Book Reviews of Samantha and the Cowboy (An Avon True Romance)

Samantha and the Cowboy (An Avon True Romance)
Samantha and the Cowboy - An Avon True Romance
Author: Lorraine Heath
ISBN-13: 9780064473415
ISBN-10: 0064473414
Publication Date: 5/1/2002
Pages: 250
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Samantha and the Cowboy (An Avon True Romance) on + 1109 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This western reminds me of an old Zane Grey tale about a young woman who joins a cattle drive while disguising her gender. The first ½ of the book is about how Sam/Samantha tries to keep her secret and the rest of the book concerns itself with Sams fear that Matt will betray her to the trail boss.

An interesting interplay in the story (taking place soon after the Civil War) is the difference between Sams older brother who lost an arm in the conflict and Matt (Samantha's love interest), who is emotionally scarred from the experience. It was shocking to see how young some of the soldiers were in the time of the war; 12 was not an unusual age for a Confederacy soldier!

I think this is a great story for a teen; no sex-before-marriage is told in the tale. I enjoyed the book for what it is light escape reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
Needing to earn money to support her family, Samantha Reynolds disguised herself as a boy to get a job on a cattle drive. One young cowboy, Matthew Hart, decides to hire Sam for the drive. He feels responsible for the young greenhorn and teaches Sam how to be a good cowhand. But when Matt discovers that Sam is a girl, he is furious. As his feelings for her become stronger, he doesn't know whether to keep her secret or reveal his feelings for her.

This is a cute story that young, teenage girls should love. Reading Samantha's reasons for having to get money for her family made the first couple of chapters kind of monotonous. But, once the cattle drive started, the story picked up and was enjoyable. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought this book was really good. I liked the adventure side that reminded me of To Catch A Pirate. She goes on this crazy adventure to help her family, and she ends up meeting Matt. Her adventure has its ups and downs and that is why you can't put the book down.
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This western reminds me of an old Zane Grey tale about a young woman who joins a cattle drive while disguising her gender. The first ½ of the book is about how Sam/Samantha tries to keep her secret and the rest of the book concerns itself with Sams fear that Matt will betray her to the trail boss.

An interesting interplay in the story (taking place soon after the Civil War) is the difference between Sams older brother who lost an arm in the conflict and Matt (Samantha's love interest), who is emotionally scarred from the experience. It was shocking to see how young some of the soldiers were in the time of the war; 12 was not an unusual age for a Confederacy soldier!

I think this is a great story for a teen; no sex-before-marriage is told in the tale. I enjoyed the book for what it is light escape reading.
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I enjoyed the story.