Glamourous acting job versus repairing fences and birthing calves. Seems like an easy choice at first glance, doesn’t it. Not so for Crystal McCord, the heroine in Christine Lynxwiler’s new book The Reluctant Cowgirl.
Actress Crytal McCord gave up the closeness of her big family in order to make a name for herself on the New York City stage. But when life in the Big Apple turns sour, she follows a country road back to her parents Arkansas ranch.The last thing she expects to find in cowboy country is a new leading man. Still, she can’t help but imagine handsome rancher Jeremy Buchanan in the role.
Unfortunately, Jeremy’s been burned by Crystal’s type before. Or has he? Every time he thinks he knows her, the multi-faceted woman surprises him. Will the reluctant pair allow their hearts to guide them, or will their common stubborn pride keep them miles apart?
I’m glad that the 2 main characters in this book have their own lives and troubles. It makes the story more interesting and real as their lives merge together. Both of the main characters undergo a big change in their personal lives while supporting each other. I think Christine Lynxwiler did a great job of writing good characters that I would be glad to be friends with. I’m interested in learning more about some of the supporting characters too.
It did remind me of Chris Coppernell’s book, but I liked this one better. [shh, don’t tell]
To find out more you can visit CFBA, which has a link to the first chapter; the author’s blog; or the publisher’s website.