Today I’m sharing a book review for To Tame a Cowboy, a Christian historical romance novel by Jody Hedlund, from Bethany House Publishers. It is Book 3 of the Colorado Cowboys series.
Cowboy romance fans, this one is for you! Set in Colorado in 1867, our hero, Brody, is a Civil War vet struggling with the aftereffects of war that many soldiers come home with. He finds therapy in taming wild horses and spending time with his adorable little niece, Flora. The heroine, Savannah, is a vet (of the animal doctor variety, not a retired soldier) who ran away from her own weddin’. Being a woman veterinarian at that time is unusual but Savannah is very good at what she does.
I appreciate the strong family relationships portrayed in this story. Also, the genuine challenges Brody and Savannah worked through to learn to trust again were inspiring.
Brody McQuaid is a broken man, and he knows it. While his body survived the war, his soul did not. Besides loving his little niece, his only sense of purpose comes from saving the wild horses that roam South Park. Ranchers in the area have taken to killing the horses, which are competing with their cattle to feed on the open grass.
Savannah Marshall is a veterinarian on her family’s Colorado ranch. She longs to keep her father happy following the tragic death of her older brother, including marrying a man of his choosing. But days before her wedding, she gets cold feet and disappears to South Park. As she learns more about the destruction of the horses, she joins Brody in an attempt to save the wild creatures. But when Savannah’s family and the resentments of the area cattlemen catch up with them both, Brody and Savannah will have to tame their fears if they’ve any hope to let love run free.
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