Sweet Home Cowboy
by Maisey Yates, Nicole Helm, Jackie Ashenden, & Caitlin Crews
Release Date: March 29, 2022
Reviewed by PJ
The Hathaway sisters might have grown up apart, but when they agree to move to Jasper Creek, Oregon, to revitalize their grandfather’s farm, it seems a straightforward decision. Until they meet their neighborhood cowboys…
Sweet-natured Teddy has never met a man worth taking a risk on, until now. Tomboy Joey has more affinity with farm equipment than men, until a brooding cowboy changes her mind. Prickly baker Georgie can’t resist the temptation of the most forbidden cowboy of all, and sparks fly between ceramicist Elliot and the grumpy single-dad rancher next door.
The sisters’ feelings are anything but simple, but with the love and support of each other, they discover that a cowboy might be the sweetest thing of all about coming home.
I enjoy anthologies, I enjoy western romance, and it's always fun to discover new-to-me authors. This book had my name all over it!
I'm a fan of Maisey Yates and expected an emotional read from her but had no idea what to expect from the three other authors. What I discovered was humor, heart, and well-developed, intriguing characters who engaged both my interest and my emotions.
The first thing to pull me into the story was the bond among the four half-sisters, all the same age, all with the same father who abandoned them before birth, all raised individually by their respective mothers. The women may have only known one another since the age of thirteen (they are now twenty-five), but their love for one another is strong. I enjoyed the unique quirks (house chickens, anyone?) and talents each brought to the farm, how different they were in many ways while being identical in their determination to not only bring the farm back to life but to also cultivate a new life together, strengthening their sisterhood in the process.
The romances are instant attraction but not without problems as each sister travels a sometimes rocky road to love. My favorite story was Elliot by Caitlin Crews but all four were enjoyable and left me wanting to read more stories by these four talented authors. The sweet and sentimental epilogue ties them all together with both chuckles and tears (happy ones).
I recommend adding this anthology to your list of books for spring or summer reading.