ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chrisitine lives with her husband and two precious daughters in the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains in her home state of Arkansas. Her greatest earthly joy is her family and, aside from doing God’s will, spending time with them is her top priority.
She recently took a break from writing romance to pen a Christmas story with a twist. Her Mom Lit novella, My True Love Gave to Me, is part of a 2 in 1 anthology from Barbour entitled All Jingled Out. It’s also included in Simply Christmas, a 4 in 1 Barbour anthology. One of my holiday highlights was seeing Simply Christmas at Sam’s Club a few weeks before Christmas.
She has written two other novellas, both romance, which are included in Barbour anthologies, City Dreams, and Prairie County Fair and a serial for the Heartsong Presents book club newsletter – The Carousel Horse. The Carousel Horse can be read in its entirety on the Heartsong website, and you can read excerpts from all of her other books on her website, HERE
In 2003, Christine was honored by being voted #2 Favorite New Author by the Heartsong Presents Book Club members!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Actress Crytal McCord gave up the closeness of her big family in order to make a name for herself on the New York City stage. But when life in the Big Apple turns sour, she follows a country road back to her parents Arkansas ranch.
The last thing she expects to find in cowboy country is a new leading man. Still, she can't help but imagine handsome rancher Jeremy Buchanan in the role.
Unfortunately, Jeremy's been burned by Crystal's type before. Or has he? Every time he thinks he knows her, the multi-faceted woman surprises him. Will the reluctant pair allow their hearts to guide them, or will their common stubborn pride keep them miles apart?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Reluctant Cowgirl, go HERE
This is a really cute book about coming home and making peace with the past while dealing with present woes. Crystal is doing okay but not great in the big city trying to make it as an actress and when she catches her boyfriend cheating her she decides she needs a break and she is supposed to come home anyway for family.Also her play is stopped. She has not been back home but a few times since she left. She is reluctant to work on the ranch again but she has to help the family while her parents are gone. Thankfully the cute cowboy from next door is there to keep her company. There are many funny lines in it and the romance between Crystal and Jeremy is good. Definitely interesting setting and characters. The title fits the book perfectly. I have never been to Arkansas but I do live in the South. I recommend it for a light fun read. :)