THE LUCKY DOG MATCHMAKING SERVICE by Beth Kendrick, 2012. This is a delightful little story about a woman who rescues dogs with horrible habits and rehabilitates them and matches them up with lonely people. But Lara Madigan has bad luck when it comes to men. Her boyfriend asks her to move into his house, and then eventually asks her to leave with her passel of rescued pooches. She ends up in her mother’s fancy mansion where her dogs end up trashing the place! I can’t wait to read the whole book! I’m really enjoying it right now!
Beth Kendrick also wrote;
THE BAKE OFF,
SECOND TIME AROUND,
EXES AND OHS,
MY FAVORITE MISTAKE.
A KISS FOR CADE by Lori Copeland, 1997. This book from The Western Sky Series, is about a bounty hunter named Cade Kolby who returns home after the death of his sister and her husband, with the object of finding his sister’s 4 children a home. He finds his old love Zoe, taking care of the kids in her cramped apartment above the store she inherited upon the death of her husband. Cade and Zoe, still love each other after all these years, but his job as a bounty hunter means he has murders on his tail and that puts the family and whole town in danger. It’s been 15 years but sparks are still flying for the two lovebirds.
NOTE: This book has a happy ending I’m sure and I can guess what it is already! Need I say more?
THE TALL PINE POLKA by Lorna Landvik, 1999. I just LOVE Lorna Landvik books, they never let me down! This small cast of eccentric characters includes a 22 year old orphaned, Fenny Ness, as the star of the show, and her friends, beautiful Lee O’Leary, a beaten and abused woman who leaves her husband and goes forth to make a new life for herself. Then there’s Tall Pine’s only admitted lesbian couple; Miss Penk and Frau Katt. Pete the proprietor of Shoe Shack spends his nights crafting beautiful shoes for Lee, but is too shy to confess his love. Slim, the barking and howling Vietnam Veteran with PTSD who works his way though it by communicating like a dog. Then there’s Big Bill who enters the town looking for his eccentric Native American Aunt Mae.
NOTE: I’m sure you’ll enjoy the book, as much as I do.
TRAPPER’S MOON; Book Two of The Buckskinners by Jory Sherman, 1994. Yep this is one old paperback! It’s something a trapper/hunter might like, a man’s book. It reminds me of the old movie about a trapper up in Canada who takes in a woman and ends up having his leg amputated. In the end they fell in love. Well, there aren’t any women in this book so far, other than a Spanish innkeeper’s daughter in the beginning of the book. The story is all about the rough life the two main characters Lemuel and Morgan Hawke live. They both decide to become trappers and travel from St. Louis to the Rocky Mountains looking for their friend who’s Morgan’s namesake; Silas Morgan who lives with the Crow Indians. Morgan is only 15 but quite brave and he carries a “Medicine Horn” with very powerful meaning to the Crow’s they meet up with.
I honestly don’t picture any women reading this book, but I am enjoying it. I always did like a good pioneer type story. I’ll keep this writer in mind, I’d like to read more of his work. Most of which seem to have Indians in the plots. Here’s some titles:
THE MEDICINE HORN
SONG OF CHEYENNE
WINTER OF THE WOLF
When I was a kid, I was the the daughter who sat watching Westerns on TV with dad and I don’t remember my sisters joining in.