24 July 2011
Book review Wyoming Sweethearts and Calico Bride by Jillian Hart
The chance to rescue abandoned horses has given Eloise Tipple the fresh start she needs. After losing her skating career and fiancé, she returns home to Wild Horse, Wyoming, to work at a beautiful inn and man the stables. Sean Granger has also come home to nurse some emotional wounds and would like nothing more than to pursue life as a lone wolf. Both say they want nothing more than friendship. But while saving homeless horses, can Sean and Eloise save each other and heal their wounds?
Jillian takes us back to Wild Horse, Wyoming where we catch up with Eloise Tipple and Sean Granger a nephew of Frank. Sean has come to work on the ranch and Eloise is now working at Cady Winslows Inn. While at the Inn part of Eloise's jobs it to find horses for the ranch to use and some of the horse they find are rescue horses. This is where Sean comes in as he has a horse trailer. Both Eloise and Sean have emotional issues to work through and its interesting seeing how they tick. On the side we see the growing relationship with Cady and Frank which is so refreshing to see. I love the fact Cady is an older single woman never married and finding love for the first time. I loved the story and cant wait for more in the series.
Safe, predictable Angel Falls, Montana, is Lila Lawson's home-but she secretly wishes it had adventures like the novels she loves to read. Then the new deputy stumbles into her father's mercantile, gravely injured, and Lila gets more excitement than she can handle!
A harsh childhood left Burke Hannigan with two options- get tough or give in. Lila's compassion and tender care make him yearn for more. But how can he ask her to forgive his outlaw past when he can't forgive himself? Unless love and faith can transform him into a hero worthy of this calico bride.
Loved this book too. I didn't want to put it down. We are back in Angel Falls, Montana and this time Lila Lawson is featured. Lila is working in her fathers store and had to contend with her step mother who tends to be more worried about appearances and reputation rather than caring for people such as Lila and her little sister. Burke stumbles into the mercantile after being shot. He is a deputy sheriff and its interesting seeing the interaction between Lila and Burke. Burke has a past which haunts him and he is trying to pay for. We learn more about him as the story goes on. Lila also has her issues with her step mother and wanting some independence. We also see the friends and what they are up to and we see Earlee again who we found out was writing to a prisoner last book. We see more on the story this book which was nice. I cant wait for her story. This is a good story and add the drama of a bank robbery, outlaws and danger and it becomes a great historical drama. I am looking forward to the next book.