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A Cowboy at Heart by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith July 14, 2013

loriginnyheader2Cowboy at heart

Summary: Kansas, 1886–Jesse Montgomery is beginning to feel restless. He’s been off the Chisholm Trail and on a family farm for a year now. Though he is grateful to Luke and Emma for helping him get on his feet again after a few bad choices and some hard living, surely the Lord doesn’t want him to stay in Apple Grove forever. Doesn’t the Almighty have plans for this reformed rowdy cowboy to build a life of his own?

When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Lovely Katie Miller, a healer in the district, tends to him while trying to guard her heart. This young Amish widow cannot risk falling in love again–especially not with an Englisch cowboy. And yet…could God possibly have a plan for both of them far beyond what they can see?

Author Bio: Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market.

Virginia Smith is the author of more than 20 inspirational novels and over 50 articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense.

My Review: This is the third book in The Amish of Apple Grove series. I read the first two books as well, and it was nice to have the characters from the previous books in this one as well. Once again these two authors wrote a splendid story that I thoroughly enjoyed. The lifestyle of the Amish is rather interesting, so reading about them makes for a nice relaxing read.

I loved the main characters. Jesse is an Englisch cowboy who was an alcoholic and finally got his life straightened out staying with his friends, Luke and Emma. When one of their Amish friend’s land is taken, Jesse goes to stay with him to help protect the rest of the land. In the process of defending the property, Jesse gets hurt. He is tended to by Katie Miller, an Amish widow. Katie begins falling in love with Jesse, but does not see any hope for a relationship with Jesse since he is not Amish.

I would definitely recommend this book, and also the two previous books in this series. These two authors work very well together in creating stories that are pleasant to read and keep me coming back for more.

I received a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher. You can read more about these authors and other books by this publisher at their webite: http://www.harvesthousepublishers.com.

My review is not biased by the fact that I was given this book. I HONESTLY read and review any book whether bought or given to me. If I did not like the book I would definitely not give a rave review or recommend it.