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Lasso the Moon

(Wild West #1)

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Motivated by a childhood promise, Paris Garrett travels to the wilds of Arizona Territory to seek fame as a stage actress. Never mind that she doesn't possess a lick of experience or that her true passion is songwriting. Before he died, her beloved papa encouraged her to reach for the stars. She promised to lasso the moon! She's already slipped free of her over-protective ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 335 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Medallion Press (first published 2006)
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Tricia
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually read westerns, but I love Beth Ciotta's books - so I gave this one a try. It was good but I love her other books so much more! I'm still going to try the others in this series as well though because I love her books!
Madison Warner Fairbanks
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Lasso the Moon by Beth Ciotta

"Reach for the stars" Pa said. "I'll do better than that." Paris promised. "I'll lasso the moon."

Remembering her promise, Paris sets out on her own to become a musical actress at the Desert Moon opera house. But in the times of the old west, this isn't proper behavior, nor did Paris care. She expected to live life so her songwriting got better. Unfortunately a bar fight, that was absolutely not her fault, delays her debut a bit. Former Sheriff Joshua Grant is captiva
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Sherry
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook
I am not normally a fan of anything in the western genre, but this book, and the two others currently available in the series, were written by Beth Ciotta. Being am avid fan of her writing style, I decided to give this series a go. I was immediately pulled into the story through the obvious adoration of a daughter for her oft absent father. Flash forward 10 years, both of her parents have died and the now 19 year old daughter has struck out on a journey into the wild west to realize her dream of ...more
Miriam
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***Received from Tasty Book Tours for an honest review***

Let's see. Where do I start?

We'll start with Paris. I love her individuality. In a time when women were little more than housewives and childbearers, Paris aspired to be more. Her theatrical background certainly ensured she would dream big, but dreaming big and pursuing those big dreams are two entirely different things. With a little bit of help, she slipped away from her overprotective brothers and made West in pursuit of her dreams.

Unti
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Jo Notary
347p Motivated by a childhood promise, Paris Garrett travels to the wilds of Arizona Territory (1877) to seek fame as a stage actress. Never mind that she doesn't possess a lick of experience or that her true passion is songwriting. Before he died, her beloved papa encouraged her to reach for the stars. She promised to lasso the moon! She's already slipped free of her over-protective brothers. Nothing and no one, especially some badge-wearing Romeo, is going to rein her in or stand in her way. J ...more
Dee
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lasso the Moon

Paris Garrett made a promise to her father that she cannot break. She is a talented singer, pianist,and songwriter,
but she knows her over-bearing older brothers will not let her perform on stage, so she disguises herself as a boy
and runs off to the Desert Moon to fulfill her promise. During her travels, a new song gets stuck in her head and
she needs a piano to get it to gel. At a stage stop, she sees a honky tonk and goes in knowing there will certainly
be a piano inside.

Sheriff J
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Kelli Jo
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I do not usually read Historicals. But, some authors, I will read whatever genre they write - Beth Ciotta happens to be one of those authors - and I wasn't sorry reading Lasso the Moon. A very naïve young woman runs away from her brothers in California to the wild Arizona Territory to make her mark on the entertainment world. Paris has a special knack for finding trouble. Ex-sheriff Josh Grant has a special knack for always being around when Paris finds trouble. They have ...more
Joann Maggio
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lasso the Moon: Peacemakers: Old West - Author Beth Ciotta. *****

This was an outstanding Western Romance. It was sensitive with such warmth between the two characters. A serendipitous meeting become a deep love.

Josh Grant is a recently retired sheriff and Paris a want to be star. Paris has spent her whole life dedicated to music. Although sheltered by her four older brothers since her parents died when she was quite young. She is driven by her love for music and considered freakish.

Although fro
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Malcolm
Jan 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun-reads
Boy, does Beth Ciotta know how to write smooth-flowing, easy-on-the-eyes prose. This western romance is great fun. Set in the late 1800s, the story belongs to Paris Garrett who plans to become a famous singer and performer and heads out alone for a town called Chance in response to a classified ad. Former sheriff Joshua Grant thinks it improper for her to be traveling alone and since he's headed toward Chance anyway, he makes every effort to escort her there even though she's determined to go it ...more
Carrie
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty-pleasures
There are some authors that I will read even when they depart from my preferred genre (contemporary) and Beth Ciotta is definitely one of them. And Lasso the Moon was definitely worth it. I thoroughly enjoyed this love story set in the Wild West...a quirky heroine on a grand adventure, an honorable hero who reluctantly falls head over heels in love, a fun setting which often brought to mind the short-lived The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (minus the sci-fi aspects). I'm eager to dive into th ...more
Melissa Benini
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My first Ciotta book and I just LOVED it! Couldn't put it down. I especially liked the fact that her heroine was funny and not prone to the overly dramatic "girly" fits that a lot of heroines have. This was a fun and quirky book, with wonderful characters and some laugh out loud scenes. Can't wait to read the rest of this series!
Ron
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for an off-beat, heads-over-heels romantic Western full of fights, quips, twists, and quirky characters, this is the book for you. Between Paris trying to fulfill her father's dream and Josh trying to keep his inheritance from his dastardly cousin, the reader is treated to plenty of action, romance and hilarity. Do take the time need to entertain your self with this fun read!
Cindy DeLong
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook, own
It was so nice to read a book with characters that were kind and honest. Paris and Josh cared about family and integrity. I loved reading about a female character who wasn't moody and overly assertive. Paris knew what her goals were and was determined to reach them but she still showed kindness to the people she met along the way. She wasn't afraid to accept help when she needed it.
Meow
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really wish there were half stars. 3.5 on this one.

A very cute read, solid, with fun but simple characterizations and more Western clichés than you could swing a lasso at, but it's well done so it sings by quickly. Perfect when you need a light read and if you're even mildly into the Western genre.
Lorena Helfers
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute story

A fast moving read, lots of action, lots of Kevin's, lots of words of the mouth not really meant. Lesson to be learned is to live your own dream and not another person's.
Deidre Motto
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a reader of Ms. Ciotta's contemporary romances, I was thrilled to discover her series set in the Old West. The characters draw you in and make you care about the outcome. Add in some steamy romance and you have a charming winner.
Anne
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-a
Super Cute Western Without All The Sometimes Heavy Historical Stuff !!! Loved The Trilogy !!!
Karen Desmond
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Nancy Chaddick
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fun book to read.
Alexa Verde
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A quirky heroine with a dream, a strong hero, and lots of adventures on the way - Lasso the Moon is a fun read that made me laugh and root for the characters.
Nibrock
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Silly read. Hard to connect with the characters.
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Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Limiting herself to one sub-genre does not. Dubbed “fun and sexy” by Publisher’s Weekly, Beth specializes in writing Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense and is published in contemporary, historical, and paranormal romantic fiction. “I can’t think of anything more fulfilling than writing stories where everyone (except the villai ...more

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