About the Book
Brilliant scientist Linnea Newberry is on the adventure of a lifetime, traveling the Santa Fe Trail with her grandfather, Dr. Howell, on a botanical expedition to Colorado Territory. She longs to be valued for her contributions and not seen as a helpless liability. But at every calamity she faces, her grandfather threatens to send her home.
After watching his ma suffer and die in childbirth, Flynn McQuaid has sworn off women and marriage forever. Headed west to start a new life, he has his hands full not only taking care of his younger siblings but also delivering cattle to his older brother. He doesn’t need more complications.
When Flynn rescues Linnea from drowning during a river crossing, Dr. Howell promptly
hires Flynn–unbeknownst to Linnea–to act as her bodyguard for the rest of the trip. As
Flynn fights against the many dangers of the trail, he soon finds himself in the greatest danger of all–falling for a woman he’s determined not to love.
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
If you read book one in Jody Hedlund’s Colorado Cowboys, you learned about the McQuaid family but only from Wyatt’s perspective. Now, in Heart of a Cowboy, readers meet his siblings as they travel west along the Sante Fe Trail to Colorado, including the brother who has held the family together.
Flynn takes his job of protecting and raising his siblings seriously, and when he saves a woman from the river, she falls under that same protection. As a botanist, Linnea is an intelligent woman who doesn’t always use her common sense, and thus finds herself in some troubling predicaments. Good thing Flynn’s always near to help her out of said predicaments.
But despite her mental lapses, the women (Linnea and Ivy) were my favorite characters in this book because they added so much personality to it on top of the family dynamic—especially with the McQuaids.
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