Friday, December 17, 2021

Sophia Rose reviews A Cowboy Christmas Legend by Linda Broday

Today I welcome back Sophia Rose who is reviewing a Christmas Cowboy novel.

A Cowboy Christmas Legend by Linda Broday

#2 Lone Star Legend

Historical Romance, Western Romance, Holiday Romance

Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca

Published: 9.28.21

ASIN:  B08QX6M337

Pages:  336

Rating: 5

Format: eARC

Source:  Net Galley

Sellers:  Amazon

ADD TO: GoodReads

GoodReads Blurb:

This stunning, emotional, and redemptive historical Western romance by bestselling author Linda Broday will leave you cozy and warm this Christmas season, with:

• A cowboy learning how to start over
• A fiery young woman with the heart to save him
• A past neither can escape, and
• A future worthy of any Christmas miracle.

Devastated by the loss of his young wife—and the life he'd always thought would be his—Sam Legend II has done everything he can to make a fresh start. As a bladesmith, all he needs is a bed, a hot fire, and enough distance from his famous family to finally indulge in a little peace and quiet. So what if it's almost Christmas? This year, he's happy just keeping to himself.

But then fiery Cheyenne Ronan comes blasting into his home, and any notion of peace goes flying out the door.

Cheyenne's like no one Sam has ever met—and from the moment he first catches her eye, his quiet life is anything but. Now he's hunting wanted men with the Texas Rangers, decking every hall, and sharing passionate embraces with the woman who's set his world alight. For the first time in what feels like forever, Sam's facing Christmas feeling like his life is full of meaning again—and that with Cheyenne by his side, love can be the stuff of Legend.


Sophia Rose's Review:

With Christmas around the corner, it will take some powerful holiday magic to bring back to life and love a grieving widower who blames himself for his wife’s death, help a woman who carries a heavy secret to finding love and relief at last, rescue a man from some outlaws, and knit together a family broken by circumstances.  It’s a lot, but a certain Texan family are not legendary for nothing and the next generation do not fall far from the tree.  Oh yes, with high expectations, I was ready to saddle this latest western romance as a gift for the holidays from one of my favorite authors.


A Cowboy Christmas Legend is the second entry in this standalone series about this third generation of Legends in turn of the (twentieth) century Texas.


Sam Legend, Jr. is the hero of this one and he starts out far from home living as a recluse in a simple hut where he spends his days trying to find peace as he forges beautifully crafted knives.  He has left his amazing and loving family as well as his Texas Ranger job behind to grieve and feel the pain of blame all to himself.  His solitary existence is invaded by a fiery woman who thinks he killed her friend and took his home.  Sam and his trusty dog Shadow are consternated by Cheyenne Ronan when she won’t leave him be even when she’s not there fussing over his wild hair and beard or his caveman ways. 


Cheyenne Ronan is an original and she respects the work her parents did back in the day trying to help the Indians up in Oklahoma Territory.  She took her teaching skills out to the Apache reservation in New Mexico, but is disheartened and eventually takes on harrowing work to help the people before coming home with a secret burden.  She needs a man to love the woman she is and accept her without expecting her to change.  Sam took a bit to come back to life, but he always respected Cheyenne and was not appalled at what she did or her need to be more than an ornament on a man’s arm.


I loved seeing these two come together and be a true pair in life’s hardships and love.  They rescue a destitute woman and her kids, use their craft skills to make money that they can give things to others, they work together to clean up the local outlaw element, and work to make it a memorable Christmas for a family, a lonesome old Texas Ranger, and themselves.  It was the perfect blend of holiday, western, and romance.


I think as much as I loved the romance and the western ambience, the scenes where Sam and his dad were together left me the most affected.  It was neat seeing Sam, Sr. as an older man who had a grown son and how they interacted with mutual respect.  Well, perhaps I am a softy for all things Legend since I read the earlier series.


In summary, it was cover to cover satisfaction and I would recommend A Cowboy Christmas Legend for historical western romance lovers’ Santa List.


Author Bio:

I'm a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical western romance. I live in the Texas Panhandle on land they call the Llano Estacado where the Native Americans and Comancheros once roamed and I can often hear their voices whispering in the wind. History is thick here with the ghosts of the people who settled this land. I love writing western historical romance and can't imagine doing anything else. I love a man in a Stetson and tight pants. Oh man! Those cowboys sure make my heart beat faster.



Sophia’s Bio:

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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  1. you make me want to read this Sophia Rose. Thanks for sharing

  2. This sounds awesome, Sophia. Thanks for the amazing review.

    1. You're welcome, Nadene. Happy to put it on your radar.

  3. That does sound like a good read. Thanks for letting us know about this one.

  4. I don't think I've read a historical western/cowboy book. I love how you describe this one - it sounds emotional but uplifting. Maybe someday... *eyes the TBR* lol. Merry Christmas, Sophia!