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Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen–in search of the right cowboy

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Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen

by Melinda Curtis

Enchanted by the Rodeo QueenEmma Clark was a rodeo queen, but now she is thirty and no closer to fulfilling her dream of being married to a cowboy, working her own ranch, and wrangling some little cowpokes. Along come citified Jonah Monroe, a screen writing struggling with his own career moves, and Bo Monroe, a hunky Texan. Those two Monroe cousins have competed for a girl’s affections before and seem destined to try the same again with Emma.

Emma is a likable character as are the other characters in the story, including Emma’s three nephews, especially Adam, a five year old full of spunk and charm. Granny Gertie provides quiet wisdom, and sister-in-law Franny is supportive and understanding. Bo and Jonah are caught up in personal and family struggles, but are interesting characters. They are trying to help save the little dying town of Second Chance that the large set of Monroe cousins inherited from their beloved, but hard-nosed, grandfather. I enjoyed Jonah’s efforts to recreate the story of outlaw Merciless Mike Moody, Emma’s tutoring of contestant Tina in rodeo drills, and Emma’s struggle with her checklist of husband qualifications.

Whether this summer finds you relaxing on the beach, enjoying the view from a mountaintop, curling up in a comfy chair under an air conditioner, or riding horses on a rugged trail, take along a copy of Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen by Melinda Curtis. Better yet, indulge in the whole series; they are fun, clean and heartwarming from beginning to end.

I would like to extend my thanks to Melinda Curtis for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Romance

Notes: #5 in The Mountain Monroes, but can be read as a standalone. All deal with various Monroe cousins and their efforts to decide the future of the little town of Second Chance, but each book focuses on a different cousin.

Publication:   April 1, 2020—Harlequin Heartwarming

Memorable Lines:

“The Greek yogurt selection has much more variety and is healthier.” Half turning but still walking, Emily gave him the stink-eye. “When a woman wants ice cream, it has nothing to do with being healthy.”

Emily thought Arabians were a beautiful, smart breed. Didn’t mean she had to have one. She could appreciate Jonah’s wit and pretty eyes without trying to make him into her dream man.

The owl took flight, sweeping across the yard on a breeze laden with shared confidences.

There was nothing like the bustle of a rodeo to distract a woman from her broken heart. Emily relied on her decades-old rodeo queen training. She kept a smile on her face and had a kind word for all her old friends. 


  1. Shalini says:

    Wow lovely review. Sounds to be an easy fun read

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  2. Shalini says:

    How are you doing, Linda?

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  3. Great review. Sounds like an interesting book

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  4. This sounds sweet!!

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  5. Nancy says:

    Love a happy and fun read!

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  6. eduindexnews says:

    Awesome post by author.

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  7. Cozynookbks says:

    Nice review, Linda. I just finished enjoying a very good Heartwarming book. It made me smile while living in these difficult times.

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  8. carhicks says:

    Wonderful review Linda. I opened this one a week or so ago, but because I was reading it, I waited. You have nailed this one. I do love Melinda Curtis’ writing style.

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    • lghiggins says:

      I have the same philosophy. I try to write my own review before I read others’. My exception is when I have a serious concern about a book I am considering requesting. Then I scan reviews on NetGalley so that if someone has given a really low rating, I can see if I might have a similar problem with it. Fortunately, if I do request the book, there is a 0% chance of my remembering anything in the reviews by the time I read the book.

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