- Author Sara Richardson
- Release Date October 11, 2022
- Publisher Forever
- ISBN/ASIN 9781538725887
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
I love Christmas stories as well as those with cowboys who live in the mountains and usually do the right thing. WISHING ON A CHRISTMAS COWBOY fits the bill and is the first book in the Star Valley series, and I can’t wait to read more. This is Kyra and Aiden’s story, and they couldn’t be more different!
Kyra’s dad left her and her mother to start a new family when Kyra was just a girl. He moved to Wyoming and bought up a town. She never heard from him again until she was in college, but for her it was too little too late and she ignored his letters when he reached out. She grew up in Fort Meyers, Florida, and is a pediatric nurse practitioner with her heart set on getting a job in London, now that her mother is gone too. But that dream of London belonged to her mother, and Kyra isn’t sure what she really wants.
Aiden’s an ex-Navy SEAL and has a lot of baggage as he cares for his sister and her two young daughters and is in the construction business with two other ex-Navy SEALS.
The characters have real depth to them. Even the secondary characters play an important part in the story, and Aiden’s nieces are a cute and wholesome addition. This is an emotional story covering such topics as PTSD, grief, and heartache, but it’s balanced nicely with romance, love, and laughter. The holiday celebrations tie in with ranch life and are really interesting. The relationships between Aiden and his family is precious and tugs at your heartstrings.
WISHING ON A CHRISTMAS COWBOY has a good flow along with vivid descriptions that paint a picture of the town. I could feel the cold and see the lights from all the Christmas decorations. The last chapter takes place four months later and definitely gives needed closure. I can’t wait to return to this small town over and over again since there are definitely more stories to tell.
Ms. Richardson is an author whose books I enjoy. I have more on my TBR pile and hope to get to them soon.