Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Kiss for Cade by Lori Copeland

A Kiss for Cade (The Western Sky Series)

Bestselling author Lori Copeland shares another marvelous romantic Western full of God’s grace, the beauty of redemption, and second chances.

Famous bounty hunter Cade Kolby is forced off the trail to decide the fate of his late sister’s orphaned children. He’s not just returning to his hometown and nieces and nephews, but also to the fiery redhead he loved and left 17 years ago.

The last person Zoe Bradshaw wants to see is Cade. She tries to be cool and polite, even as the attraction between them flares up again. Only this time, Zoe is determined to not let Cade get close to her heart.

But the townsfolk have other ideas. They want to see the little orphans with a mother and a father, and they form a plan that includes the possibility of a kiss...
The Courtship of Cade Kolby (Avon Romantic Treasure)
Formerly titled The Courtship of Cade Kolby, rewritten for the inspirational market.

About the story: When Cade Kolby rode his horse out of town hot on the trail of a wanted man, he didn't wonder how he would leave the bounty hunter lifestyle behind.

Now the deaths of his sister and brother-in-law prompt a return visit and Cade once again sees Zoe, the fiery redhead he left so many years ago. He promised Zoe he'd come back. Seeing the beauty that has grown both inside and out, watching her love the children his sister left behind, Cade wonders anew why he never did return. Yet a bounty hunter cannot form the kind of ties he now desires. Wanted men will only see his loved ones as pawns to hurt Cade.

So Cade must walk away again, this time from both the woman he loves and his sister's children. There's no other way. Or is there?

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The romance that makes you squirm at the characters and scream at their blind spots for love makes me smile when I read it in a book. Much in the way that I enjoy the comedy and romance of Mary Connealy, I really enjoyed this story from Lori Copeland. I have read some of her other new books such as those from Avon Inspire and enjoy them. Yet this series from Harvest House is even better.

A Kiss for Cade is the second book in The Western Sky Series, but the first one for me, and now I'll have to go find a copy of Outlaw's Bride because I enjoyed this one so much. Cade is not sure what his future will be, but with the death of his sister and forced return to the people of his past things are even more confusing. This is a story that brings out the pain and pressure of Zoe's early years, but realizes after fighting it that God is in control and will make things work out in his own time.

The thrill of a bounty hunter's life with a show down on the streets with the madness of the town taking over one's romantic future is an amusing tale that will entertain you and cause inward sighs. Lori Copeland did well in this novel. It is a great one to enjoy around the romance of Valentine's Day or anytime. Snuggled in your favorite reading spot, you'll be swept away into a western romance that will keep you feeling the love long after you turned the last page.

More please.

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*Thanks to Rebeca Seitz of Glass Roads PR for proving a copy for review.*

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Check my archives here (or click these links) for reviews of Twice Loved and Three Times Blessed. Also look forward to a review of One True Love to come in March 2010. 

Outlaw's Bride (The Western Sky Series)Twice Loved (Belles of Timber Creek, Book 1)Three Times Blessed (Belles of Timber Creek, Book 2)One True Love: Belles of Timber Creek, Book Three

1 comments and creative thoughts:

Andrea said...

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day.

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