An Improper Proposal

Christian - Romance - Historical
294 Pages
Reviewed on 10/20/2017
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Author Biography

Western romance author Davalynn Spencer is partial to telling the cowboy’s story as well as the heroine’s. An ECPA and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author and winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Inspirational Western Fiction, she writes heart-tugging, cowboy romance set along the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. She is the wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters and an award-winning rodeo journalist and former crime-beat reporter. Davalynn makes her home in Colorado where she caters to Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley. She loves hearing from her readers and can be reached via her website at

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite

An Improper Proposal by Davalynn Spencer tells the story of a city girl, Mae Ann, who finds herself in the wilds of Colorado having agreed to marry a man she has never met. Fate intervenes and leaves her a widow before she has even gotten married. Desperate not to return to the life she had left behind, she grasps the opportunity to become the wife of a rancher, and she and Cade Parker are married. She sets off for a new life on the ranch, determined to be a perfect wife in all practical ways, but aware that their ‘arrangement’ is purely one of convenience. The problem is, where matters of the heart are concerned, nothing ever turns out how it is meant to.

The author, Davalynn Spencer, has crafted a very gentle romantic story, intertwined with the reality of the harshness of life in the wilds. Couple that with a legal dispute over land, and learning to ride, shoot, and tend to a property and garden that has seen little female care for a long time, and this is a story that will enthrall the reader. The characters are well-developed and the way the author just teases out the romance with hints of attraction and desire really engages the reader to care about the characters, to feel enraged at the injustice of Mae Ann’s situation, and to mentally draw the two protagonists into each other’s arms. This is not just a romance; this is a story of survival and a determination to make life the very best that it can be.