Friday, 29 January 2010

Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater


Jenna Callahan Colby thought she was content. A partner on her father's successful ranch, she is surrounded by family and friends. But she never expected to see Nate Langley back in town--the first guy she ever noticed, the one her father sent away all those years ago.

And she never thought the attraction they felt would be as strong as ever.

Jenna's cowboy has some healing of his own to do, though, after two tours of duty in the armed forces. With the help of good friends, strong faith, and a loving family, he hopes to put the horrors of the past behind him--and become the man Jenna deserves.

My take:~

I've long enjoyed Sharon Gillenwater's novels so Jenna's Cowboy was in my sights from the start. Sharon's trademark tender romance is in evidence but it was the insight she gives into the lives of returning soldiers that sets this book apart. With sensitivity and first hand knowledge, Sharon depicts the ongoing trauma suffered by many of those in the Armed Services who struggle to transition back into the sights, sounds and culture of their home towns. Nate's efforts to hide his symptoms and Jenna's confusion and concern, ring with authenticity and make for compelling reading. My only quibble is the somewhat awkward introduction of one of the leading characters in the next book. That being said, I will be standing in the queue to read Emily's Chance, the next book in the Callahans of Texas series!

With thanks to Revell for my review copy

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Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

This was a wonderful book! I remember reading Sharon's Palisades books, way back when I first started reading romance.

I'll be standing right next to you, waiting to get my hands on Emily's Chance. :)

Great review!

Nicole said...

A sweet romance that avoids "sappy" and touches the heart of an important issue.

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