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My Review: Her Colorado Man by Cheryl St. John

Her Colorado Man
by Cheryl St. John

Release date: December 1, 2009

Harlequin Historical
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780373295715

*I won this autographed copy over at Petticoats & Pistols*

From the back cover:

The Family She'd Always Wanted!

When eighteen-year-old Mariah found herself pregnant and unmarried in her small Colorado town, she disappeared. One year later, she returned with a baby - though minus the "husband" who had conveniently ventured off to Alaska's gold fields to seek his fortune...

But now, with handsome adventurer Wes Burrows turning up and claiming to be the husband she had invented, Mariah's lies become flesh and blood - and her wildest dreams a reality!

My thoughts:

Even though I've been collecting Cheryl's Harlequin Historical books, this is the first one I've taken the time to read. As soon as I opened the envelope and saw it, I knew I wasn't going to be able to just add it to my ever growing TBR piles. I read it in a matter of a few hours, and discovered that it was a great choice to introduce me to Cheryl's brand of writing. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Now I can't wait to read all of her other books I have waiting in my TBR piles.

This is a very poignant romance set in Ruby Creek, Colorado, in 1882. We meet the huge Spangler clan, owners of Spangler Brewery. Most of the family have jobs at Spangler Brewery, working together to produce the very best bottom-fermented lager possible. They are well on their way to becoming very popular all around the world.

Mariah is responsible for handling promotional events, and also overseeing production at Spangler Brewery. She is the first woman to ever have a principal position, as well as, a seat on the governing board; she loves her job. Ever since her grandfather, Louis, called her into his office to let her know that her "husband" was coming home, she has been worried sick about how this event is going to affect her son's life. There is a horrible secret behind John James' birth that she's not quite ready to share with the entire family!

Wesley (Wes) Burrows has always longed for a family to call his own. He missed growing up with siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby. Prior to arriving in Ruby Creek, Wes had delivered mail in Alaska, worked on a whaling ship, and searched for gold in the Yukon. He now claims that he's ready to meet his "son", settle down, and become a family.

If you are a fan of historical romances, you definitely need to pick up your own copy of Her Colorado Man. I cannot express enough how much I enjoyed this book! It's difficult to write a review, without giving away any of the key parts...I hope I have successfully managed to spark your interest. :)

To find out more about Cheryl St. John and/or her books, please visit her at:, or her blog: From the Heart...Cheryl St. John



  1. Hi Lori! This book looks so good!!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed every book I've ever read by Cheryl! I can't wait to get this!

    xoxo~ Renee

  2. Hey Renee ~ you're going to love it! I can't wait to read your review! :)

  3. Thank you SO much for the great review! So glad you enjoyed the story.

    Is Deezel your puppy? That pic is adorable.

    Checking out your sidebar: I gave up Shoutlife to focus on Goodreads. The LIH authors and readers have a nice reading group there.

  4. Oh, and it gives me a thrill to see HCM cover every time! It's just so incredibly beautiful.

  5. Hey Cheryl! *waving*

    Thank you for dropping by! I'm so glad you did! :) I loved Her Colorado case you haven't figured that out yet! LOL

    Yes ma'am...Deezel is my "puppy". He's a LOT bigger than that now...over 30 lbs. and growing more everyday.

    I've never checked into Shoutlife or Goodreads...hmmm...maybe I should.

    You're right ~ HCM's cover IS beautiful!

    Come back by for a visit anytime,
    ~ Lori

  6. Great review! This book sounds really good--I am going to have to add it to my ever-growing TBR list! One of these days, the pile of books will crush me. LOL

    As a side note, I'm a member of Goodreads and although I'm not super active there, I like how it keeps me updated on what my friends are reading. :)