1. #3: Kissed by a Cowboy
    #3: Kissed by a Cowboy
    Debra Clopton
    Thomas Nelson / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Uncomplicated Christian romance
    February 17, 2016
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    While this is the third in the A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance series, it reads very well on its own. This novel centers on Cassidy Starr. She's just returned to Wishing Springs, Texas, divorced and humiliated. She's determined to take the rundown farm she inherited from her great aunt, restore the organic strawberry farm and turn it into a B & B. She is in no mood to contemplate any relationship, least of all with Jarrod Monahan who runs the ranch next to hers. They've got a history and Cassidy still remembers the pain.

    This is a delightful romance. I really like how the Monahan family functions. We know from previous novels in this series that the father of the family had run the farm into deep debt, something the boys found out when the parents were killed in an accident. The sons were determined to pay off the debts and keep the ranch. That also meant caring for their grandfather, in a battle with increasing dementia.

    This romance is pretty straight forward. There is no complex plot nor surprising twists. I always like to learn something when I read a novel and this time there was a bit little about organic gardening. So I recommend this Christian romance to those who like an uncomplicated story about a stubborn woman and a persistent man who is after her.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
  2. Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton
    July 2, 2016
    MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Kissed by a Cowboy**** by Debra Clopton

    After her divorce, Cassidy Starr returns to Wishing Springs, Texas to the home she inherited from her Aunt Roxiethe only place she ever felt loved, to put her life back together. With determination and hard work, she tackles the job head-on and hopes to have the strawberries planted for a strawberry farm and the house fixed into a B&B within a few months. Can she really make this work? More than that, can she handle living next door to someone who held her heart so long ago?

    Jarrod Monahan is a hard working rancher, caring for the Four of Hearts ranch and his grandfatheralong with his brothers. He uncovers some unsettling facts about the cattle and forms a plan on how to solve it with the help of some officials. When he checks on Roxie's home, he is shocked when he finds Cassidy there, stuck in an odd placenot going to say how, don't want to spoil it. Jarrod wants to help Cassidy with her plans for the homestead but she will not hear of itshe insists she can do it herself. How can he just walk away and not help? Will she open her heart and let him in?

    Cassidy and Jarrod both carry hurts from their past that have impacted their lives. I wanted them both to let go of the past and start to heal. There are many characters in this story that are endearing. Cassidy and Jarrod are my two most favorite. I love Cassidy's determination and courage despite everything she has gone through, and her kindness to animals. I was hoping she would learn to trust others again and God. I love Jarrod's integrity, his compassionate heart for othersespecially Cassidy, hard working, a godly man. Oh, those ladies at the Cut Up and Roll Beauty Salon are a hoot! They certainly liven up things and had me chuckling at their antics. And the Veterinarian's unusual pet had me chuckling too. There is a little suspense and danger when Cassidy and Jarrod go on a steak-out. Overcoming fears and past hurts, learning to trustyourself, others and God again, starting over, forgiveness, danger and suspense, spiritual elements woven within the story-line, a fun and humorous, heartwarming story.

    ~I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild, this is my honest review~

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  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Story of Boy Gets Girl
    May 19, 2016
    Deana
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    We return to Wishing Springs, Texas with Cassidy Starr. First I have to say I love the name of the town. It reminds me of a quaint little place where everyone knows each other. Cassidy has come to Wishing Springs, Texas to finally claim her inheritance. She loves the town and always had fond memories of the sweet little town. Where else would she want to go to find peace then the town that brought her happiness? Her parents have not been the best role model for her with their numerous divorces and questionable relationships.

    Poor Cassidy has felt the sting of divorce herself and now hopes that coming back to her favorite childhood place, she can begin a new life. She is not interested in finding anyone to date and certainly won't be looking for anyone. Oh how many have said those same words only to have to take them back later?

    As luck would have it, her next door neighbor is none other than Jarrod Monahan. What are the odds that the boy she loved when she was younger would be living right next door ? Jarrod helps runs the family ranch among other duties he has in the town. He is a very determined person and soon will have his hands full trying to get Cassidy to give him a chance. Why is Cassidy so determined to keep Jarrod at arms length? Seems someone maybe is protesting to much. Is she playing hard to get ?

    The story is sweet and has lots of different characters. They seem to mesh together to tell a great story that compliments the main characters. Jarrod is soon to have trouble at the ranch and it will take all he has to find out who is out to destroy him and the ranch. I loved the little intrigue mixed in the story with an emphasis on romance. There are moments that I found myself laughing at the interaction between Cassidy and Jarrod. Will boy get girl? Will Cassidy stop being stubborn long enough to get "KISSED BY A COWBOY?" Fans of Debra Clopton will find this book to be fun, intriguing and full of adventure in this small town atmosphere.

    I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild for an honest review.
  4. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    Slow paced cowboy
    May 11, 2016
    Kym
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Cassidy Starr has come home to Wishing Springs, Texas after a rocky divorce. She is through with love. She is through with trusting someone with her heart again. She only wants to focus on fixing up her great-aunt's rundown farm and turning it into a bed and breakfast. Jarrod Monahan, Cassidy's childhood crush and now next door neighbor, is busy running his ranch and caring for his ailing grandfather. Now, though, Cassidy has come back and is turning his life upside down. Can he break down her walls?

    I tried so hard with this story. I gave more time with it than I usually will with stories that are not capturing my attention. I wanted to like it. I really tried. I was halfway through the book when I decided to stop. I couldn't go any farther. The story was not picking up for me, the events were becoming a rut, the same things over and over. No action. From the title I was expecting a kiss, or at least for sparks to be flying between the main characters at that point (the middle of the story) and I felt no connection between them at tall.

    *I received this book free from Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts I have expressed are entirely my own.*
  5. Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Read
    May 6, 2016
    Lights in a Dark World
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    When Cassidy Starr comes back to town all of Jarrod Monohan's old feelings for her come rushing back. Cassidy is determined to put her past behind her and start over. Will Jarrod be able to change her mind about love? Or will she continue to run scared? Find out in this awesome romance by Denise Hunter.

    I will admit it took me a while to get into this book, but once I did it was worth it. It ended up being a great read! The characters were well developed and had their own flaws. I love the cowboy theme of the book. I recommend this to anyone who likes romance novels, but it may take you a few chapters to get fully engrossed.

    **I received this book free from the publisher through the Fiction Guild blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review; all thoughts and opinions are my own.
  6. Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Quick read rounds out this series
    April 30, 2016
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Kissed by a Cowboy

    A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance #3

    By Debra Clopton

    Years ago Jarrod Monahan made the biggest mistake of his life and he drove Cassidy Starr into the arms of another man. He's had years to regret his decision, but he's been given a second chance.

    Unfortunately for Jarrod, Cassidy isn't willing to give him another chance to break her heart. She's determined to make a new life for herself on the farm she's inherited from her Aunt Roxie. And she's determined that romance has no place in her new life.

    But Jarrod is nothing if not persistent as is evidenced by the current state of the Four of Hearts Ranch. He put romance and a family of his own into the background as he focused on saving the ranch his father almost gambled away. But Cassidy as a next door neighbor just might change Jarrod's priority list.

    But Jarrod has another concern battling for priority in his life - cattle rustlers have moved in and they are costing the Four of Hearts thousands of dollars. Can Jarrod determine who is threatening everything he's fought for and still get the girl of his dreams? He is about to find out.

    This is the third and final book in the Four of Hearts Ranch series that brings the Monahan brothers story to a conclusion that fans of the previous books should enjoy.

    I was provided a copy of this book by the Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review.
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