TAME A WILD HEART, a western romance [NOOK Book]

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Catherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old, head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw twelve-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For thirteen years she loved him with every beat of her heart. And on her sixteenth birthday he walked away from her father's ranch, and from her. He didn't look back over his shoulder. Not even ...
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TAME A WILD HEART, a western romance

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Overview

Catherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old, head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw twelve-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For thirteen years she loved him with every beat of her heart. And on her sixteenth birthday he walked away from her father's ranch, and from her. He didn't look back over his shoulder. Not even once. And from that day forward, Catherine Evans swore off all men. Her heart turned to stone, her will to iron, and her vow to God changed. She'd run her father's ranch. She'd succeed. She'd survive. And she would never, ever love another man as long as she lived.

Duncan McKenzie left the ranch ten years ago, desperate to escape temptation in the form of a budding young lady too innocent to claim for his own. But Catherine's frightened father summons him home. The ranch is under attack and the old man's stubborn daughter refuses to seek help. Duncan left a sweet young girl behind a decade ago. He returns to a defiant siren, a woman whose heart is as wild as the land she would sacrifice her life to protect. When Catherine's father coerces her into marrying Duncan, the fire in her eyes spells trouble, but it's the kind of trouble Duncan has no desire to resist. Marriage is the only way he can protect her. Especially when Duncan's own past comes calling in the form of one extremely dangerous and vengeful outlaw, Catherine's cowardly enemies want the ranch badly enough to kill for it, and his reluctant bride is very much in their way.

This is a work of historical, western romance and a work of fiction.

This book was completely re-edited and updated as of 2/22/2014
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Editorial Reviews

PRG - Linda Tonis
4****Stars



Book: Tame a Wild Heart

Author: Cynthia Woolf

Publisher: Cynthia Woolf

Genre: Western Romance

Rating: Adult



This book takes place in 1880 Colorado a time when women were expected to wash, clean, cook and care for the household. But of course there are always exceptions and that exception was

Catherine Evans who wanted nothing to do with any of that. Catherine wanted to do a man's job. She and her fath
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013082984
  • Publisher: Cynthia Woolf
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Series: Tame Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 14,763
  • File size: 758 KB

Meet the Author

Cynthia Woolf was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.

Their closest neighbor was one quarter of a mile away, so her little brother was her playmate and her best friend. That fierce friendship lasted until his death in 2006.

Cynthia was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.

She worked her way through college and went to work full time straight after graduation and there was little time to write. Then in 1990 she and two friends started a round robin writing a story about pirates. She found that she missed the writing and kept on with other stories. In 1992 she joined Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America. Unfortunately, the loss of her job demanded the she not renew her memberships and her writing stagnated for many years.

In 2000, she saw an ad in the paper for a writers conference being put on by CRW and decided she'd attend. One of her favorite authors, Catherine Coulter, was the keynote speaker. Cynthia was lucky enough to have a seat at Ms. Coulter's table at the luncheon and after talking with her, decided she needed to get back to her writing. She rejoined both CRW and RWA that day and hasn't looked back.

Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and the great friends she's made at CRW for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    if only

    The story was very interesting and fairly well written. If only she had omitted the crude names of a man's anatomy and also all the pages of explicit bedroom scenes

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2011

    I highly recommend

    I do not usually like western romance books but I was quite surprised that I really liked this one. I was sick yesterday so I was able to read this in one sitting. I love the storyline . If you are into western romance books then you might like this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

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    O.K. Read

    Tame a Wild Heart by Cynthia Woolf is a historical romance set in Colorado in the 1880s. I enjoyed reading Woolf's romantic western but overall I felt that there were several missing pieces to the story. The beginning of the novel felt abrupt and choppy at times. I found it interesting that Catherine and Duncan had some prior history with one another but I felt like Woolf could've played it up a little more. I think it would've helped with the intimate moments between the two characters. As a reader I kind of felt thrown into the middle of the relationship from the beginning and at that point, I had no reason to care or desire for the two characters to be with one another. I do think Woolf did a great job with the book's overall tone and setting. The story line is good, I just think it needs some minor work. Overall, I enjoyed reading Woolf's Tame a Wild Heart, romantic westerns are my favorite.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Mamasaint60

    A very good western romance, with a bit of suspense included. I recommend it. 18+JS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Western Romance Fan

    Great follow up to To Tame A Wild Heart although this bride was more loving than Wild. Anxious to read the next in the series when it becomes an ebook, its not available at B&N currently. Only suggestion is please add a TOC to following books, it helps to navigate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Great story.

    I love this genre and this story was no exception. It was a very well written, interesting story. It held my attention and I loved the characters. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of the typos which were a little distracting but no reason not to read the book. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    I read lots of Nook romances and like the Western stories almost

    I read lots of Nook romances and like the Western stories almost as much as the military black ops books. This book was a good read with lots of characters and action. I, too, enjoyed the "book within a book" and all the attention to historical detail.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

    Read an excellent book

    I read "Tame a Wild Heart". I liked it. It is really good. The author has woven all of the plots and sub plots together beautifully. All westerns have some element of romance in them, so I can truly call this a western even though it had a little more romance than I am used to. I liked the book within a book, the penny dreadful. The research, for instance on the Henry Rifle, and the attention to detail is exceptional. All of the characters were true to form and believable. All in all, I think it is a wonderful job. Anyone who enjoys western fiction and romances would like to read this book.

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