Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Review (+ Tour GIVEAWAY): Cowboy Christmas Guardian

About the Book:

Name of book: Cowboy Christmas Guardian
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Isnpy Romance Suspense

Someone is dead set on stopping Shelby Arroyo from doing her job: assessing mineral rights in a mine in gold country. But after rancher Barrett Thorn rescues her from an attack, the handsome widowed cowboy seems to feel responsible for her. That is, until he discovers she’s from the family that he’ll never forgive for his wife’s death. 

As the threats against Shelby escalate, cowboy honor and an unexpected attraction keep Barrett by her side, even at his own risk. And since Shelby won’t back down, Barrett must protect the brave, loyal woman he has no business falling for…a woman someone wants to kill by Christmas.

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My Thoughts:

Suspenseful, romantic, spiritual, heartwarming … I loved everything about Cowboy Christmas Guardian! I’m not normally a suspense fan, but wanted to read this book because I had greatly enjoyed Dana Mentink’s writing in another series, and am so glad I did.

On a suspense level, this is a fast-moving, action-packed story, hard to put down even for a minute. But what I liked best is the family relationship element. Barrett is the first member of the Thorn family who captured my heart, followed by three other intriguing brothers – making this a series to anticipate. Chemistry sparks immediately between Barrett and Shelby, in spite of a past event that makes any kind of relationship highly unlikely, until their faith in God enters the picture.

Dana Mentink has crafted a highly entertaining story that also includes interesting facts about gold mining. Within the Love Inspired line, 5 stars.

Highly recommended.

I was provided a free copy of this book through Celebrate Lit Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

About the Author:

Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty-five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. 

Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.

Guest Post from Dana Mentink

Howdy, readers! I am thrilled to be bringing you this four-book Gold Country Cowboys series that takes place in an area near and dear to my heart! My family and I have enjoyed many adventures in this amazing area, from exploring gold mines, to climbing through caverns, and soaking in the incredible history. As a matter of fact, we recently enjoyed a train trip on the historic V and T Railroad which took us past abandoned mines and even some active ones where people are engaged in modern day treasure hunting. 

California’s Gold Country is a fascinating place filled with secret treasures. I hope you will enjoy some wild adventures with four cowboy brothers who have some secrets of their own. God bless you all!


In honor of her tour, Dana is giving away a copy of Cowboy Christmas Guardian in print or ebook, a horse scarf and a $25 Amazon gift card! Click the link below to enter!


  1. Yes! This is a great read! Would make a fun gift too! Thanks!

  2. This sounds like a very exciting story!

  3. I, too, have enjoyed another of Dana Mentink's series. Since I love suspense as well as a good love story, I know I'll love this one.