5 Things You Didn't Know About Real Cowboys by Anna Schmidt, Author of Renegade
Renegade is the second book in the Cowboys & Harvey Girls series. It’s a sweeping, powerful Western historical romance series, featuring intrepid Harvey Girls and the rugged cowboys who win their hearts.
Here are 5 things I didn’t know about cowboys:
The all-important bandana—used when herding cattle as a mask to filter dust stirred up by hundreds of cattle racing across open land. I was also used as a filter for muddy water and could be a sling or bandage for the cowboy or even his horse.
A cowboy’s hat did more than protect his head and shade his face—it could also hold water for the cowboy or his horse to drink.
Cowboys liked to sing—it passed the time on those lonely long trail drives and it had a calming effect on the livestock especially when a storm threatened.
Lawmen in the West could be one of a few things: They might be a town marshal—elected or hired to keep the peace in the town; they might be a county sheriff—always elected and responsible for the entire county; or they could be a deputy U.S. Marshal appointed by the Attorney General—or all of the above!
The most surprising thing I learned was that lawmen were not always the ‘good guys’—in many cases they were far worse than the outlaws they chased. Of course, Cody in Renegade is definitely one of the ‘good guys.’
Renegade - Cowboys & Harvey Girls Book 2
MEET THE HARVEY GIRLS. These real-life pioneering women were symbols of elegance in the wild frontier: taming rough manners, falling in love, and changing the face of the West forever.
Lily Travis may be a Harvey Girl, but she's a rebel—and a romantic—at heart. Too bad her impulsive nature led her to marry a man who promised a life of ease and prosperity, only to disappear the very next day. She's kept her secret as best she can, and now she's convinced she'll never find true love...not even with the handsome local sheriff she can't get off her mind.
Cody Daniels knows Lily isn't the right woman for a by-the-book lawman with political ambitions. She's brash, headstrong...and entirely too tempting. But when Lily's past catches up with her and the villain she married threatens everything she holds dear, Cody is determined to defend her honor and show her the future they could have together—no matter the consequences.
Cowboys & Harvey Girls Series:
Trailblazer (Book 1)
Renegade (Book 2)
This giveaway is now over. The lucky winner is: Delia Chavez
Award-winning author Anna Schmidt delights in creating stories where her characters must wrestle with the challenges of their times. Critics have consistently praised Schmidt for the reality of her characters—exposing their flaws as well as their strengths as she delivers strong tales of hope and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She resides in Wisconsin and Florida. Readers can visit her online at booksbyanna.com.