To my great surprise this one was a scorcher; I am going to say that right off the bat. I want to get right to the synopsis so I can give my thoughts on this afterwards; I think it will make more sense that way.
“Defying family and social pressure, Nettie Brady bucks 1920s convention with her dream of becoming a rodeo star. That means competing with men, and cowgirls who ride the rodeo circuit are considered loose women. Addicted to the thrill of pitting her strength and wits against a half-ton steer in a rodeo, Nettie exchanges skirts for pants, rides with her brothers on their Montana ranch, and competes in neighborhood rodeos.
Broken bones, killer influenza, flash floods, and family hardship team up to keep Nettie from her dreams. Then she meets a young neighbor cowboy who rides broncs and raises rodeo stock. Will this be Nettie’s ticket to freedom and happiness? Will her rodeo dreams come true?
Based on the life of the author’ s grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl.”
I think this is a great novel for just about anyone. The history of the times, the hardships, the self-sacrifice, trying to break thresholds and cross boundaries, all that is rolled into one here in Cowgirl Dreams . One does not have to have daughters, a wife or girlfriend to even begin to understand and relate to this novel, the plotline is that good. Heidi Thomas crafts several strong and engaging characters. I was transfixed and in awe of her ability to get me so emotionally attached to a group of cowpoke. Mosey over to whatever site you get your novels, (you can simply press the Amazon button here if you wish) and corral this engaging read. There is no horse manure to clean up afterward.
Notes from Heidi M. Thomas:” Autographed copies of Cowgirl Dreams and the sequel Follow the Dream are available through the author’s website http://www.heidimthomas.com. The books also can be ordered from the publisher, Treble Heart Books at http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/SDHeidiThomas.html and Follow the Dream is available on Kindle.”
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