Friday, October 5, 2012

Blog Tour: Trouble With Cowboys (Review)

Annie is a smart horse trainer, and an even smarter columnist for Montana Living. She writes about things she knows - horses and the owners who love them.

She also juggles supporting her sister - who is going to college and raising a young son.

Life is in control - a tight control - but in control for Annie.

Then a change with her publisher turns her "safe" column into a new venture - one that focuses on love and relationships.

Suddenly, Annie finds herself writing about a subject she is sorely lacking knowledge and the only way she can stay in control - and succeed - is if she can get help from the one person she never expected - the town’s smooth-talking ladies’ man Dylan Taylor:

Annie ends up trading help for Dylan's sick horse, Bravehart, for his help answering the readers letters.

Soon Annie finds her tightly held control (on her love life and her relationship with her sister) slipping away - and she is left wondering what will be changed in the name of love.

In The Trouble With Cowboys, Denise Hunter has created an interesting novel - with lots of layers.

On the one hand, the story focuses on the relationship (and the subsequent struggles) between Annie and Dylan.

On the other, it unpacks the changing relationship Annie and her sister, Sierra, as they move from "caregiver/child" to adult siblings - both exploring new and changing careers.

In all, this is a good read. It's solid, interesting and fun. It's a novel with "teeth" because it's not simply boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, couple ride off into the sunset. Instead, it's a story about two folks who have to face down their fears and past mistakes - in order to move forward with a future relationship.

On the scale of one to five, I give this novel a solid three. If you are looking for a fun read that has a western twist, give it a try.

More About The Author
Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

Online Resources
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It's A Contest

To celebrate the release of The Trouble with Cowboys Denise is hosting a fun Author Chat Party on Facebook. She'll connect with readers and give away some amazing prizes - including a Kindle Fire! 

Save the Date for October 11th!
Grab your copy of Denise Hunter’s latest book and join her for an Author Chat Party on October 11th at 8:00 PM EST (that’s 7:00 Central, 6:00 MST, & 5:00 PST)! Haven’t read The Trouble with Cowboys yet? That’s okay, don’t let that stop you from coming to the party! (You may win a copy!)

During the evening she’ll be sharing the story behind the book, posting discussion questions, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of chatting and fun giveaways – books, gift certificates and – a Kindle Fire! She’ll also be giving you a sneak peek of her next book too!

RSVP today and then come back on the 11th … and bring your friends!

As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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