The Reluctant Cattleman by Karen Baney – A Book Review

Colter Sons series JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the first three books of the Colter Sons series by Karen Baney. Read on for a Book Review of The Reluctant Cattleman. Hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About Book 1 in the Colter sons series The Reluctant Cattleman

The Reluctant Cattleman

Title: The Reluctant Cattleman
Series: Colter Sons #1
Author: Karen Baney
Publisher: Desert Life Media
Release Date: August 19, 2022
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

A Love at First Sight Christian Historical Cowboy Romance. Coming of age story set in Prescott, Arizona in 1887. As Sam Colter takes on more responsibilities at the family ranch, he believes he is a disappointment to his father. He feels like the misfit of the family. When a journalist shows up to interview his mother, secrets from the past threaten his fledging sense of security. Can he overcome his fear and doubts to accept his role as a cattleman and rancher? Will he allow himself to love the woman who turned his life upside down? Ellie Mae Thatcher moves to Prescott to start her career as a writer. When she misleads the Colters about her identity, she hurts the man she is falling in love with. Can she win back his trust and his heart?

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My Review of The Reluctant Cattleman

Karen Baney is a new to me author, but I was intrigued by the premise of the Colter Sons series and that of The Reluctant Cattleman.

This book starts in an unusual way than most. It made me a little curious and a little bit confused as to where this story would be taking me.

Here are five reasons this book may intrigue you too!

  1. The story is told in first person by both main characters so there is the opportunity for real depth.
  2. It is a clean mistaken identity/ close quarters/love at first sight romance with a historical flare.
  3. It is a family saga which I enjoy because, in the next few books, we continue to interact with the whole family.
  4. Karen Baney adds great detail, so you know exactly what each character is up to.
  5. The characters have REAL problems overcome by REAL solutions.

Overall, this was a great start to a series, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.

4 Stars.

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback.

******SPOILER*******
The only thing that confused me was honestly the title of this book since it’s made clear at the beginning that the main character does NOT like cattle or anything to do with ranching….

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About the Author

Karen Baney

Karen Baney is passionate about writing stories full of flawed characters. She enjoys weaving together stories of second chances, redemption, and overcoming personal trials. As a transplant to Arizona in the late 1990s, she loves researching the state’s history and finding ways to seamlessly incorporate real history and real settings into her novels. In addition to writing and speaking, Karen works as a Software Development Manager for a Christian ministry.

Her faith plays an important role both in her life and in her writing. Karen and her husband, Jim, make their home in Gilbert, Arizona, with their two dogs, Bella and Daisy. Both Jim and Karen are active at Rock Point Church in Queen Creek, Arizona. Connect with Karen by visiting karenbaney.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


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