Samantha and the Cowboy
When she manages to get herself hired for the cattle drive, all of Samantha's prayers seem to be answered. The hundred dollars she'll earn will pull her family's Texas farm out of ruin and pay off their debts. But keeping the cowhands fooled that she's a boy becomes harder than she'd expected where one cowboy in particular is concerned.The Cowboy
Matthew Hart wants...more
This was a great idea, poorly executed. There was so much potential - a girl poses as a boy to get a job driving cattle, suffers hardships and danger, and falls in love with a cowboy along the way. This should ha ...more
The thing I liked about this book was that even though Matt didn't know Sam, he still cared. I also like how it's so much like Mulan the Disney Movie. In some ways it's different; like how this is western, ...more
In Samantha and the Cowboy, a southern belle who has spent much of the war supporting her family and doing a man's work disguises herself as a boy and joins a cattle herding expedition to make the $100 her family ...more
Samantha, or Sam as she's known for the better part of the book, is just like any other teen girl. True her formative years were spent taking care of her family during the Civil War, with her father de ...more
Samantha decides to become Sam and claim to be a boy so that she can go on a cattle drive and earn $100 for her family. She makes the crew, but spends her time fearing her secret will be ...more
Samantha and the Cowboy is a book featured in the now out of print series Avon True Romance for Teens, all of which are historical fiction, each talking place in a different location and time.
Samantha and the Cowboy takes place in the days of the Wild West. Her father has died, leaving them unable to even pay for the burial, let alone proper shelter, clothing, or food. Samantha, the oldest, ...more
This is a cute story that young, teenage girls sho ...more
This was a unique romance in that half the book was spent with one half of the couple not knowing what was going ...more
But seriously... I loved that it was just the right mix of romance, history and adventure. :)
And I am blaming Cynthia Hand for my current obsession with cowboys. After reading Unearthly I just want to pick up all cowboy books and fall in love with all of them. :)
If you like romantic comedy and historical fiction ...more
For a second I though this book's going to be like Mulan, but in the end, definitely not. I loved the way Matthew treated Sam, even though he could be such a snob sometimes but he's very sweet. I liked him.
I still can't get over the way Samantha's older brother, Benjamin, treated his family. I wish there'll be his own book.
Overall I enjoyed this book so much. Good one!
Imagine a woman disguising herself as a boy to go on a cattle drive from Texas to Kansas (?) back in the 1800s.
Lorraine Heath has always had a soft spot for emotional love stories. No doubt because growing up, watching movies with her mom, she was taught that the best movies "won't half make you cry."
She is the daughter of a British beauty (her mom won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor during ...more