Book Review: Lasso Me a Mom (Bluebonnet) by Stephanie Jacksoncategories: Book, Contemporary Fiction, Family Relationships, Foster Care, Cowgirl, Foster Children, Foster Mother, Family, Adoption, Domestic Life, Contemporary Women, Loneliness
Stephanie Jacksonabout this book: This book is about Nicoletta 'Nikki' Turner and Cassandra 'Cassie McGregor' in the fictional city of Sterling, Texas. Nikki is a junior in high school, a star dancer, and is dating the most popular guy in school. However, from past experiences she has trouble trusting people and doesn't smile that often. Her English teacher is Cassie McGregor and the two don't get along at all. No one is really sure why but they have been butting heads since they met when Nikki was a freshmen.
When it is revealed that Nikki is homeless and in the foster care system, Cassie, who is a certified foster mother, is chosen to be her temporary guardian, an agreement they both object from the start. As their animosity begins to deplete, Nikki and Cassie realize that what they've always wanted just might bring them closer.
The story for Lasso Me a Mom came to me from a dream. In the dream, Lasso Me a Mom was a movie and I was watching it in theaters. Nancy McKeon, my favorite actress, played one of the two leads Cassie McGregor. She became my inspiration/template for the character Cassie. After I woke up from that dream, I knew i had a great story to tell and I got to writing the same morning. Originally the title of this book was going to be called 'Cassie and Nikki' but I felt that it was too plain and too simple.
I asked my sisters for their input and one of them suggest Lasso Me a Mom as the title because the book is set in a ranching town. I immediately decided to use it and when i told friends the title they loved it. It's all thanks to them that I came up with a great title. I had to research a lot of things for this book, mainly emancipation and foster care laws/rules/guidelines in the state of Texas because that's where the book takes place.
I just wanted to tell my readers/followers that you should never give up on your dreams. I have always dreamed of being a published author and I decided to self-publish because I believe in making things happen rather than waiting for them to happen. It's true that dreams do come true; you just have to decide if you want to wait for it to happen or make it happen.
This book is mainly geared towards women because it is a contemporary/contemporary women novel, however I'm sure men will enjoy it as well. This is the first book by Stephanie Jackson (one of the four co-authors of Two Pair: A Quadruple or Nothing Story).
• "I enjoyed reading your book 'Lasso Me a Mom'. Cassie was a great character". — Mary J.
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Lovely bookI picked up Lasso Me a Mom after I saw a promotion that the book was free. It is such a great book. The pacing was on point, the characters were well developed, and the plot was amazing. I think the author touched upon the idea of loneliness and need very well. I was pulled into the book after the first chapter that I didn't put it down until I finished. I can't wait for the sequel.
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