A Cowboy at Heart (Amish of Apple Grove Series #3)
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A Cowboy at Heart (Amish of Apple Grove Series #3)

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by Lori Copeland, Virginia Smith
     
 

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A Cowboy at Heart, an engaging Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves a clever and romantic tale of new starts and second chances.

1886—Jesse Montgomery is beginning to feel restless. Though he’s grateful to his friends Colin and Emma for helping him get on his feet again after a few bad

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A Cowboy at Heart, an engaging Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves a clever and romantic tale of new starts and second chances.

1886—Jesse Montgomery is beginning to feel restless. Though he’s grateful to his friends Colin and Emma for helping him get on his feet again after a few bad choices and some hard living, surely the Lord doesn’t want him to stay in Apple Grove forever. Doesn’t the Almighty have plans for this reformed rowdy cowboy to build a life of his own?

When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Lovely Katie Miller, the young healer in the district, attends to him while trying to guard her heart. This sweet Amish widow cannot risk falling in love with an Englisch cowboy, charming though he may be. And yet—she believes God has a life for her too that is more than what she can presently see. Could there be a future with Jesse only He could bring about?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“I would definitely recommend this book, and also the two previous books in this series. These two authors work very well together in creating stories that are pleasant to read and keep me coming back for more.”
Patty LeBlanc, pattyleblanc.wordpress.com

"This is a very satisfying conclusion to the Amish of Apple Grove series. Once again, the characters were interesting, believable, and endearing. The plot flowed smoothly and the conflict resolution was clever. Though I enjoyed all three books, this one was my favorite because all the loose ends were neatly and happily tied up. Overall a lovely story."
Cayenne DaBell

Library Journal
Apple Creek resident Katie Miller has her hands full with Englisher Jesse Montgomery when he's wounded trying to protect local land from a cattle magnate. As the local healer, it's Katie's job to care for him. But she is developing feelings for the cowboy, even though she knows he doesn't share her faith and he's getting ready to move on. Does God have a plan for these two very different people? VERDICT This touching, character-driven story will appeal to Copeland and Smith's many fans, as well as earn them new ones. Though it's the third entry in an Amish-meets-the-Wild-West series (after The Heart's Frontier and A Plain and Simple Heart), it stands well on its own. Sure to delight Wanda E. Brunstetter fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736953412
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Amish of Apple Grove Series , #3
Pages:
287
Sales rank:
455,398
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Lori Copeland is the author of more than 100 titles, including A Kiss for Cade and Under the Summer Sky. Her beloved novel Stranded in Paradise is now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie. Her stories have developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance.

Virginia Smith is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels (and counting). Her books have received numerous awards, including two Holt Medallion Awards of Merit. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. Visit her at www.VirginiaSmith.org.

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A Cowboy at Heart 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith in their new book, "A Cowboy At Heart" Book Three in The Amish Of Apple Grove series published by Harvest House Publishers takes us into the lives of Katie Miller and Jesse Montgomery. From the Back Cover: She loves me... she loves me not... she loves me Kansas, 1886-Jesse Montgomery is beginning to feel restless. He's been off the Chisholm Trail and on a family farm for a year now. Though he is grateful to Luke and Emma for helping him get on his feet again after a few bad choices and some hard living, surely the Lord doesn't want him to stay in Apple Grove forever. Doesn't the Almighty have plans for this reformed rowdy cowboy to build a life of his own? When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Lovely Katie Miller, the young healer in the district, attends to him while trying to guard her heart. This sweet Amish widow cannot risk falling in love again-especially with an Englisch cowboy, charming though he may be. And yet-she believes God has a life for her too that is more than what she can presently see. Could God possibly have a plan for both of them far beyond what they can see? This is the third and last book in this series, which I am sorry to see come to an end, and this time the focus is Jesse Montgomery. You can read this volume as a stand alone with no problem but it is a lot more fun when you know the character's growth from the first two books. If this was a movie it would be the kind that John Wayne made during his middle period and he would be Jesse. There is a cattle rancher trying to drive off the Amish farmers and Jesse stands up to him almost getting killed in the process. Katie tends to him and the sparks fly but each is wounded and needs to heal before their romance can actually work. In the meantime the battle is on for the safety of Apple Grove. "A Cowboy At Heart" is a romance but it is much, much more. Ms. Copeland and Smith explore the themes of Grief over the loss of a spouse and Standing your spiritual ground when it seems that all is lost. I enjoyed this book a lot and am looking forward to the next series from this talented duo. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Harvest House Publishers for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
GodBlessAmericaJB More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend, A Cowboy at Heart, book #3 in the The Amish of Apple Grove series. I loved the ending because it was unique and did not end like I thought is would. No spoilers from me you will have to read it. Fans of Amish fiction will love this one. I look forward to reading the first two books in this series. I give A Cowboy at Heart 4 out of 5 stars.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
The year is 1886 and Jesse Montgomery, has finally kicked the demon whiskey! With the help of his friends Colin and Emma, he has waged his battle and won. When someone tries to steal Jonas and Mammi Switzer's farm, he goes out to help, only to be shot in the back. Young Widow Katie Miller, comes and helps the Doctor, and stays to help the young cowboy. Sparks tend to fly between them, but Katie is Amish. Loved spending more time in this Apple Grove Amish Community. Good to see and hear from old friends. Will this be the end of the Settlement, they will not fight to save what is theirs. This peaceful society, will turn the other cheek. Will Jesse be able to help them? Will the Bishop Miller let them accept the help of the English Jesse? Loved the twists and turns of this story. Through out it all, we see a strong love to follow the Lord's ways. Don't miss the final story in this trilogy, you can read this one alone, but don't deprive yourself of two other great books! I received this book through First Wild Card Book Tours, and was not required to give positive review.