Wednesday, February 4, 2015

“A Cowboy for Christmas” by Lacy Williams

About the Book

a cowboy for christmasRedemption Ranch
After an accident leaves her injured, Daisy Richards stays secluded at her family's Wyoming ranch to avoid the town's gawking stares. Yet handsome cowboy newcomer Ricky White insists she can do anything she dreams—ride a horse, decorate a Christmas tree…even steal a man's heart. 
Once a reckless cad, Ricky is to blame for what happened to Daisy. Now reformed, he wants to make amends by setting things right for his boss's beautiful daughter in time for the holidays. But Daisy doesn't know Ricky's responsible for her predicament. When the truth is revealed, will he lose the greatest gift he's ever received—her trust? 
Wyoming Legacy: United by family, destined for love

This book was released in December 2014
This is a well loved library book that was used for the review 

My Review

“A Cowboy for Christmas” by Lacy Williams is the latest book in her 'Wyoming Legacy' series, and though it is part of a series it is a perfect stand alone book. This is Ricky White's story and though in the other books we see a troubled boy/man, we see this throughout this story so that no one will feel as if they are not missing anything. I have to say that I was touched by this story and not just because of Ricky.

So often it seems as if we look at the visible scars a person carries as if that is the only damage that can be done to a person, we often overlook the internal scars that can actually hold back a person far more than the visible scars. This story is a perfect example of overcoming those scars and how hard it can be sometimes. One has the internal scars that while the other has the external scars.

Both Daisy and Ricky are facing some pretty tough challenges themselves for apparently different reasons. It is these challenges that make this story so touching. I could understand one of their struggles of facing their challenge, for sometimes facing that kind of challenge is not easy. I am not saying that I have faced the same challenge but I can understand the change from what was known to figuring out something new. The other is facing their own challenge of which way to go now, and it is interesting to see their choices.

I wish I could go into more about Daisy and Ricky like I usually try to do but in this case, with the challenges that they face, the changes that happen if I do then I risk ruining their changes to the other readers. I found that the challenges and the overcoming to be what made these two characters so brave and so human. There times when they each seem so weak because of what they are facing, yet other times they seem as if they are getting their feet under them, and then they seem to stand tall on their own feet.

Through the whole story I found myself unable to put the book down, and when I forced myself to put it down to get some sleep I was so frustrated for I really just wanted to see what happened next. I found the person who was giving the second chance to be a bit surprising but I was happy to see it for it showed a deeper character trait for a character that is not a main character.

I am looking forward to Davy's story when it comes out. This time I will keep a better eye out so that I am not missing a book or two like I did with “The Wrangler's Inconvenient Wife” and this book, “A Cowboy for Christmas”. I hope all who are looking for a light, but touching story picks up this book and enjoys it as much as I have.

Other "Wyoming Legacy" Books

The Homesteader's Sweetheart
Roping the Wrangler
Return of the Cowboy Doctor
The Wrangler's Inconvenient Wife
A Cowboy for Christmas