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Courting the Cowboy: Christian Contemporary Romance

Grape Seed Falls Romance, Book 4
Narrated by: Caroline McLaughlin
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A restaurant heiress, a dating app, and the cowboy just down the street she's sworn off...

May Sotheby is the heiress to the ritziest restaurant in Grape Seed Falls. In business for over 100 years, her father wants the restaurant in Texas Hill Country to stay in the family for generations to come, so he lays down some hard news for May: She has one year to find a husband or the restaurant where she's worked since a teen will go to her already-married sister. 

Frustrated with the cowboy-only dating scene in Grape Seed Falls and needing to find a beau fast, she joins an online dating website, TexasFaithful, hoping to find her soul mate without having to relocate - or deal with cowboy hats and boots. She has no idea that Kurt Pemberton, foreman at Grape Seed Ranch, is the man she starts communicating with. 

Kurt can't get off the ranch much, so TexasFaithful is ideal for him to meet potential women without wasting time. As he nears 50, he finds his patience for finding the right woman waning, and the Christian dating website fixes all that.

When he learns May is the beautiful woman he's been corresponding with, he couldn't be happier. May, however, is scared off by the close proximity of Kurt, the big white cowboy hat, and the expectations of her family. If she'd known she was courting the cowboy all this time, she might not have done it. Will May be able to follow her heart so she can keep Kurt and her restaurant?

©2018 Elana Johnson (P)2019 Elana Johnson

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A love connection

A 2nd chance romance that has everything you want in a sweet romance . Two people who are total opposites but the connection is undeniable. You never know who is going to cross your path and make a love connection. The author did a great job !
Narrator does a great job using her voice in reading / acting out the female character and the male . This is a clean romance . ❤️

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  • OK United States
  • 03-20-19

4 stars!

New to me author and I'm so glad I took a chance! Loved the older characters, family feel even as ridiculous as they can be lol, character depth, humor, I could go on. It got slow here and there but all in all I'm so happy I listened. I'm planning to go back to book 1 and start from the beginning.

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Never give up!

May is in her thirties and Kurt is in his forties. Both go on a Christian dating site in hopes of finding love. Kurt is a cowboy and seldom leaves the ranch. May's family restaurant takes up most of her time. If she gets married soon, she will takes over the restaurant and have even less free time. Will their two different life styles keep them apart? This is a realistic and refreshing look into the lives of two mature adults facing difficult decisions that will determine their life together.

The narrator did an excellent job of bringing these characters to life. She expressed the emotions of these characters and made this a pleasurable listening experience.

I received this Audible book in exchange for a review. I highly recommend this clean romance.

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Isaacson charmed me with simple.

Courting the Cowboy is a reminder that the best surprises could lie in the most obvious possibilities. Isaacson charmed me with simple. It's the characters that made everything complicated. Actions speak louder than words. May and Kurt bring humor to heartache in the sweetest lesson of all. Learning how to love.

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A sweet story

I liked the idea behind this sweet story. I like that the focus was on a "mature" couple - mid thirties and fourties as it added another layer. Not only do they have to find each other and fall in love, they also have to make space for one another in fairly established lives.

The plot was interesting, and I liked the main characters. However, I didn't feel their passion for one another. I could see that they would make good partners if they could learn to lean on one another, but I didn't get that feeling of all consuming love from them. Perhaps I was just feeling all the pressure they felt, and it was hard for them to acknowledge what they had, so it was hard for me too, but I would've liked just a bit more emotion.

The narration was well done, and easy to listen to.

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  • Mandy Sawyer
  • 03-20-19

Sweet romance

This is a lovely sweet romance that’s easy on your ears. There’s something about a small town setting that gets me wanting to up sticks and move! Well written and a brilliant performance from Caroline.

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 02-27-19

What a Wonderful story!!

I enjoyed this lovely story. This story is well written, extremely thought out and well rounded romance. i would recommend this book to everyone who love enjoys where the couple doesn't just fall in love and live happily ever after. This story is more realistic about what some couples go through to find true happiness.
The narrator does an awesome job with accents and i would love to listen to me of her narrations.

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  • Bette
  • 02-20-19

💘Kurt & May Cook Up a Sweet Romance!💘

This original story is a well written & well told. The storylines are interesting and the characters are likable and well developed. There was a nice chemistry between the two leads, May Southerly and Kurt Pemberton. They 1st met on a dating site but when their Spring Jubilee Congressional cook-off competition turned into pairs they decided to team up. A great way to start a relationship and to get to know each other. Both are career orientated, with May working in her families restaurant and Kurt on the ranch. Can their relationship survive their careers, can their careers survive their relationship. This story shows compromise, while I thought it was going to go one way it went the other. Thank you for this beautiful and enjoyable story.

I listened to the audio edition, Caroline McLaughlin does a nice job narrating and performing all the voices. She switches characters effortlessly and keeps the story in a perfect flow. Thank you for the great listen.

Thank you 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • PATRICIA
  • 02-17-19

Sweet and savory!

When characters cook together, I am immediately immersed in their story. May is getting ready to take over her parents restaurant, and needs to find a husband to meet their criteria. Jumping on the web, she joins a matchmaking site. When paired with Kurt, a cowboy, she is both attracted to him and concerned that another cowboy will not work out for her. When their churches have a cooking contest that requires pairs, the two team up to make the best meal. But will their attraction and enjoyment in the kitchen be enough to hold them together? I loved this book. From the mac and cheese to these two figuring out what makes them happy. Their age is not the typical new adult or early 30's but it is refreshing to have a story revolving around the late 30's and 40's. A certain level of maturity is in place and I think the thought processes are a little different as they find their way. With a lot tears, smiles and pecan pie, their faith is what truly brings them through..

Caroline McLaughlin is a wonderful narrator. I love her voices and inflections that she has. I especially love that her voice is very comforting, it has that warm quality of home. I loved her performance.

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  • Shyla Wright
  • 02-16-19

Sweet

This was a beautiful and sweet love story that is bound to grab anyone's attention and keep it. I really enjoyed this book and will be seeking more by this author.