Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Book Review: First Rodeo by Judith Hennessey

We were given the opportunity to review First Rodeo by Judith Hennessey.  Read below to find out what this book is about and to see what the Vise Library thought about it!

About the book:

Kate, an attractive, thirty-something, workaholic, single mother, is in the business of pleasing others. At the top of her “yes” list is her sometimes surly and controlling boss: her father. But when a crisis at work spurs Kate to examine her life, she surprises everyone by taking her young son and heading where few high heels have ever gone: Wyoming, home to more cows than humans. There, at the Prickly Pear Ranch, she meets a young, sexy, bull rider, who’s lived a lifetime in just over two decades. He’s full of big dreams of training horses, and his passion fuels Kate’s dormant dreams of becoming an artist, and sparks fly―and once again, Kate shocks everyone, even herself, and jumps on for the romantic ride of her life.

Fast-paced and wildly entertaining, First Rodeo is filled with humorous scenes of city girl gone country, encounters with handsome cowboys, the struggles of the creative process, and a powerful message: the greatest love of all is the love you have for yourself.
The plot of First Rodeo was not what I was expecting, but in a way, that was a good thing!  Kate is stuck in life.  She is recently divorced and works for her father at a car dealership.  She feels that she needs to make some changes in her life.  She wants to be somewhere that always her to decompress and enjoy the scenery to paint.  She and her son take a small vacation to Wyoming.  While on her trip out west she meets Jake, a full-blown cowboy.  They have a great connection right off the bat and Kate starts thinking about what she really wants from life.  Kate begins to think about making herself happy instead of other people.  The backdrop of the landscape made me want to venture out west myself!  Overall, this is a story of growth and something we all do in life.  I felt like this story was very believable and enjoyed Kate's journey.  

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About the author:

Judith Hennessey was in the automobile industry for 25 years, operated her own advertising agency and is a full-time writer. Her works have appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Actively involved in the film industry, she is the Executive producer of 20 Ways, an award winning short film, has served on the board of New Mexico Women in Film, and is a partner in the New Mexico based production company White Crow Raven Productions. She is also a cowriter of the screenplay adaption of First Rodeo. First Rodeo is her first novel in the Spur Series. Judy lives on an organic farm with her husband in Missouri.
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