Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Artificial Love” as Want to Read:
Artificial Love
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Artificial Love

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Deep in the heart of the wild west, rebel marauders are drawing out a bloody civil war that no side can win. Many ranchers, including Lisbeth's father die trying to save their farms, leaving their women to fight to keep their land and stay alive.

When Lisbeth and her mousy younger sister Ruth come face to face with the uncouth land pirates who seize their farm as a scouti
Kindle Edition, 40 pages
Published March 5th 2019
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Artificial Love, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Artificial Love

Community Reviews

Showing 1-32
Average rating 4.29  · 
Rating details
 ·  17 ratings  ·  11 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Artificial Love
Laura A. Grace
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Great short story! It gave me some big smiles and few giggles because I LOVED the way Lisbeth talked. Really sets the tone of Wild West.

Dane was soooooo incredibly sweet!

That ending was a jaw-dropper. And I do mean literally. My jaw straight dropped and just stared at my Kindle for a moment so my brain could process it.

Is it bad I want to ask the author for more of this story to know what happens next?

Fun and quick read that I would totally recomm
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fascinating and oddly curious tale.

Two girls stranded on their family farm, forced to pretend they are robots to survive the onslaught of marauders. An odd twist of fate causes love to bloom under these strange circumstances.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Artificial Love was great! It was a short read, taking me probably 30 minutes, but it packed a big punch. It was so unique, so original. And that ending! What a shocker! I'd love more stories set in this fascinating western steampunk world.
Janeen Ippolito
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A clever, heartfelt, and well-written little short story with a great sense of cattlepunk--steampunk's Wild West little sib--and a fun ending. Even though I totally still ship *spoilers*!
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Artificial Love, despite its name, features a lot of genuine love. At its heart, the story is about a big sister trying to save her little story and protect what's left of their family, all while falling in love. This was a sweet, interesting, and fun read, and it's also the kind of story that might leave you reeling a little!
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this thrilling, gripping, and entertaining story of two sisters with the world pitted against them. Lisbeth’s bravery and cunning ideas were fun to read about. I enjoyed the entire story and didn’t want it to end! Maybe the author will consider a sequel?
Jacqueline Patterson
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Somehow the author managed to break my heart in just a few pages. 😭😭😭 And I can’t even say anything because SPOILERS. this book.
J.M. Jablowski
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting Cattlepunk Story

Well gosh, that ending took me by surprise there. I'm honestly not sure what I think of it, I have a few mixed feelings about it.

I am a little bit concerned too about the younger sister. I feel like her story wasn't resolved.
Rachel Olson
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read!

Very unexpected and a great read! I highly recommend to people that are wanting to read something that isn’t cliche! 😊
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Lisbeth and Dane are so cute! I liked the premise of western setting and robots, and it was such a sweet story. That ending though! I laughed out loud!
Bethany Jennings
Loved this startling little story! It's gripping, gritty, emotional, and sweet - everything you expect from an RJ Conte book, but in a really unexpected Western sci-fi setting, and with an ending that'll make you laugh, or gasp, or cry, or all three. :D
rated it liked it
Apr 03, 2020
rated it really liked it
Jun 10, 2019
rated it it was ok
Apr 07, 2019
Amy McConahy
rated it it was amazing
Mar 11, 2019
rated it liked it
Aug 24, 2019
rated it it was amazing
Jun 27, 2019
Sarah White
rated it it was amazing
Apr 01, 2019
marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2019
Kellyn Roth
marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2019
Jesseca Wheaton
marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2019
Rachael Mare
marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2019
marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2019
Raymond Stone
marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2019
Melody Personette
marked it as to-read
May 08, 2019
marked it as to-read
May 15, 2019
Angela Watts
marked it as to-read
May 15, 2019
marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2019
marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2019
Patricia Dugan
marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Heart of the Curiosity
  • Match Cats: Three Tails of Love
  • Tales of Ever After (Fellowship of Fantasy, #4)
  • Flight of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga, #2)
  • Horseman (Crockett and Crane #1)
  • Shadow Light: A Short Fairy Tale
  • A Royal Masquerade  (The Tales of Ambia #2)
  • Daughter of Sun, Bride of Ice (Ice and Fate, #1)
  • If Wishes Were Curses (The Steel City Genie #1)
  • Reformed
  • To Court a Queen
  • Met By Midnight
  • Gruff (Once Upon a Western #1.7)
  • 'Twas an Evening in Bethlehem
  • Between Shifts (The City Between, #2)
  • Prince of Stars, Son of Fate
  • Arbrook Huxley & the Star-Crossed Lovers (A Celestial Isles Story)
  • How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: A Humorous Romance Anthology
See similar books…
RJ Conte has kissed only one boy in her entire life - and she married him - inspiring her to write about sweet or powerful love stories ever since. She writes issue-driven fiction that explores human nature and the depths of the soul while pointing readers to their Creator.

She writes a blog on parenting, publishing, painting, and perorating at

News & Interviews

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
32 likes · 16 comments