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The Cattleman Meets His Match

(Prairie Courtships #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  15 reviews

Cowboy John Elder needs a replacement crew of cattle hands to drive his longhorns to Kansas—he just never figured they'd be wearing petticoats. Traveling with Moira O'Mara and the orphan girls in her care is a mutually beneficial arrangement. Yet despite Moira's declaration of independence, the feisty beauty evokes John's every masculine instinct to pr
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Love Inspired (first published August 1st 2014)
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Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sherri Shackelford has a wonderful way of writing about being a good Christian without quoting the Bible or preaching. I always finish reading her books with a smile on my face and an uplifted feeling in my heart.

This was an incredible story about love and forgiveness of ourselves as well as others.

John and Moira had plans for their lives but found out that God had an even better one for them. These good but flawed individuals both had to be humbled in order to see beyond the walls they had buil
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
3 stars

I wanted to like this more than I did because, come on! It's about a group of orphan girls who end up on a cattle drive in the 1800's. When John Elder is forced to fire his no good, lazy drovers, he's in dire straights. He has a herd of long horns he's bound and determined to move to Kansas so he can start a ranch of his own. When circumstances put a group of young orphans, including Moira O'Mara, a beautiful woman with a terrible secret, under his protection, he has no choice but to teac
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: july-2014, paperback
A good solid sweet historical western romance!
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book of Sherri's so far. Very well written and she does a good job (too good) of keeping you interested until you have to finish it.
Great book.
Katrina Patton
Thank you to Goodreads for helping me to get this book through the Giveaways.

I guess I forgot that this book was kind of Christian based, and I appreciated that, although I know that some people will be thrown off by it or will not appreciate it in the story. I love the old West and cattle drives and cowboys, so the protagonist was a plus. It's a romance novel, so, yes, everything is tied together in a bow at the end, but that's what you're looking for when you read one of these books, so that w
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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What a great idea for a story. Girls that have been living on the street can do about anything with a little encouragement and instruction. Even drive a big herd of cattle across the country.

We get to see John Elder prove himself both to himself and his brothers. He might not have accomplished the full extent of what he set out to do, but sometimes what a person plans to do isn't what God plans for them. And the new plan fit who he is so much better.

Moira O'Mara has spent years thinking her bro
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
A lovely little afternoon read. The development of the main male character, John, starts off a little slow. He consistently seems hesitant and insecure although his inner monologue suggests that he feels pressured by others to be a follower instead of his own person. This is something he struggles with throughout the book before finally giving himself a break and recognizing that he CAN do plenty by himself but it doesn't hurt to ask for and accept help. The main female character, Moira, is obse ...more
Tammy Terrace
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wpg library - a sweet and wholesome read that accurately represents the Wild West - and highlights honesty and family. Rated only four stars because in my person ratings, a boom must make me cry to earn that 5th star !
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Sherri Shackelford has created a wonderful story of forgiveness, strength and love. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading many more stories by Sherri Shackelford in the future.
Harlequin Books
"This story, featuring another Elder brother, is a true western and the time period is very well presented. The characters are delightful and play well off one another" (RT Book Reviews). 4 1/2 stars
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as with all the books Ms. Sherri has written. Can never seem to want to just leave them on the shelf though. I will read them repeatedly and never get tired of them.
Sep 23, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice western

I liked that it showed h girls doing a job that m e n usually do and doing it well. Loved the ending.
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. Interesting mix of girls put together with a cowboy and his cook.
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