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3.26 of 5 stars 3.26  ·  rating details  ·  146 ratings  ·  16 reviews
From the author of Loose Change comes the wildly romantic, true story of an improbable love affair that changes a woman's life. In every way, Sara and Zack are wrong for each other. A divorced mother of two, Sara is an author and television producer. Zack is a cowboy who barely finished high school and makes rawhide bridles in a trailer in the desert. A love story for peop ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1999)
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Ehhh...I'm a little bummed. I was excited to find this used for a steal of a deal, $1 at the Used Book Sale at my library. I can identify with many others that find something attractive about a cowboy, so I set my expectations high. Instead, I just found it a little dull. It could be because it is somewhat of a memoir (I always have to remind myself that there really isn't a climax in a memoir, yet I always wait for one). At a point I accepted that the story was just being told as it happened. S ...more
Although this book held my attention, it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I never could see an emotional connection between Davidson and her cowboy—the attraction seemed to be purely physical, and we all know that wears thin after a while.
A great memoir of an aging, well educated baby boomer woman and the "romance of a lifetime."
A friend heard I wanted to read a western for the BookCrossing Challenge that dared you to read out of your comfort zone. With a definite twinkle in her eye gave me this book. From the back cover: She's a fifty-year-old professional from L.A, an educated mother who writes books and screenplays. He's an unschooled cowboy from Arizona, a younger, free spirit who makes bridles out of rawhide. A chance meeting brings these two opporites together and soon evolves into an intensely erotic bond thaat d ...more
I don't know how I would judge this book if I weren't already a fan of the author's.
Held my interest all the way through, a fun read.
I take back the first update about this book. I didn't really care much for the woman portrayed here..other than the fact that she was really trying hard to be a good mom. The second half of the book told me a lot more about both the woman and her cowboy, the kids and the ex-husband and his girlfriend. I liked these people quite a bit, and was very interested in how the romance would turn out. Hopefully it really did end the same way in real life....I was afraid it was not going to turn out happ ...more
Jul 09, 2007 Cassandra rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody ever
I had just read The Blind Assassin and really wanted to read a book with some sort of tragic love story. By some unfortunate turn of events, I ended up with this one. So uninteresting, another book on the "I can't believe I read the whole thing" list. Nothing really happened, and sometimes in a book that can be okay, but .. well, not here. I don't really know why this book was even written.
I read this book in a day. It is a story of the wrong man or so she thinks. Warning: if you don't like to read about sex in a book, ignore this one. And I won't give a clue as to whether it worked or did not work
I enjoyed this book years before Eat, Pray, love. There is an honesty here that really felt unusual.
Easier to read when I imagined it as a novel. Kind of pissed off with the way she told him exactly what was / was not working for her but then turned around and gave in after she said "no".
Too many stereotypes. I would have liked to see her take the question, "can an educated wealthy woman date an good ole cowboy of less means" to a higher level of discussion. Been there, lived that.
Karen Hogan
Modern romance. Two people from different worlds can sometimes be the partner that person needs at the time. Suprisingly, I enjoyed this book
Jan 24, 2008 Gizmology marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I found this book at the airport, got a couple chapters into it, then maddeningly left it on the plane. If I run across it again, I'll finish it.
True story of the author, an educated, successful woman who falls for an uneducated, barely-getting-by cowboy.
Sweet, honest, well-written love story.
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Sara was born in 1943 and grew up in California. She went to Berkeley in the Sixties, where the rite of passage was to "get stoned, get laid and get arrested."

After Berkeley she headed for New York to attend the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Her first job was with the Boston Globe, where she became a national correspondent, covering everything from the election campaigns of Bobby Kennedy
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