He wants someone to share his heart. She wants someone to share her life. Can two friends find true love together?

Katie “Long Shot” Dickson has to make a choice before time runs out. When a man with whom she corresponds proposes marriage, Katie’s heart tugs her toward the offer. However, tender feelings toward Judge Milton have recently emerged, and she’s torn with her decision. Should she decline the proposal and take a chance on the judge, possibly losing both?

Judge Ernest Milton is a tough man. As a circuit judge in the new state of Colorado, he travels through the mining country, dispensing justice with little time for personal commitments before moving on to the next town and case. Just as he recognizes his love for Katie, he stands to lose her to another man.

Will Ernest and Katie seize the spark between them or suffer the ache of lost love?

Proposal by Post is the 45th title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)

Title:  Proposal by Post
Series:  Cowboys and Angels #45
Author:  Jo Noelle
Genre:  Western Historical Romance
Published:  August 7, 2019
Publisher:
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I loved PROPOSAL BY POST so much, on several different levels.  My problem is going to be saying enough about the story to give my reaction and not too much that would spoil it for future readers, for I want to talk about Ernest and Katie’s lovely romance but know to be careful with spoilers.

It’s a special touch in this series to eventually have the story of characters who have been around for a long time but in the background as secondary characters.  Now it’s Judge Milton’s and Katie’s turn to shine.  Answering an ad that may lead to friendship or more forms the basics of this couple’s story – but what happens when two people who have known each other for years begin to see each other in a different light.  And make that discovery after corresponding with someone they might have “settled” for as a life partner even though they wouldn’t have thought “settled” at the time.

I enjoyed watching Ernest and Katie slowly see each other and watch the slow burn of their romance take place.  They both have lived a full life, decidedly differently, yet finding true love for Ernest and a second chance at love for Katie is something that will draw the reader in and keep them turning pages until the end.  Ernest’s guardian angel is such fun and has been on this assignment for a very long time but things are about to start hopping and Bucko couldn’t be happier about that for both of these people.  I loved Katie’s gumption in taking on a, at that time, huge business and Ernest’s helping hand along the way to the resolution was perfect.  I had fun with PROPOSAL BY POST, especially love seeing Seasoned Romance again entering this series because love happens every single day no matter the age and fiftyish isn’t too old to fall in love.

I’d recommend any story in the Cowboys and Angels series, but this one was very special and one you shouldn’t miss – especially if you’ve followed the series.

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