Friday, July 26, 2013

Book Beginnings on Friday, July 26, 2013

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

My Book Beginning this week is from a book by one of my favorite writers of western romances, Lauri Robinson.  She wrote the Quinter Bride series, a fun series of books that always started with one of the Quinter brothers being forced into a shotgun wedding by their Mother.  Set in Kansas in the 1800's each book has a unique set of circumstances that requires the immediate wedding.  (Use the search feature if you would like to read my take on books in that series.)

The book this week is The Cowboy Who Caught Her Eye, a Harlequin Historical by Lauri Robinson.  Here is the book beginning:

"Dakota Terriotory, August 1884

Carter Buchanan kept the hat pulled low on his face and his feet propped on the seat across from him, waiting for the other to gather their bags and bundles and head for the exit.  He was as ready to get off the rumbling box on wheele as the rest of them, but he never let anything show-feeling or thoughts."

Here is what Amazon says about the book:

"The Shopkeeper's Shame

Pregnant and unmarried, Molly Thorson knows her livelihood is under threat. The last thing she needs is a distracting cowboy swaggering into view. Especially one who knows she has a secret and still looks at her with desire in his eyes.

The Cowboy's Secret
Carter Buchanan knows all about secrets. It's his job to know. And Molly sure has something to hide. But the fear in her eyes touches a place he thought long-ago dead—and now this cowboy can't help but consider exchanging his pistol for a band of gold.…"

If you like to read a good western romance with great characters and a wonderful story this is a good book to choose.


Kathy Martin said...

Sounds like a good romance. I am not familiar with the author but it sounds like I should be. Happy reading!

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Looks like a fun one!

Thanks for participating in Books Beginnings on Fridays!

Rose City Reader

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, love the sound of this one. I'm a sucker for a swaggering cowboy!


Harvee said...

Shotgun weddings for all the sons. That sounds like a fun series.

Jaffareadstoo..... said...

Sounds like it will be a lovely book - I love a good romantic story.
Happy Reading !

Vonnie said...

That cowboy caught my eye too ;)

Juli Rahel said...

Oh god, a swaggering cowboy! I'd be so distracted, pregnant or not! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great weekend!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Lindsay said...

Sounds like a fun and enjoyable read! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post!

Lianne @ said...

Intriguing opening! Hope you're enjoying that title, thanks for dropping by my blog last week:)