A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Book Review, Preview

Posted June 5, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways /

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A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie - Book Review, Preview

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What are things that make you afraid? Spiders? Being late for work? Sickness? Death? Sometimes the things we fear are just silly worry kinds of things and sometimes they are much more serious.

I have a terrible fear of heights. It affects me in all kinds of crazy ways, from keeping me from stepping right up to the windows of higher floors to preventing me from climbing the stairs in a tower to see the breathtaking view. It is even strange in that I can’t look up at tall structures without a bit of panic. There is at least one time I can think of that it was almost paralyzing. I am thankful that it is not always that bad, and has actually gotten better as I’ve gotten older.

Not all fears are irrational like mine, but living in any kind of fear can prevent you from living life to the fullest. God’s best for us is not to fear but to trust Him and His protection. To be brave and overcome. . .

A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Book Review, Preview

A Cowboy of Convenience

by Stacy Henrie

Series: Sheridan Sweethearts #2
Series Rating:
Published by Love Inspired Historical
Publication Date June 5, 2018
Genres: Western, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Wyoming Progressive Era – US – 1890s – 1920s
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 284


Groom by Agreement

A real home--it's what Vienna Howe dearly wants for her young daughter. Yet the ramshackle property she just inherited hardly qualifies. She can't afford the repairs--until foreman West McCall suggests they start a dude ranch together. For propriety's sake, they'll need a marriage in name only...a practical solution for two wary hearts.

Years ago, West convinced Vienna to marry a man of means, never realizing how cruel her husband could be. Guilt-ridden, he intends to secure the lovely widow's future. But despite his reluctance to get close to anyone, this union might do more than fix Vienna's ranch. It could open the door to a warm, loving future...

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: The Rancher's Temporary Engagement

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Weston, aka West, has his demons to fight, namely his inability to see God as a caring Father who loves him unconditionally. His experience with his own father, who cut him off from the family, not allowing any contact, has colored his view of God, which happens so often. Author Stacy Henrie sends him on a touching journey of learning the truth about who God is.

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I loved the way that Vienna has grown from the last time we saw her in The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement. Even at the beginning of this story, she has gotten stronger and more confident. Despite this, she has still fears that she needs to overcome. West is so proud of the woman that Vienna has become and he desires to help her overcome her fears.

Vienna’s daughter, Hattie, is too cute for words. I love that she has a doll named Hattie and wants to name a horse by her own name as well. West’s love for Hattie, and her love for “Daddy West” is so very sweet!

A favorite scene in the book took place when Hattie was sick in bed. West gave puppet shows with socks on his hands to entertain her and made both Hattie and Vienna giggle.

@stacyhenrie #ChristianFiction #bookreview #historical #westernBe sure to see my review of the first book of this series, The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement







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About Stacy Henrie

USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.

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23 responses to “A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Book Review, Preview

  1. Great review, Phyllis! Working more of Stacy’s books into my tbr is definitely one of my reading goals!

    • Thank you, Beth! Considering how similar our book tastes are, I think you will enjoy it. 🙂 (I just fixed the giveaway link in case you were wanting to enter.)

      • Thank you! I already entered! I started out in Stacy’s newsletter, then dropped by the Prism launch page, and just had to drop by here to say hi to you, friend!

        • I thought that might be case, but wanted to be certain. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by! It is always such a pleasure to talk to you.

  2. Thanks for reading and reviewing the book! Loved that one of your favorite scenes was the one with West and the puppet show. That was a fun scene to write. 🙂

  3. Debbie B

    This sounds like a good book – kinds of seems like something you would see on a lifetime movie (which i llove)

  4. Deborah Wellenstein

    The cover is great-that’s a cowboy I want to know better!

  5. paige chandler

    What a handsome cowboy and beautiful cover, Thanks for your good works

  6. heroesgirl314

    I like the cover, I think it’s sweet. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  7. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including A Cowboy of Convenience. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

  8. Bonny L McDevitt

    I love the cover, also I love how back in the day it all is!