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Mail Order Cowboy

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by Laurie Kingery
 

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With beaux scarce in post–Civil War Texas, practical Milly Matthews and her "Spinster Society" friends have their hands full protecting their ranches. Their only hope: advertising for mail-order grooms. But aristocratic British cavalry officer Nicholas Brookfield isn't exactly Milly's idea of a cowboy—or a man she can trust. And the more

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With beaux scarce in post–Civil War Texas, practical Milly Matthews and her "Spinster Society" friends have their hands full protecting their ranches. Their only hope: advertising for mail-order grooms. But aristocratic British cavalry officer Nicholas Brookfield isn't exactly Milly's idea of a cowboy—or a man she can trust. And the more Nick proves himself as a ranch hand, the more he must hide his past from the woman he longs to make his own. Now Milly and Nick will need all their courage to face hidden dangers…and believe in a love that can answer all their prayers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373828470
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Series:
Love Inspired Historical Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Laurie Kingery is the author of seventeen historical romances. She won the Reader's Choice Award for her Harlequin Historical, THE RAVEN AND THE SWAN, in 1994. Laurie lives in central Ohio with her husband Tom--whom she met on eHarmony.com!-- three dogs and two cats. She has two children and six grandchildren. She is a 36-year veteran RN of an inner-city emergency room. A Christian since her teenage years, she is a member of Quest Community Church of New Albany.

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Mail Order Cowboy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
kwitemeyer More than 1 year ago
Laurie Kingery has created a fun twist on the mail order bride scenario by having mail order husbands instead. And the first brave man to answer the ad is far from your typical cowboy. A British soldier fresh off his time in India, Nick Brookfield has enough surprises in his past to keep Milly Matthews (and the reader) longing to look deeper. Ms. Kingery does a great job of doling out his secrets in small does to keep the pages turning up until the very end. With Commanches on the warpath, townsfolk starting secret societies, and new potential husbands arriving to stir things up, there is plenty of excitement to propel the reader down a path of adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The story line was good and kept me interested. Looking forward to reading more from Laurie Kingery.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Historically Engaging  This book was very engaging historically and in terms of the fun twist on the mail order bride theme. In post Civil War Texas, there are not enough men of marriageable age so the unmarried ladies place an ad in the paper and so the series begins.  Our heroine is a capable kind of female and our hero is a third son of a British lord making a new start in America due to a bit of scandal while he was a solider in India.  They are very likable and the love story is decent.  This is a Inspirational romance so a great deal of the development of their relationship is in the spiritual realm. We get a strong building of a foundation of a future marriage and realistic looks at resolving a number of conflicts.  Most compelling to me about this book though was the historical detail. Kingery does a wonderful job of managing a very complex moment in history. We are in post civil war, the end of slavery, the forced removal of  Native Americans from the land, the migrations of ex slaves westward, the start of the KKK, and the British relations with their Colonies (like India) and the reality of the weight of the class system in England.    All of this background makes of a great setting and a book worth reading. 
FictionFanatic1 More than 1 year ago
The premise of this book--mail order grooms--intrigued me from the start. I enjoyed reading about the Spinsters Society and the members' plot to get husbands by advertising for them. Millie's determination to keep her ranch and protect it from marauders is admirable, and finding a partner and possible husband in a British calvary officer was an unexpected surprise. Mail Order Cowboy has humor, adventure, romance, and an inspiring message of forgiveness. It was a delight to read.
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Another great read by an awesome author. This is the perfect twist to mail order grooms...yes grooms instead of brides. I loved the story ... it was awesome. I am excited to read the next book of this set. CH
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