Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. The friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side, but ranch life keeps getting in the way.
Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he’s surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God, even if it may mean giving up on his dreams?
An adventurous novel of faith, hope, and love in the Wild West.
My Ranking: 8 out of 10
Ages 14 & up
Before I read this book, I had never read a book by Janelle Mowery. I can say now that it will not be the last I read by her. Filled with adventure, intense scenes, and a sweet romance, this was a great book. I got this book in the mail yesterday and finished it this morning. I couldn't put it down! I immediately got hooked on the story of Bobbie and her journey through the Wild West as a woman, often feeling like she doesn't fit in because of her tomboyness. One aspect I loved of the book was that although Bobbie was a tomboy, she didn't have the mindset of "anything a guy can do, I can do better" - a feminist mindset. She simply had grown up with her father who worked as a ranch foreman and had developed a natural tomboy character. Though the story did have the occasional "I can take care of myself" type mentioning, it wasn't in a feminist attitude. I loved that.
This book was also exceptionally clean. Aside from a part where Bobbie is kidnapped and a man pulls her close to him and "nuzzles her neck", that is the extent of it. I was so happy with the cleanliness of this book. Well done Ms. Mowery! Girls like me LOVE that in books. :-D
All together, this book was wonderful! Look forward to it's release on February 1st! You will definitely not regret picking up this book!
Thanks go to Christian Review Of Books for sending me this book to review.