Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Run With the Wind by Judy DuCharme Blog Tour


About the Book

Book: Run With the Wind

Author: Judy DuCharme

Genre: Christian fiction

Release date: 2016

Linney Merritt loves her life in the Florida scrub where she assists her Pa in raising and taking cattle to market. The new cowman, Cyrus John, appreciates the chance to start over. Marrying holds no interest for either, but they can’t help but be drawn to each other. And then, just before Christmas, they find themselves fighting together to save the life of a calf, all while discovering the One who can remove fears and provide forgiveness.

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My Review

I enjoyed this entertaining holiday novella. I liked being introduced to a totally new area of cattle ranching, the Florida scrub. That was a nice change from the usual cowboy stories in the west. We get a good sense of what it meant to drive the cattle to market with storms and wolves and birthing calves on the way. One thing they did not face was snow so the book cover is a misrepresentation.

There were several issues explored in the novella. One concerned the struggle anticipating marriage and children when your own mother died in childbirth. Another was letting past events prevent present happiness. There was a good dose of cowboy counseling included along with the healing power of trusting God for the future.

The characters were delightful, including the insightful cow hands. There is plenty of cowboy action and a touching romance. I recommend this entertaining and informative novella.

My rating: 4/5 stars.


About the Author

Judy DuCharme is a crazy Packer fan and would rather be walking near the water than at any shopping mall. She is smarter than a fifth grader, having taught them for 22 years, specializing in fun, hands-on, basic science. In case anyone wondered, the cutest grandson in the world belongs to her. And he’s smart, too. Judy descended from the family that founded the first Mennonite/Amish congregation in this country in the mid-1700s. So, with such a heritage, she loves the Lord, loves to worship, and loves to teach Bible studies

More from Judy

Have you ever watched You Tube videos of cows giving birth? Well, I have. And that’s because Linney Merritt helped birth the calves in the late 1800s in mid-Florida. And that’s why she had no interest in giving birth herself. So when the new hand arrived, it turned her plans topsy-turvy, but she was not going to budge. With humor and tenacity, Linney and Cy learn to work together on her pa’s ranch and consider other possibilities.

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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

11 comments:

Rita Wray said...

Great review and cover.

Stormy Vixen said...

Hello, Judy, Run with the Wind sounds like a great cowboy book for me to read and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Avid Reader, for sharing your review! Have an awesome day!

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Run With the Wind, I love the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myself

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the review.
Marilyn

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Unknown said...

Thanks for this review. I enjoyed writing it. I did hope I could get a cover without snow.

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Judy DeCharme is a new-to-me author.

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