Monday, August 8, 2016

Aloha to Heidi Hormel and THE KENTUCKY COWBOY'S BABY - Book Review

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Reminder - I have a special giveaway for August at this link.

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Pepper Bourne has big plans for her stepdaddy's Arizona ranch. The physician's assistant dreams of opening a community garden for Angel Crossing's neediest. The only thing standing in her way is the tall, rugged cowboy who just inherited the property!

Former bull rider AJ McCreary gave up the rodeo to raise his baby girl, and selling the ranch is the only way he can support her now. While Pepper's claim on the property may be uncertain, there's no denying her claim on AJ's heart. He's ready to become a family man. But can he prove it to the one woman who makes his family complete?

The cast of H50 created a community garden at
my son's elementary school in Hawaii

"You don't have a garden just for yourself. You have it to share." - Augusta Carter

Hormel returns to Angel's Crossing with a Kentucky bull rider and his baby girl.  Said baby girl, precocious as the baby on the the cover, brings together AJ McCreary and Pepper Bourne in a police station, arguing over the toddler's welfare.  The fated lovers soon find themselves on opposite sides, again, over property that could fulfill each of their dreams.

I commend Hormel for creating a rodeo hero who is not from a Western state - AJ reminded me of my cousin in Mississippi who had a wall full of rodeo trophies. Where ever there are horses, there is a rodeo hero to be found. This rodeo hero brings the baggage of a recently discovered daughter and the realization that he has to provide for her.  Hormel weaves a heartwarming story of two strong willed protagonists who learn they need to share their hearts to find the happiness they seek.

THE KENTUCKY COWBOY'S BABY is the second book I have read from the Angel's Crossing series.  Hormel made it easy to jump right back in the saddle with characters from previous novels without taking the spotlight away from AJ and Pepper.  Yeehaw!

THE KENTUCKY COWBOY'S BABY is available August 9, 2016, from Harlequin Books.

Learn more about Heidi and her books at heidihormel.net.


I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Do you garden?  What's your favorite veggie from the garden?  I don't garden ... but I can't resist home grown heirloom tomatoes!

2. Comments are open through Saturday, August 13, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 14.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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24 comments:

  1. I live in an apartment with no where to garden but my brother does. He has the green thumb in the family anyway. I love fresh fruit, especially lemons and oranges.

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  2. I love freshly grown peas. Most do not make it into the pot.

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  3. I'm not much of a green thumb so I don't garden much. But I do love tomatoes!

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  4. No gardening for me, but my neighbor plants cherry tomatoes for me!

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  5. Love fresh grown tomatoes. I have tried to grow things and everything just dies.I definitely don't have a green thumb.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. I love to garden and had a large one this year with 100 tomato plants. My family of 7 eat a lot of tomato base foods. However I do not like tomatoes but I enjoy broccoli, squash, and greenbeans 😊

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  7. I usually grow green onions and tomatoes but started a part-time job this year and I never got to it!

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  8. I try I
    Like flowers
    Kimh

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  9. We have a small vegetable garden. Tomatoes are my favorite.

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  10. Don't have a garden. Wish I could grow fruits like strawberries.

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  11. I don't garden now, but it is something I would like to try.

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  12. I do not garden - too many allergies. I like cucumbers.

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  13. I don't garden, and I can't even keep indoor plants alive. Thank heavens for my local farm stand - love the summer jersey tomatoes!

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  14. We do garden, but I have been so busy my husband is doing most of it lately. There is nothing like the first picking of certain crops. I always look forward the the first batch of green beans and the first tomatoes. My favorites are the yellow ones and the stripies. I always look forward to the rhubarb and strawberries being ready. We LOVE strawberry-rhubarb pie. The first thing to come in every year and our favorite is asparagus. It was wonderful this year. oddly enough, it is still producing. It keeps putting up a couple good sized spears every few days. Very unusual

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  15. Tomatoes ... they are perfect this time of year along with peaches (I live near orchard country in PA). Sadly, I don't have space for a garden though I am trying herbs and patio tomatoes. So far the tomatoes have been lacking in fruit. But ... in my town, the churches have started planting community gardens and sharing the veggies (believe or not, when I wrote about Pepper's garden idea there were no community gardens in my town. Guess it's a trend now!)

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  16. Hands down, Tomatoes.
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  17. No don't garden. Love many esp tomatoes,etc

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  18. I love celery, green onions and tomatoes in my garden

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  19. I haven't been able to have a garden for a few years and I REALLY miss garden fresh tomatoes!

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  20. Love gardening especially my peppers love those fresh peppers

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  21. I do garden and have tasty and cute wonky carrots :)

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  22. Tomatoes.
    Karen T.

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  23. I live in a townhouse, so have no garden, only flowers.
    Patty B

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