Book Reviews of The Cowboy (Bitter Creek, Bk 1)

The Cowboy (Bitter Creek, Bk 1)
The Cowboy - Bitter Creek, Bk 1
Author: Joan Johnston
ISBN-13: 9780739407592
ISBN-10: 0739407597
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 389
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Dell Book
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Cowboy (Bitter Creek, Bk 1) on + 105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is book 1 in the "BITTER CREEK" series. The feud between the Blackthorne's andthe Creed's. It has love, murder & mystery. A modern day story that takes place in a small Texas town.
book's in the trilogy:
1. The Cowboy
2. The Texan
3. The loner
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Helpful Score: 3
The Blackthornes and the Creeds had been at war for generations, and when Trace Blackthorne and Callie Creed fell in love as college students, the hostilities didn't stop. Family loyalty eventually drove the two young lovers apart; Trace disappeared from their small Texas town while Callie married her father's foreman, bore two children, and became a young widow. It isn't until Trace's father has a heart attack that he returns to Texas and comes looking for Callie, the one woman he's never been able to forget. But although Callie has never stopped loving Trace, she harbors a secret that could destroy any chance of a future with him.

Just when it seems that the two lovers may work out a solution, tragedy strikes the Creeds. Once again their family problems may be a direct result of the bitter feud with the Blackthornes that has so badly damaged the family in the past. And this time, the stunning truth may drive Trace and Callie apart forever.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good read I find I am just not that into westerns
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Helpful Score: 1
excellent book to read willing to read it again
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Helpful Score: 1
Well-written contemporary romance novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Trace Blackthorne and Callie Creed. Families are bitter enemies and have been for generations. A tangled web of love, hate, secrets, and even a murder!
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Helpful Score: 1
The first of the series that I read and got stuck on all of Joan Johnston's books. Great read!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book! It is the first in the trilogy.
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The first book in the Bitter Creek series. The Hatfields and McCoys seem tame compared to the Blackthorns and the Creeds....until love comes along. A good series. I've definitely enjoyed it.
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Great Story!
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Great read, wonderful series!
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Good read, not great due to the snarkiness of the heroine being a bit much. She was a too determined to hold onto supposed past injustices and a bit too self sacrificing.
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I enjoyed the book very much. The story moved smoothly and the characters were well developed.
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The cowboy
what a wonderful start to a series...family obligation, cutting horse riding & good old Texas ranching. happy endings too
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Enjoyed getting to know the family...good read.
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Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted. And he wanted Callie Creed. Eleven years ago, the feud between their families had torn them apart. But now Trace has come home, a ruthless hard-eyed stranger, making her an offer she couldn't refuse: marry him and save her struggling family from financial ruin. But the secrets of the past return to haunt them. And Callie is once again compelled to make an impossible choice -- between the family who desperately needs her and the only man she has ever loved.
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who doesn't love a cowboy.
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Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted. And he wanted Callie Creed. Eleven years ago,the feud between their families had torn them apart. But now Trace has come home, a ruthless hard-eyed stranger, making her an offer she couldn't refuse:marry him and save her struggling family from finacial ruin. But the secrets of the past return to haunt them.
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Pretty good book!
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Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted. And he wanted Callie Creed. Eleven years ago, the feud between their families had torn them apart. But now TRace has come home, a ruthless hard-eyed stranger, making her an offer she coujldn't refuse: marry him and save her struggling family from financial ruin. But the secrets of the past return to haunt them. And Callie is once again compelled to make an impossible choice--between the family who desperately needs her and the only man she has every loved.
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Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted.He wanted Callie Creed,eleven yrs. ago,the feud between their families had torn them apart.Now Trace has come home,a ruthless hard-eyed stranger;making her an offer she couldn't refuse:marry him and save the family farm,but secrets of the past return to haunt them,and Callie is once again compelled to make an impossible choice-between the family that needs her and the man she has ever loved.
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Wonderful
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trace blacktorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted and he wanted callie creed......
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The first book I read by Joan Johnston...I stayed up until 6am to finish it. I will definitely be picking up more of her titles.
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I liked this book, although I'm not to into contemporary western romances. It deals with horse cutting and a lot of family dynamics. A pretty good read.
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More about the Blackthornes and the Creeds featuring Trace Blackthorne and Callie Creed. Compelling plot.
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as good as all her books
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First of a trilogy. I had read the other two a while ago and enjoyed this one just as much.
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Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted.
And he wanted Callie Cree. Eleven years ago the feud between their families had torn them apart.

But now Trace has coem home home, a ruthless hard eyed stranger, making her an offer she couldn't refuse; marry him and save her struggling family from financial ruin.

But the secrets of the past return to haunt them. And Callie is once again compelled to make an impossible choice- between the family who desperately needs her and the only man she has ever loved.