A Cowboy for Christmas by Lacy Williams (quick review)

acowboyforchristmas_williams_harlequinThere are a select few authors for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical line whose books I consider “must reads” and it looks like I need to add Lacy Williams to that list.  A Cowboy for Christmas, the fourth in her Wyoming Legacy series, was a surprise and yet exactly what I was hoping for.  A sweet romance, growing faith, a bit of adventure and a bit of a challenge to be overcome on the way to happily ever after.

Now, reading the publisher’s description (included below), I did think I knew pretty much what to expect.  The surprise lay in the main characters and the situation that brought them together.  The extent of Daisy’s injury, Ricky’s feeling of responsibility and his dedication to helping her, made for a very interesting and ultimately heart-warming read.

The boss stared at him, and Ricky had never felt more judged in his life.  How had it come to this?  Wanting this one man’s approval more than just about anything?

He felt nauseous, knowing he didn’t deserve approval. His past might not shackle him anymore, he was free to be the man God had created him to be.

But that didn’t mean that others could see past who he had been.

And Daisy didn’t even know all of it.  She might not want him when she did.  There was a good chance of it.  (70%)

Recommended for those who enjoy a sweet cowboy romance.  As my first Christmas themed read of the year and my first Lacy Williams read, this was a great choice.  A quick, enjoyable read that left me wanting to read the other books in the series, particularly any that might concern Ricky’s family.  Though I will be at the mercy of library availability, I do hope to continue to read them in series order.

A Cowboy for Christmas (Wyoming Legacy, #4) by Lacy Williams | Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical imprint, November 2014 | ebook, 288 pages

This review refers to an ebook borrowed from the library.  All opinions expressed are my own.

From the Publisher:

Redemption Ranch 

After an accident leaves her injured, Daisy Richards stays secluded at her family’s Wyoming ranch to avoid the town’s gawking stares. Yet handsome cowboy newcomer Ricky White insists she can do anything she dreams—ride a horse, decorate a Christmas tree…even steal a man’s heart.

Once a reckless cad, Ricky is to blame for what happened to Daisy. Now reformed, he wants to make amends by setting things right for his boss’s beautiful daughter in time for the holidays. But Daisy doesn’t know Ricky’s responsible for her predicament. When the truth is revealed, will he lose the greatest gift he’s ever received—her trust?