Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Wyoming Cowboy by Rebecca Winters
The Wyoming Cowboy was enchanting. The kids were so loveable. It was also a clean read.
Three soldiers who were in the Pulmonary Unit of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland got together and made a plan to help other families whose fathers never cane home.
They would start a dude ranch on Carson's ranch and invite one family at a time, pay all expenses and give the family good memories.
They felt a little guilty that they survived and can't serve out their time anymore.(The idea of them feeling guilty about not dying makes me feel so bad. They are heroes that are making a difference. Thank you whoever you are and wherever you serve!)
They decide to start small with one family at a time. Carson served in the same unit as Tracy Baretta husband. Tracy and her six year old son Johnny are the first family to come.
Carson met them at airport personally and gave Johnny a picture of his dad and unit for Johnny to have. Johnny had become quiet and sad after his dad died. Carson then took him to buy hat and cowboy boots like his.
Carson and his friends were not just inviting families but were trying to give them personal attention and good memories.
I really like the characters in this book. Johnny is so cute and got excited about the horses and other things he saw on the ranch. It was making a difference in his life.
Tracy was having a hard time being attracted to Carson and afraid when they left her son will be hurt again. Plus she was not looking for anyone after her husband died last year.
Carson and his two friends have bad cough that is improving since they got home but still had problems breathing. Could not be around smoke or fires without making it worse. Seeing how they still suffer made me realize that their are a lot of soldiers that have come home with this condition and others. I bet those living in my state during winter are suffering bad from the pollution and gunk.
I really want to come back and read the next two books in the series. At least I hope Carson's other partners will have a story too.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review by Netgalley.
Publisher: Harlequin American Romance (May 1, 2013) 224 pages
Book Description below taken off of Amazon.com
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
A Cowboy Who Cares
Former marine Carson Lundgren's Wyoming ranch is a place where families of fallen war heroes can find joy and healing. The wounded vet is eager to give back, while rebuilding his own life. The last thing he expected is to fall for his first guest and her young son.
Widow Tracy Baretta and six-year-old Johnny have been struggling since losing their husband and father. When they meet Carson, his strength, patience and generosity-along with how great he looks on a horse-leads little Johnny to call him "king of the cowboys." They've fallen in love with the place...and maybe with the man himself.
But is Tracy just looking for a surrogate father? Or could this incredible cowboy really be the one who'll make her and her son believe in love again?