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Her Colorado Cowboy excerpt + FLF

Happy Friday, reader friends! Join me in welcoming our author friend Mindy Obenhaus for a JustRead blog tour, excerpt, and First Line Fridays post celebrating Her Colorado Cowboy! I’ll be posting a review of all three books in the near future!

about the book

Title: Her Colorado Cowboy
Series: Rocky Mountain Heroes, Book 3
Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019

Lassoing the single mom’s heart…
A Rocky Mountain Heroes story

Socialite Lily Davis agrees to take her children riding…despite her fear of horses.

But now widowed cowboy Noah Stephens is determined to help her get comfortable in the saddle. And, at her children’s insistence, Lily finds herself promoting his rodeo school.

As Noah and Lily work together, will Noah continue to shield his heart…or can they discover a love that conquers both their fears?

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Lily Davis had lost her mind.


“I usually like trying new things.”

“Such as?” Noah asked.

Lily shrugged. “Zip-lining, sushi—”

“Wait a minute.” He held up a hand. “You’ll eat raw fish that could have who knows what in it, but you’re afraid to get on a horse?”

At least she had the decency to look embarrassed. “I know it sounds silly—”

“Oh, it sounds more than just silly.”

She was quiet for a moment. Then, “What would be truly silly, though, is to tell my children the truth when I haven’t even made the effort to overcome my fear.” She looked him in the eye. “If you’re still willing to help me, I’m ready to accept your help.”

His smile was instantaneous. “Then I’ll see you Monday morning.”

Standing there in the shade of an aspen tree, he searched her pretty face, feeling his heart swell with something that hadn’t been there in a long time. Respect? The thrill of a challenge? Or something else he was too afraid to name?

about the author

Mindy Obenhaus

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tour giveaway

One winner will receive a signed copy of Her Colorado Cowboy and a $15 Amazon gift card!

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight February 6, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm February 13, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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tour schedule

I’m loving this series, y’all! Mindy Obenhaus & Her Colorado Cowboy need to be on your tbr!
Open the book nearest you and share the first line!

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16 thoughts on “Her Colorado Cowboy excerpt + FLF”

  1. Happy Friday! It sounds interesting! My first line is from “Remember Me” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Seated cross-legged on the floor of her bedroom with her two best friends, Clarise Aylward leaned forward and lit the candles on the birthday cake her mom had made for them.


  2. Cute first line! My first line comes from Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher — A year had passed since Luke Schrock’s exile from Stoney Ridge began.

    Hope you have a great weekend!


  3. My first line – Sometimes Chet Stryker could still feel Carissa’s muddy grip slide from his. Point Of No Return – Susan May Warren.

    Looking forward to Mindy’s new book!


  4. Thank you for being part of the JustRead blog tour for “Her Colorado Cowboy” by Mindy Obenhaus. Love the cover and would enjoy having the opportunity to read this great sounding book.

    My first line is –
    Shanna Stolzfus felt something brush against her hair, just above her left ear. She swatted at it. When she touched flesh, she jumped her attempts to pray forgotten, and raised her head from the steering wheel to see maple-stained fingers, complete with calluses and a small cut.
    A HARVEST OF HEARTS by Laura V. Hilton
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  5. Great first line!!

    My First Line is, “The wail of a ship’s whistle jerked Anna Wilson from sleep despite the cotton wadding she’d shoved in her ears before bed.”

    This is from The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection by multiple authors.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Blessings~ ?


  6. I love cowboy stories and Love Inspired authors who write them 🙂 Thanks for participating in the blog tour!

    First line from The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse:

    “No matter how much he thought he deserved to be one, Olivia Brighton’s husband of six weeks was *not* a king.”


  7. Happy Friday! I’m featuring Beauty in Battle by Robin Patchen today. Here are the first lines from Chapter Nine:

    “This is it?” Jack peered at the rusty sign hung from the front of a rundown brick building. This wasn’t the ending to the morning he’d envisioned.


  8. I’m sharing the first line from A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh by Australian author Carolyn Miller on my blog today. I’m currently up to Chapter Seven, and here’s the first line:

    The next time at services Caroline did her best to recall why she attended, to fix her thoughts on the service and not on the gentleman seated two rows behind her on her left.

    Happy reading!


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