Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Cowboy Father by Linda Ford ~ review


     Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373829035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373829033

        About the book:

With Alberta in the grip of the Depression, Louisa Morgan is desperate to bolster her family's finances. But how can she tutor bedridden Ellie Hamilton? The little tomboy is more interested in making mischief than studying sums. And the girl's bond with her handsome papa is another reminder to Louisa of the children she'll never have.

For Emmet Hamilton, strength means shouldering burdens alone. He never thought he'd let himself share his child, or his heart, ever again. But before long, Louisa's kindness and optimism start to change the cowboy's mind. Maybe he can gain the courage to trust again—in Louisa, in God's grace, and in this new family.…


My take on this book:
During the Depression jobs were scarce, so when Louisa Morgan is offered a job tutoring Ellie Hamilton, who is confined to bed in a body cast  while she recovers from a broken leg, Louisa sees it as a way to earn some money to help contribute to her families finances. Besides she can certainly relate to being sick since she had suffered pneumonia twice as well as a bout of influenza.Because of the toll the sickness took on her body she is unable to bear children and has decided that she will never marry.
Emmet Hamilton lost his wife a few years ago and is now a single father to Ellie. When Ellie breaks her leg he moves her to his aunts house in town and decides she needs a tutor. He carries some issues from his past that causes him to believe that he will never fall in love again but when he meets Louisa her wonderful disposition draws him to her. Can he overcome the burdens that he carries from the past to open his heart again?

While it took me several chapters to really become immersed in this story once it did I found myself unable to put it down. I found the characters quite believable and Louisa's positive attitude was wonderful.I really wasn't sure that I was going to like the character of Ellie because she seemed like a spoiled little girl but eventually was won over and actually understood why she acted the way she did. I thought it was so nice that she found a friend in Leila,and actually how things worked out for Leila in the end.

While this story was a bit predictable overall I really enjoyed it. I found it interesting to read about how the depression affected Alberta.Not only did  I enjoy watching the relationship develop between Louisa and Emmet but also how Louisa found what her heart longed for.
Fans of inspirational historical romance will surely enjoy reading this story.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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