Robin Lee Hatcher's latest series, The Sisters Of Bethlehem Springs, brings to life women in the early 1900's who took on roles women of the day just weren't meant to have! Robin is a gifted writer and knows exactly what her readers enjoy so do check out her numerous books when you can.
For now, have fun reading about Cleo :)
Cleo Arlington is tall and thin with fair skin and a smattering of freckles. She has strawberry blond hair, worn short and curly. Her eyes are blue. She is very much an American cowgirl.
Sherwood Reginald Wakeley Statham is of average height with sandy brown hair and green eyes. He is very much an English lord.
Strengths and weaknesses
Many years ago, I wrote a minor character who was somewhat similar to Cleo. So when I got the idea for the new series (it came from the question, "Who says a woman can't do a man's job?"), in walked Cleo. It took me until I'd finished writing A Vote of Confidence (the first book in the series) before I discovered Sherwood. I kept thinking that the hero of Cleo's story would be a cowboy. Who else would be perfect for her? I was dead wrong!
Background to the story
Cleo Arlington dresses like a cowboy, is fearless and fun-loving, and can ride, rope, and wrangle a horse as well as any man. In 1916, however, those talents aren’t what most young women aspire to. But Cleo isn’t most women. Twenty-nine years old and single, Cleo loves life on her father’s Idaho ranch. Still, she hopes someday to marry and have children.
Enter Sherwood Statham, an English aristocrat whose father has sentenced him to a year of work in America to “straighten him out.” Sherwood, who expected a desk job at a posh spa, isn’t happy to be stuck on an Idaho ranch. And he has no idea how to handle Cleo, who’s been challenged with transforming this uptight playboy into a down-home cowboy.
Just about everything either of them says or does leaves the other, well, fit to be tied. And though Cleo believes God’s plan for her includes a husband, it couldn’t possibly be Sherwood Statham. Could it?
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