Books by Leigh Greenwood

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The Mavericks

The Mavericks, Leigh Greenwood's recent novel set in the Old West, is the latest in The Cowboys series, stories about a family of a dozen adopted boys, most of whom have already been featured in books of their own. This one is unusual as it tells the story of two of these brothers, with each of them ...

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The Independent Bride

The Western sub-genre is one that’s come a long way. Modern-day fans now expect more complex, compelling plots and stronger characters than ever before. An Independent Bride had many of these qualities that made it an interesting, if not riveting, read. This is a well-written tale that displays th ...

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Wicked Wyoming Nights

Let me cut right to the chase. This book is . . . not good. In fact, it's rather bad. So bad, there were times I laughed out loud (when I wasn't rolling my eyes). Honestly, I tried to find redeeming qualities in the characters, but they were so dumb, well, no help there. The writing itself is stilte ...

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Drew

Frankly, it was all I could do to get through this book without nodding off. Actually, I did nod off a couple of times; thank God for Starbuck's which I took intravenously while doing jumping jacks and popping NoDoz. Leigh Greenwood's latest installment of The Cowboys, the continuing saga of the ado ...

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Pete

The Cowboys: Pete is smoothly written with very likable characters but it reminded me of a placid pond. Pretty enough, but I would have liked to have seen a few waves and ripples. There is some conflict and action in Pete, but for a Western and a romance, it is rather passionless. ...

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Sean

Sean, the fifth in Greenwood's Cowboys series, takes place in the Colorado gold fields in 1876. While the main characters are alluring and the story is entertaining, unvarying dialogue, quicksilver character- mood changes and underdeveloped secondary characters detract from an otherwise enjoyable re ...

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Buck

In the course of reading this book, I put it down several times. I kept expecting it to get better, liven up a little, but it never did - it's just flat-out boring. And, since this is the third book in the series, if you haven't read the preceding two stories, Jake and Ward, parts of Buck are not ...

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Buck

When you sit down to read a book, it's sometimes hard to get into it when it's the next in a series and the first two books really didn't do it for you. That's how I felt when I began to read Leigh Greenwood's next book in his Cowboys series, Buck. It's amazing, though, how you can change your mind. ...

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Ward

Well, I have to say that I liked Ward better than I liked Jake, but this series still lacks the spark of the Seven Brides series. I feel like I'm going to harp here but again, Ward lacks tension; it lacks some real interest to get things going, and this does not bode well for The Cowboys. On the oth ...

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Ward

Reading a Leigh Greenwood is like reading a play, almost straight dialogue. He’s a storyteller, and that’s fine, the characters all have their say, but the reader is left to fill in most of the details. While Ward’s story was okay, it left me feeling like I was missing something. By comparison ...