Give The Lady A Ride

Give The Lady A Ride



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Give The Lady A Ride by Linda W. Yezak

Patricia Talbert is a high-class social coordinator from New York.

Talon Carlson is a rugged bull rider from Texas.

He thinks she's too polished.

She thinks he's insane.

Opposites aren't quick to attract when the lady who enters the cowboy's world is on a mission to sell the ranch. But a box of letters changes her mission-letters of unshakable faith and a love deeper than anything she's ever experienced.

Soon, she finds his integrity appealing. Her spunk draws him in. He has the faith she craves; she may be the love he longs for. But faith and love aren't achieved in a single weekend.

To buy time to explore the possibilities between them, she issues a challenge: "Teach me to ride bulls."

From here on, they're in for the ride of their lives.

Give the Lady a Ride-faith and love are just one bull away.

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ISBN-13: 9781935600190
Publisher: Port Yonder Press
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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Give The Lady A Ride 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Xmiler1 More than 1 year ago
A lady raised in New York inherits a ranch in Texas. Should she sell and get back to New York? Or should she find an excuse to learn more about the handsome foreman who also rides bulls in local rodeos? So she asks him to teach her to ride bulls. That interesting problem motivates this sprightly romance stocked with winsome characters, and there's a lot of well-researched information about ranching and bull riding sprinkled in here and there for good measure. This book belies the idea that independently published books are inferior. The quality of Linda Yezak's writing and the quality of the book's editing equal the professional standards of the best CBA publishers. It's a thoroughly enjoyable five-star read.
chrisg21 More than 1 year ago
A person from a totally different way of life takes on bull riding and ranching What made it totally neat is how is tested and grows throughout the book. You will thoroughly enjoy this book. It will also show you how her faith truly grew. Would totally reccomend it
Tracykrausswrtr More than 1 year ago
Give the Lady a Ride by Linda Yezak is so much more than just another romance, although there is plenty of that, too. It is also a story of deepening faith and learning to trust God despite the circumstances. Patricia Talbot has inherited a Texas ranch from her uncle. She and her friend Marie arrive at the ranch and are met by two good looking ranch hands. Romance ensues – a fairly uncomplicated affair for Marie and Chance, and a much more complex awakening for Pat and Talon. As a way to earn time, respect, and guidance, Pat decides she wants to learn to ride bulls. During the process, both she and Talon must confront various issues from the past. The descriptions of the Texas countryside are magnificent and the ins and outs of running a ranch are entertaining, humorous, well researched and believable. I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to other readers who are looking for clean, well written, Christian romance.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Molly Book provided by contest win at GoodReads Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I’m an eclectic book reader, reading most anything, but one of my favorite kinds to read are the Inspirational stories. The books that really grip you, taking you on an emotional roller coaster, and leaving you with a new meaning on life. Linda Yezak has created a wonderfully written inspiring story that will do just that and so much more to the reader. From start to finish, I was on the ride of my life! Patricia Talbert, a city woman, is not up to ranch life, that’s for sure. That’s why she’s hoping to sell the ranch, and high tail it back to the city. Those were her plans anyway. Until she meets a Stetson where, bull riding foreman who takes her breath away. Talon Carlson is a bull riding foreman on a ranch that is now owned by a city slicking woman. Gorgeous, yes, but ranch living? No, she’s not made for that. But, Talon Carlson wants to show the beautiful Patricia that God is the one who has her plans all laid out. It’s Him that will lead her where she needs to be. And, if teaching her to ride bulls is in God’s plans….well, then, Talon’s up for the lessons. But, will it be enough to convince Patricia that trusting in God…..and Talon…..will make her whole and happy? Or will the charming cowboy loose his heart and the ranch he loves? Definitely a wonderful story to read! Filled with the perfect blend of humor and romance, this story will leave you with a satisfying smile and a heart hungry for more of Ms. Yezak’s work. I’m looking forward to going back and reading more of her work, both past and future!
Anne_M_Baxter More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a ride! Now, I'm really not into bull riding, and it's hard for me to believe a sane man, let alone a responsible, ranch-owning woman, would voluntarily climb onto the back of an angry, 1000-pound animal determined to get rid of you one way or the other. No wonder the hero prays before and after every ride. I have to admit, though, this book held me tightly glued to the pages from the first to the last. When New Yorker Patricia Talbert, daughter of a US Senator, inherits a ranch in Texas from an uncle she barely remembers, she has to go check it out before she puts it on the market. She and best friend Marie fly into DFW, rent a sports car, and spend a weekend going over the ranch. They weren't planning on being distracted by a couple of good-looking cow hands. Or a rodeo weekend. Or a steak cookoff. Come to think of it, the cowboys--especially the foreman--really weren't counting on the ladies grabbing chunks of their hearts. Foreman Talon Carlson loved the ranch. The owners had taken him in and raised him as their own son when his parents died. Talon hoped they would will the ranch to him. But no, they gave it to this little bitty blonde from New York City, of all things. And she wants to sell it. What would he do to keep her from selling it? Charm the lady? Teach her to ride a bull? Now, wait a minute. That's going a little far. Or is it?
writersprite More than 1 year ago
Such endearing characters wrapped within a story that encourages you to turn the page. I enjoyed watching the characters grow. Although at times the ease with which things were solved seemed far-fetched, it wasn't so bad that I couldn't continue to enjoy the story. The author did research, that much was certain.
Tammy_B More than 1 year ago
Lively and fun, "Ride" is a delightful romance with a kick. Yezak's true-to-life characters, vivid word choice, and clever turns of phrase entertain, from first page to last.
EunieKS More than 1 year ago
Patricia is a young woman from the social world of New York, where her father is a senator, who arrives in Texas to dispose of a ranch she's inherited and discovers love and a renewed faith in God. Talon grew up on the ranch as a foster son and had hoped to inherit. The arrival of this new owner shatters that dream. The writing flows and so is easy to read. The characters are likeable and the romance builds as the story progresses. Both of the main characters carry some baggage from the past and are reluctant to take another chance on love although the attraction is too strong to ignore. I enjoyed this very entertaining story.
Kym_McNabney More than 1 year ago
Give the Lady a Ride by Linda Yezak certainly took me on a ride. Having only recently gone to my first ever bull riding event, the cover intrigued me. One of the signs of a great book is its ability to draw you in right from the start. With Give the Lady a Ride, the opening line accomplished this, and continued to hold me captive from the very first word to the very last. When Patricia Talbert discovers she's inherited a ranch, she and her best friend Marie hightail it to Texas to put the property on the market. Talon Carlson, the foreman of Circle Bar Ranch, is every bit a Texas cowboy as Patricia is a high-class social coordinator from New Yorker. When Patricia unexpectedly shows up, Talon fights his attraction for her like a bull fights to throw his rider. Patricia is determined to sell the ranch, but Talon and his crew have something else in mind. With a growing attraction to Talon, Patricia is filled with indecision and offers him a challenge he can't refuse--teach her how to ride a bull. If I were to highlight all the good phrases in this story with my marker, the book would be considerably marked up. If I were to then add highlights to the parts that were well written, interesting, fun, and well-paced, there would be no words left unmarked. I was swept into this story with its vivid characters, so much so that they played out in my mind like those in a great movie. What a treat to not get just one great romance in a story but a touch of another with Chance, Talon's best friend and "brother" and Marie. I've always loved the opposites attract scenario and Yezak did an amazing job. She and Give the Lady a Ride are now on my favorites list.
Betty-T More than 1 year ago
As soon as I opened Give the Lady a Ride, I knew I was in for a treat. A big treat-big as Texas. From the rollicking chapter headings to the barbed wire section breaks, this book promised good-natured romantic fun and it delivered. The well-crafted story reads with a definite western drawl. Pure pleasure. The author did a wonderful job of setting the scene and pulling the reader in. She described the rodeo bull-riding scenes so perfectly (not too much) my senses kicked in. I was there. If you're looking for a good summer read to take to the beach, this is a great choice. I've got only one warning. Once you start it, you won't want to put it down. You may have it read before you ever get to the beach. I'm keeping this one. I'll want to read it again, but more slowly this time. Maybe.
KWeiland More than 1 year ago
Out of the hundred-plus books I read each year, only a few rise above the pack into memorability. Linda Yezak's Give the Lady a Ride is one of those books. This spunky modern-day western romance is sure to please fans of both genres with its sweet love story, rollicking rodeo feats, and laugh-out-loud dialogue. Yezak rounds up a whole herd of unforgettable characters and sends them galloping straight into the reader's heart. Not to be missed.