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Cowboys Never Cry
     

Cowboys Never Cry

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by Tina Welling
 

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Cowboys are NOT her weakness-until she meets the right one-in this funny, wise, romantic novel about women and cowboys, both real and imagined.

Cassie Danner doesn't swoon over cowboys. A young widow with a still- mending heart, she seeks solace in her new summer job as cook on a Wyoming dude ranch. How ironic that she ends up tussling with Robbin McKeag,

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Cowboys are NOT her weakness-until she meets the right one-in this funny, wise, romantic novel about women and cowboys, both real and imagined.

Cassie Danner doesn't swoon over cowboys. A young widow with a still- mending heart, she seeks solace in her new summer job as cook on a Wyoming dude ranch. How ironic that she ends up tussling with Robbin McKeag, the ranch owner's son and a superstar celebrity for having played iconic cowboys on the big screen.

Disillusioned with fame, Robbin has retreated to his dad's ranch to reconnect with the land. But there's something about Cassie that gets his goat. And Cassie can't help but be drawn to Robbin as he struggles to become a better man. Are they about to play out a classic romance, or will the cowboy mystique and charm wear off?

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Publishers Weekly
Even three years after the death of her husband, Cassie Danner is a wounded woman. She drifts from seasonal job to seasonal job, earning just enough to fend off her creditors and uphold her outdoorsy lifestyle. She accepts a post as a cook on ranch, where she encounters the irascible Robbin McKeag, a famed movie star and the owner's son, who recently returned from a stint in a mental institution. Robbin doesn't just play a cowboy in films; he is an accomplished rancher in real life too. So although the two butt heads from the moment they meet, there's an instant attraction, and eventually a strong bond over wounded pasts. Welling's (Crybaby Ranch) strength is in her main characters: McKeag is an authentically unpleasant leading man, but he has (mostly) legitimate psychological issues to resolve. Danner is, of course, extremely sympathetic and readers will warm to her right away. While the rest of the characters quickly fall into supporting clichés, they are at least well intentioned. All and all, a pleasant romance.
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From the Publisher
"You'll love Cassie Danner, a cowgirl with an environmental bent, as she struggles to overcome an old love and embrace a new one. Cowboys Never Cry is as satisfying as the smell of sage in summer rain."
-Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for Sale and Whiter Than Snow

"Tina Welling's newest novel, Cowboys Never Cry, is a lively romantic romp that blends the landscape of the heart and the fragile West where real cowboys and cowgirls really do ride off into the sunset."
-Kris Radish, author of Hearts on a String

"Tina Welling has done it again. Cowboys Never Cry is a big-hearted romp set against the gorgeous landscapes of the American West. Cassie Danner is a tough, generous, grieving protagonist. She also has a sense of humor as grand as the Tetons. This novel is a heady gallop through the tangled thickets of love."
-Alyson Hagy, author of Ghosts of Wyoming

"Tina Welling is a wonderfully fresh voice in women's fiction. Cowboys Never Cry will keep you up all night reading--and rooting for wounded characters who heal each other through the power of love."
-New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston

"Tina Welling has a sharp eye for the west and an ear to match it. Pick up the book and join her charming characters for a romance-filled ride through Wyoming's spectacular backcountry."
-Jana Richman, author of The Last Cowgirl

"Cassie's struggle to overcome the loss of her husband through hard work in a fiercely beautiful and sometimes dangerous landscape makes her a particularly powerful heroine. Her independence is itself an act of defiance against grief. While examining the intricacies of emotional wounds, Tina Welling also miraculously manages to capture the awesome beauty of Wyoming. If you care about the monumental strength of the tender-hearted, you'll love this story."
-Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, New York Times bestselling authors of People of the Thunder

"A charming, western romance sure to please readers."
-Jo-Ann Mapson, author of The Owl & Moon CafT and Solomon's Oak

"Welling delivers a winning combination--the cowboy who isn't easy to love and the modern woman who sees through all his pretenses. A novel about a contemporary courtship that is as fresh as today's headlines and as classic as the old West."
-USA Today bestselling author Kathleen Eagle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451231215
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,089,895
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"You'll love Cassie Danner, a cowgirl with an environmental bent, as she struggles to overcome an old love and embrace a new one. Cowboys Never Cry is as satisfying as the smell of sage in summer rain."
-Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for Sale and Whiter Than Snow

"Tina Welling's newest novel, Cowboys Never Cry, is a lively romantic romp that blends the landscape of the heart and the fragile West where real cowboys and cowgirls really do ride off into the sunset."
-Kris Radish, author of Hearts on a String

"Tina Welling has done it again. Cowboys Never Cry is a big-hearted romp set against the gorgeous landscapes of the American West. Cassie Danner is a tough, generous, grieving protagonist. She also has a sense of humor as grand as the Tetons. This novel is a heady gallop through the tangled thickets of love."
-Alyson Hagy, author of Ghosts of Wyoming

"Tina Welling is a wonderfully fresh voice in women's fiction. Cowboys Never Cry will keep you up all night reading—and rooting for wounded characters who heal each other through the power of love."
-New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston

"Tina Welling has a sharp eye for the west and an ear to match it. Pick up the book and join her charming characters for a romance-filled ride through Wyoming's spectacular backcountry."
-Jana Richman, author of The Last Cowgirl

"Cassie's struggle to overcome the loss of her husband through hard work in a fiercely beautiful and sometimes dangerous landscape makes her a particularly powerful heroine. Her independence is itself an act of defiance against grief. While examining the intricacies of emotional wounds, Tina Welling also miraculously manages to capture the awesome beauty of Wyoming. If you care about the monumental strength of the tender-hearted, you'll love this story."
-Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, New York Times bestselling authors of People of the Thunder

"A charming, western romance sure to please readers."
-Jo-Ann Mapson, author of The Owl & Moon CafT and Solomon's Oak

"Welling delivers a winning combination—the cowboy who isn't easy to love and the modern woman who sees through all his pretenses. A novel about a contemporary courtship that is as fresh as today's headlines and as classic as the old West."
-USA Today bestselling author Kathleen Eagle

Meet the Author

Tina Welling essays have been published in magazines and several anthologies. This is her third novel.

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Cowboys Never Cry 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Three years have passed since Cassie Danner's husband Jake died climbing a mountain in the Himalayas. With bills to pay, the Ohio native struggles to make it accepting temporary seasonal work. Her current position is summer cook at the Cross Wave Guest Ranch and Cattle Company in Wyoming. The ranch in the shadows of the Grand Teton Range is owned by a father and son team. However, Cassie recognizes the younger McKeag, Robbin, who was a Hollywood superstar as an action cowboy. From their first meeting the day before she starts her job, Cassie and Robbin clash. Their gender battle continues over the next few weeks until each knows they are in love. However, his Hollywood past that he ran away from has come to Wyoming making it most likely the end of the relationship between the owner and the cook. This is an entreating throwback romance filled with warmth and wit. The lead pair shares in common a need to move on and introspective musing as well as love. With a wonderful Wyoming setting, fans who appreciate a tender contemporary ranch romance will want to read Tina Welling's well written tale. Harriet Klausner
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