Copper for the Countess

About the Book:

Copper for the Countess: An American Victorian Romance (Hearts of Arizona Book 2) by [Sally Britton]

Title: Cooper for the Countess
Heart of Arizona
Sally Britton
Release Date: 
October 6, 2021
Clean Western

A Victorian countess doesn’t belong on a ranch, and a frosty cowboy knows nothing about raising a family. When the two have no choice but to rely on each other, is there any hope for happiness, let alone true love?

Lady Evelyn Lyon lost her husband and her fortune on the same day. Daughter in hand, she makes her way to the copper mines of Arizona, hoping her husband’s stock in the Bisbee Copper Queen mine will make it possible for her to raise her little girl. Every man she’s known has failed her, and she would far rather be alone than dependent on one. When the stock certificates in her possession prove fraudulent, Evelyn and her little girl are more alone than ever. 

Chris Morgan, known as “Frosty” by cowhands and neighbors alike, never expected to have a family. When his cousin back east dies and leaves Chris with two children to raise, Chris has no choice but to change his plans. But raising children and running a ranch at the same time is a tall order. He’s at his wit’s end when he comes across a British noblewoman who has no business wandering around the desert without protection. When he learns her story, Chris knows they might be the solutions to each other’s problems.

A hasty wedding and dusty ride to Chris’s ranch starts their marriage of convenience off on a bumpy road. With children to raise and cattle to herd, Evelyn and Chris have no choice but to trust each other. But in the west, trust is hard won, and it’s hard to grow anything…especially love.

Copper for the Countess is Book 2 in the Hearts of Arizona Series, but it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone romance.

Book Review:

I was so excited for this book! Honestly, Sally is one of my favorite authors! I have so enjoyed all the books I have read of hers. After reading Silver Dollar Duke, the first in the Hearts of Arizona series, I was excited for this next one. I always enjoy series where the story continues with the same characters. Lady Evelyn Lyon has lost her husband, fortune and place in England. She hopes that in Arizona, her husband’s stock in Bisbee Copper Queen mine will make a way for her and her daughter to survive. After being failed by every man she has known, she would rather be alone than dependent. However, the fraudulent stock certificates leaves her more alone than ever. Christ Morgan, or Frosty as he is known by all, never expected a family. But when his cousin dies, leaving two children for him to raise, his plans change. When he comes upon an English woman alone, he is determined to help. Can their problems be solved together? Through a marriage of convenience, they may find their solution and possibly love…

This was super cute! First of all, I love stories with kids. I think that they give romances a new depth, with other relationships to build and connections to be had. The kids in this story make it so much sweeter, they are a key part of what brings Frosty and Evelyn together and I think it is adorable! It was so cute to read about how they became a family together. 

I was so excited that this book was about Frosty! He seemed like such a nice character and I enjoyed learning more about him. He was so sweet! As you read about his adjustment to his new family, it  is incredibly touching to see how hard he is trying to help them. He has no idea how to help children, but is doing his best. Evelyn was such an admirable character too.  She had gone through a lot of tragedy and was determined to take care of herself and her daughter. Finding herself in the Arizona desert with few options was not part of her plan.I enjoyed watching her adjusting to the ranching life. It was definitely a fish-out-of-water story, with funny and tender moments coming from it. I loved how she connected to the ladies of the ranch.  She and Madeline, her daughter, really found a family there. It was also so adorable to see the continuation of the background stories at the ranch too!

Overall, this was a sweet western story in the series. Though it can be read as a stand-alone, it is so much better to read it as part of a series! It is clean, but has some mention of domestic abuse. I would probably recommend it to teens and up!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

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