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by Barbara Warren,Heidi M. Thomas
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Barbara Warren,Heidi M. Thomas
  • ISBN:
    1932695834
  • ISBN13:
    978-1932695830
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  • Publisher:
    Treble Heart Books/Sundowners (November 30, 2008)
  • Pages:
    261 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.9
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Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women by Heidi M. Thomas provides an exciting insight into women’s role in one of America’s greatest passions, rodeo.

Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women by Heidi M. American rodeo started at small ranch gatherings when cowboys showed off their roping, bulldogging (steer wrestling), and riding prowess. In those days, it was pretty much a male sport. Many ranch girls learned to rope and ride as they helped their fathers, brothers and later their husbands with ranch work.

Montana cowgirl Heidi Thomas also writes novels including "Cowgirl Dreams" and "Follow the Dream", both novels .

Montana cowgirl Heidi Thomas also writes novels including "Cowgirl Dreams" and "Follow the Dream", both novels won awards. 4 people found this helpful. Tenacity is a common thread among their impressive achievements. One thing that surprised me was that despite broken bones, concussions, torn muscles and ligaments, many of these strong women have lived into their nineties.

260 pages ; 21 cm. Defying family and social pressure, Nettie Brady bucks 1920s convention with her dream of becoming a rodeo star

260 pages ; 21 cm. Defying family and social pressure, Nettie Brady bucks 1920s convention with her dream of becoming a rodeo star. That means competing with men, and cowgirls who ride the rodeo circuit are considered loose women. Addicted to the thrill of pitting her strength and wits against a half-ton steer in a rodeo, Nettie exchanges skirts for pants, rides with her brothers on their Montana ranch, and competes in neighborhood rodeos. Broken bones, killer influenza, flash floods, and family hardship team up to keep Nettie from her dreams

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. She had parents who taught her a love of books and a grandmother who rode bucking stock in rodeos. She followed her dream of writing with a journalism degree from the University of Montana and then wrote for the Daily Missoulian for several years and did freelance work over a period of 15 years for a number of magazines, including Montana Magazine, Front Sight Magazine, and the Business Monthly. Her first novel, Cowgirl Dreams, won an EPIC Award and the USA Book News Best Book Finalist award.

From her ranch home in Montana in the 1920s, Nettie Brady dreamed of joining the rodeo circuit and becoming a star. Defying her mother's wishes and trading her skirts for trousers-and riding the range with her brothers and taking on the occasional half-ton steer in local rodeos-Nettie bucked convention to compete with men in the arena. Based on the life of the author's grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl, this novel takes on the big issues of a woman's place in the west, the crushing difficulties of surviving on a homestead, and the excitement and romance of a young girl aching to follow her dream. Historical Biographical Fiction.

Cowgirl Dreams, A Novel. Follow the Dream, A Novel. Dare to Dream, A Novel. Third Book in Dream Series. Book Excellence Award Finalist. Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women. Global e-book Winner. Seeking the American Dream, A Novel. Book One in the American Dream Series. Winner Author's Show. Finding True Home, A Novel. Book Two in the American Dream Series. Winner, Will Rogers Medallion &. Finalist, Book Excellence Awards.

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Defying family and social pressure, Nettie Brady bucks 1920s convention with her dream of becoming a rodeo star. That means competing with men, and cowgirls who ride the rodeo circuit are considered loose women. Addicted to the thrill of pitting her strength and wits against a half-ton steer in a rodeo, Nettie exchanges skirts for pants, rides with her brothers on their Montana ranch, and competes in neighborhood rodeos.

Broken bones, killer influenza, flash floods, and family hardship team up to keep Nettie from her dreams. Then she meets a young neighbor cowboy who rides broncs and raises rodeo stock. Will this be Nettie s ticket to freedom and happiness? Will her rodeo dreams come true?

Based on the life of the author s grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl.


Flocton
Really enjoyed this book. It was a refreshing read; a story of a young western girl growing up and reaching for her dreams. Loved the honest and everyday people and problems. The novel includes rodeos, horse back riding, a lovely family, hard work, hardships, a romance, horses and more horses, a mentor, mending, and more. This is for teenagers and adults. I definitely will read this author's other books. This book deserves an A++++
thrust
This is an easy read with no surprises. Interesting in that it depicts an era when women were expected to keep house and have children and not to have other dreams of their own. The book moved very slowly at times. Nettie was obviously very talented but, throughout the book, she came across as a self-centered, supercilious, undisciplined brat. I found her really unlikeable. Whatever Jake found to love in her is beyond me!
Cargahibe
Nice clean read. It was hard for me to like most of the characters specially the main character. I found her too selfish and I hoped she'd mature but it didn't happen. The story is probably YA written in very simple language.
you secret
"Cowgirl Dreams" by Heidi M. Thomas is beautifully written. It takes the reader into Big Sky country on the back of a strong horse flying over the rugged terrain. I felt that I was there with Nettie experiencing her life and adventures. The descriptions are vivid, detailed, and heart breakingly real as evidenced in the story of little baby Esther. The rodeos and bronc busting found me holding my breath.

Nettie overcomes many obstacles to achieve her dreams. This book not only puts you on the back of a horse with her, but also in the kitchen and in the barn or at the rodeo where we watch other women becoming real cowgirls, too.

I'm looking forward to the sequel. This author joins the ranks of other Montana writers such as Ivan Doig and Norman McLean. Well done!
Syleazahad
Nettie's coming of age as seen through her eyes is truly believable. From the hardships faced on prairie life just one century ago to the timeless story of a young woman discovering herself, this story invites you into life in the 20's. Nettie is a focused teen whose natural riding talent has her challenging a woman's role in her male dominated profession. Like most teens this means defying her parents to follow her head and discover her heart.
sobolica
I'm less enthused than the other reviewers. The story feels authentic and there are clues that the author grew up in Montana (as did I). I appreciated that the evening meal is supper and the noon meal is dinner. There is little mystery in the story. The language and word usage is fairly basic. It's a good start and I would try another by this author.
Helldor
I enjoyed the conflict of a young woman who wants to please her parents but is pulled to an exciting world of rodeo and ranch work. As she makes difficult choices that are right for her, she is forced to make choices that could permanently alienate her from her mother. It makes me appreciate how many doors have opened to women over the past century.
Loved the strong female characters. Interesting historical facts about the rodeo circuit and women. Decent love story as well. Very wholesome young love. Beautiful description of the country and cowboy way of life. Liked the book.