About the book:
Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. The friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side, but ranch life keeps getting in the way.
Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he's surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God, even if it may mean giving up on his dreams?
An adventurous novel of faith, hope, and love in the Wild West.
This was a very enjoyable book with a sweet romance thread in it. I liked how the author used the fact that the ranch hand was female to enhance the tension in the story, but did it in a subtle way. I also loved not knowing who the bad guys were for a majority of the book. The faith thread was strong, and most likely would be understood best by Christians, but I loved how the author made it clear that doing good things isn't what saves you. Well done.
The hero in this story was pretty awesome. The tone felt almost like a "Lori Wick" novel, but without the point of view issues her books have. Harvest House is known for their tender romances and this definitely fits that scenario. I loved everything about Jace, the hero, and how the author showed him slowly succumbing to his feelings for Bobbie.
The heroine Bobbie was tough, but very female and tender emotionally as well. I loved her spunk, but I also loved the fact that she was portrayed as flawed and very human. I found her faith journey to be believable. It wasn't too heavy handed, but it was clearly present. You'd have to be blind not to notice the importance of faith regarding relationships while reading this story.
Last, there was plenty of action and mystery to the story. The cattle rustling theme was a bit cliche (seems like every western I've read lately has that as part of the story) but it really worked for the novel. All in all this tender-hearted romance was an engaging read. I'd recommend it to anyone and I definitely plan to read more books by this author.
When All My Dreams Come True was published by Harvest House and released in January 2011. A copy of this book was provided for me to review by Janelle Mowery, the author. The copy for this giveaway is provided by Wynn Wynn Media. Great read!