Friday, March 9, 2012

The Cowboy Takes A Bride-Lori Wilde

The Cowboy Takes A Bride

Lori Wilde

Avon, Mar 27 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780062047755

In Chicago, unemployed assistant wedding planner Mariah Callahan learns from her father Dutch’s best friend Joe Daniels that her dad recently died. Joe tells her Dutch is already buried as he wished to have his daughter notified after his funeral. Mariah has never forgiven her late dad for deserting her (when she was seven years old) and her mom in Ruidoso, New Mexico though he sent child care payments and presents. The last she time she saw him was fourteen years ago in high school when he embarrassed her in front of her classmates. Though she feels remorse over their last encounter when mortified she ran away from him, Mariah would ignore his death though she grieves secretly overwhat they lost.

However he left her his horse ranch in Jubilee, Texas. She arrives in Jubilee where she meets Joe when he is naked and drunk in his ranch’s horse trough as he struggles with his BBF’s death on the two year anniversary of his late wife’s death. She plans to sell the ranch and he plans to buy the ranch. However, as they possess differing opinions re Dutch, they fall in love a little bit at a time; a feeling neither wants.

This is a tender straightforward ranch romance as “Sleepless In Chicago” meets “Sleepless in Jubilee”. Readers will root for the city girl and a rancher to make it as both are nice individuals struggling with death and love. Lori Wilde fans will welcome going from twilight to Jubilee.

Harriet Klausner

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