(Reviews posted at The Book Pushers)
A Cowboy for Christmas is the third book in Wilde’s Jubilee, Texas series but it reads fine as a stand-alone. The characters from the previous books are included but not in a way that interferes with the progression of this story. Lissette has been dealing with the aftermath of losing her husband, Jake, in Afghanastan. Her late husband had not assigned her as his beneficiary so she has to figure out how she is going to support herself and her son. Rafferty is a horse trainer from California and he’s come to Jubilee, Texas to make good on a promise.
I’m such a sucker for holiday stories. I had been looking forward to whittling away at the TBR pile in order to get to this one and was happy when its time came. I settled in with a cuppa non-dairy hot cocoa and got to reading. Before I dig into the review, let me just say up front that the overall story concept is actually quite sweet and there were many story elements that touched the heart strings – I just had problems with the execution.
As for the writing style, it became evident to me that exposition (read: Tell) was going to play a large role in the narrative of this story. Pages and pages and pages of exposition presented in the guise of indirect internal dialogue by the various characters. Oh joy...
Read the full review as posted on November 14, 2012 at The Book Pushers: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/11/14/review-a-cowboy-for-christmas-a-jubilee-texas-novel-3-by-lori-wilde/