This book continues the story of Elizabeth and Wynn as they head for his new post in the Northwest Territories. Not quite as engaging as the first book in the series, but still a good story.
The level of tension seems to decrease with each book in this series. While the first book is a good romance, the second is all about the wedding, and the third book is Elizabeth longing for a child. No real conflict, no resolution, a slice of life kind of story that I found unsatisfying. While I own three more books in this series, I’m taking a break to read some other authors.
While writing “Ghost White Murder,” I discovered I was enjoying writing the romantic scenes more than the mystery (even though I got a lot of it wrong before one of my terrific beta readers helped me get it right). It crossed my mind that maybe I should try my hand at writing a romance sometime soon.
But I haven’t read extensively in the genre, and I’d learned with “Faith, Hope, and Murder” that writing a book in a genre you don’t read can lead to a bunch of very disappointed readers. They leave reviews about that, and then potential new readers give the book a pass. As a result, I’ve embarked on a few months of binge-reading clean romances, and you’ll be seeing a lot of reviews of those.
Cynthia Henley is an event planner who runs a business with her two step-sisters. She’s shy and retiring and stutters. Her sisters call her Cinderella.
Chad Anders is a hunky cowboy who is starting a charitable foundation and needs someone to organize the initial event to launch it.
One of the reasons I haven’t read much romance before is that you already know the plot before you open the book. Boy meets girl, there’s an attraction, but there are all kinds of reasons they can’t get together as a couple, until they both realize they were meant for each other, and live happily ever after. “Cinderella’s Cowboy” was no different in this respect, but I loved the characters and the story around the story and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
So I’m on to the next book in my huge To Be Read collection. Stayed tuned for more romance books next month.