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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Book Review - Merry Christmas, Cowboy by Janet Dailey

About The Book:

A Colorado Christmas To Remember

On the Denver streets, officer Paula Lewis is as tough as she needs to be. But away from skyscrapers and suspects, Paula gives back to the community she loves. This holiday season she's moonlighting at the Christmas House, a turn-of-the-century mansion transformed into a festive wonderland to delight local children thanks to volunteers like Paula—and Zach Bennett.
Zach left his family's Colorado ranch to sign on as a carpenter at the Christmas House. Freewheeling Zach hopes to make this holiday the merriest yet—from coaxing Paula onto the bunny slopes to filling in as a last-minute Santa. And as she and Zach are drawn together to keep one young boy out of harm's way, Paula realizes that the best gifts are second chances, happy endings, and the kind of love that makes every day warm and bright. . .

My Thoughts:

"Merry Christmas, Cowboy," is a charming holiday story that is a true delight to read. It has been years since I've read a Janet Dailey novel, and I had forgotten how good of a writer she can be.

This story, a lovely romance, is set in Denver, Colorado and it's a lot of fun to recognize places in the Mile-High City that I remember from my years there.  The characters in this tale are fascinating - Paula, the Denver cop who volunteers at the Christmas House, and Zach, a handsome rancher who is also donating his time at the charity.  As they dance around each other, playing the flirting game, the two find a love that neither can ignore.  I love a happy ending, and this one does not disappoint at all.

There's also a bit of a mystery here, as a young teenaged boy that Paula has been trying to help has some bullying problems to contend with, and it's up to Paula and Zach to help him find his way during a turbulent time.

I happily recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance, those who love Christmas stories, and fans of Janet Dailey's work.

About The Author:

Janet Anne Haradon Dailey is an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.

Born in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, she attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land development until they "retired" to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, where she set a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was NO QUARTER ASKED.

She has since gone on to write approximately 90 novels, 21 of which have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List. She has won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on Radio and Television. Today, there are over three hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in 19 different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world.

Check out her website at www.janetdailey.com for more information on her books and upcoming projects.

My thanks to Kensington Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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1 comment:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a great Christmas book, Sharon. Thanks for telling us about it!