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The Love of a Cowboy
     

The Love of a Cowboy

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by Anna Jeffrey
 

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In this exquisite and sensual debut, Anna Jeffrey takes us to Callister, Idaho, where one woman discovers the love of a cowboy -- and a passion as powerful and untamed as the rugged land they share...

Texas beauty Dahlia Montgomery isn't looking for trouble when she agrees to spend the summer with her best friend in Idaho. But the young widow's dreams of

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In this exquisite and sensual debut, Anna Jeffrey takes us to Callister, Idaho, where one woman discovers the love of a cowboy -- and a passion as powerful and untamed as the rugged land they share...

Texas beauty Dahlia Montgomery isn't looking for trouble when she agrees to spend the summer with her best friend in Idaho. But the young widow's dreams of tranquillity are shattered when she encounters Luke McRae -- a long, lean cowboy who'd like to charm Dahlia into his bed. With his devastating smile and sinful swagger, Luke is something of a legend in these parts. Even though the last thing Dahlia needs is to fall for a man who's sworn off love and marriage, she finds it impossible to resist his sexy ways. But when one sultry night turns into another, she starts to believe that love -- whether you trust in it or not -- can happen when you least expect it...

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Crescent Blues Book Reviews - Jen Foote
"...Anna Jeffrey's debut novel makes for an excellent read."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451410979
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Anna Jeffrey is an award-winning author of mainstream romance novels as well as romantic comedy/mystery. She has authored and published nine romance novels under the pseudonym of Anna Jeffrey and co-authored seven as USA Today Bestselling author, Dixie Cash....Anna Jeffrey's books have won the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold, and the More Than Magic awards. Her books have been finalists in the Colorado Romance Writers award, the Golden Quill and Southern Magic as well as the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold and the More than Magic awards. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and several of its chapters....Anna is a Texan through and through. Fifth generation. She was born and grew up in West Texas, where most of her family members were farmers and ranchers or worked in the oil fields. She left Texas for many years and lived in four of the western states, a rich experience she'll never forget....She loves most things western, from the customs and culture to the philosophy of life. She enjoys many hobbies, i.e., reading, painting and drawing, crafting, needlework and beading among others....These days, she's back home in Texas. She and her husband currently live in a small town not far from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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The Love of a Cowboy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Karenls1956 More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to see how their life goes from a wedding to more babies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want it to end!! Next up The Love of a Stranger starting now!
jparrottNC More than 1 year ago
I love all Anna Jeffrey books, & of course the Dixie Cash series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.... 1100+ pages.... will read more by this author.
wolf-lover More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read! Luke and Dahlia meet in Idaho in the summer after Dahlia and her best friend go there to work. Luke is a wealthy ranch owner, Dahlia has gone through a very rough patch in her life. Their chemistry is amazing. Luke wines and dines her falling in love but keeps her hidden from his family. At the end of the summer Dahlia goes back to Texas when her father falls ill. She discovers she is with child, but does not tell Luke. Piggy, Dahlia's best friend sends him a letter and picture and he makes his way to Texas to claim the love of his life and his son. The story is romantic and heart wrenching. I am in love!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldnt get enough of this book I fell in love with the people and the romance. I enjoyed reading it. I felt like I was in the book my self.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been looking for a new author to read for a long time and I finally found one, this book was great, very passionate and kept me reading. I've read all three 'The Love of...' books and they all have a great plot and excellent characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book stirs every emotion. I read this book in two days and I have two small children! A treasure to be read again and again. The characters were rich and full of life and the setting discriptions were beautiful. It drew you in and kept you all the way. This book was amazing I expect to see more great things from this author, now on to ' The love of a stranger'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dahlia Montgomery has had a lot of heart ache in her short life. When her adulterous husband is killed in a car wreck, with another woman, her world is shattered. Rebuilding, she takes work for the summer in Idaho. There she learns that cowboys don't only live in Texas. Luke McRae is as handsome and as macho as any cowboy back home. First connecting with Luke's handicapped son, it is not long before Dahlia finds her way into his heart and life. .............. Neither wants to fall in love, but somehow, they do. Then, it all falls apart. Luke could lose custody of his girls if he continues to see Dahlia, and her father is desperately ill. The affair ends, but not without consequences, the kind that show up nine months later. When Luke learns he has another child, one he never planned on or wanted, will that be enough to bring these two together, or will pride keep them worlds apart? ................ **** Fast paced, heated, and touching, this is a novel that plays across a wide panorama. It is a story that could easily play on one of the classic channels as a movie. Love has a high price but great rewards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT book! Once I started reading I could hardly set it down. I would highly recommend reading this one. Outstanding!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn¿t put this book down. Luke and Dahlia¿s passionate love story swept me into their world and kept me there, start to finish. Don¿t miss it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't tell you how much I loved this book. This is not your sterotypical romance novel. The author addresses real life issues with realistic responses from the lead characters. These characters are not perfect and frankly I'm tired of reading about the perfect couple. Kudos to the author for not coloring within the lines!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Luke McRae!!! This beautifully written story held my attention and my heart. Piggy had me laughing and Dahlia and Luke had me crying. And the ending was more satisfying than any book I've read in years. This is a perfect book for summer reading, rainy day reading, vacation reading--well, it's just great reading. Hope everyone enjoys this story as much as I have.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1997 Texas, Dahlia Montgomery buries her husband who died in a violent car accident. To her embarrassment she learns that a family friend Bonnie Gibson also died in the crash. Both were under the influence and circumstantial evidence including Kenneth¿s history leads Dahlia to believe he cheated on her one last time.

Twenty eight months later, Dahlia rues the day she agreed to accompany her best friend Piggy Murphy and accept employment as interns in Callister, Idaho. Not only is the place they are staying in freezing, but Piggy¿s cousin fails to meet them. Worse, angry rancher Luke McRae accidentally knocks her over like a stampeding bull. As Luke and Dahlia become acquainted they begin to fall in love though they stereotype the other. She does not trust men especially cowboys; and he believes outsiders like this Texan belong in the Lone Star State. Then there are his needs to be there for his disabled son and two daughters as well as an unstable ex-wife.

THE LOVE OF A COWBOY is an engaging contemporary romance that displays rural Idaho in a strong light. The story line is loaded with action and the cast is a strong ensemble. Though the lead characters lug too much baggage, readers will like both of them and especially her best friend. The audience will want to travel just outside Boise for a warm (except in the temporary lodging of the Texans) romantic tale.

Harriet Klausner