How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart

How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart

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by Donna Alward

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Gale Cengage Learning
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Donna Alward has the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at-home mother and romance novelist. In 2001 she penned her first novel, and found herself hooked on writing romance. In 2006 she sold her first manuscript, and now writes heartwarming Romances from her home in Nova Scotia, Canada. Donna loves to hear from readers; you can contact her through her website at or through her publisher.

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How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart (Harlequin Romance #4270) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Megan Briggs was away from the ranch for a year getting treatments for breast cancer. Now she is home and wants everybody to treat her normal but she has changed and people around her are aware of changes in what they feel for her. Clay is best friends with Megan's brother and has the ranch next to theirs family ranch. Clay spoke harsh words to Megan about her running away last year. He came over to tell her sorry and see how she was doing.Clay has a hard time when dealing with cancer. He saw his dad die of lung cancer and his mom left them both when he got sick. His Aunt Stacy came and raised him. Megan wants to help bring money to the ranch her idea is to build a indoor riding arena teach barrel racing and riding lessons. buy some more horses plus board up to 14 horses. The bank turned her down but Clay was willing to give or loan her the money. Also Clay's Aunt Stacy is getting married she just got back with old boyfriend from high school. Clay asks Megan to be his date so all the women wont ask him to dance and he can have her back so people won't worry about her. But Clay realizes that that Megan is all grown up. She has had a crush on him for years and he had no idea. It deals a lot with the breast cancer and how their are emotional and physcal parts even after the treatment is done. I thought it dealt with the issues in a good way. That it is okay to be scared but to let people in to help too. I liked the How a cowboy stole her heart and would read more of Donna's book in the future. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great romance. Lots of conflict and obsticals for the H/h to overcome. The subject was well handled and well written. I' ve read several books by Donna Alward, l think this one is my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two people who finally followed their hearts with fear...all things are possible when you have faith
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Well written and captivating. I couldn't put it down!
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Romance_Author_Buzz More than 1 year ago
Donna Alward has written a sweet and romantic romance in "How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart". Megan Briggs, a cancer survivor was home but wasn't feeling whole and who should show up in her barn but the man she had always had a crush on, her next-door neighbor, Clay Gregory. Her brother's best friend and her own child hood friend. Clay knew she didn't believe in fairy tails. She believed in hard work. She was the one who stayed strong for her entire family, she had an idea how she could help save the ranch, but no idea who would loan her the money after the bank said "no". Honestly, I cannot recall reading a romance where the heroine had breast cancer, who survived surgery and chemotherapy. Yes, I've read second chance romances where either the hero or heroine got a second chance at romance but not one like this where the she not only survived but also moved away for surgery and treatment to keep her family and friends at arms length to protect them. Megan Briggs was a strong young woman who felt she had had to protect her family as her dad had a bad back, and her mother was fragile. Therefore, Megan went to Calgary to handle her cancer alone so as not to worry her family. This disease I recently went through with my own mother and a young woman who went to school with my son and daughter. I've also had friends who are survivors and I've seen how it can tear some families apart. Reading about this brave young woman and what she went through, how she was feeling about herself and the loss of one breast, tugged at my heartstrings. However, more so was the attraction Meg had for Clay. She probably had loved him, even when she was eight years old and found him crying because his mother had walked away. She told him she would always be there for him. Even though Clay was best friends with her brother Dawson, I would see there was definitely an attraction between them and I think so could her friends. Speaking of which, I loved how Donna brought Clay's and Megan's friends into the mix. Their weekly getting together at a local bar plus she created a girlfriend for Dawson. Clay's aunt, the woman who raised him and he loved like a mother was getting married so there was no surprise when Clay asked Megan to be his date and go with him to the wedding. They had grown up together, had been friends, so why not? He needed a date and he could always count on Megan. Talk about turmoil for her because she had always had a crush on Clay. Plus the fact she believed thanks to only having one breast she was lesser a woman. Personally, I cannot imagine how I would feel. However, author, Donna Alward did an amazing job addressing the issue. Not only having her friends help her with choosing a dress, Donna also addressed the issue of intimacy when the couple realized they really care for each other. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed reading How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart. It was pure, sweet and such a warm, fuzzy romance. I can only hope this very talented author will write Dawson's story!