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Wishing for a Cowboy

Characters Wishing for a Cowboy

By an Outlaws Kiss that sparks true love and a new future for Jake Morgan and Talia Delano A Husband for Christmas by Sarah J McNeal A haunting night of horror and a wish for a new life Peaches by Kathleen Rice Adams When a strong willed schoolteacher invades an irascible ranchers Texas range not even the spirit of Christmas may be able to prevent all out war. HER CHRISTMAS WISH by Tracy Garrett Part of the WISHING FOR A COWBOY Anthology has the power to turn the most citified woman into a cowgirl at heart Ms Garrett has spun a story about Kathryn and Will teenage loves gone wrong kept apart by their meddling parents and their selfish wishes But that doesn’t keep Ms Garrett from finding a way to bring them back together make sure they loved each other forever and ensure they fulfilled an unreuited love when fate brings them back together as adults Katie runs a stage depot in 1860s Texas alone after the passing of her late husband Will strides in ever the confident cowboy ready to take charge of her herd of cattle and her heart He helps Katie out in a time of need but all she truly wants and needs is Will And she gets him And YOU should get this book It is filled with happiness and cuteness and sweetness of a cowboy and his woman You’ll feel the warmth Wrap it around yourself and let Ms Garrett’s story of happy ever after make you feel like it’s Christmasall year long

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Cowboys kisses and love in the holiday air make for a special recipe in each of these wonderful new stories Christmas miracles can happen when you're WISHING FOR A COWBOY A Christmas Miracle by Phyliss Miranda Acceptance comes not through frosty eyes but from the warmth of loving hearts Outlaw's Kiss by Cheryl Pierson A long ago schooldays crush is rekindled. Her Christmas Wish by Tracy GarrettCute feel good sweet 2nd chance story Katie is shocked to find her first love arriving literally at her doorstep and bringing with him her abandoned dreams the rest of the stories are on my tbr list

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A Gift for Rhoda by Jacuie Rogers A mail order bride disaster Her Christmas Wish by Tracy Garrett Her only wish for Christmas was the man who left her behind Covenant by Tanya Hanson Can a Christmas blizzard ignite love gone cold Charlie's Pie by Livia J Washburn A wounded man a desperate woman a gang of ruthless outlawsand the best pecan pie in Parker Count. A Christmas Miracle Cute and sweetOutlaw's Kiss Young love renewedA Husband For Christmas I especially enjoyed this I have never read a romance to do with the sinking of the Titanic and its aftermathPeaches Surprisingly deepA Gift For Rhoda Short and sweetHer Christmas Wish AWWW Second chances are wonderful aren't theyCovenant I felt for these twoCharlie's Pie Poor womanI received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Paperback
  • 300
  • Wishing for a Cowboy
  • Kathleen Rice Adams
  • English
  • 11 December 2018
  • 9780615910703

About the Author: Kathleen Rice Adams

Kathleen Rice Adams is an award winning author award winning journalist and all around troublemaker Like the generations of ranchers preachers teachers horse thieves and moonshiners decorating the branches of her family tree she hides out in Texas Find her online at KathleenRiceAdamscom



10 thoughts on “Wishing for a Cowboy

  1. says:

    I have to say that this is one of the better anthologies that I’ve read in a long time Especially considering the fact there are eight authors involved instead of the usual four or five Nearly every novella in this anthology works for me and that very seldom happens when I crack one open Thus I’m very impressed with the collection of authors Prairie Rose has brought together as well as the talent of each of those authorsA Christmas Miracle by Phyliss MirandaI enjoy a story that much if the main characters just seem to fit right off the bat That is definitely the case with Mattie Jo Ashley and Dr Grant Spencer Mattie Jo’s mother is dead and her father is an outlaw who left his family behind Despite being ostracized by the townsfolk of Carroll Creek Texas Mattie Jo is determined to raise her little sister with love Right now the little girl is desperately ill and the new doctor is needed but Mattie Jo has no money to spare Thank heavens there are a few people in town who don’t hate her on sight so with their coin in hand Mattie Jo begins her hunt for the docNot to be dictated to by the unChristian like attitude of his neighbors Grant Spencer accompanies the pretty Mattie Jo to her home There he finds her sister seriously ill and informs Mattie Jo he’ll not leave until she’s out of the woods In such close confines in such dire circumstances Grant and Mattie Jo learn so much about one another in the days before ChristmasA very heart warming story for the holiday seasonSummaryAcceptance comes not through frosty eyes but from the warmth of loving heartsGrade BOutlaw’s Kiss by Cheryl PiersonI always love an outlaw cowboy A bad boy of the west Jake Morgan is definitely a bad boy smoldering and sexy He’s also in trouble and the first place he thinks to head toward is Talia’s Even knowing he should stay away standing on her porch bleeding he can’t make himself walk away and then it’s too late She’s there helping him in every way gentle kind and beautifulWhen last Jake was in town Talia’s reputation hit the skids when he kissed her in front of nearly everyone at a local event She should send him on his way but that kiss has been on her mind for months and now she can’t help but hope for especially since she’d just wished for this exact thing But that will have to be after the man is all healed up of courseI enjoyed these two immensely It takes Jake a bit to realize he can not only reach for happiness but he can have it too I also like the relationship between him and Talia’s younger brother Michael Maybe a bad boy of the west with a good heart in training? Christmas wishes do come trueA pet peeve not related to this book or story is the author’s web site that is not up to date at all This anthology is nowhere to be found thus making my endeavor of getting all the necessary info for this review much time consuming That doesn’t mean anything as far as my review just sort of a shout out to the authorSummaryA long ago schooldays crush is rekindled by an Outlaw’s Kiss that sparks true love and a new future for Jake Morgan and Talia DelanoGrade BA Husband for Christmas by Sarah J McNealI like the little added extras we get in this story Jane Pierpont and her family decided to head to the Americas – on the Titantic She and her son Robin survived the disaster her husband did not Living in Wyoming operating her own dress shop and raising her son have kept Jane alive but not her dreams Even after seven years finding another love and having children? Probably not in her futureTeekonka Red Sky is the local mechanic and he’s taken a shine to both Jane and Robin He’s spending time with the boy after school to teach him the tools of his trade and now his sights are set on Jane I like that he doesn’t pussyfoot around lets her know what he wants She resists though this is what Jane thought she’d never have again But her husband is dead how can she forget him so soon? Jane needs some remindin’ she’s a woman and Teekonka is the man to do just that He’s also the one to show her how to really live again Teekonka isn’t without his own tragedies So between the straightforward flirting and romancing bonding with her son bringing a Christmas tree to her door and remembering the good parts of marriage Jane doesn’t stand a chance It’s going to be the best Christmas everA nice story with characters who need each other My only nitpick is I could never warm up to Teekonka’s name Just a bit to hard around the edges I guess you could saySummaryA haunting night of horror and a wish for a new lifeGrade B Peaches by Kathleen Rice AdamsThis is my favorite story of the anthology Also my favorite hero Whit McCandless is a rancher and he takes his ranchin’ business seriously So much so he doesn’t have time for anything else Especially that new school teacher and her young son who is always trespassing Oh and that peach orchard He’d have pulled those trees out by the roots years ago if his family would let him Peaches ain’t for him in any shape or form His innards roil at the mention or smell of the damned fruitFirst meeting Whit though he’d just brought her wayward near frozen son home doesn’t go over well with Ruth Avery She calls him a bear and that is a very apt description of the man having to take time from his ranch that won’t run itself And she doesn’t endear herself to him when she offers him a peach pie for his help with her son It takes a couple of meetings before that bear begins to be tamed But those are really fun scenes between them as are those between Whit and his aunts Everyone gives him what for but the man hangs on to his cantankerousness something fierce But it’s when Whit uotes Dickens and reads to her sons that Ruth begins to melt toward him makes her curious about the man beneath that gruff exterior Hopefully he’ll relent and make it to the Christmas Social something he never does apparently but when Ruth’s mistake makes dessert impossible for the townsfolk it’s Whit who steps in to assist despite his reaction to peachesI love Whit The entire book sounds and feels true to the west and Whit is 100% cowboy He talks the talk and walks the walk And I like the transformation he goes through learning that his ranch can do without him a day or two and having Ruth and her boys in his life is worth anything She’s perfect for him Terrific storySummaryWhen a strong willed schoolteacher invades an irascible rancher’s Texas range not even the spirit of Christmas may be able to prevent all out warGrade AA Gift for Rhoda by Jacuie RogersNate Harmon is home Even if he isn’t sure of the welcome he’ll get from his parents after the way he left it’s time But what he gets instead of mom and dad is a shotgun packin’ woman who won’t answer his hails It’s cold and he’s hungry but it looks as though he’s going to have to keep fending for himself until whoever it is in his parents’ home decides to face him Poor guy works while he waits milks cows repairs the barn you name itBeing alone in the middle of nowhere has it ups and downs One of those downs is now at the front of the house andbringing her fresh milk? Rhoda isn’t sure what to think about that She knows he can’t be telling the truth about being the Harmons’ son Mrs Harmon has never once mentioned a child to her Finally deciding to find out what’s going on she invites the man inside all the while keeping her shotgun at the readyEventually the story comes out as these two spend time together which is nice and heartwarming but I don’t feel a connection to them beyond having coffee and chatting There’s not all that much other than stories that pull them together Well at least for Rhoda She watches Nate do all that work so she does know to an extent what kind of man he is after she discovers he’s not a liar But I don’t see where the attraction comes in for Nate as uickly as it does More time is needed in this situation for love growAgain no information about this book on the author’s site uite frustratingSummaryA mail order bride disasterGrade CHer Christmas Wish by Tracy GarrettI really like our heroine in this novella Kathryn McConnell is a widow a woman on her own who takes care of a Texas stagecoach station because that’s all she had left when her husband died That and a herd of longhorns she hasn’t done a thing with for two years if she’d had any options to do anything Currently content with her lot in life and trying not to look forward nor in the past Kathryn is surprised when part of her past walks into her life againWill O’Brien is just as surprised as Kathryn Finding her after all these years is like coming home Will is happy to pick up right where they left off fifteen years ago but Katie is reluctant since he’s the one who left her broke her heart so long ago But they uickly discover that there was betrayal from both of their families those machinations keeping them apart for so long Now they have a new set of issues to get through because they’re different people after all this time and heartache is one difficult thing to let goI really enjoyed Katie’s and Will’s first meeting his reaction to her Talk about sexy and romantic It’s small such elements that make me love a character When Katie decides to help Will during a tense moment later in the story that’s her way of showing she cares They work together around the station bringing them closer to one another though they don’t realize it at first Or rather it’s Kathryn who doesn’t She resists as long as she can but it’s that tense moment that brings home to her what she truly has in WillMy second favorite story in the book I love Will and Kathryn’s strength is awesomeSummaryHer only wish for Christmas was the man who left her behindGrade A Covenant by Tanya HansonI like the emotion and intensity of this story Ella is waiting for her husband to come home She’d had it all as a mail order bride – a handsome husband a beautiful daughter and then everything was lost with the death of Charlotte Carsten has now been gone three months and Ella is about to lose hope that he’ll ever return to her Left to her memories of the short time they had as a family she’s also had to keep the sheriff at bay the man telling her at every turn that Carsten has to be dead or he’d be home by nowKeeping busy working from ranch to ranch Carsten is fighting the guilt he feels for leaving Their union has turned to love and he needs to go back to make sure Ella knows how he feels He first has to complete the special gift he’s creating for her and then he’s headed home to ask for her forgiveness But what he finds is what he least expects which makes him doubt everything he thought he knewEven though the characters are apart for the first part of the story it’s full of emotion as they try to get through the time they’re separated I do feel however that for Carsten to jump to his conclusion after everything they’d been through is a bit out of character They’re both still grieving and need each other so that reaction just doesn’t sit well and is a sticking point for meSummaryCan a Christmas blizzard ignite love gone cold?Grade CCharlie’s Pie by Livia J WashburnI like the beginning of this story – an injured man stumbles onto a homestead and the lady of the house has to be careful when she’s alone this particular day She learns of course that the man is not an outlaw but a law man who’s on the trail of the real outlaws But as things progress and you figure out where they could end up I was afraid it would all be over the top Unfortunately I was rightLauralee Brannum has just taken her son’s birthday pecan pie out of the oven and it’s cooling for later in the day That’s when Burke Avery staggers out of the woods obviously injured with a gunshot wound Not able to leave him without help Lauralee bravely takes him inside her home to doctor him as best she can Relief he’s not an outlaw she learns he’s a Texas Ranger and was shot by the group of outlaws he’s trying to catchAs they’re getting to know one another riders make their way to the house claiming to be Rangers themselves and force their way inside to search for their “outlaw” Not finding the culprit they take their leave – along with Charlie’s pie This upsets Lauralee something fierce There’s no time and no other ingredients to bake another Up to this point I’m enjoying everything but I have a sneaking suspicion what Lauralee is about to do and the impetus behind it Okay I can understand to a point the why of it all but I had hoped she would come to her sensesIt’s after the outlaws are subdued and she and Burke are back on the homestead that he also figures out what’s happening and confronts Lauralee I enjoyed this part of the story too Burke’s tenderness and Lauralee’s hesitation but need to look toward the future I just wish there’d been another way the author could have gotten me thereAgain as of the writing of this review there’s no book information on Ms Washburn’s web site Doesn’t reflect in my grade just noting a frustrationSummaryA wounded man a desperate woman a gang of ruthless outlawsand the best pecan pie in Parker CountyGrade C As usual some stories are better than others but what I like most of all about this anthology is that I like all of the novellas Usually there’s one or two that don’t work for me at all but each of these authors give readers a nice Christmas story full of heart warmth holiday fare for the table – including recipes at the end of the book – and love where it’s least expected I got caught up with some old favorites and found some new ones for the future Pick this one up if you haven’t alreadyPrairie Rose Publications has another anthology out next month featuring each of these authors again I look forward to that after having such fun with these novellasOverall Grade BSee my complete review at

  2. says:

    Her Christmas Wish by Tracy GarrettCute feel good sweet 2nd chance story Katie is shocked to find her first love arriving literally at her doorstep and bringing with him her abandoned dreams the rest of the stories are on my tbr list

  3. says:

    Wishing For A Cowboy contains wonderful Old West short stories by eight different authors Each centers around Christmas offering tales of mail order brides starchy schoolmarms rugged renegades and Texas Rangers In “A Christmas Miracle” by Phyliss Miranda Mattie Jo must beg the town doctor Grant to come to her homestead and treat her sick and possibly dying baby sister The fact that Mattie Jo is shunned by the townsfolk because of her outlaw father makes Grant’s help all the shocking Snowed in an affection soon develops between themIn “Outlaw’s Kiss” by Cheryl Pierson Talia finds a wounded Jake on her doorstep in a blizzard Five months prior he’d ruined her reputation by publicly kissing her at an auction a kiss she’s been finding hard to forget Now they both have a chance to reconcile their motives and their desiresIn “A Husband For Christmas” by Sarah J McNeal Jane and her son survivors of the Titanic and still reeling from the trauma of losing a husband and a father find solace with Teekonka a Lakota who loves them both But before they can be together he must help them heal their woundsIn “Peaches” by Kathleen Rice Adams the tone lightens a bit when impatient rancher Whit must contend with new schoolmarm Ruth and her three rambunctious boys When he ultimately helps her in the kitchen baking dozens of pies you’ll smile and root for the happy endingIn “A Gift For Rhoda” by Jacuie Rogers Rhoda a jilted mail order bride must confront a stranger at the homestead she tends believing him to be her drunken betrothed But Nate who isn’t the groom is just as confused as she since he never intended on saddling himself with a bride But he wins the prize for the fastest proposal in historyIn “Her Christmas Wish” by Tracy Garrett Kathryn and Will cross paths years later in a remote stagecoach station rekindling a love that had left them heartbroken and confused Both must reconcile the past before finding happiness againIn “Covenant” by Tanya Hanson Ella waits for Carsten the husband who abandoned her three months ago This story has a darker tone due the death of Carsten’s young daughter but it’s this grief that gives the ending a poignancy and sweetnessAnd finally in “Charlie’s Pie” by Livia J Washburn Lauralee simply wants to bake her son his favorite pie on Christmas Eve But when Burke arrives at her doorstep wounded and hounded by a posse of men she must trust her instincts With Burke they serve her well; when it comes to her pie maybe not so much This story also has a sad undertone but Burke proves just the man to heal Lauralee’s deep griefEach story brought the west alive with wonderful characters and genuinely heartwarming stories As an added bonus a recipe relevant to each tale is included at the end I’ve got my eye on Rhoda’s Wedding Pie Don’t miss this wonderful collection

  4. says:

    Wishing for a Cowboy by Phyliss Miranda Cheryl Pierson Sarah J McNeal Kathleen Rice Adams Jacuie Rogers Livia J Washburn Tanya Hanson and Tracy Garrett Eight authors with eight great stories Western romance with the christmas spiritA Christmas Miracle by Phyliss MirandaAcceptance comes not through frosty eyes but from the warmth of loving heartsOutlaw's Kiss by Cheryl PiersonA long ago schooldays crush is rekindled by an Outlaws Kiss that sparks true love and a new future for Jake Morgan and Talia DelanoA Husband for Christmas by Sarah J McNealA haunting night of horror and a wish for a new lifePeaches by Kathleen Rice AdamsWhen a strong willed schoolteacher invades an irascible ranchers Texas range not even the spirit of Christmas may be able to prevent all out warA Gift for Rhoda by Jacuie RogersA mail order bride disasterHer Christmas Wish by Tracy GarrettHer only wish for Christmas was the man who left her behindCovenant by Tanya HansonCan a Christmas blizzard ignite love gone cold?Charlie's Pie by Livia J WashburnA wounded man a desperate woman a gang of ruthless outlawsand the best pecan pie in Parker CountyThanks to all of you

  5. says:

    4 Stars toWISHING FOR A COWBOY A Compilation From PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONSWonderfuljust wonderful NetGalley has once again gifted me the opportunity to readreview a lovely book This is a period compilation of wonderful western romance tales Each of the eight short stories brings a bit of hope love and a helping of forgiveness In a time where everything seems unsteady and you're left feeling ungrounded WISHING FOR A COWBOY is a feel good pick me upEach tale is set out in the western wilds In parts of the country that are uninhabited by many and where living is hard eight men are brought to their knees by the love and grace of eight extraordinary women As I read; curled up on my couch I could just feel the bite from the winds blowing across the plains the kiss of snow falling on my face and the warmth of the fire burning in the little houses Although I am not normally a fan of period pieces I adored these tales of love found and chances takenIf you want to gift yourself a little pick me up or a reward for all you're about to do for the holidaysgive yourself WISHING FOR A COWBOY and curl up and escape for a little bit

  6. says:

    HER CHRISTMAS WISH by Tracy Garrett Part of the WISHING FOR A COWBOY Anthology has the power to turn the most citified woman into a cowgirl at heart Ms Garrett has spun a story about Kathryn and Will teenage loves gone wrong kept apart by their meddling parents and their selfish wishes But that doesn’t keep Ms Garrett from finding a way to bring them back together make sure they loved each other forever and ensure they fulfilled an unreuited love when fate brings them back together as adults Katie runs a stage depot in 1860s Texas alone after the passing of her late husband Will strides in ever the confident cowboy ready to take charge of her herd of cattle and her heart He helps Katie out in a time of need but all she truly wants and needs is Will And she gets him And YOU should get this book It is filled with happiness and cuteness and sweetness of a cowboy and his woman You’ll feel the warmth Wrap it around yourself and let Ms Garrett’s story of happy ever after make you feel like it’s Christmasall year long

  7. says:

    A Christmas Miracle Cute and sweetOutlaw's Kiss Young love renewedA Husband For Christmas I especially enjoyed this I have never read a romance to do with the sinking of the Titanic and its aftermathPeaches Surprisingly deepA Gift For Rhoda Short and sweetHer Christmas Wish AWWW Second chances are wonderful aren't they?Covenant I felt for these twoCharlie's Pie Poor womanI received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  8. says:

    ARC from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest reviewA compilation of 8 period novellas that feature honorable swoon worthy cowboys uick grab me my favorite blanket and a cup of hot cocoa A good read for a winters day in front of a fireplace The anthology gives you a chance to know the characters enough to root for them and their journey to love I especially liked Peaches and Charlie’s Pie – the characters were a little battle worn and weary but yet still hopeful Christmas candy

  9. says:

    Great ensemble of short Cowboy Christmas stories Each story was uniue well thought out and the characters came alive and sizzled on the pages I wish I could pinpoint a favorite but I can't I liked all of them

  10. says:

    These short stories were great bedtime reading Love stories at their best

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