Monday, January 4, 2010

Cowboy Christmas

Cowboy Christmas
by: Mary Connealy

This was my first read by Mary Connealy and I must agree with everything I've heard about her. She is a wonderful author with a terrific knack to hook you on the first page. I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. It had your typical western cowboy saving the girl in trouble, but not in the most typical scenarios. This is a wonderful story of God's forgiveness and finding that all of our strength comes in and through Him. I especially enjoyed the singing aspect of this book. I really enjoy singing myself and found myself singing the hymn parts that were written out.

This book has Christmas in the title and takes place at Christmastime, but you could easily enjoy this book at any time of the year. I can't wait to read Mary's other books!

Back of the Book:
A secretive singer reawakens a cowboy's wounded heart at Christmastime.

Singer Annette Talbot used her voice to spread the gospel with a traveling missionary troupe. When the Leveques 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 insticts tell him he must help a stranger in need.

With her hermit father retreating to the high country and the Leveques 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 believe 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 hope you pick up this book and enjoy!!

1 comment:

collettakay said...

I really enjoyed this book. I've enjoyed all of Mary Connealy's books.