03 April 2014

Teresa's Review Of THE WYOMING HEIR by Naomi Rawlings



Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews
5 Stars*****

In this heartwarming story we meet Luke Hayes, a Rancher from Teton Valley, Wyoming.  Luke has always loved the great outdoors with its clean invigorating air; even the call of the wild brings comfort to him. There is no place in the world he would rather be, but when his Grandfather passes away and names Luke as heir to his fortune he has to head to Valley Falls, New York. While in Valley Falls he has to persuade his little sister Samantha to come home without telling her the reason why. Luke is sure it won't take long to rid himself of whatever his Grandfather has left him.

When Luke swaggers into Hayes Academy looking the part of a cowboy from the boots on his feet, to the gun at his side, all the way to the hat on his head; Elizabeth Wells, Samantha's Math Teacher cannot believe her eyes. Who does this man think he is showing up in an All Girl's School? To make matters worse Samantha has jumped up and thrown herself in his arms in front of the whole class! Then it hits her, before her stands the man that can make or break Hayes Academy; The Hayes Heir.

When Luke realizes the extent of his Grandfather's vast fortune he knows he cannot get rid of it as easily as he thought; there are a lot of people that will be affected by the changes. Looks like he will have to come back after taking Samantha home but when she refuses to leave Valley Falls before she graduates Luke reluctantly agrees to a slight delay. Luke wants to tell her her the reason she is needed home so quickly but he is sworn to secrecy.

Luke is bombarded with people wondering if he will have the same heart for giving that his Grandfather did. Hayes Academy seems to be one place that truly needs that huge donation his Grandfather had been giving! Will a certain feisty Math teacher be able to persuade him that girls deserve an education too? Will Elizabeth be the lure that makes Luke want to stay in Valley Falls? 

I've always loved a good cowboy story and this one by Naomi Rawlings didn't disappoint. There are a lot of unexpected twists that will keep you flipping those pages. Don't be surprised if you will be like me and not want to put it down until the very last page has been devoured! Thanks Naomi!

You may purchase this book and others by Naomi at AmazonCBDBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

GIVEAWAY: This week we are giving away one copy of each of Naomi's new releases. (International winner ebook only.) Don't forget your EMAIL ADDRESS so we can contact you should you be one of our winners!





47 comments:

  1. TERESA, thank you for the great review! Who doesn't love a handsome cowboy? ;) Pretty cover, too!

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  2. ~Sigh~ I know DIANA! Luke was pretty impressive! :-)

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  3. Thanks for the lovely review Teresa! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. It was a fun one to write. :-)

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    1. NAOMI it was a fun one to read too!! LOVED IT!! :-)

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    1. or should I say, 'Nuff said ;)

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    2. Yeah, 'Nuff said' or 'Say no more', lol either or, I couldn't agree more! ;)

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    3. You two are cracking me up!! But I know what you mean!! :-P

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    4. I'm totally with you on the 'Nuff said." :-D

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  5. Thanks TERESA for that awesome review of yours! It truly sounds like an enjoyable and compelling read - and it is DEFINITELY going on my wish list as well! Amazon makes it difficult for me (being overseas) to download the e-book version, so with these Love Inspired books, I have to wait until I'm doing a book order for a few ppb's. Oh and like Diana, I adore the cover too... very romantic! :)

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    1. Ha! When I went to Amazon to add it the Wish list, I clicked on the Kindle version 'just in case' and it was available for download! I'm not sure but perhaps it's just when they are on special or going for free, that Amazon restricts overseas downloads.. At any rate, I have it now so I'm happy! :)

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    2. YAY!! So glad you were able to grab a copy! You would think since it's an ebook it would be easy to obtain.

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    3. Awesome, Noela! I hope you enjoy it. :-D

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  6. I want to read more of this book!!!! I am so into it already. Such a cute love story.
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. DANIE it is a very enjoyable story, there's a lot more twists to it than a simple boy meets girls and falls in love!! I promise it will keep your attention all the way to the end!

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  7. Sounds like a great book! Would love a chance to read. :)
    jennismith1983@gmail.com

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    1. JENNIFER I sure hope you get to read it too. Can't pass up a good handsome cowboy story!! :-) Maybe you'll be one of our winners!

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  8. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. I must confess that out of the three books I've had published, this book has my favorite cover. :-)

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    1. NAOMI let me say a special thanks to you for writing such a great story. :-) The cover is amazing beautiful, it captures Luke and Elizabeth perfectly!

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  9. My grandfather was a cowboy in Wyoming and Hayes is one of our family names, so this has me intrigued! Thanks for the great review, Teresa!

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    1. WOW Carrie how cool is that?! Then you have to read this one Naomi did a fantastic job with it!!

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    2. And here I thought my hero was fictional. :-)

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  10. What a great review! I would love to read this one. It sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. MELANIE you are very welcome! I hope you get a chance to read it soon! :-) Thanks for coming by!

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  11. Good review Teresa. Of course that is par for you. :) I would love to win Naomi's new book. You OWG girls are so sweet, just maybe you will let me be a winner this week. Ha! Ha! Wishing you all a great weekend and GOD's blessings.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. MAXIE you are the sweet one! You always make me smile and sometimes lol like I just did!! It would be cool if you were to win this week!! ;-)

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  12. Thanks for sharing your review! Adding this one to my TBR list!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com
    http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi HEIDI, this is a good one to add your TBR list!! Love your email! :-)

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  13. Thank you for your review. This sounds like a fantastic read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi MARY yes this is a fantastic read! I hope you get to read it soon! Thanks for coming by! :-)

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  14. Great review, Teresa. I was eagerly finishing reading it so know I will enjoy reading the book. Hope I win! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Hi Lane, so good to see you!! Sounds like this wonderful book caught your attention and I hope you win also!!
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  15. Wow !! great review Teresa !!! I would love to win this book !!! Sounds like such a great story !!!! You did a great review and the cover, love it.. Thanks for the chance to win.. Rosemary rfoley at salemstate dot edu

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    1. Hi ROSEMARY thanks for stopping by and here's hoping you are one of the winners this week!! :-)

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    2. This is one of my favorite covers too, Rosemary.

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  16. Thanks for the wonderful review, Teresa - sounds like such a delightfully enchanting romance with which I would fall in love!!

    I'm guessing one cowboy is gonna' have a "change of heart", and I love those unexpected twists in books!! Hoping for a happy ending, and hoping I get a chance to read "The Wyoming Heir"!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hello BONNIE so good to "see" you!! Hmm...I think could be right about that cowboy, but this time it could be the leading lady that needs a change of heart!! ;-) Can't say anymore except the road to happy endings sometimes has a lot of bumps, twists and unexpected turns and that does make for a good storyline!! :-) Here's hoping you are one of our blessed winners!!

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    2. I actually changed the ending partway through this story. So the hero and heroine do indeed end up in a different spot than where I'd originally thought, but it worked out. I like this ending better. :-)

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  17. A cowboy in NY, sounds like a fish out of water!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. PATTY you are so right but when you have the right "lure" you might find yourself being reeled in!! lol Thanks for the smile!!

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    2. Total fish-out-of-water! It was really great to play around with that theme.

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  18. I would love to read one of Naomi's books. I read about 300 books a year and prefer Christian romance, but I don't remember reading one of hers before.

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    1. JANICE isn't it great to be able to read that many books? Naomi is a fairly new author so maybe that's why you haven't run across hers yet, I sure hope you get to read this one soon!! Thanks for coming by OWG!

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    2. There are a whole lot of choices these days about what Christian author to read, isn't there? I'm grateful for such a wide selection. :-)

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  19. wandrnlady@aol.com - Janice Hopkins

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    1. Thanks for leaving your email! You might be one of our winners!! :-)

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  20. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. I loved being on OWG two years ago, and being back has been a real treat. So lovely to meet all of you fun Christian romance readers!

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