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The Cowboy of Valentine Valley: A Valentine Valley Novel [Kindle Edition]

Emma Cane
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Welcome to Valentine Valley, where the cowboys have many talents and love is waiting around every corner . . .

Ever since a heated late-night kiss—that absolutely should not have happened—cowboy Josh Thalberg makes former Hollywood bad girl Whitney Winslow's pulse beat faster. But when she decides to use his gorgeous leatherwork in her new upscale lingerie shop, Leather & Lace, she's determined to keep their relationship strictly professional . . . even if she wants so much more.

Josh has never met a challenge he isn't up for. Which is probably why he allowed Whitney to persuade him to take the sexy publicity photo that went viral—and now has every woman in America knocking down his door . . . every woman except the one he can't get out of his head.

But how to convince a reformed bad girl that some rules are worth breaking?



Editorial Reviews

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“Wonderful…Readers will love these characters as much as they love the rest of the residents of the valley.” (RT Book Reviews)

About the Author

Emma Cane grew up reading, and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, Colorado, a small town of her own creation nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband, Jim, and two rambunctious dogs, Apollo and Uma. Emma also writes USA Today bestselling novels under the name Gayle Callen.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1125 KB
  • Print Length: 389 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (January 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB36E4O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,079 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous - interesting and engaging May 31, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is fabulous! I got it last week and couldn't put it down - the first page grabbed me and the subsequent ones kept hold of me until I reached the back cover.

Bonobo Handshake is a wonderful mix of story-telling, science, and history melded together to become an engaging memoir. A lot of non-fiction falls into the "dry" category for me, but this book was anything but stodgy. I was able to learn while being entertained - literally laughing and tearing up at different parts of the story - about not only bonobos and chimps but also the DR of Congo, which had previously only existed for me via bloody images on the news.

While I'd hesitate in recommending it to my friend's kids (they're pretty young - I'm not sure I'd be up for explaining the "handshake" to them), I'd DEFINITELY add this to any of my friend's reading lists. FABULOUS!
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A shocking and heart-wrenching book May 27, 2010
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This rare ability to combine three strong writing themes - politics, science and raw personal history - has never been so beautifully exhibited as in this memoir. The book leaves a reader breathless, with so much to absorb, so much to learn, so much to lament. It is a courageous book that gives us hope, hope that non-violence in the word 'humanity' is there for us to achieve.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Delightful Trip to Valentine Valley... February 2, 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Author Emma Cane has created a nice little town with stories that pull you in and characters that warm your heart.

The Cowboy of Valentine Valley is named Josh Thalberg and he is one handsome, hardworking cowboy who just happens to have an artistic gift of creating beautiful leather pieces. Whitney Winslow is a wealthy heiress who is in town to open her new store, Leather and Lace. They are two very different people, but the attraction between them is immediate and it doesn't take long for Whitney, who has traveled the world, to begin to wonder how she could feel so comfortable and happy in a small town in Colorado. Josh, his family and his friends welcome her warmly and slowly she begins to see her life in a different light. Josh knows Whitney is the one for him, but can he convince her that everything she has every wanted can be found right there in Valentine?

A fun romance strong on family ties with two very appealing leads in Josh and Whitney and a wonderful cast of secondary characters that we will surely be seeing again in future Valentine Valley books. Next up is Promise at Bluebell Hill. A solid four stars for The Cowboy of Valentine Valley.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you for writing this book! June 2, 2010
Format:Hardcover
Dear Vanessa Woods, I've never written to an author before, but I just HAD to when I finished your book, The Bonobo Handshake. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing this book! I read a lot of nonfiction, and have long held a fascination for bonobos. This book was a perfect read for a lay person like myself and I learned so incredibly much from it. There aren't many books out there about bonobos, but the way you combine their story with your personal story, and with the huge story that is Congo in Africa is just so impressive and informative. I will now be on the lookout for anything else you write as I do for my favorite authors that include Carl Safina, Rick Bass, Sy Montgomery, Doug Chadwick, Bernd Heinrich, etc.

I will share this book and its story with everyone and look forward to seeing you and your husband's name in print again and will do my best to support the bonobos. Best of luck with all the great work you and everyone in the book are doing!!
Sincerely,
Margaret
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great new author... May 31, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is not just an animal book (although it gives some great insight into chimps, bonobos, and their close relations to humans.) It's also first and foremost a people book, a journey of a young woman in a new world with a new man trying to find answers and meaning. In that sense, it's a journey that relates to us all. Woods' writing is funny, engaging, frank, and quite revealing, not only about the Congo and Bonobos, but about herself. Her insights are the type where you go, "I've felt that before but never been able to put it into words." Woods does not shy away from the atrocities that happened to both people and bonobos, and in fact, its the correlation that Woods makes between the behaviors of chimps/bonobos and people that makes this book so interesting. While a memoir, it reads like a fiction book, with the depth and breadth that you don't find everyday. Some books are so engaging that they keep you up into the wee hours of the night. This is one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Warm Handshake June 11, 2011
Format:Hardcover
I just finished reading Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods. A triple story of her love life, bonobos lives, and the political situations in DRC. The research her husband conducted explained some of the nature of bonobos and their tolerance for each other and their sexual communications. The difficult part of the book concerned the politics of DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda. I thought I was getting the picture about who was fighting whom but as the rebel groups increased I lost track of the reasons for the fighting and became horrified by what the assailants did to the villagers. I've known about such acts but this author tried to explain how the rebel groups formed and then how some turn against their own people. Even the author couldn't keep it straight. It is truly difficult to imagine humans acting so brutally. But the author also said that when you live among people who have jobs and a purpose she described the people as intelligent and caring. Do I think that our nature is any different than the rebels---I don't think so. But when you don't have food, shelter, water, education, and hope, we could all become brutal. The research pointed out the combative nature of chimps vs the tolerant nature of bonobos. That was the most interesting part of the book. Chimps see others as "them" and bonobos see others as "us". I'm afraid humans still see others as "them" although we can learn to accept others as "us". Bonobos truly seem to have a natural tolerance of strangers. I didn't realize that there are so few bonobos in the world and they live basically in a small area.
I looked up the website: [...] and saw the pictures of the people and bonobos in the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
Loved this one! Josh Thalberg is laid back, confident, talented and sexy as hell. When Whitney Winslow returns to Valentine Valley to get her new Leather and Lace location up and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bette Hansen
4.0 out of 5 stars informative and compelling
I liked the historical context. I liked the "woman's" perspective. I got a bit tired of all the clitoral emphasis, but I trust the author's quest for accuracy.
Published 1 month ago by john hostetler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a lovely insight into these beautiful animals
Published 2 months ago by Robin S Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
THIS IS A HEART WARMING STORY AND THE AUTHOR DOES IT JUSTICE.
Published 3 months ago by Marlene
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, so easy to read! Absolutely entertaining and...
This book was so easy to read! Well done Vanessa! I recommend this for all animal lovers, and all book-lovers! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Woody
5.0 out of 5 stars New favorite modern romance author.
The characters seem like old friends with believable problems and realistic solutions. I am; glad there are other books in the series. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great read, interesting account of bonobos
Published 5 months ago by Shari Lynn Roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book ... I like the series!~
Published 6 months ago by Carol Foust
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll go APE over this book!
"If I have learned one thing from Congo, it is this: If there are those you love, whoever or wherever they are, hold them. Find them and hold them as tightly as you can. Read more
Published 6 months ago by EviePea48
5.0 out of 5 stars Bonobos are different than chimps, much more calm and ...
Bonobos are different than chimps, much more calm and do not grow older to become aggressive. They have their own way of dealing with stress.
Published 7 months ago by Noel Holub
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Emma Cane grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of "passionate stories" has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine Valley, her fictional small town in the Colorado Rockies.

Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Apollo and Uma.

Emma also writes USA Today bestselling novels under the name Gayle Callen.

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