Book Review: Jenna's Cowboy (The Callahans of Texas, Book 1) by Sharon Gillenwater

Jenna's Cowboy (The Callahans of Texas, Book 1)
by Sharon Gillenwater
Copyright 2010
Revell Publishers
330 pages
ISBN: 978-0-800-7-3353-7

From the publisher:
Can you ever get a second chance at your first love?

Jenna Callahan Colby thought she was content. A partner on her father's successful ranch, she is surrounded by family and friends. But she never expected to see Nate Langley back in town--the first guy she ever noticed, the one her father sent away all those years ago.

And she never thought the attraction they felt would be as strong as ever.

Jenna's cowboy has some healing of his own to do, though, after two tours of duty in the armed forces. With the help of good friends, strong faith, and a loving family, he hopes to put the horrors of the past behind him--and become the man Jenna deserves.

My Review:
So far 2010 has been a good year for contemporary fiction and the latest contemporary romance that I had the privilege to read, Jenna's Cowboy is yet another great example. This romance had a bit more of a serious side which I really enjoyed. It dealt with real life issues such as spousal abuse and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and class differences.

The most prominent issue I felt, was Nate having to face PTSD and what the condition meant for him and the most important people in his life including, Jenna his former high school crush. For Jenna, having to overcome the emotional abuse that she faced in her previous marriage was imperative to her finding love and fulfilment in her future.

The author, Ms. Gillenwater did such a wonderful job with these characters and their story that I cannot wait to see what is in store for the rest of the Callahan family. From the little tidbits in the last few chapters I can kind of guess that we will be seeing more of Chance Callahan and a certain new member of the community, Emily Rose!

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*I received my copy to review from Donna @ Revell Publishers.*

“Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


  1. I'm over halfway done with Jenna's Cowboy. It's an excellent book! I fell in love with Nate months ago, when I first saw his piercing blue eyes on the cover. *sigh*

    Thank you for your review! :)


  2. Lucky! This book sounds really good.I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
    Loris' right. Nate does have piercing blue eyes! ahhh....
    Great review as always, Renee:~)
    Love Ya,

  3. They say the eyes are the window to the soul.

    Great review! Sounds like an excellent book.

  4. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for you reveiw. :)

  5. Great review! I have this on my to read list!!

  6. Renee, thank you for such a great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Jenna's Cowboy. And you're right, Chance and Emily's story is next. Emily's Chance will be out in September. :)


  7. Woohoo Sharon! I can't wait to see Chance and Emily's story unfold! That little tidbit in Jenna's Cowboy sure had me wanting more! :-P

    xoxo~ Renee


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