Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride by Cathy McDavid

Posted November 2, 2020 by meezcarrie in Cathy McDavid, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 40 Comments

The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride, On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Wishing Well Springs #1

GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2020
PAGES: 384

Changing his heart…

Would be a Christmas miracle!

Cash Montgomery creates Western-themed weddings and knows all about happily-ever-after. In theory. He’s been hurt too many times to think that he could ever be a marrying man. His business partner Phoebe Kellerman doesn’t agree with him—on anything! At Christmas, Cash is visited by three of his past girlfriends…and he begins to see the error of his ways. Will it be before he loses Phoebe, the woman he’s falling for?

New York Times Bestselling Author


I very much enjoyed this author’s Sweetheart Ranch series, and while I was sad to see that end I was equally delighted to start her new Wishing Well Springs series with The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride!

There is something magical about a wedding venue as the setting for a romance novel, especially at Christmas, and McDavid creates these communities so well. I loved that this Western-themed wedding business is owned by a brother-sister team (Cash & Laurel) and the sister’s BFF Phoebe, each one bringing their own strengths, gifts, and talents to the table. They’ve all known each other a long time, and this adds some deliciously swoony layers to the romantic chemistry when Cash begins to fall for Phoebe.

Another fun element to The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride is the nod to Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Having Cash’s three former fiancees separately & unexpectedly cross his path allows him to take an insightful look at his regrets and a hard look at his future. It kept his character growth authentic and helped readers see him as much more dimensional than he first appears to be. Let’s not be too hard on Cash here, though. He’s a completely swoony hero and good guy at heart, even if we do want to shake some sense into him on the regular. Phoebe too is a great character with several layers that will endear her to readers even more. She’s amazing at what she does, loyal to her family & friends, and loves deeply. I really liked spending time with her, and I hope we get to visit with her periodically through the rest of the series too!

Bottom Line: Sweet, swoony and smile-inducing, The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride is a must-read for fans of small town holiday romances. From the completely charming wedding venue to the magic of the Christmas season, readers will fall in love with Wishing Well Springs even while they are falling for the characters too. Cash and Phoebe bring out the best – and the worst – in each other, allowing for fun banter/bickering and delightfully romantic moments. Eager to read the next book and catch up with Cash, Phoebe, and Laurel too!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Prism Book Tours, All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / love it!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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In the third grade, NY Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid made it her goal to read every Black Stallion book ever written. Who knew such an illustrious ambition would eventually lead to a lifelong love of all things western, owning a stagecoach pulled by six mules, and a career writing contemporary romances for Harlequin? With over 50 titles in print and 1.3 million-plus books sold, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins is married to her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world six years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking cowboys riding the range, busting broncs, and sweeping gals off their feet — oops, no. Make that winning the hearts of feisty, independent women who give the cowboys a run for their money. It’s a tough job, but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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40 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride by Cathy McDavid

  1. Roxanne C.

    As I was reading Carrie’s review, I wondered if Cash would be attracted to his sister’s best friend. I love how the author weaves in Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.

  2. Bea LaRocca

    A gorgeous cover and I loved the synopsis, this is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your lovely review and the book and author details. author details.

  3. Melissa Wenger

    “small town holiday romances” …exactly what I need! I’m filling up my December TBR with them!

  4. Cindy Merrill

    I was hoping for a bit of “The Christmas Carol” when you mentioned the three ex girl friends- it would add spice if one of them were a ghost.

  5. Hesper Fry

    The book sounds great and I love Christmastime stories as they really get me in the mood for the holidays!

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