Wednesday, March 22

Westerns, Westerns and More Westerns...

Okay, it's only three westerns, what can I say, I wanted to get your attention. After hitting a wall a few days ago, I decided I needed a change and pulled 3 westerns from my TBR pile. Two Cheryl St. Johns and one Victoria Bylin.

I finished Cheryl St. John's The Tenderfoot Bride last night and it was wonderful. Started His Secondhand Wife and it's wonderful too, I can't believe I waited so long to read these books. Both have pregnant, lost soul heroines and I think Kate from HSW is probably the sweetest character I've ever come across.

West of Heaven by Victoria Bylin has a similar theme. I'm rather surprised that all three of the westerns on my TBR pile all had this same theme.

Got to go, I'd like to finish His Secondhand Wife some time today.

Have a good one, and happy reading.



Bev (BB) said...

I think the blogs are all starting to run together because I read this one and immediately thought "Wait a minute, didn't she just rant about babies and pregnancy yesterday????"

Back on topic, Westerns are one of the few settings in romance where I have a really difficult time finding plots I like. And it doesn't help at all that most of my favorite authors don't do westerns either. Hmmm.

Rosario said...

His Secondhand Wife was one of my favourite books last year. I don't usually like Westerns (hadn't thought of it that way before, but Beverly's right... my problem there isn't with the setting but with finding plots I like), but this one was great.

Wendy said...

I've read all three of these, and enjoyed them immensely. IMHO Cheryl St. John cannot write a bad book. Every western I've read by her I've enjoyed - and to me she hit her stride last year with PRAIRIE WIFE (although HSW is the one that got all the buzz).

ReneeW said...

I totally agree with Wendy on this. I loved PW too. OK, I must find Tenderfoot Bride now. Off shopping.

Megan Frampton said...

I JUST bought Tenderfoot Bride from the library! I loved HSW, too. I do like the Western genre, but have no idea who is good--I will start trolling for recommendations.

Tara Marie said...

Bev--No baby rant here, but I do agree with there not being a lot of western plot lines that work for me.

Rosario--I'm not a huge westerns fan either, but I enjoyed the both of the St. Johns and I like Victoria Bylin also.

Wendy & Renee--I'm going to look for Prairie Wife. TTB was very good, I'm actually going to try to find as much of her backlist as I can.

Megan--I'm real hit or miss with westerns, Maggie Osborne wrote great ones, but she's retired. Cheryl St. John and Victoria Bylin both write for Harlequin Historicals.

Kristie (J) said...

Westerns are one of my favourite genres although the don't publish them like they used too. And Cheryl St. John is one of the better writers.
And Megan - if you're looking for rec's - I've got lot's of them :)

Sam said...

I'm a sucker for a cowboy romance, lol.