They are tough, hard working, and have the manners their mama gave them. Is it no wonder that readers are in love with the ultimate hero — cowboys. But just because these men rope cattle and take care of a spread, doesn’t mean they are all the same. Today we’ve got Western romance authors Carolyn Brown and Linda Broday to describe their newest cowboy heroes and what makes them completely unlike any other characters you’ve read before. Take it away ladies!
Carolyn Brown: Sawyer had his heart broken back in Cowboy Seeks Bride so when he moves into the bunk house on Fiddle Creek in The Trouble with Texas Cowboys, he’s not so sure that he’s ever going to be interested in a relationship again. But when his heart speaks loudly, he listens and that makes him unique. Most cowboys make up their mind and a herd of stampeding bulls couldn’t change it. Sawyer realizes that Madam Fate had something better in store for him back there when he was on the cattle drive with his cousins and that it has arrived.
Linda Broday: Rancher Cooper Thorne from Texas Mail Order Bride is unique because of his past. As a boy, he watched his father beat his mother to death and was put in an orphanage. The conditions were deplorable. He saw how badly the children were treated and how much worse it was for one in particular – a halfbreed named Brett Liberty who was only six years old. One night Cooper, Brett, and Rand Sinclair slip from their beds and, by the light of the moon, the three ragged boys nick their fingers and declare themselves brothers. An unbreakable bond is formed that lasts even after they become adults. With Cooper being the oldest, he takes on the role of protector and father to the two boys. They become the only family each other has. After they were put on an orphan train and sent West, Cooper helped them escape and led them through the darkness. He killed a man (or so he thought) who attacked Brett after they got jobs working in a bathhouse which put them on the run. Cooper found food and shelter for them, dried Brett’s tears and soothed him after nightmares visited in the dead of night.
Cooper will walk through fire in his bare feet for Rand and Brett. And so when the man he thought he killed in the bathhouse shows up for revenge in Texas Mail Order Bride, Cooper again fights to rid them of the evil that threatens them all. I think you’ll enjoy Cooper Thorne and his brothers. They represent the tough cowboys who don’t know the meaning of quit. Overwhelming odds only strengthen their resolve. I hope you’ll try Texas Mail Order Bride and if you like it, look for Twice a Texas Bride coming in May. Happy Reading!
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times bestselling author with more than sixty books published, and credits her eclectic family for her humor and writing ideas. Carolyn was born in Texas but grew up in southern Oklahoma where she and her husband, Charles, a retired English teacher, make their home. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda Broday writes western historical romance. She lives in the Texas Panhandle on the Llano Estacado where the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. She’s always been fascinated with cowboys and the American West way of life because to her these men and women embody strength. Her desire to keep history alive is what drives her to write unforgettable characters.
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Can a girl ever have too many cowboys?
No sooner does pint-sized spitfire Jill Cleary set foot on Fiddle Creek Ranch than she finds herself in the middle of a hundred-year-old feud. Quaid Brennan and Tyrell Gallagher are both tall, handsome, and rich...and both are courting Jill to within an inch of her life. She's doing her best to give these feuding ranchers equal time-too bad it's dark-eyed Sawyer O'Donnell who makes her blood boil and her hormones hum...
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Rancher Cooper Thorne thinks his life is finally on an even keel. But when mail-order bride Delta Dandridge steps off the stagecoach and claims he sent for her, he scrambles to set her straight. The tempestuous woman makes him see red and also challenges all his vows to remain a bachelor. It turns out Delta Dandridge is going to set Cooper Thorne straight about a few things...