Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Winning Over the Wrangler by Linda Ford
A Cowboy without a Name
The only thing Brand Duggan's outlaw kin ever gave him was an undeserved reputation. Once he's through breaking horses, he'll leave Eden Valley. Staying means risk—and heartache. And he has no business falling for a refined English miss like Sybil Bannerman.
The rugged cowboy who rescues her from a stampede is just the kind of man Sybil Bannerman's editor wants her to write about. Yet she has no idea how big a secret Brand Duggan carries, until her life is threatened. Despite the evidence against him, Sybil can't walk away—for the man who lassoed her heart is the one she'll love forever….
Cowboys of Eden Valley: Forging a future in Canada's west country
My Review: Winning over the Wrangler
I have enjoyed reading the Cowboys of Eden Valley. Sad to say it has been hit and miss on some to the books, but would like to read the whole series. It is a glance at taming Canada's wild west.
The plot is simple with lots of layers to it. Sybil Bannerman came over from England with a few friends to stay at a ranch. She is watching a horse being broke when accident happens and she stays right in the way of horses. Brand is on a horse and he saves her. Everybody is grateful she was not hurt.
Sybil starts taking dinner to Brand where he is camped alone with his dog. He plans to tame the horses than leave. He is always on the run. Sybil writes articles and she thinks Brand would make a great article. No one knows his last name and where he is from. Sybil also makes friends with his dog. No one has done that. They start talking about God and belief in him.
Their is plenty of drama, danger, forgiveness and accept that God will be their for anyone. Some scriptures and prayer is a natural part of the story.
The setting is the make believe Eden Valley CANADA 1882's On a big ranch.
The characters are believable. I like them. Brand wants to stay but he knows the longer he stays the more danger he is putting everyone. He tames horses than moves on before he is found.
Sybil wants to be safe but she risked a lot to come to Canada west from England. Her parents are dead. She wants to be a writer under her own name.
This is a clean read. I would love to visit Eden Valley again especially in a book.
I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin.
publication: March 4th 2014 by Harlequin Love Inspired 288 pages ISBN 9780373282548