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The Cowboy Rescues a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek #7)

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Ned Matheson is sharing a house with the woman he loves, but he can’t kiss her, or even touch her. In fact, she can barely look him in the face. He knows he needs to be patient; Fila Sahar has been to hell and back as a captive of the Taliban for over a decade. Now she’s safely back on American soil, but her fears hem her in so tightly, she might as well be a prisoner ...more
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Published May 5th 2014
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Originally reviewed for Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

In The Cowboy Rescues A Bride, Cora Seton takes back to Chance Creek. While this is book seven in the Chance Creek Series it is book two in her Matheson trilogy. A subsidies of Chance Creek. It seems she wants to marry off all those Matheson boys.

The first Matheson to fall was actually the baby of the family, Rob in The Cowboy Imports a bride. Holt, the domineering, arrogant, controlling father of the Matheson clan begins his plott
Oct 24, 2015 Brittany rated it it was amazing
I just think the title might have needed to be changed. In this book in the series Fila did most of the rescuing in this book. She saved Ned at least three times. However, this was a good read I enjoyed seeing a softer side to Ned because honestly for most of the other books he was a jerk. I am definitely interested to see how Luke's story goes.
Jul 31, 2015 Marie rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Blushing ReadsI didn't like Ned prior to this book! That has happened with most of the Mathesons for whatever reason. One thing is that as you read each of their stores is that they are the way they are for a reason. Ned hasdyslexia and has always had a hard time with it which is something that his brother Luke never seems to let him forget. He tells Ned it is his place to do the feed order however, in my opinion that didn't have the effect that Luke wanted.

This is the first Cora Seton book I've read and now I'm interested in reading her other books of The Cowboys of Chance Creek series.

Ned Matheson is the second Matheson son and he is eager to prove himself as the head of his family's ranch.

Fila Sahar has an interesting background. She was an Afghani born in the US and raised American until age 13, but then her family returned to Afghanistan for a family funeral, whereupon she unfortunately became a Taliban captive for 10 years. Her
Jun 06, 2014 Kathy rated it liked it
Cora Seton has brought the reader back to Chance Creek in this book. This time, Ned, who figured in earlier books in the series, is the center of attention, as he pursues a bride, Fila Sahar, who also figured elsewhere in the series. Ned wants to capture Fila as his bride, though his father is dead set against his or even Fila remaining in the town or part of their lives and though Fila is not really ready to open herself up to a man because of her rough life and experiences in Afghanistan. ...more
Jun 22, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing
The Cowboy Rescues a Bride is book 7 in the Chance Creek Cowboys series by Cora Seton. She manages to keep up the rhythm of this book even though it is number seven. Her momentum is not lost.
Ned Matheson is in love with Fila Safar. Fila had escaped and run away from and fought back the Taliban who kidnapped her when she was twelve. Her parents were killed in the raid on her grandmother’s funeral procession. She came to Montana to see Aria Cruz’s daughters and thank them for their donation to th
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This was a great book! I loved the message that you might be stronger than you think you are! If you have read the previous books this is Ned and Fila’s story; if you haven’t read them that is ok, the book stands alone just fine. There is some ground work in previous books but the back story is explained quite well. Fila has been through so much in her life; witnessing her parents’ murder, being held by the Taliban, being hunted down after her escape, needless to say it’s been a very rough road. ...more
May 04, 2014 Annette rated it really liked it
The Cowboy Rescues a Bride
by Cora Seton

As we arrive back at the ranch for Seton's 7th book in Chance Creek series we will be spending most of our time with Ned who is busying trying to show his being given charge of the ranch by the overbearing father, Holt, is merited. Meantime Luke is busy attempting to show Ned this job is just too big for him. Not to disappoint, Seton gives us a sweet romance to grab our attention. She really thinks out of the box on this and gives our main female character
Cheryl Sanders
Aug 24, 2015 Cheryl Sanders rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
I love the Cowboys of Chance Creek series. I'm sorry to say that this was by far my least favorite one. The writing was good but the story line was too unbelievable for me to enjoy. Everything happened so fast. Fila Sahar's programming by the Taliban was so severe and would have taken a long, long time to break through, which made the story even more unrealistic. Holt's negative reaction to Ned wanting to marry such a broken woman was typical for Holt's personality but made me dislike h
May 08, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This enjoyable book is part of a series and is best read as a series since the characters were introduced in previous books. Fila only recently escaped from 10 years being held captive by the Taliban, and is understandably fearful and nervous around people. Ned is attracted to Fila and only wants to help her come out of her shell. However, Ned's father, Holt, is against any type of relationship between Ned and Fila. Or is this just more of Holt's matchmaking attempts? Deciding to thwart both ...more
Jan 10, 2016 Kat rated it it was amazing
I love these romances. I'm putting random dates on them because I'm putting this in after the fact. I used to be able to rate my books on GR & Amazon at the same time I finished them on my Kindle Paperwhite, which I loved. Then it stopped charging. grrrrrrrr The Fire only rates stars on Amazon and doesn't let you put in a review. grrrrrrrr My iPhone allows you to do both but stopped charging. grrrrrrrrr Both my android phone & android tablet Kindle apps just do the star reviews but don't ...more
Heather andrews
Apr 05, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Ned that boy has it bad, "Fila, I get it - you're right, normally it wouldn't be a good idea. I might take advantage of the situation." He flashed her a wolfish grin. "But not tonight. Not like this." He's also very considerate when it comes to Fila, "she let him lead her to the bed where she say and watched him strip down awkwardly to the flannel pajama pants he wore. He hesitated, his hands on the waistband. "I'll keep these on for now," he said finally." I loved these two, I loved how sweet ...more
May 12, 2014 Paula rated it it was amazing
The Cowboy Rescues a Bride is the first story I have read by Cora Seton. I love cowboy stories and this one takes a very contemporary twist involving the Taliban of all things. What a unique story! Both Ned and Fila have struggles to overcome even though they are very, very different kinds. I found myself pulled into their story and rooting for them to overcome the obstacles put in their way. Family, the good and bad sides of it, is so clearly shown in this book. Very cleverly written.

If I had t
Maria Ria Alexander
Nov 15, 2014 Maria Ria Alexander rated it it was amazing
Ned Matheson has fallen for Fila Sahar - but his father doesn't like it!!!!
Ned is hiding a secret from everybody including his brothers and his friends....
Fila is haunted by her past - a life previously lived in America and a life lived in Afghanistan - she has no confidence at all.
Ned comes up with a plan to help her - he buys her a shop so that she can open a restaurant.
Ned's father is not happy and he sends Ned out of town - but he takes Fila with him.
While at the Family cabin tragedy strikes
Sassy Moms Say Read Romance
Jun 20, 2014 Sassy Moms Say Read Romance rated it it was amazing
And we have reached the last of the currently published book in the series. And it is a duzzy. We are first introduced to Fila in Cab and Rose's book, we already know she is has been through a lot, but we don't know how much until this book. Even though she acts afraid and meager Fila is anything but. She is brave and strong. She just needs the right person to show her what lies in waiting. I gotta say even though Ned has been pretty rough in the previous books, he has such a sweet and soft side ...more
Cathy Geha
May 09, 2014 Cathy Geha rated it liked it
Cora Seton has created a wonderful community in Chance Creek with a variety of interesting characters. This love story is centered on Ned Matheson and Fila Suhar and is a story of strength and survival – in more ways than one. Ned is one of four brothers who have been running the ranch under the supervision of their father but those four brothers have also being played one against the other by their father. Fila is a young woman who has managed to escape from Afghanistan after spending ten years ...more
May 27, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it
You can place me solidly in Cora Seton's corner. She has not disappointed me with this latest addition to her Cowboys of Chance Creek series, and I am grateful to have taken this journey through her writing. I adore good character driven romances and if they center around families and cowboys, well that's a bonus. I can say that I found it easy to connect emotionally to the lead couple. The secondary characters are masterfully drawn and I enjoyed each and every one of them as they came and went ...more
May 04, 2014 Jan rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Cora Seton. In this visit to Chance Creek it is Rob who is trying to capture love. But Holt Rob's father is up to his usual meddling. For anyone who had not yet met Holt, I would compare him to Archie Bunker but without the good manners or tolerance. It's a good thing Rob is a cowboy because it's going to be a rough ride. I am being deliberately vague because I don't want to accidentally throw in a spoiler.
I loved this book. I like Cora's writing and have read all the book
Christina Montminy
great story of surpassing the mounting problems of Dyslexia for Ned & the renew of life for Fila after being held by the Talaban since she was a child. Trying to start a new life Fila helps Claire & Ethan learn more about their late mother & what she did on her time away from the family. Ned helps Fila come back to life & civilization after being treated deplorably by the Talaban she was captured by & then sent to marry a man she didn't know in the U.S. The fight for life ...more
Paula Harp
Apr 27, 2014 Paula Harp rated it it was amazing
This book was about Ned (Jake and Rob's brother) and Fila Sahar. Fila escaped from the Taliban after 10 years of imprisonment and is very damaged emotionally. Ned has to win her heart and help her heal in order to ask her to marry him. Holt, Ned's father, doesn't like Fila and wants Ned to ask her to leave their spread. Ned refuses. Ned has to go clear snow from their hunting cabin way out in the boonies and takes Fila with him. Their is an accident. Does Fila have what it takes to help them ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Apr 10, 2014 Emily (Mrs B's Books) rated it it was amazing
**ARC Provided by Netgalley and One Acre Press for an honest review**

Wow.... You really gotta love the bravery and strength of Fila in this book. She really does not crumble with anything that is thrown at her in this book, instead, she womans up and takes on and deals with a lot more than most people can handle.

Ned really shows a soft side in this book even though hes not well through most of it. He pretty much always thinks of Fila and what she must be thinking, but he doesnt let her feel sorr
Margaret Sholders
May 17, 2014 Margaret Sholders rated it it was amazing
I will read every book of Cora' s that I can get. This is one of my top series to read. This is the most functional nonfunctional family that I know. Fila is an American of Afghan parents. They went to Afghanistan for her grandmother's funeral. The Taliban killed her parents and kidnapped her for 10 years. She gets away but is damaged no matter how she looks at it. She comes to the Double Bar K ranch and meets Ned. He is the troubled sort and is trying to change. He has trouble with his Dad. ...more
Dawn Quizon
Aug 10, 2015 Dawn Quizon rated it it was amazing
Fila Sahar's life turned ugly after losing her parents and being kidnapped by the Teliban. After suffering the abuse for over 10 years, can she find healing in the small town of Chance Creek?

Ned Matheson is one of three son's that want's to be in charge of the family ranch. But what most people don't know is that Ned cannot read. He has fallen for the broken Fila. Of course his father doesn't approve of her so it has become a struggle to help Fila find the confidence she needs and to let her kno
May 03, 2014 2sonreader rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, netgalley
Seton takes us back to the town of Chance Creek and introduces us to Ned Matheson, a rancher and Fila , a young woman of Afghan descent. This story does not flow as smoothly as some of the others in the series. While the plot has promise, it felt like the author was trying to cram too much which resulted in a jumpy plot. Maybe it would have been better if the author chose to focus more on particular parts of the plot and left others out. This was a nice, light read and parts of the book had me ...more
Rebecca A. Bamford
Interesting twist that pulls you in

This is not your normal cowboy story. The author throws in an interesting twist from across the ocean far, far away. An unexpected story that still fits right into the lives of the people at Chance Creek. The story of Ned and Fila make you believe you can over come anything when it comes to true love. Even if your from two different worlds. It was a sweet story filled with trials and tribulations but ultimately patience pays off and love triumphs, as it always
Cali Jewel
Mar 02, 2016 Cali Jewel rated it it was amazing
Ned and Fila are an absolute solid match. Fila has been through so much and has lived such a harsh reality to this point in her life that she is struggling for the strength to find a better future. Ned is the one man that is ready willing and able to help Fila realize she has the strength she has been looking for all this time. Through all the ups and downs they are steady in the resolve to move on together and it is so nice to see the way the support one another.

Love this book and look forward
Cas H.
Apr 11, 2014 Cas H. rated it really liked it
I am loving The Cowboys of Chance Creek series by Cora Seton. Cora Seton is an excellent writer who draws her readers in from the first page. In the previous books Fila had to move in with Ned when her room needed to be rented out to customers. Fila moves in and Holt, the father, wants her off the ranch. Ned, whom Fila is renting a room from, wants Fila to stay forever because he is falling in love with her. The only thing we don't know is what Fila wants, she has been through torture and abuse ...more
Apr 13, 2014 Roseanna rated it really liked it
I love the Chance Creek Cowboys! I knew Fila’s story will be a doozy. I was not wrong. It would have probably been easier for Fila to curl up in a ball and give up. However she found out that while badly bent she was not broken. Ned has his own dragons to slay. And must I say I was glued to my kindle while they were at the hunting cabin. Whew. What a few days. It does seem Chance Creek does pick up it’s strays. The newest stray is Camilla, who has many facets. I just wonder where her cowboy will ...more
CD Keith
Another great book in the series. I loved Fila and Ned's story. She is a fighter trying to have a life of normalcy after spending half of life in captivity. Ned is the middle child and has issues of his own. Neither of them have luck or Ned's father on their side. They both fight to save each other and find happiness. I am rooting for them all the way.

Thank you One Acre Press and NetGalley for ARC.
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“The only thing I can’t figure out is why you still eat the food your captors fed you. Why don’t you hate it as much as you hate them?” Fila glanced down at her plate. It contained a strange mixture of Afghan and Mexican dishes. She held up a flatbread. “This isn’t Taliban food—it’s Afghan food. It’s my mother’s food. I grew up eating it before I was ever captured. To me it means love and tenderness, not hate and violence.” “Taliban, Afghan—it’s all the same.” She waved the bread. “No, it’s not. Not one bit. Afghan culture is over two thousand years old. And it’s a conservative culture—it’s had to be—but it’s not a culture of monsters. Afghans are people like you, Holt. They’re born, they grow up, they live and love and they die just like we do. I didn’t study much history before I was taken, but I know this much. America’s story is that of the frontier—of always having room to grow. Afghanistan’s story is that of occupation. By the Russians, the British, the Mongols—even the ancient Greeks. On and on for century after century. Imagine all those wars being fought in Montana. Foreign armies living among us, taking over your ranch, stealing everything you own, killing your wife and children, over and over and over again.” She paused to catch her breath. “Death is right around the corner for them—all the time. Is it any wonder that a movement that turns men into warriors and codes everything else into rigid rules might seem like the answer?” She still wasn’t sure if Holt was following her. What analogy would make sense to him? She wracked her brain. “If a bunch of Californians overran Chance Creek and forced everyone to eat tofu, would you refuse to ever eat steak again?” He made a face. “Of course not!” “Then imagine the Taliban are the Californians, forcing everyone to eat tofu. And everyone does it because they don’t know what else to do. They still love steak, but they will be severely punished if they eat it—so will their families. That’s what it’s like for many Afghans living under Taliban control. It’s not their choice. They still love their country. They still love their heritage. That doesn’t mean they love the group of extremists who have taken over.” “Even if those Taliban people went away, they still wouldn’t be anything like you and me.” Holt crossed his arms. Fila suppressed a smile at his inclusion of her. That was a step in the right direction even if the greater message was lost on him. “They’re more like you than you think. Defensive. Angry. Always on the lookout for trouble.” Holt straightened. “I have four sons. Of course I’m on the lookout for trouble.” “They have sons, too.” She waited to see if he understood. Holt shook his head. “We’re going to see different on this one. But I understand about the food. Everyone likes their mother’s cooking best.” He surveyed her plate. “You got any more of that bread?” She’d take that as a victory.” 0 likes
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