Happy Birthday ONE BRAVE COWBOY!

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Book number 42 comes out today!

In honor of release day for ONE BRAVE COWBOY, the 6th book in my contemporary Western series, I’ll draw a name from today’s comments for a free book—your choice among the first 5—joyfully autographed. Also in the celebratory spirit I’m taking a cue from fellow riders and decorating our wall with a few posters.  I actually sent one of these to the art department with what is lovingly known as the Art Fact Sheet as inspiration for the cover for the book I’m working on now, which is called THE PRODIGAL COWBOY.  Which one do you think it was?

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Buck
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Maverick

 

While you’re taking checking out the Stetsons, let me tell you about ONE BRAVE COWBOY. 

His name is Cougar, and he served in the Army with Mary Tutan (ONCE A FATHER). He’s a wounded warrior, but his worst scars are not visible. Newly released from a VA hospital, this Indian cowboy desperately needs to come to terms with his losses at home and on the battlefield. He came home from his first tour in the Middle East to find his girlfriend—the woman he’d planned to marry—with another man. During a later tour he was involved in an incident in which civilians were killed, and it haunts him. His hopes for saving his sanity–the horses his brother was keeping for him–were sold during his absence. His entry into Mustang Sally’s Wild Horse Training Competition is the means he’s using to find his way among the living after pulling himself back from the brink of suicide.

Then he meets Celia Banyon and her young son, who was injured in an accident and whose worst scars are also not visible. 

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Drifter
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Tex
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Rocky

 

The Double D Wild Horse Sanctuary has turned out to be much more of a lure for lonesome cowboys than I anticipated when I created it for ONE COWBOY, ONE CHRISTMAS, but it stands to reason.  Tough on the outside, sensitive on the inside, the cowboy is a care-giver.  No matter how harsh the circumstances, he tends to the needs of whatever creatures are in his care.  And the horse is part of his identity.

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Coop
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Dallas
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Clint

Because horses are prey animals, they, too, are extremely sensitive. They seem to connect with people who are wounded or hurting. I’ve known many people—particularly women—who find solace in the act of grooming a horse. Horse therapy has come into its own in recent years. Prisoners, troubled teens, abused women, special needs children—so many people turn to horses for renewal and healing. This is a theme that arises time after time in my Double D Wild Horse Sanctuary series. It’s a theme that complements the love story beautifully.

What’s your favorite fact or fiction animal-human friendship story?  Or your favorite Western movie?  Or book?  Or just guess which picture I sent as cover inspiration for my next book.

One Brave Cowboy  This is the one I’m celebrating today!

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About Kathleen Eagle

Kathleen Eagle is the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of over forty novels.
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16 Responses to Happy Birthday ONE BRAVE COWBOY!

  1. kris says:

    I love it when animals play a role in a story. Cowboys are one of my fave themes, too! this book sounds really interesting…looking forward to reading it!

  2. michelehauf says:

    Congrats on another fab book, Kathy! And my, but you have quite the collection of manpics—er, cowboys. 🙂

  3. Helen Brenna says:

    42!! Congrats, Kathy!!

    You’ve been saving up, hoarding all these lovely photos for yourself, haven’t you? Thanks for finally – FINALLY – sharing! 🙂

  4. Marcia in OK says:

    I guess – BUCK!

    Congratulations on #42!

  5. Leanne Banks says:

    My fave animal/human book? Misty of Chincoteague.:) Favorite TV cowboy/western: Bret Maverick with James Garner. It was a bit before my time, so I had to catch it in syndication. I was raised on Bonanza.:) Your book sounds fab as usual! xo, Leanne

    • Leanne, I see you have a Special Edition coming out of the chute for Christmas. November, right? Get his cowboy ass up there on the sidebar, girl! And sing along with me…”Who is the tall dark stranger there/ Maverick is his name/Riding the trail to who knows where….”

  6. DeborahR says:

    Congrats on the new release!! I love cowboys!! My guess would be Maverick, he makes my heart skip a beat!!

  7. Maureen says:

    My guess is that you picked the Drifter picture.

  8. EllenToo says:

    I am loving the Double D Ranch Books… but I seem to have missed the first one. As far as picking a cowboy for your cover model for the next book I’m guessing Tex. As for my favorite TV western that’s a hard choice seeing as how I am a Texan and love westerns but I’ll have to go with Bonanza.

  9. lois greiman says:

    Wow all good options, Kathy, but I’m guessing Tex.

  10. Kathleen O'Donnell says:

    I cannot wait for this book ot hit the shelves… Good luck with this book… If I were to pick one of these cowboys it would be Clint…

  11. catslady says:

    Big congratulations on 42 (same amount of time I will be married soon lol). There isn’t a picture up there that I would refuse lol. Buck is more mysterious and Maverick is all there in living color.

  12. LSUReader says:

    Congrats on the new release! My favorite Western movie is High Noon, but you didn’t have any Gary Cooper photos to choose. So, my photo guess is Clint.

  13. CrystalGB says:

    Congratulations on your new book. My favorite western movie is McClintock. My guess is Tex.

  14. Kylie Brant says:

    All I can say, is it’s too bad about those guys’ bodies… 🙂

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