Phenomenal Cowgirls!

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So, since its post Mothers Day, and it will be June before I wish to reveal the next project I have going (kickass hero, Beau Bradley, btw) I thought it might be nice to give a shout out to the phenomenal “cowgirls” –my mustang women–who quite often inspire me in surprising ways!

Aimee-losing her twin sister, she chooses to live her sisters dream of teaching in an area where teachers are needed. Her determination to connect to isolated Wyatt Kinnison in spite of seemingly insurmountable odds, shows once more my mantra when writing romance, that love will find a way.

Liberty Bell-a product of a verbally abusive father and boyfriend, Liberty musters the courage to seek out the step-brothers her mother had abandoned years before. Her perseverance, her flexibility, and courage to fight, possibly die for those she loves helps open Rein’s eyes and see her differently than he had at first. Again-love will find a way.

Angelique-harboring a secret, Angelique hopes that love is enough to change the man who has fallen into  a dangerous lifestyle. When it comes to the endangerment of her child, its a wake up call to seek help, return home, and pray her family and friends will understand. It is the rekindling of the relationship with her first love (Dalton) that forces her to come clean of the secret she’s carried for years and hope that in doing so, they can move forward. A decision to be courageous, to tell the truth, almost costs her her life, but love, once more  prevails–and both Dalton and Angelique come through with a new gratitude about family and each other.

Sally-the consummate caretaker, Sally is a teacher who has devoted her life to her teaching and a daughter who cared for a father with a long-time debilitating disease. Realizing she wants a family of her own, thus far the dating pool has not given her her Prince Charming.. When funds prove to be a deciding factor, she strikes a bargain with a man whose life is anything but normal, but who has a heart as big as the state if Texas. Through time, and experience, she sees and soothes the wounds that go deeper than physical with Clay , while at the same time realizing that what she needed most was in front of her all along. As is most cases, love always finds a way to take off the blinders and see what is important in our lives.

I have many other “mustang” women in my life (family, friends, readers, authors,) who inspire me daily–I call them my phenomenal women.


Blessing & cowboy dreams~




About Amanda McIntyre

Amanda McIntyre’s storytelling is a natural offshoot of her artistic creativity. A visual writer, living in the rich tapestry of the American heartland, her passion is telling character-driven stories with a penchant (okay, some call it a wicked obsession) for placing ordinary people in extraordinary situations to see how they overcome the obstacles to their HEA. A bestselling author, her work is published internationally in Print, E-book, and Audio. She writes steamy contemporary and sizzling historical romance and truly believes, no matter what, love will always find a way. Learn more and get connected at
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21 Responses to Phenomenal Cowgirls!

  1. Micki Sollers says:

    My mom inspires me daily at her ability to forgive and her ability to keep moving forward in an unkind world at times. She has been where no one should be…hating herself and even me because I acted just like her. It was a story that breaks my heart knowing she had to face what no daughter should face. She was the middle child always in trouble when her sister is the one to get her in trouble, she would get in trouble by her mom, deal with the punishment and then get it so much worse when her dad made it home. She was abused physically and serially. I never understood why my mom couldn’t like me until I heard her story. She tried getting help but because he was an elder and a deacon in a church she was the liar. So she never got help to defeat her monster. She lives life brave, and loving. She has never left anyone change her love. She gives me strength to move forward and to always forgives. She is the bigger person and I love her more for that every single day. She is not one to swear but when she does she covers her mouth and is upset she did it. We tell her it is okay and that God Loves Her Unconditionally!

    • A heart-wrenching story, Micki. You r mom sounds like a very strong and loving woman with tremendous faith. What a testament to her faith and love for you that she has shared this. God bless.

  2. Shy says:

    My best friend who raises and homeschools her kids while her hubby is on the road

    • That’s a woman up for sainthood in my book;) My dh was gone a lot too when our kids were small, and though I didn’t homeschool, juggling it all was often a challenge! Kudos to her!

  3. Natalija says:

    I’ll go with a fictional woman: Elizabeth Fitzgerald in “The Masquerade” by Brenda Joyce. A very emotional book about first love, devotion and sacrifices. The best heroine ever!

  4. Shirley Long says:

    Hi Amanda……the biggest influence on my life was my Mom. I grew up in a great Christian home and had a fantastic childhood. And that was all thanks to my Mother. She raised 3 hellion kids to be good, honest, respectable adults. Her faith, her honesty, her loyalty, her love for my Dad and us kids taught us that anything is possible if you just live right and work hard.
    In a word, she was an angel.

  5. laurellasky says:

    My sister was a fantastic woman, she had a life ending illness but her last acts were to make sure her children would be ok. They were 17 and 19 and now, years later they have 5 children my great nephews and nieces. My sister would have been proud of them.

  6. My grandmother. She taught me to work hard, tell the truth, do the best job I could and when my career stopped being “fun” find something else to do. She was kind and caring. She was a fine lady and taught me to be a lady!!!! She was one of a kind.

  7. Cynthia Gallaher says:

    My Mom who lost her battle with ALS on Christmas Day in 2013. She fought her illness with dignity and grace.

    • My condolences Cynthia, but it sounds like your mom has left her legacy of dignity and grace within you. Being a phenomenal woman does not usually come easily, quite often it is forged in fire. Thank you for sharing your story.

  8. Clare O'Beara says:

    I am sure we are allowed to nominate our mothers. I would also nominate Pat Smythe, one of the earliest lady showjumpers at a time when the sport was dominated by cavalry officers.

  9. lacombejc says:

    Growing up as an only child I think I would have to nominate my mother. Even though there were times that I didn’t get what I wanted, there were times that I did, so I wasn’t too spoiled lol… She was a strong woman and hard worker, she taught me how to cook but most important to me is that she involved herself in my school functions when I needed her to be there. My high school years, I was I in a girls marching squad and she came to every football game we performed in, every parade we marched in, heck just everywhere I needed her to be with no hesitation. thank you for the chance. lacombejc (at) suddenlink (dot) net

    • All of this sounds vaguely familiar. I believe parents should be involved and supportive of their kids lives in some way throughout their lives. You are most fortunate to have had such support;) Thank you for sharing.

  10. I just finished reading the story of Aimee Worth and Wyatt. Love the story and have purchased the half-sister/nephew book but haven’t had a chance to read.

    In real life, my SIL who lost her battle to cancer at 57 was an inspiration to those around her both before and during her battle to fight the horrible disease. Four years later and she is still deeply missed and forever will be in our hearts and thoughts.

    • My heartfelt thanks for sharing that you’ve read the first of the Kinnison series and I hope you enjoy the rest! I believe that when people are missed so deeply, they have left a legacy in this world to carry on. Thank you for sharing.

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