I was thrilled to get to read Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy and she certainly does not disappoint! Because I have been so blessed by blog giveaways, I wanted to give back and so I am giving away a copy of Cowboy Christmas to a lucky commenter. If you would like a chance at winning, please leave your email address and your name will be added to the draw! Be sure to leave your email like this, to avoid spammers. sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com
From the back cover of Cowboy Christmas:
Singer Annette Talbot used her voice to spread the gospel with a traveling missionary troupe. When the Latrells take over and want Annie to dress provocatively and give up singing her beloved hymns, Annie flees to Ranger Bluff, Wyoming, dreaming of reuniting with her father for Christmas. But trouble chases her--right off the edge of a cliff!
Elijah Walker's heart turned as cold and barren as the high plains in December after his ex-fiancee betrayed him and caused his father's death. But when he rescues Annie out of a freezing river, Walker's instincts tell him he must help a stranger in need.
With her hermit father retreating to the high country and the Latrells intent on kidnapping her to make money off her singing, Annie may have no way out.
Has Annie hidden the truth about wanted posters bearing her face too long for anyone to believer her now? Can Elijah overcome the painful past and learn to love again? Will there ever be peace in their hearts in time for Christmas?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! From the very beginning, I was drawn to Annie and her predicament, rooting for her and loving her sass. And Elijah...sigh...what's not to love in a brooding cowboy, betrayed by a woman, and fighting his attraction for the new woman in town. Mary does such a good job with developing conflict between the hero and heroine. The conflict, mixed with the growing attraction for one another, make for a great romance.
I thought the villain was very...villainous. He becomes a predator, hunting down Annie, and the suspense of when he would make his appearance kept me turning the pages. Don't you love a great villain?
Mary Connealy is excellent at hooking you in and keeping you turning page after page. She creates believable and heart-warming characters and weaves humor into the dialogue, making it snappy and fun. You will love this book!
Remember to leave your email in the comments for a chance at winning a copy of Cowboy Christmas! The drawing will be held Saturday, October 26.