Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review of "The Cowboy Tutor" by Linda Ford

 The Cowboy Tutor by Linda Ford

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
source: Netgalley
Genre: Historical Romance

 Book Description: Lesson One: Listen To Your Heart

 With the mortgage due and funds scarce, Madge Morgan can’t afford distractions. Especially not from Judd Kirk, her sister Louisa’s meek tutor and—according to their mother’s plans—suitor. Madge’s focus is on her housekeeping job…little knowing Judd’s connection to her employer, or his real reason for coming to Golden Prairie.

At last, Judd has found the man who swindled his mother. Yet if he seeks revenge, he risks losing the one thing he wants even more: a woman with faith enough to rekindle his own. A woman with strong values and a gentle heart. A woman like Madge.

Colleen's Thoughts: Judd is looking for justice and Madge works hard to support her family through the Depression.  Judd pretends to be someone else in order to stay in town and watch the person who wronged his mother.  He poses as "Justin" and takes a job with Madge's family as her sister's tutor.  Although Madge's mother meant Justin and Louisa, Madge's sister, to fall in love, Madge and Judd fall for each other, after Madge figures out Justin's true identity.  Like so many romances - and true to life, Madge and Judd face the trials of family acceptance, difficult economy (it's set during the Great Depression), and religion before they can find a way to be together.

This is a very clean romance novel.  The commentary about the Depression was thought provoking.  The story was not so engaging that I could not put it down, but it was an enjoyable and uplifting read none the less.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lisa,
    just popping over as part of the Spring 2012 hop/giveaway. You have such a diverse interest in books. That's awesome. u r GFCd. Come by and visit me sometime at


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