All posts tagged cowboy

Which Valentine Valley Heroine Are You?

Published April 29, 2015 by francesothomas

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EVER AFTER AT SWEETHEART RANCH—the finale of Emma Cane’s contemporary romance Valentine Valley series—went on-sale yesterday. To celebrate the release,  have some fun and take a look back at some of  Valentine Valley characters, the folks at Avon Romance created a fun little quiz.

Here’s the blurb:

The only thing hotter than a cowboy…

Math teacher Lyndsay De Luca never surprised anyone-least of all herself-until this summer. First, she secretly published her debut romance novel. Then she started dating Will Sweet, the cowboy of her dreams. And now Lyndsay’s scrambling to hide the juiciest tidbit of all: that the hazel-eyed hero of her steamy fiction is the same guy whose kisses have become her mind-blowing reality. 

Is a cowboy in love.
Ever since Will’s high school sweetheart died in a tragic accident, he hasn’t been able to commit to a long-term relationship. Lyndsay is the first woman in years who’s been able to catch-and keep-his attention. She’s fascinated by his work at Sweetheart Ranch, and a glance from her gorgeous brown eyes sends Will’s thoughts wandering. Will she be the one to finally break down the walls around his guarded heart? 


Emma Cane grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, her fictional small town in the Colorado Rockies. Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Apollo and Uma.


Let’s hear it for the strong, silent type

Published March 17, 2013 by francesothomas

 Although I live on a rural island with cows pastured across the road, I must admit I will always think of myself as a city gal. So when I got a copy of Lori Wilde’s A Cowboy for Christmas as an Avon Addict, I didn’t delve into it right away.

 It turned out to be a sweet yet realistic story.

 The heroine must deal with the news that her child has a disability. As she grapples with the conflicting opinions, mostly unsolicited, about what is the best course of action for her son, she must learn to think for herself. This means she has to stand up to her mother-in-law, a woman with her own secrets to resolve. The lead character and the mother-in-law come to satisfactory outcomes with their issues and with each other.

 And the cowboy hero is all you could wish for in a Christmas present.



This review is being presented today as a part of the Avon Addicts event The Avon Affair. The Avon Affair is running from March 17th to 30th and will include reviews on the following blogs:

Pure Textuality

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TBQ’s Book Palace

Romancing the Readers

The Book Cellar

The Romance Reviews

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