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Life has done its best to knock Beth McCasland to the ground, and the truth is: it’s done a pretty good job of keeping her there. Stuck in a minimum-wage job with a young daughter counting on her, Beth does her best to stay standing under the weight of it all because she knows God is on her side. Then one night she gets the chance to be an angel to another of life’s weary travelers. For once hope has never looked so real. Cowboy is a grace-filled story about the power of giving everything to God and how a simple act of compassion can change lives forever. Emotional, soothing, and heart-wrenching, Cowboy is infused with the message that no matter who we are and no matter what life has thrown at us, we never have to walk alone. Staci Stallings has intertwined the loss and grief of two characters into a sweet love story. Full of truths and illustrations of God’s grace, Cowboy will capture a reader’s heart. Stallings has peppered in song lyrics that strike a... More > beautiful chord. Eileen Key< Less
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Jan 14, 2012Staci 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
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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- Standard Copyright License
- Staci Stallings
- September 14, 2007
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.19 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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