Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"When All My Dreams Come True" by Janelle Mowery

About the Book

Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. The friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side, but ranch life keeps getting in the way.

Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he's surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God, even if it may mean giving up on his dreams?

An adventurous novel of faith, hope, and love in the Wild West.

About This Series: Straight from the heart of the Old West, adventure, humor, and romance by award-winning novelist Janelle Mowery.

This book was released in February 2011
This was a well loved library book that was reviewed

My Review

“When All My Dreams Come True” by Janelle Mowery is the first book in her 'Colorado Runaway' series and the first book I have read by Ms. Mowery. I have to say I can't wait to dig into the rest of the series in the next day or so for I just couldn't put the book down. This is a book that I have picked up one other time before at the library but time ran out before I read it so I picked it up again when I needed more reading material, and now I am completely kicking myself for not making time before. I was laughing, crying, and beyond frustrated with the story-line (in a good way).

This story has so much action that once things seem to slow down some, something else pops up. At the beginning I suspected one person to being the villain, then it seemed as if things were pointing to someone else, and then another person popped up on the villain radar. Now who the villain is I am not going to say, but I am going to say that there are a lot of leads that kept me guessing right up until the villain was revealed. The action like I have said is just constant and not often do I like action packed stories like this one, but this one I loved the way it all came together. Though it was a lot it really seemed to work so well in the story because of how it is used, and at the same time there are down times where our hero and heroine get to know each other and others.

Here is Bobbie McIntyre who is trying to do what she needs to do in order to be able to run her own ranch, and she isn't afraid of work. She is not a typical 1872 woman for she is more comfortable around men with her wearing mens pants than a dress, but she is quite comfortable how she is. Her heart is soft and tender, though she hides it so that others don't know when their comments hurt. She is confident her in her work and is willing to prove herself in regards to her work. There are things that she wants in life though she is not fully sure what she is looking for other than fulfilling a dream.

Jace Kincaid is a young man with a lot on his shoulders without a doubt. Things are not going easy for him on the ranch, and he is willing to do anything to protect his property, his employees, and especially his loved ones, well almost anything. After all he has faced and is facing, his faith is strong and barely waivers, which is a positive influence of Christ's love. Please don't me wrong this man has his flaws for he is short tempered at times, and most time has a reason for his short temper, and a few other perfectly human flaws.

There is a wonderful surprise of humor sprinkled liberally throughout the story that had me laughing out loud at numerous times. I really didn't expect the type of humor but it really made the whole book that much better. Maybe the humor was a way to break up all the tense moments that are part of the book, and if that is the case it really worked to do that as well as show a little more depth to the character or characters who show this humor and in the ways they do. Honestly it was the humor that had kept me into the book when I was getting frustrated with the whole “Who is the Villain?” story-line. That “Who is the Villain?” story-line just wasn't following a line of thought like I wanted it too, so I needed a stress relief myself which the humor provided quite nicely.

There were scenes that had me in tears aching for the one who was involved. I understand that these things really did go along with what was going on, I didn't care for them at all. There are some descriptive scenes but they have such huge parts to play in one of the characters life so I understood the scenes, I just didn't care for them. Well I guess they were great for showing that regardless what bad happens in life, there is always some good that comes out of it, for good does come out of it without a doubt, and the readers don't have to wait until the very end of the book to see the good.

Overall I really enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to reading the next books in the series. I hope that everyone who reads this book enjoys it as much as I have.

Other "Colorado Runaway" books

When Love Gets in the Way
When Two Hearts Meet