I’ve read Carolyn Brown and have always liked her stories and narration. I’ve fallen in love with some of her sweet and light romantic stories. Unfortunately “Daises In The Canyon”, just did not work for me.

Abby Malloy is an ex-army sergeant who’s father Ezra Malloy passes away leaving his ranch as her legacy along with her two stepsisters. Coming to the Malloy ranch to claim her rights, her father’s will constitutes her to spend at least one year along with her stranger sisters, to learn ranching and to decide the fate of the ranch after one year.


Sheriff Cooper Wilson is her next-door neighbor and a good friend of her father’s. Along with keeping justice in the town, he is smitten by Abby and wants to keep her in Palo Duro Canyon, and reassure her of a secure future and his love.

It should have been a simple love story with the local town hotshot sheriff Cooper falling for the wing born Abby, and it should have been a pleasant read. But the characters lacked depth and the narration lacked conviction. The story was not really threaded in to keep the interest of the reader and the series of events together. There was just too much dialogue and constant activity for me to play the scenes in my mind’s eye or keep my mind from roving. And I felt that Abby and Cooper fell for each other way too soon without a proper justification leading to it.

I am not sure if I will complete this book, for now I couldn’t go further. And that doesn’t in any way deter me from reading Carolyn Brown.

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via Netgalley for an honest review.