. Doesn't the Almighty have plans for this reformed rowdy cowboy to build a life of his own?

When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Lovely Katie Miller, the young healer in the district, attends to him while trying to guard her heart. This sweet Amish widow cannot risk falling in love with an Englisch cowboy, charming though he may be. And yet--she believes God has a life for her too that is more than what she can presently see. Could there be a future with Jesse only He could bring about?

A COWBOY AT HEART is book three in The Amish of Apple Grove series. Readers will want to read the first two books The Heart’s Frontier and A Plain and Simple Heart as the books don’t completely stand alone. Jesse is in all three of the books.

I enjoyed getting to know Jesse and Katie in this story, and getting to know Jonas better as well. It was interesting and thought-provoking what he and Jesse went through with the land issues.

If you like historical fiction and Amish fiction and western fiction, you’ll want to read A COWBOY AT HEART. This book—and  the whole series—was great. $13.99. 304 pages. 5 stars. 

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