Historical Romance Book Review: To Tame a Cowboy

About the Book

Title: To Tame a Cowboy 

Series: Colorado Cowboys 

Author: Jody Hedlund 

Genre: Historical Romance 

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 

Release Date: May 3, 2022

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Publisher's Book Description

“They share a passion to heal what is broken, but it's their own hearts that need to be made whole.  
Brody McQuaid is a broken man, and he knows it. While his body survived the war, his soul did not. Besides loving his little niece, his only sense of purpose comes from saving the wild horses that roam South Park. Ranchers in the area have taken to killing the horses, which are competing with their cattle to feed on the open grass.  
Savannah Marshall is a veterinarian on her family's Colorado ranch. She longs to keep her father happy following the tragic death of her older brother, including marrying a man of his choosing. But days before her wedding, she gets cold feet and disappears to South Park. As she learns more about the destruction of the horses, she joins Brody in an attempt to save the wild creatures. But when Savannah's family and the resentments of the area cattlemen catch up with them both, Brody and Savannah will have to tame their fears if they've any hope to let love run free.”


My Review

Jody Hedlund writes western, historical romance novels that are always quite impressive, and To Tame a Cowboy is no exception. With characters that are genuinely captivating and a plot that is uniquely engaging, this third book in the Colorado Cowboys series is a pleasure to read. Page after page, elements of history, adventure, and romance flow together creatively to fashion a story that is heartfelt and inspiring.

This story unfolds within homesteads, bustling ranches, small towns, and rugged mountain paths. Thoughtfully described, these settings offer plenty of opportunities for the characters in this book to wrestle with their insecurities, face their fears, pursue their goals, and strengthen their faith. As they struggle with emotional, physical, and environmental hardships that jeopardize their dreams and even their well-being, these characters are authentically vulnerable, compelling, and memorable. 

This novel also features an exciting storyline that is excellently paced and filled with unexpected moments that are really touching. Scenes marked by peril are offset by scenes of hope, and the story is enhanced by relevant themes of courage, resiliency, forgiveness, trust, honesty, and second chances.

To Tame a Cowboy is an appealing, entertaining novel. Rich with history, romance, adventure, and heart, it is an enjoyable, worthy book that I gladly recommend. I am already looking forward to reading the next book in this series!

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and NetGalley. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.


About the Author: Jody Hedlund

“Jody Hedlund is the best-selling author of over forty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards. She writes clean, sweet romances with plenty of sizzle.” --Biography from Jody Hedlund’s author page on Amazon.com.

Click here to visit Jody Hedlund's website.


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