From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Wright comes a page-turning, passionate tale of mismatched lovers...
A FREE-SPIRITED WOMAN
When impetuous, courageous Shelby Matthews moves to Cody, Wyoming to manage her father’s new ranch, she plots an outrageous scheme to raise funds for improvements by playing poker.
Meanwhile, dashing Geoffrey Weston, Marquess of Sandhurst, travels from London to Wyoming for one last adventure before he submits to an arranged marriage to save the family estates.
AN IMPOSSIBLE ROMANCE
The moment Geoff steps off the train in Cody, Shelby thinks she's found an easy mark for her poker game. However, the British nobleman quickly wins half her ranch and has no intention of letting her out of the bet.
It’s the beginning of a magical, impossible romance that takes the couple across the sea to England, where Shelby performs with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and Geoff, now a Duke, wrestles with conflicts between duty and the painful longings of his heart.
Author's note: Geoff is the look-alike descendant of Andrew Weston, Marquess of Sandhurst, in OF ONE HEART.
THE DUKE & THE COWGIRL was originally published by Ballantine Books as WILDBLOSSOM.
The ROGUES GO WEST series:
1. BRIGHTER THAN GOLD (Jack & Katie)
2. IN A RENEGADE'S EMBRACE (Fox & Maddie)
3. THE DUKE & THE COWGIRL (Geoff & Shelby)
“An English Duke and a woman from the Wild West – that’s a combination you just can’t beat! This is a wonderful story filled with adventure, humor, and people who are completely out-of place in fascinating places. The characters are enchanting and real and will have you cheering for them throughout every delightful page… Don’t miss this charming book!” ~ #1 New York Times Bestselling Author CATHERINE COULTER
Themes: Annie Oakley, Gilded Age, Cody Wyoming, Yellowstone, Buffalo Bill, Wyoming ranch, Deadwood, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Downton Abbey, humorous romance, American West
"A rootin'-tootin', rollicking romance between a Wild West beauty and a deliciously dangerous Duke. I LOVED it!" ~ New York Times Bestselling Author BERTRICE SMALL
Can a British aristocrat and an American woman from Wyoming find happiness together in Edwardian England? Yes, but by the time readers get through Wright's overlong romance, with its improbable characters, they may no longer care. Shelby Matthews (daughter of the protagonists in Fireblossom ) travels to Cody, Wyo., to run the family's cattle ranch and promptly loses it in a poker game to Geoffrey Weston, a bored Earl. Not only is Geoffrey a skilled poker player (not exactly an Englishman's game) but he is also proves to be brilliant with a lasso. Shelby, on the other hand, comes across as an impulsive flake, even though she is supposed to be a Smith graduate and expert bookkeeper. When a convenient misunderstanding sends Geoffrey back to England and an arranged marriage, and Shelby joins Buffalo Bill's touring Wild West Show, the pace picks up somewhat. Historical details do add interest, and readers will applaud the fact that it is the heroine who bests the villain, but this is still pretty tired fare.