6 June 2012

Review: Her Lone Star Cowboy by Debra Clopton

This week I am looking at three Love Inspired novels. These are published by Harlequin in three Christian fiction lines: Love Inspired, for contemporary romance, Love Inspired Historical, for historical romance, and Love Inspired Suspense, for romantic suspense. As with all Harlequin novels, the Love Inspired stories follow a pretty strict formula and a shorter length than most novels. These factors can impact on their ability to tell a good story.

First up is Her Lone Star Cowboy by Debra Clopton. As with any Love Inspired story, the heroine (vet assistant Gabi Newberry) meets the hero (in this case, cowboy Jess Holden) pretty early on in the story when he helps rescue Gabi and two calves from the path of a tornado. Gabi is back in Mule Hollow, Texas, having returned to her childhood home after she becomes a Christian and her fiancĂ©, Phillip, broke up with her because of her new faith. She and Jess become close after cattle is found mysteriously dead on his family ranch and the two must work together to find what is poisoning the stock.

Her Lone Star Cowboy is the twentieth Mule Hollow book, and continues the matchmaking theme of the rest of the series. Fans will no doubt want to read this to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. However, it works equally well as a stand-alone novel. It’s not great literature, but it is an enjoyable way to relax for a couple of hours.

Thanks to Love Inspired (an imprint of Harlequin) and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.

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