Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter

Annie Wilkerson is a talented young woman – when it comes to horses. When it comes to people, well, she has problems. She doesn't trust cowboys (her mother went through a number of them) and she is surrounded by them.
She brings in some extra money by writing a column about horses, a column her grandfather used to write. She needs the money because she is helping her younger sister, Sierra, through college and providing for Sierra's son.
When the horse column is canceled, Annie desperately agrees to write a “Dear Annie” love column. In return for working with the horse of the town flirt, he agrees to help her with her advice column. Only he has as many problems with love as she does. The result is disaster.

This is a romance, pure and simple. The plot is very shallow. Girl meets boy. Girl and boy both experience tingling. Girl and boy have so many issues it seems as if they will never get together. You know the rest.
The one theme that comes through in the novel is control. Annie wants control. She wants to control her life and her sister's life. It is not until she relinquishes control to God that He can work things out.
There is a Reading Group Guide included at the end of the book.

If you like a simple Christian romance set in Moose Creek, Montana, this is for you. If you want complex issues the characters must grapple with, you won't find them here.
This is the last in The Big Sky series. Even if you have not read the earlier ones, you can still enjoy this one.

Denise Hunter has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Forward Book of the Year Award, and was a RITA finalist.

See more about Denise Hunter at or join her Facebook group.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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