Thanks to the many readers who voted for their favorite Western/Frontier Romances in our Mini-Poll. We can definitely say that Ellen O’Connell is very popular with AAR readers and receives top honors for capturing the top three spots with a fourth title coming in fifth place. Ms. O’Connell’s Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold was the overwhelming favorite title, receiving over 60% more points than the second place title, Dancing on Coals (also by Ms. O’Connell). Continue reading
When AAR ran the Top 100 romances poll, our reviewers blogged their personal Top 10s weekly to share some of their favorites. Since the mini-polls are smaller, we consolidated a few of our favorites into one blog post. Hopefully this will help you finish up your own ballots before voting ends on April 25. (You can vote for your favorites here at SurveyMonkey). Continue reading
I was excited about April’s TBR Challenge theme. I love Westerns! I always read at least a few historical Westerns every year, so for the Challenge I decided to pull out one of the contemporary Westerns that seem to age a little longer in my TBR. I’m not sure how I wound up with Home Sweet Texas, but I seem to recall it coming as a freebie in a Harlequin order of mine. It’s a May 2007 Love Inspired title, and as a reader, I found it something of a mixed bag. Were I reading for review, this would probably be a classic C book for me. It has its good points, but there are some weaknesses there to muddy things up as well.
Nothing seems more iconic to America than the cowboy, who is recognized and often revered all over the world. He’s tall; handsome; hardworking; kind to women, children, and the elderly; deadly to miscreants; and laconic. His trademarks include a well-worn Stetson, boots, jeans, and chambray shirt. Occasionally, he’s seen in chaps, spurs, and holster holding his trusty revolver. He’s a man’s man, and definitely, oh, definitely a woman’s man.