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  • By Marji Laine
    Jan 14, 2012
    Staci Stallings drew together an emotional romance and a moving story of new found faith. I enjoyed getting a peek into the world of country music. Her lyrics and song titles seemed so natural, I could easily believe the Ashton Raines was a real person. The author used a unique voice in sharing the story. The characters shifted back and forth between their points of view very quickly. At first it distracted me, but I found I enjoyed seeing the same event through different eyes. She wrote in an unconstrained style that, though it broke "rules," displayed great writing ability. The middle of the story existed in short phone calls exchanged with a perfect stranger, but I didn't find them tedious. In fact, I waited for the phone to ring with the same anticipation that Beth, the main character, displayed. And when the stranger's identity became known to her, I struggled with the hero and his frustrating position. This wonderful story transports Cinderella to the modern era,... More > graced with lime-lights and a two-stepping rhythm. I couldn’t put the darn book down and finished reading it at 6AM. Will need to start earlier next time! Big-time thumbs up for Cowboy.< Less
  • By Mary Connealy
    Jul 13, 2006
    "Stallings' characters tug at your heart" Staci Stallings has written a beautiful, sweet romance that’s very different from the run of the mill. It’s about fifty percent phone conversations between Ashton, back on the road after Beth gives him the encouragement no one else can, and Beth, struggling to make the rent and not become too dependent on the lonely stranger who calls in the night. The greatest gift Stallings brings to this book is the way she made me just plain care about her hero and heroine. So much of writing today is what I’d call formula. In a romance, the couple meets right away. Circumstances force them to stick together, even while some conflict puts them at odds with each other. I’m not complaining about the formula, I like it. I expect it and depend on it. But Cowboy breaks a lot of rules and it was like a breath of fresh air to read it. A Christian romance, Stallings explores life and death, love and pain, wealth and poverty with these two wounded... More > souls. Maybe because of the short phone calls and the high stakes, the book reads really fast. I had to put it aside once for company and the book haunted me. I kept wondering if Ashton would find joy in his music again. And would Beth run, once she realizes who that sad man was she helped and now talks to everyday. Although with it’s sweet story and slow pace, it’s not what I normally think of as a sleep robber, I had to finish it before I could sleep, so what else could it be? If you’d like to read the first three chapters of Cowboy you can find them on Staci’s website at http://www.stacistallings.com/CowboyPreview.htm< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781411674806
Publisher
Staci Stallings
Published
September 14, 2007
Language
English
Pages
320
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.19 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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