The Cowboy & the Cheerleader


Fiction - Womens
420 Pages
Reviewed on 07/29/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Cowboy & the Cheerleader is a work of fiction in the women’s fiction, interpersonal drama, and romance sub-genres, and was penned by author Mary Allen Redd. In a drama that spans many years and shows us how life can deliver many unexpected twists, turns, and surprises, we follow our titular characters through the decisions they make to move apart, but which ultimately lead them back together. As Elaine chooses the skyscrapers of Manhattan over her small-town love, Andy’s ranching dreams come true in Utah. But the parts of them which they left behind can still be found once fortune brings them back to a reunion.

Author Mary Allen Redd has crafted a touching and expansive drama that will certainly warm the hearts of all who read it. One of the things I particularly enjoyed about the book was its sense of realism, from the tough decisions that coming of age brings, right through to those stark realizations that the things we wanted might not be the important ones after all. With this deep message running through the novel’s events, we are drawn closer to our central characters through intimate narration and telling speech and thought presentation. The author allows us to emote alongside Elaine, rooting for her as her life takes unexpected turns, and feeling every beat of her heart. What results in an accomplished interpersonal drama with some truly touching moments. I would highly recommend The Cowboy & the Cheerleader to fans of realistic women’s fiction with plenty of emotional intelligence.

Quenn Forbes

I loved this book. It took me back in time with details i not only saw and heard but I could taste, touch and smell.
My heart throbbed along with Elaine's story that reminded me again and again of my own and, I imagine, a generation of women coming of age in that era.
America; east and west, skyscrapers and mountains, solitude and civilization, family and freedom.
It's all there. Deep undying love is its heart; what moved me and lingers.

Please take this Redd journey ! You won't be sorry