I know what it’s like to roll under barbed and electric wire. I did it once when Bozo the bull charged.
Though Dennis claims he was only curious.
I tried to ride a stubborn burro once–who managed to simply lean against the cement milk house and smash my leg between it and his side.
I’ve lived with the smell of muck and leather and hide.
I’ve even ridden bareback (not well) and hung on to a bucking horse for several seconds before she pitched me off. I remember looking up at flying hooves and having to scramble to avoid being trampled.
So I felt right at home in this book.
Although I’ve never been a fan of rodeos, I’m a big, big fan of this book.
Linda’s penned a fun, fast, and funny romantic tale in Give the Lady a Ride.
Patricia is a New York senator’s socialite daughter, and Talon is a praying, poem-writing Texas cowboy–total opposites who struggle to rise above loss and distrust to find love in the midst of “the plan.”
Throw in Marie, Pat’s impulsive roommate who can sell the thorns off a cactus, and the blushing Chance for a few hours of pure joyful reading.
Linda’s done her research for this one, and places the reader in the middle of the action–whether riding across a meadow, freeing a tangled calf, heat detecting, rounding up cattle, palpating cows, or riding a bull.
She gives us subtle lessons in learning not to anticipate what’s coming but to learn to balance–to go with the flow. As well as to dare to step out into something new and different.
And there’s the legacy of words in a box of letters and the power of a highlighted Bible that can bring a deeper faith to those who come after.
I think you’ll enjoy the ride with this one.
Note: I won this book as part of a contest giveaway with no expectation of or requirement for a review.