Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Trouble with Cowboys - A Big Sky Romance #3 by Denise Hunter - Litfuse Tour & Giveaway

About the Book: 

Only one pair of boots—and the cowboy wearing them—can get Annie out of the mess she’s in.

Annie Wilkerson is Moose Creek’s premiere horse trainer and equine columnist for Montana Living. Money is tight as she tries to put her kid-sister through college and provide for her young nephew. When Annie’s column is cancelled, she’s given first shot at a new lovelorn column—and she can’t afford to turn it down. Only problem is . . . Annie’s never been in love.

Always resourceful, she reluctantly strikes a deal with the town’s smooth-talking ladies’ man Dylan Taylor: She’ll work with his ailing horse, Braveheart, if he’ll help her answer the reader letters.

Working closely with Dylan is harder than Annie imagined, and she quickly realizes she may have misjudged him. But her unwavering conviction that cowboys are nothing but trouble has kept her heart safe for years. And she can’t risk getting hurt now.
The more Annie tries to control things, the more they fall apart. Her feelings are spinning out of control, and her sister’s antics are making life increasingly more difficult. Annie knows she needs to turn the reins over to God, but surrender has never come easily.

When Dylan reveals his feelings for her, Annie doesn't know what to trust—her head or her heart. The trouble with this cowboy is that he might just be exactly what she needs.

Published by Thomas Nelson
Published date: October 2, 2012 

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Meet Denise: 

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

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Blog Tour Schedule here

Denise Hunter’s “The Trouble with Cowboys”
Facebook Party & Kindle Fire Giveaway

To celebrate the release of The Trouble with Cowboys Denise is hosting a fun Author Chat Party on Facebook. She'll connect with readers and give away some amazing prizes - including a Kindle Fire! 
Save the Date for October 11th!

Grab your copy of Denise Hunter’s latest book and join her for an Author Chat Party on October 11th at 8:00 PM EST (that’s 7:00 Central, 6:00 MST, & 5:00 PST)! Haven’t read The Trouble with Cowboys yet? That’s okay, don’t let that stop you from coming to the party!
(You may win a copy!)

During the evening she’ll be sharing the story behind the book, posting discussion questions, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of chatting and fun giveaways – books, gift certificates and – a Kindle Fire! She’ll also be giving you a sneak peek of her next book too!

RSVP today and then come back on the 11th … and bring your friends!

My Thoughts

Annie Wilkerson is head of her household but she is single, she hovers over her sister Sierra and her nephew Ryder like a mother hen.  Yes she is always pecking at Sierra for not taking responsibility for herself and her five year old son Ryder.  Sierra only has one more semester of college and Annie is determined that her sister finish college and get her degree.  As things stand now Sierra can't seem to keep a job so it is on Annie's shoulders to support her sister and nephew.  Annie worries that Sierra is too much like their mother chasing after cowboys. In her opinion the trouble with cowboys is they are not responsible or faithful and she wants nothing to do with them.  Her father was one of those cowboys and he walked out on them when they were little.

Annie is a very well sought after horse trainer specializing in abused horses or horses with some kind of disability.  Against her better judgement she took on a job of working with a horse that was going blind and the horse was having a difficult time adjusting to the loss of sight.  The only problem is she can't stand Dylan Taylor the owner of the horse, Dylan is the apedemy of the cowboys she tries so hard to avoid.  He is handsome smooth flirtatious and no doubt a Casanova.  But they might be able to work something out.  Since her grandfather passed away she has taken over as a column writer for a small newspaper he was writing for about horse.  Now the newspaper wants her to switch her subject to the love-forlorn. She would no longer be writing about horses plus she knows nothing about the love-forlorn but Dylan most definitely does.  So they have agreed he would help her with her column and she would take on the training of his horse Braveheart.

But has she misjudged Dylan? Was seeing him like the character Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.   He seemed to be caring and had some pretty good advice.  He was also very keen and sympathetic to her moods when she would have a falling out with her sister over something which was more often than not.

The problem of judging people and there situation is a common mistake we all make at one time or another. This book was a great of example of the verse Luke 6:37-38 which the author quotes several times throughout the book.

Luke 6:37
37 "Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven: 38Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete with it shall be measured to you again. "

The author stated she wrote the book thinking of her son as he was attending college and the trials and tribulations thereof.  Even though all of the major characters attended church, read the bible and prayed to God, they failed to let go and let God.    I found the book real to life, inspiring and romantic.  Leaving me with feeling happy and content with the ending not just this book but the series.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing/Litfuse Group for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.

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