Old Friends Get a Second Chance at Love in Carolyn Brown’s ‘Cowboy Courage’ [REVIEW]

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She’s a veteran. He’s a cowboy. Although they grew up in the same town, life took them in totally different directions. But when she comes back to lend her aunt a hand, will they find enough common ground to fall in love? Find out in Carolyn Brown’s Cowboy Courage.

Carolyn Brown's COWBOY COURAGE

Rose O’Malley spent years traveling the world with the military, working on bases all over Europe. But Texas is home and going back for a while to help out at her aunt’s bed and breakfast seems like a good respite. Once she’s back in the Lone Star State, however, it quickly becomes apparent that her linguistic skills have not prepared her for manual labor.

Enter Hudson Baker. This handsome cowboy is good with his hands, and seems able to help Rose out with any repairs she needs to make around the B&B. That should not come as a big surprise though, because he was always dependable, levelheaded, and ready to help his neighbors. The only problem is that he was Rose’s first crush, and the longer he hangs around, the more she remembers why he made her heart beat faster all those years ago.

As far as Hud is concerned, he soon realizes that he wants to convince Rose to stay, even if she does manage to turn his world upside down the moment she returns. Between her, meddling neighbors, a mischievous cat, and a rescued baby, life has never been more complicated. And yet, he wants her to stick around anyway. Go figure!

Cowboy Courage is a fun novel about second chances and reconnecting with people we think we’ve outgrown. As a vet, Rose has spent years on the ride of a lifetime. Initially, it took courage to leave behind everything she knew to embrace the unknown. It was frightening and more than a little unsettling. But once she left, she never imagined returning.

Coming back and seeing Hud again, after so much time has passed, reminds her about what a good friend he always was. She must learn to see him for the man he is now, and she’s not entirely prepared for the potential life they could share together if she can only summon the courage to pursue it. Watching Rose and Hud’s lives collide once again is sweet and hilarious, and downright touching.

If you enjoy a great second chance romance or simply love handsome cowboys with a heart of gold, you’re going to love Carolyn Brown’s Cowboy Courage. It is a story you don’t want to miss, one that makes for perfect escapist fiction to lose yourself in over a long weekend and a soak in the tub.

Includes the bonus novella Wildflower Ranch, a continuation of Daisies in the Canyon.

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Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA finalist who has sold more than 3 million books.

She presently writes both women’s fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title, and contemporary series.

She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

For a complete listing of her books, check out her website at CarolynBrownBooks.com. Readers may also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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By Carolyn Brown
400 pp. Forever. $7.99

Purchase Cowboy Courage direct from Jathan & Heather Books or from one of these other fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Half Price Books, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, or Walmart.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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