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Courting the Cowboy

(Cowboys of Cedar Ridge #1)

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Meeting the Cowboy's Family 

Looking for inspiration, artist Ella Langton rents a cabin in the isolated Porcupine Hills of Alberta. She didn't count on having neighbors, but rancher Cord Walsh and his three children are just a stone's throw away. Still healing from a tragic accident, Ella has no plans of reaching out, but she's having a hard time keeping them out of her yar
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 17th 2017 by Love Inspired (first published January 2017)
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Books and Spoons
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Inspirational and encouraging novel that with a beautiful and a bit fragile example shows in practise what it means when we are promised that God will carry us even through the darkest times in our lives, and He can use that time for our best and through that darkness guide us to the path we are supposed to be on.
Yes, I was touched by this story, it spoke to me, and got directly to my heart. Ella's heartbreak was so vivid, the dark place her marriage had taken her into, with the shame and secre
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⚜️Trea
Unfortunately, there's not much to recommend this book. Both Ella and Cord have had problems in their past relationships, and they use those issues to avoid getting close to one another. I found Ella to be a bit of a doormat of a character, and Cord was too clueless to actually be enjoyable as a hero. The faith message got lost in the shuffle here, and didn't feel as important as it should have been. However, the story was an entertaining read, so earned an extra star from me.
Margaret Fisk
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Originally posted on Tales to Tide You Over

This is a sweet story of recovery from tragedy and finding yourself in the aftermath. A quick read, I was surprised to find it includes some major issues and the consequences of living through them, but they’re well handled.

Ella lost touch with her artistic self when her child died and her marriage as well. She’s trying to reclaim that part of herself and has a golden opportunity to both teach and display her art if only she can create a new portfolio.
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Pam Graber
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Ella Langton leaves the city for a cabin in the Porcupine Hills of Alberta, she's looking for peace and solitude and inspiration for her art. She's getting away from two traumatic events in her life and needs space to grieve. Before she has even unpacked her boxes, her solitude is shattered by the three children her neighbor's nanny dumps on her doorstep. Turns out her "isolated" cabin is actually just a stone's throw from Cord Walsh and his three rambunctious children. To make matters wors ...more
Readerkuna1
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book. Erin comes to stay at a cabin when Cord, his dad and kids live on the ranch. She trying to get back to her painting.

The kids keep interupting her but she does not seem to mind. More she get to know them the more she likes them. Especially Cord, she is having feelings for him.
She is getting over an abusive relationship with her ex huband and losing her baby.
More time she is with the kids and Cord, the more she like them a lot.

She helps with cooking and babysitting as Cord i
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Jessica Figueroa
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ella has lost her inspiration and for a short while decides to stay in a cabin to see if she can find that inspiration once again. Little did she expect for the neighbors children and workaholic father to somehow make their way into her heart. Now shes painting differently then she used to and shes not sure if this a good or bad thing.

I thought that this was a sweet book. It was interesting getting to see Cord and Ella's POV and seeing how their life past and present was. It was interesting gett
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Bonnie
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Courting the Cowboy a Cowboys Of Cedar Ridge Series by Carolyne Aarsen. Ella Langton rents a cabin on the property owned by widow Cord Walsh and his three children. Ella was in a bad relationship where her husband beat her. Three years ago, because of him, she fell down a flight a stairs and lost her baby boy. Now she has a hard time relating to three year old kids. She is an artist. She painted dark and dreary pictures. Right now she isn't able to paint anything. She ends up helping Cords older ...more
Dj
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Meeting the Cowboy's Family Looking for inspiration, (artist) Ella Langton rents a cabin in the isolated Porcupine Hills of Alberta. She didn't count on having neighbors, but rancher Cord Walsh and his three children Suzy, Paul, and Ollie are just a stone's throw away. Still healing from a tragic accident and losing her child, Ella has no plans of reaching out, but she's having a hard time keeping them out of her yard and way from her malamute Paulo…and her thoughts. And when little Suzy ropes E ...more
Amber Brownlow
Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Courting the Cowboy, was a short, sweet, and inspiring story. I enjoyed reading this book; it was well written with likable characters and a healing story.

I'm enjoying slowly returning to exploring these types of stories. I think they are inspirational, and they're usually quick reads too.
Patty Champion
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. I liked how Ella was brave enough to face her fears and how Cord was patient with her. I was not sure I liked Ella's mother until the very end. I really liked the kids. You will enjoy this book.
Candace
May 09, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 rounded up to 3 because my issues were more personal ones with the "message" of the story, but the writing was well done and some scenes were exceptional. At 44, this is my first Harlequin; a GR friend started a new group! It was a welcome respite!
Taylor Metcalfe
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exactly what I was in the mood for. I sweet romance. Almost sugary sweet but I still enjoyed it.
Trina
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ella just wants solitude so she can focus on her art. Her landlord guaranteed her that she wouldn’t be bothered in her little cabin. However, it’s hard to restrain his grandkids from wanting to talk to Ella and play with her dog. Cord is a widower with 3 small children. He can’t help but notice his father’s pretty new tenant. Much to Ella’s dismay, she can’t help but notice Cord either. She keeps reminding herself that she’s not there for a relationship. Over time, she finds that she can’t ignor ...more
Andrea Guy
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have a fondness for the Love Inspired line of books. Courting the Cowboy is a lovely story of two people in need of healing. Both Ella and Cord have had problems in their past relationships. Ella holds a lot of secrets close to her heart and Cord had guilt about an argument before his wife's death.

Ella is in Porcupine Hills to work on her artwork, but Cord's children manage to keep her from doing much work for quite a bit of time. I really found Suzy and Paul to be darling and little Oliver is
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Marilyn Johnson
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ella is struggling finding inspiration for her career in the art world. She is struggling with many secrets of her past. When she does not find the solidarity she is seeking but a loud, loving family instead is this the answer to many unasked questions or is it more than her heart can take?

Cord is confused by his new neighbor. not certain why she feels the way she seems to about his kids. Will he be able to find out Ella's secrets and help her or is it more than he will be willing to go through.
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Babs
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Ella has lost her inspiration and decides and decides to stay in the cabin she has rented to try and get it back. She was not counting on neighbors or his kids. Cord has 3 kids and they love being in Ella’s yard. Suzy gets help on a project from Ella and gets to know Cord.

I really enjoyed this heart warming story of two people hurt by the past and trying to move on with their lives is harder than they thought. The two work on issues and each other to heal together. The kids are great and bring
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Emma bramley
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
this is the first book that I have read by this author and it definitely wont be the last. This is a sweet romantic read. I enjoyed this book, it was a lovely easy book to read. This story flowed really well and was well paced. You will fall in love with the characters as you read. I cant wait to read more from this author in the future.

Highly recommended
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Leanne
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult-fiction
Two hurt, broken people meet and fall in love while healing from their equally complicated and sad pasts.
Jaime Brooks
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Courting the Cowboy was a very good read. I loved the themes about letting go and Let God, and forgiving one self for things out of your control.
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Carolyne Aarsen is a blessed to have sincere Christian parents and to be married to a committed Christian husband. But her first love was always fiction. Because of her isolation from any kind of writing group, Carolyne learned to write by trial and error and by taking correspondence courses while she and her husband were raising their four natural children and the numerous foster children that ca ...more

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