This character spotlight is on: The heroine/female protagonist
Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself
My name is Jessie Cobler. I was raised by my Aunt Janell, and I raised my barrel horse, Buck, who is my only family since my aunt passed.
Where do you live, and why do you choose to live there?
I’ve moved a lot lately, trying to win barrel races in rodeos to pay off my uncle’s debts so he won’t sell Buck.
What is a quirk of your personality that people don’t know?
I’m amazed by quilts, although I’ve never made one. They’re a nod to a woman’s life.
Who chronicled your story, and why do you think he/she picked you?
Susan Spess told my story, because she has a heart for horses and red headed men.
What obstacles did you overcome in order to reach your happily-ever-after?
I was sure my uncle had sicced the police on me because I left with my horse. He wants to sell Buck to pay his debts.
Tell us about your special romantic interest. What makes them so special?
His heart is bigger than all of Oklahoma, which he demonstrates by the way he cares for his mother and younger brothers.
The first time you saw your special person, what did you think? Was it love at first sight or did they have to grow on you?
The first time I saw Mitch Tanner, both our lives were in danger. I was on the ground with my foot shoved through my stirrup, and he was standing in front of my spooked horse, keeping him from dragging me across the arena.
What is the spiritual takeaway for your reader?
The Tanner family has a very deep love for God.
Is there anything edgy/possibly controversial in your book?
Jessie has stolen her horse and is hiding out on the Tanner ranch.
What is your hero’s main character flaw?
He believes he should replace his father because his father died saving him.
What is your heroine’s main character flaw?
She’s a horse thief.
What can readers learn from your villain?
That tenacity pays off. He searches for Jessie and Buck until he finds them.
What makes your hero heroic?
His unselfish love of family.
what makes your heroine heroic?
Her love of lost and ill-used souls.
My book will appeal to readers who like______
Jodi Thomas and Linda Broday
My book will appeal to readers of the above-mentioned author because________________
Jodi and Linda are western authors, write romance, and there’s always a happily-ever-after ending.
Jordan Valley Roundupby Susan Spess
Release Date 2023-07-28
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Romance / General, Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
While barrel racing to earn enough to pay her uncle' s debts, Jessie Cobler' s horse falls. She cries out to God, certain she' s about to die, but the quick action of Mitch Tanner saves her life. She accepts an offer to stay on the cowboy's family' s ranch so she and her horse can rest and heal. It' s the perfect place to hide from those who threaten to tear her dreams apart.
Bull rider Mitch Tanner is determined to earn professional status to honor his deceased father, but running a ranch and helping with his younger siblings leaves time for little else. Having Jessie on the ranch is a distraction he can' t afford. After all, he doesn' t have time for love.
As Mitch and Jesse work together to rescue abused animals will Mitch discover there's more to life than earning a status? Will he be able to help heal Jesse's broken heart and spirit and lead her to the Lord?