Book Reviews of The Cowboy's Bride (Love Inspired)

The Cowboy's Bride (Love Inspired)
The Cowboy's Bride - Love Inspired
Author: Carolyne Aarsen
ISBN-13: 9780373809684
ISBN-10: 0373809689
Publication Date: 8/1/2005
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Book Type: Paperback
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A cute story. Inspirational regarding physical limitations and a man who actually looks at the heart!
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Joe Brewer did not believe in love at first sight Still, the cowboys lonely heart skipped a beat at first sight of Rebecca Stevenson. With her warm smile and sky-blue eyes, this beautiful stranger was Joes dream come true. He had to know more about her.

A polished professional, Rebecca turned out to be an unlikely match for a hardworking horse trainer. Joe doubted shed settle for a ranchers simple life. But Rebeccas radiant expression as they explored the countryside gave him hope. And her innocent trust, as she struggled to rekindle her faith, made Joe thank Heaven for bringing them together.

Now he prayed that Rebecca could look beyond their differences to see the wealth of love waiting in his heart.
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Do you believe in Love at First Sight? This author definitely has an affinity to that belief.
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Joe Brewer is a horse trainer who is forced into taking over a rundown ranch that his brother inherited from their deadbeat father. He keeps his life as simple as possible and fends off attracted Christian women who are attracted only to his looks.

Joe later meets Rebecca Stevenson at his bank; she's related to the bankers who are negotiating a loan for his ranch and she's also recuperating physically and emotionally from an accident that's left her with a slight handicap. She is everything Joe isn't: wealthy, polished, and professional.

One of the better scenes in the book involves both Joe and Rebecca standing up to her family, particularly Joe's dealing with her status-symbol-obsessed sister, Jenna (who really needs to re-read 1 Timothy 6:9,10) and her parents, who assume that Rebecca can't handle living on less.

For a Christian, wealth isn't necessarily bad. Jesus stated that it would be easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into the kingdom, meaning that most wealthy people want only to keep their wealth and obtain more; they don't see the true value in spiritual things (Matthew 6:33). Money isn't the root of all evil; the love of money is.