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Some of My Favorite Books

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My Favorite Cover

This week my choice is:

Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater
(this is Book 1 in her new series, The Callahans of Texas)

Jenna Callahan has a young son and rewarding work on her father's ranch. She's content. But she never expected to see Nate Langley back in town--the first guy she noticed, the one her father sent away all those years ago. And she never thought the attraction they felt would be as strong as ever. Jenna's cowboy has some healing of his own to do, though, after two tours of duty in the armed forces. With the help of good friends, strong faith, and a loving family, he hopes to put the horrors of the past behind him--and become the man Jenna deserves. With an emphasis on simple acts of love, Jenna's Cowboy gives romance readers what they want most: a love story with a Texas touch.

Jenna held her breath as he climbed out of the pickup and slowly walked around the front of it. Wow . . . He wasn't the six foot tall, rangy cowboy she used to know. This man was all muscle. His snug, blue, short-sleeved T-shirt emphasized his physique. She had to force herself not to stare at his broad shoulders and thick, solid arms. He moved fine, so he must not have suffered any permanent injury to his leg. A pink scar on the back of his forearm stood out against his dark tan, but it didn't seem to bother him. He crossed his arms and leaned against the truck fender with a smile, his silver-gray eyes twinkling. Jenna's heart skipped a beat. How could his eyes have gotten even more beautiful? He scanned the jack waiting near the right rear of the pickup, the tire-iron still hanging on a lug-nut, and the spare tire lying on the ground. As he brushed a strand of light sandy brown hair off his forehead, his gaze flickered to the ice cream before meeting hers. "Refueling?" She laughed and stood, walking over to meet him. "I couldn't get the tire off, and the ice cream was melting. Didn't see any sense in wasting it." Setting the carton in the truck bed, she swallowed the sudden lump in her throat. "Welcome home." Something flashed in his eyes, then he lowered his arms and straightened, taking a step closer. "Don't I get a hug?" Was his voice a little thicker? Jenna hesitated for a second, then chided herself. This was Nate, her friend. And he was home safe and sound. Quick tears stung her eyes. Thank you, Lord. "You bet."

WOW! I. Can. Not. Wait. To. Read. This. Book!!!! It sounds SO GOOD!! It releases in January 2010. Be sure to watch for it!

(I got permission from Jen @ So Many Books...So Little Time to use her "Cover Attraction" idea.)


  1. WOW that guy has some serious blue eyes!!! Great cover and the books sounds great!!

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  2. *sigh* Don't you love his eyes? I'm so excited about this book!

    Awww ~ thank you! You're the sweetest friend ever. Love ya!

  3. p.s. I LOVE your new blog backgound!!

  4. Thank you! They have lots of cute ones at ;)

  5. Sharon GillenwaterOctober 06, 2009 4:46 PM

    Hi Lori,

    Thanks for picking Jenna's Cowboy as your favorite cover this week. Didn't the folks at Revell do a fantastic job? Hope you enjoy the book when it comes out.

  6. WOW ~ Hi Sharon! =)

    YYYEEEEEESSSSSS!!! Revell did an awesome job! I'm soooo excited to read Jenna's Cowboy! I've just recently joined Revell's Blog Tour, so maybe I'll get to review it for them/you. That would be great!

    Thank you so much for dropping by!
    ~ Lori