I LOVE STORIES ABOUT THE WILD WEST

  We’re delighted to welcome our guest,  Anne Greene.  Anne has graciously offered to give away three autographed copies of SPUR OF THE MOMENT BRIDE. (Sweepstake guidelines apply)

I love stories about the wild west, and horses, feisty women, and best of all cowboys. I live in Texas, and though most of the men I meet in my fast-growing town are regular-type men wearing business suits or jogging outfits or casual wear, on occasion I run into a real cowboy. I gape at him with his tight jeans, fitted shirt, cowboy boots, rodeo trophy belt buckle, and black Stetson.

But today the modern cowboy, rather than ride a horse, drives an enormous black truck with a rifle slung across the back window of his double-cab. I wrote about such a cowboy, except he rode a black Harley motorcycle, in my soon to be released book, Mystery At Dead Broke Ranch.

When I was single I even dated a real cowboy, and he delighted in showing me his trophy belt buckle and talking about his rodeo exploits. He was handsome too. So much so that I didn’t feel we were a match. But the few dates I allowed with him were fun. He even let me ride his horse.

My newest released book, Firecracker Bride, takes place in Texas, near the historic Alamo. Cat Divine resists stage robbers, her demanding father, gossiping neighbors, and flash floods. But can she resist Travis McGuire, a hero with a heart and bravery as big as his Texas home?

Seems many of my books are set in Wyoming rather than Texas. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. I love Texas, but I enjoy visiting Wyoming. My book, A Christmas Belle, is set in Wyoming. Amanda is a southern belle who becomes a Mail Order Bride. She expects to marry a Wyoming cowboy, but the Wyoming Sheriff puts duty before love.

Felicity discovers Ben at Fort Laramie in A Groom For Christmas.

When I’m not writing about sheriffs, I’m writing about stagecoach drivers. In today’s give-away book, SPUR OF THE MOMENT BRIDE, heiress Abby Hollister’s Papa demands she stop toying with young men’s hearts and marry within a month or be disinherited. She determines to become a mail-order bride and travel to untamed Laramie, Wyoming. Abby creates a list of characteristics she expects for her prospective husband and sets off to claim the perfect mate and secure her personal fortune.

Stage coach driver, Zach Tyler likes his exciting job where he outsmarts robbers and Indians and keeps the stage running regardless of weather, break-downs, and ornery passengers. But passenger Abby Hollister proves to be an unusual challenge. He protects her on the journey to Laramie, but in that town women are as scarce as a bird’s nest in a cuckoo clock, and men go crazy when the beauty arrives seeking a husband.

My own hero husband isn’t a cowboy, but he looks like one when we go Texas Two-Stepping. He wears his tight jeans, fitted shirt, and cowboy boots. And he’s tall, lanky, and laid-back. But he’s not the strong, silent type. He’s the strong, talkative type. And I love him with all my heart. And he rides a Harley.

But, I am certain I shall write many more western stories because I do so love cowboys!

Be sure to visit me at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com.

So what do you like most about cowboys?

 

 

ABOUT ANNE GREENE: My home is in the quaint antiquing town of McKinney, Texas, just a few miles north of Dallas. My dear husband is a retired Colonel, Army Special Forces. My little brown and white Shih Tzu, Lily Valentine, shares my writing space, curled at my feet. I have four beautiful, talented children, and eight grandchildren who keep me running.

I’ve traveled in every location of each book I’ve written, and each book is a book of my heart. Besides my first love, writing, I enjoy travel, art, sports, reading, sailing, snorkeling, movies, and way too many other things to mention. Life is good. Jesus said, “I am come that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly.” Whether writing contemporary or historical, my books celebrate the abundant life Jesus gives.

 

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Updated: June 23, 2017 — 11:26 am

14 Comments

  1. Anne- I loved your blog. I’m also a Texas girl but I live in Kansas now due to work. You talking about Wyoming gets my heart racing. My husband & I leave July 15th to go on our summer vacation to Wyoming, it’s been my dream vacation for years. I’m super pumped about it.
    You book sounds wonderful, very intriguing.
    I grew up in a rodeo family so cowboys have & will always be a part of my life and dear to my heart.
    What I like most about Cowboy? Hum, there are so many, but the one that comes to mind the most is that they are a breed on their own. They embrace family, friends, and they love their animals and put them right up among family members, to be loved, cherished, & well taken care of at all times.
    If a person shows love for their family and animals then they have a heart that will show love for their soul mate when they do settle down. They believe what they believe and live life to the fullest and love unconditionally.

  2. Cowboys are polite and loyal.

  3. I hardly ever see real cowboys in my part of Texas even though I live really close to a big rodeo arena and about a mile away from ranch that raises rodeo bulls. But I did find one once when I was loading my groceries into the trunk of my car and he insisted on helping me with the chore. I love how polite cowboys are and the way they call all women “mam”.

  4. Love your post, Anne! Cowboys are tough and rugged with hearts of gold. What’s not to love?

  5. The code of honor, honest and respectful and of, of course, hard working and buff 🙂

  6. Loved your blog. I grew up in southwest Louisiana (once part of “No Man’s Land”) about 20 minutes from Texas. A fella even wore spurs to school on time. Of course that didn’t go over very well with the teacher. I also love western movies, especially John Wayne, and western books. Cowboys have a code of honor that others would do well to emulate. While my husband is not a cowboy, he is lives by that code of honor and is definitely a country boy at heart.

  7. Cowboys have high principles, integrity, and are strong with a backbone. In other words a real man.

  8. I have always admired cowboys for their strength of character, their old fashioned values and their hard working ethics.

  9. Cowboys are hard working and work in all kinds of conditions.

  10. Welcome to Wildflower Junction, Anne! So nice to have you visit us. I enjoyed your post. It sounds like you found the perfect husband! I sure wish mine would learn to do the Texas Two-Step with me. (He is not much into dancing. He does, however, have a great sense of humor.)

    My favorite part about cowboys are their manners. (At least in my ideal version of a cowboy!) I like reading about the ones that are “lone wolves” and reluctant leaders.

  11. Good post, Anne. You are a new author to me but I look forward to reading your books.
    I married my favorite cowboy. He never liked horses. He milked cows thus I call him my cowboy.
    I like my cowboys to be loyal, dependable and to treat their ladies with respect.

  12. Most are sweet and kind and no how to take care of a lady.

  13. I’m sitting here thinking about the real cowboys I know. Most of them do look really,really good in jeans, some not so much. These guys are not rodeo cowboys,except one of them. What do they have in common?—–a great smile and they are kind and caring people.

  14. There is a certain independence, honesty, and lekeability to the cowboy character. They are resourceful and will work hard to do something they have set their minds to.

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