Book Review & Giveaway: ‘A Cowboy For Keeps’ (Colorado Cowboys #1) by Jody Hedlund

About The Book

Greta Nilsson’s trip west to save her ailing little sister, Astrid, could not have gone more wrong. First, bandits hold up her stagecoach, stealing all her money. Then, upon arriving in Fairplay, Colorado, she learns the man she was betrothed to as a mail-order bride has died. Homeless, penniless, and jobless, Greta and her sister are worse off than when they started.

Wyatt McQuaid is struggling to get his new ranch up and running and is in town to purchase cattle when the mayor proposes the most unlikely of bargains. He’ll invest in a herd of cattle for Wyatt’s ranch if Wyatt agrees to help the town become more respectable by marrying and starting a family. And the mayor, who has promised to try to help Greta, has just the candidate in mind for Wyatt to marry.

About Jody Hedlund
Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.
My Rating: 5 Stars!

I loved this book and am very excited for this series! Jody Hedlund is great here. When Greta Nilsson’s stagecoach is robbed, she and her little sister are totally destitute. But she is on her way to Fairplay, Colorado to marry a man she has agreed to marry. When she arrives and finds out that her husband-to-be is dead, she is left completely bereft. But then a struggling rancher is persuaded by the mayor to marry her for an investment in a herd of cattle. Wyatt McQuaid doesn’t want to get married but wants his ranch to succeed. So he proposes. Greta has nothing to lose at this point and agrees to marry him.

What follows is a most delightful and precious story as two people who have not had the best life so far learn to care for each other and depend on God to work out their problems. I am so very excited to read more books in this series! Did I mention that already? That’s because I am. I stayed up till nearly 4 am to finish this one. Highly recommended.

My thanks to Bethany House Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley. I was not compensated in any way and the opinion in this review is expressly my own.

Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: January 5, 2021
Length: 333 pages
Genre: Christian Historical

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  3. Due to postage costs, giveaway is only open to contiguous US addresses.
  4. Winner will be notified via email. If no response within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.
  5. Giveaway ends January 3rd.

8 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: ‘A Cowboy For Keeps’ (Colorado Cowboys #1) by Jody Hedlund”

  1. Oh my gosh, Susan – this one sounds like a keeper for sure!! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    bettimace (at) gmail (dot) com


  2. Happy New Year. Thanks again for another giveaway. Sweet of you. Love the idea of going back to stagecoach times. Sounds good. Blessings.


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