Book of the Week 4/28/14


I was asked to review and given a copy of The Long Ride Home (Cowboys & Cowgirls) by Danielle Lee Zwissler (Firefly & Wisp Books/Midnight Books, 2013).

Book Blurb (courtesy of Amazon):

Holton Dade was eight years old when Elena Rose was born, and he has watched out for her ever since. The girl with the wild, curly red hair has been on his mind on and off for years, but he has a few hang-ups–age being one of them, and death being the other. With the help of friends, Holton and Elena survive through many breakups and insecurities, but in the end there is only one place to go–home, and it is one hell of a long ride to get there. .

The Long Ride Home is the Cowboys & Cowgirls series’ fifth book, and while I’m normally not an avid fan of cowboy/cowgirl novels, I found this work sublime. I intended to spend the entire past weekend reading this book, but ended up finishing it Saturday evening!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Long Ride Home; it is well-written with a strong plot, detailed descriptions, and believable characters, all important factors that will easily draw in readers from first page to last. This book unveils an exquisite love story without tawdry and sappy scenes found in many other romance novels. Be warned, however; several scenes will bring tears to your eyes, albeit in good ways.

The Long Ride Home joins my list of highly recommended reads, particularly for those who love cowboy-themed romances. This is a definite not-miss!


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