Cowboy for Hire (The Dream Maker Series, Book 1): 1900s Historical Romance

Cowboy for Hire (The Dream Maker Series, Book 1): 1900s Historical Romance

by Alice Duncan

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Cowboy for Hire (The Dream Maker Series, Book 1): 1900s Historical Romance by Alice Duncan

"A charming tale of a couple of young people in the early 1900's and the beginning of motion pictures. Complete with romance, peril, and a villain." ~May, Verified Reviewer

It's 1905, early in the Silent Film era, and orphan Amy Wilkes is "discovered" by producer Martin Tafft at a Pasadena Health Spa. Whisked away to the movie-making set, Amy is glamorized and placed before her leading man: a rugged, oh-so-handsome Arizona cowboy named Charlie Fox.

Charlie, another "natural", needs money for his ranch, not the naive attentions of a beautiful starlet no matter how far she turns his head.

On screen, sparks fly between Amy and Charlie, as the pair struggle to act like people they're not. Off screen, they face the scuttling machinations of the other actors and Charlie realizes what Amy truly dreams of--love and security. He offers her both. But first, Amy must open her heart.

AWARDS:
Romantic Times KISS Award

REVIEWS:
"Alice Duncan's knowledge of the 1900's film era brings a sparkle to COWBOY FOR HIRE. Highly recommended." ~Word Weaving

"What a delightful read! Fascinating era... fascinating backdrop... and a lovely romance!" ~Norah Wilson, USA Today bestselling author

THE DREAM MAKER SERIES, in order
Cowboy for Hire
Beauty and the Brain
The Miner's Daughter
Her Leading Man

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614176756
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 10/23/2014
Series: Dream Maker Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 424,255
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Award-winning author Alice Duncan lives with a herd of wild dachshunds (enriched from time to time with fosterees from New Mexico Dachshund Rescue) in Roswell, New Mexico. She's not a UFO enthusiast; she's in Roswell because her mother's family settled there fifty years before the aliens crashed. Visit Alice at www.aliceduncan.net.

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Cowboy for Hire (Dream Maker Series #2) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have been four stars without the sex scenes. Otherwise good book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
> In 1905 Pasadena, California, Amy Wilkes believes that actor Horace Huxtable must be the worst patient to stay at her uncle¿s Orange Rest Health Spa. Sent there by Peerless Studio to dry out, everyone at the spa detests the obnoxious Horace. Director Martin Tafft visits Horace to inform him they found the cowboy Charlie Fox for the upcoming filming of ¿The One and Only¿. Horace tells Martin that he demands they hire Amy as his leading lady in the picture. Martin offers Amy a once in a lifetime part especially for someone with no experience opposite one of the movie greats. After consulting with her uncle and aunt, a stunned Amy accepts the offer.

During the filming, Horace tries to seduce Amy, but instead she finds herself attracted to Charlie as both struggles to learn their new professions. As Horace realizes his seduction campaign fails, he starts harassing his leading lady and the cowboy, but he cannot stop the love that forms between Amy and Charlie.

COWBOY FOR HIRE is at its delightful best when Alice Duncan enthusiastically provides insight to the early silent age of the movie studio. The support characters brings alive that era so that the reader feels as if they are part of the cast. Amy seems more like a weak caricature of Debbie Reynolds (¿Singing in the Rain¿), but that does not slow down an engaging Americana romance that that is the first of the ¿Dream Maker¿ series from an author who obviously adores her project.

Harriet Klausner

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute and naive story. Enjoyed it a lot and had some good laughs.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This brought back memories of pasadena and el monte but i really laughed a lot when i read about amy learning to ride a horse i probably would have been scared too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is a good idea and simetimes you dont follow up this time because of grafics which werent in daisey series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the story of two 1st time actors, Amy from Pasadena & Charlie an Arizona cowboy, fall in love on a Southern California movie set in 1905. I highly recommend it.
RosieMG More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it but wished it was longer
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book