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Since her husband’s death, Samantha Sawyers Rodriguez and her son have been little more than prisoners on her father-in-law’s estate in 1890s Argentina. Now, thanks to her late uncle, she has an inheritance—a Montana ranch that she plans to transform into a sanctuary for orphaned boys while raising her family’s miniature horses.Not everyone in Sweetwater Springs, however,Since her husband’s death, Samantha Sawyers Rodriguez and her son have been little more than prisoners on her father-in-law’s estate in 1890s Argentina. Now, thanks to her late uncle, she has an inheritance—a Montana ranch that she plans to transform into a sanctuary for orphaned boys while raising her family’s miniature horses.Not everyone in Sweetwater Springs, however, is happy about her arrival. Samantha’s neighbor, Wyatt Thompson, insists she has no idea what she’s taking on—with the ranch or with the neglected boys she’s adopted. Though she can’t deny her attraction to Wyatt, Samantha intends to succeed on her own terms. But when a string of fires turns the locals against her boys, she and Wyatt see all they have to lose—and gain—in this wild and beautiful country....

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starry montana sky Reviews

  • Mary
    2019-01-24 06:34

    Once you start this series, you can't stop!I realized half way through the story that I was reading out of order. But it didn't take away from the exciting conclusion of Samantha and Wyatt's path to love.

  • Cynthia
    2019-02-15 00:30

    Debra writes a compelling story of lost, pain, sorrow, abuse, hate, learning to find your way, learning to trust and opening your heart not only to love but to children who need so much understanding. This story touched me in so many ways to many to count. I love the west, cowboys from long ago. What it must have been like to live then with people dying so young, loosing so much. Children left alone to make it on their own in the wild with open land, little or no shelter, out in rain, storms, wild animals. How scared they must have been...We all know about wicked mother-in-laws, here we learn about wicked father-in-laws. A man who couldn't stand the fact that his Spanish son picked an American women to wed. After her husbands death he made her and her sons life a living hell. Oh to break away, be free to live a life where no one told you what to do. You can feel their pain along with the feeling of freedom they got when they were about to leave his home and be out from under his hands.Life still isn't easy for them, her son is of mix breed. People are not to crazy about this and make their life hard. When Samantha takes in the care of the wild twins she most win them over. This isn't easy since the whole town is against them. 2 strikes isn't enough there must be more, with strike 3 being her wonderful neighbor who turns out not to be so wonderful and how dare he think he can have her land. What else could go wrong, looks like a lot....Sparks fly as Samantha and Wyatt hit head on over many issues. He being a man knows what is best and her red hair should have worn him of her tempter. He doesn't want to want her but the heart is funny when it picks someone to love. They must get through a lot before they can even think about love. He doesn't want those little horses nor does he want her to take in the twins. He is about to find out he has a major fight on his hands, she is a little spit fire and isn't she cute when she looses her tempter. Samantha finds him overbearing along with a few other words that aren't lady like. Lord he is a handsome devil one that pulls at her heart but first he must learn a few lessons but no way no how is she going to fall for him....I must touch on those beautiful miniature horse, you are going to laugh so hard you cry when you read about Wyatt's first meeting them. That was just to funny...I can't wait to listen to this audio again later on down the road. I look so forward to those horses and the eye's they raise....This is one hot read that will keep you smiling, laughing as the author takes you through many twist and turns. You will find characters here you will love and some you will not. You will fall in love with the little horse and find they might be useful no matter what their size. You will even get to revisit a few characters from her first book to see how they are doing. I fell in love with Debra's writing style with her first book and have grow to fall more in love with each word she writes. If you haven't read any of her books you sure do not know what you are missing. To listen to them on an audio is a pleasure you do not want to miss.

  • Kristi
    2019-02-13 02:35

    I really love how Ms. Holland balances the romance with the faith of her characters. I do believe that for many living the rural life in this time period that faith was an important part of survival and as such removing it entirely from the storyline can be as distracting as letting it take the primary role. These first two books in the series still have a lot of great chemistry and even a tiny bit of steaminess to them (not terribly graphic, but more so than most inspirational romances). The faith is there in the story, but not the primary force or overdone like so many other Christian books I've read in recent years. I'll definitely continue reading this series. It has proven to be one of my favorite historical western romances I've read this year.

  • Leah
    2019-02-02 01:26

    Another fluffy read and it was an enjoyable story. Although if I see the word "blushed" again I think I might just be sick. Sick to death of the characters blushing whenever they so much as looked at each other! Bleugh! Otherwise, great characters, not bad storyline and a cute fluffy romance.

  • Cindy Nipper
    2019-02-15 02:43

    Beautiful! I am loving these audio books and especially this Montana Sky series! I just can't get enough!

  • Dana Dobias
    2019-02-11 22:30

    Fantastic 2nd Story in this Series!This story has loads of interesting twists and turns. The author moves the story along, but gives you time stamps to help keep track of the big jumps in time. This meant not having some details, but in the end she moved to bigger events. More than most authors in this genre, she had lots of interacting with previous and future characters.

  • Patricia L Chowning
    2019-01-25 05:35

    Starry Montana sky reviewActually this is the second time I have read this book, I remembered the Falabellas. Storyline was different, I've enjoyed your books. Look forward to reading more. P Chowning

  • Laura Hess
    2019-01-27 03:43

    What an amazing story. The characters pull you in. Great story!This book has lots of interesting touches, romance, fights, mystery. Wonderful story these characters pull you in and you ride the wave all the way through

  • Sonya
    2019-02-13 02:27

    Wonderfully written novel! Just what we think of a small western town. Trouble makers, stuck up patrons & store keepers. And the beginning of young friendships & 2widowers that find love again. Great book.

  • cheryl
    2019-02-02 05:30

    Great Story!!I feel so lucky to have happened upon this series of books. wait was only by accident, and I'm so happy accidents happen. I love this book and I love the characters! Wyatt, Samantha, Daniel, Christine, the twins. I love the era too.

  • Harnest
    2019-01-29 22:30

    OutstandingVery exciting and engaging. Enjoyed every page. Very hard to put this book down. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  • Sharon
    2019-02-09 04:38

    AwesomeThis was an amazing story. A story based on love and trust in others, a story of children gone astray. I recommend this book.

  • Kay
    2019-02-13 04:35

    Great book!

  • Donna Allison
    2019-01-21 05:21

    Love itLoved it I'm glad I find this author a must read for anyone who likes clean romantic books. Get it.

  • Kris
    2019-02-12 04:39

    very sweet romance

  • A W Asbell
    2019-01-23 04:27

    Loving this Series!I am so loving this Series! The first two books were so good. Can't wait till I can read book three.

  • Linda
    2019-02-05 00:42

    Samantha - "Daniel!" She waved the letter. "I have news," she called in the English she always used with him.Her son straightened up from the horse. "What, Mama?"Eager expectancy glowed in his blue eyes, and for a moment he looked so much like his father that a familiar pain pierced her heart and tempered her excitement. From long practice, she shoved her sadness aside. "I've inherited Uncle Ezra's ranch in Montana."---Wyatt - "Wyatt. I've just received a letter from Mrs. Samantha Sawyer Rodriguez. She's Ezra's niece and has inherited his ranch." ... "She lives in Argentina." ... She's a widow with one son." ... "She's moving out here." ... "Going to breed horses and take in orphan boys to raise up as God-fearing citizens.""You say this Rodriguez woman is goin' to raise horses?" ... "Horses from Argentina?""A stallion and five mares. Falabellas. Must be some South American breed."STARRY MONTANA SKY by Debra Holland is a lovely, clean western romance which begins in Argentina and then moves quickly to Sweetwater Springs, Montana for the balance of the story. It is the second book in her Montana Sky series and has interconnected characters with hers and Caroline Fyffe's other Sweetwater, Montana books but it can easily be enjoyed as a standalone. That said, I highly recommend reading all of Debra's and Caroline's western books as they are all fantastic. Be aware that these books are all sweet romances - the heat level is almost non-existent. STARRY MONTANA SKY is the story of widow Samantha Sawyer Rodriquez and widower Wyatt Thompson. My full review is published at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Check it out here: http://www.readingbetweenthewinesbook...4 1/2 Wine Glasses

  • Caridad Laack
    2019-01-26 02:25

    Another good storyI cannot say enough about this book without giving away spoilers. I loved Samantha's and Wyatt's story. This is a heartwarming story about love, trust, belief and redemption.I have bought the entire series and cannot wait to read the next book. All the books I have read in one sitting and couldn't put them down because the characters are so vivid that you really care about what happens to them.I recommend these books to all those who love an old fashioned romance that leaves your imagination to fill in the blanks.

  • Terri
    2019-01-25 00:25

    I read / listened to this book in audio format via I love audio books and always pick audios over written books as the audios offer us a hands free read with multiple voices and accents - which breath life into a story like a heartbeat!This book is great! Set back in the old western days in Sweetwater, Montana, this book is the next (book 2) in the Montana Sky series. I love how this series is an ongoing setting from the first book, complete with some of the characters.In this book we start out with the widow Samantha Rodriguez in Argentina. Her deceased husband's family never accepted her fully, nor did they treat her son as one of theirs. Samantha has decided to go to the great state of Montana in the United States and take over the ranch of her late uncle there. Samantha intends to take her prized miniature horses as well as raise orphan children as her own. Once in Sweetwater, Montana life is one big adventure for Samantha Rodriguez and her boys. Also we get to experience fear, danger & love. The more of these old westerns books I read, the more I am enjoying them. Also the more I appreciate what I have now! The author, Debra Holland, once again does a fabulous job writing the story. The narrator, Natalie Ross did a great job delivering this story to us too! Complete with multiple voices and accents - I was totally engrossed into this book! Very exciting indeed!

  • Haley Whitehall
    2019-02-14 23:27

    I accidentally read this book after #3 but it didn't ruin anything for me. I love how Debra Holland has built the town of Sweetwater Springs and characters and they show up in each novel like a good friend. This is my current favorite of her series.Widow Samantha Rodriguez inherit's her uncle's run down ranch and moves from Argentina to Sweetwater Montana with her son Daniel. She plans to raise fellabellas and take in orphaned boys.Getting to know the children in this book made it special for me. Samantha took the twins and Little Feather in and carefully cultivated their trust and their love. She expected to love the children. She never expected to fall in love with her handsome neighbor Wyatt.Wyatt's dream of owning Ezra's property fades when his niece refuses to sell. Being a good neighbor he helps her fix up the place and warns her about the dangers of taking in wayward boys. Despite wanting nothing to do with her difficult situation he is drawn in. Both Samantha and Wyatt are stubborn will they be able to open their hearts to love?

  • Kelly Mccurdy
    2019-02-04 05:26

    I love reading Debra Holland! It is a breath of fresh air to read a series, or a book, that doesn't have the problems and the situations that we hear about or we have in this day and age. Not to mention, the romance, and the love that Debra puts into her writing. Starry Montana Sky is set in the Old West, where women are considered fragile, and can't do anything that a man can, let alone run a ranch with Falabella horses. When Samantha moves from Argentina to Sweetwater Springs, MT she is met with people that don't take to her and her son well. Few people think of her as a woman that can handle things on her own. Wyatt Thompson is one such person. He has always wanted the ranch that his ranch sets next to, there was only one problem, Samantha has inherited the ranch from her Uncle and she is not willing to sell! This book has problems such as bullying, and overcoming adversity. The towns folk take kindly to a couple of twins that have problems with authority, not to mention Samantha's son Daniel, who is half Mexican and half American. You will love this book!

  • Madison Warner Fairbanks
    2019-01-21 02:35

    Starry Montana SkyLoved this book. So cute when the children started to play together and Jack realized and thought about his future. I laughed and cried on public transportation in Chicago. That's a book that captures you and assures author loyalty.Written from multiple points of view Including Samantha, Wyatt and Jack.Daniel promised the girl the moon and the stars. Wyatt made a note that women sometimes need to talk things out. This author is definitely on the top of my tbr pile. And a secret? I don't even really like historical era books. These have enough personality to keep anyone coming back for more.Elizabeth Rodriguez inherits a small ranch in Sweetwater. She and her son move from South America to raise miniature horses and take in boys in need.Read it. A joy. You won't be disappointed.

  • Julia David
    2019-02-04 22:30

    Samantha has lived with her father-in-law since her husband's death. Her father-in-law has never liked her and treats her with contempt. He also treats her son the same way. When her uncle dies and leaves her his ranch, she is very happy to move on. Wyatt has wanted the ranch next door for a long time and is sure that the new owner will sell it to him. After all she is all by herself and she can't possibly make a go of it by herself. Then she comes to town with her little horses, takes in a set of twins that seem to be no good and adopts an Indian boy. The town has decided that the twins cannot stay and need to be sent to an orphanage. Are they the problem or is there someone else causing it all? Wyatt wants to think the boys might be good, but can he trust them around his daughter? Will he be able to raise them if he acts on his attraction to Samantha?

  • B. D. Mann
    2019-01-30 00:36

    Being one who appreciates clean romance novels I am pleased to add Debra Holland to my list of favorite authors. Starry Montana Sky is the second book in The Montana Sky Series and I proclaim it a five star winner. Although it is second in the series and many characters were previously introduced, this book still works well as a stand-alone novel. This is the story of Samantha Rodrigues and Wyatt Thompson. Wyatt, a local rancher at Sweetwater Springs, Montana, has his eye on purchasing an adjoining ranch owned by Ezra Sawyer who died and willed his ranch to his niece, Samantha, who lived in Argentina. To his great disappointment Samantha has come to Sweetwater Springs to take possession of the ranch. This is a very well written, page turning, offering. There are plot twists galore and the characters are well developed. It has earned my seldom awarded five stars.

  • Mullgirl
    2019-02-08 00:22

    Not as good as Wild Montana Sky, but still pretty wonderful. I really enjoyed the tension between the main character and her neighbor love interest. I liked that they weren't both--wow this was destiny! But that it took a little more time for them to see how they could understand one another and each be something for each other that they were previously missing. Good, believable adventure and issues that cropped up with the kids of each family. It made it less of a true romance novel to me, which can sometimes be a refreshing change of pace and was here.I'll definitely read more in this series if there ever is anything, and more from Debra Holland.

  • Greta Marlow
    2019-02-02 05:31

    This was OK, I guess. Having all the children as a means to bring the heroine and hero together was different. And I'm glad the author didn't go the route of manufacturing a false love/jealousy triangle with Samantha, Wyatt, and Edith. My problem with the book is that I simply didn't feel any emotional connection with the characters. I buzzed along through the story without really feeling much of anything for them. I like a story that grips me and makes me anxious for how things will turn out, not because the plot is so exciting, but because I care about the people and want things to turn out well for them. So I'm always a little (or a lot) disappointed when a book doesn't give me that.

  • Jeene Hobbs
    2019-01-28 03:31

    Little House on the Montana PrairieThis is the story of Wyatt, Samantha, and their children. It is reminiscent of Little House in that it is a story of community relationships, prejudices, status, and everyday occurrences. I like both Wyatt and Samantha. They are both doing their best as single parents. I admire Samantha for taking on the ranch as a single woman. I alternated between reading and listening. I can't decide how much bearing that has on my rating of the book. So far I think that Caroline Fyffe is a better writer.

  • Donna
    2019-01-29 01:17

    LOVE THIS SERIESI'm so glad I stumbled upon this series! I've a habit of binge reading, especially when I find a series that grabs my interest from the get go. I've read the first two books back to back, last night and this morning!! Now some snoozing and then on to book three. I love the characters and the storylines have interesting twists and turns. Best of all is the "clean" aspect of the romance. THANK YOU DEBRA HOLLAND for delivering a series to those of us who don't find the need for a story filled with detailed sexual passages.

  • Nancy
    2019-02-16 02:31

    I listened to part of this book, and read some of it. The story could have done away with the touchy sexy thoughts. The story of the little horses was interesting. Taking in orphan boys was good. The town's people blaming the orphan boys for any problems, was probably typical. I really didn't get a feeling for the time period, which wasn't explained very well. The twins talked about memorizing the Gettysburg address, so it was sometime after the Civil War, and the people in the community were using horse and buggy's for transportation.

  • Janet
    2019-01-29 05:24

    Excellent book - Starry Montana SkyI absolutely LOVED this book. Ms Holland is becoming a favorite author and this is only my second book I've read that she has written. She has a way to make you feel you are right in the middle of the story. It was hard to put down once I began reading it. I loved how she brings all the characters to life. Several times, the story actually took my breath away. I can't wait to read another of her books. I highly recommend this series - The Montana Sky Series.