Historical Romance Book Review: Captivated by the Cowgirl

About the Book

Title: Captivated by the Cowgirl 

Series: Colorado Cowgirls, Book 4 

Author: Jody Hedlund 

Genre: Historical Romance 

Publisher: Northern Lights Press 

Release Date: September 5, 2023

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Publisher's Book Description

“Now that her sisters are both married, Felicity Courtney manages the Courtney Boardinghouse alone. After nearly collapsing from exhaustion while caring for an invalid man and his wife who are staying at the boardinghouse, Felicity posts an advertisement for a hired hand. 


Philip Berg, a prince in disguise, is hiding in Fairplay while attempting to stay one step ahead of an assassin. When the spirited Felicity Courtney tacks up a notice that she is hiring help, he offers to do the job as he is unable to leave her in such distress. Although he knows his presence could pose danger and that he needs to move on from Fairplay, he can’t tear himself away. 


Felicity has no intention of employing the handsome but exasperating Philip Berg, but when an early winter storm hits, she finds herself battling the elements and is grateful for his assistance. Love begins to blossom, but secret revelations and encroaching peril threaten to tear them apart forever.”

My Review

Jody Hedlund certainly has an impressive talent for writing western, historical romance novels! This gift for storytelling is on full display in Captivated by the Cowgirl, the fourth book in the Colorado Cowgirls series. With characters who are quite lively and a plot that is very appealing, this book is a pleasure to read. Throughout this novel, elements of history, adventure, and romance meld together perfectly in a refreshingly enjoyable story that is heartfelt and entertaining.

Ms. Hedlund’s use of witty dialogue is impressive, and the antics of her characters are quite engaging. Though they often find themselves in daunting situations that motivate them to make surprising choices, the characters are very likable, and their unconventional natures are inspiring. As they persevere through a variety of setbacks, they begin to question their assumptions and their goals, making them relatable and compelling. 


Captivated by the Cowgirl is a pleasant, memorable story filled with humor, surprises, and sweet romance. It is a worthy book that I gladly recommend. It is a charming addition to the Colorado Cowgirls series! 


*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher/author. 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 books and is the winner of numerous awards. She writes sweet historical 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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