“When the Cowboy Rides Away” is a romantic western set in Texas that is faithful to historic detail and relates an authentic view of life on a ranch. Maggie had her hands full with a ranch to run, a younger sister and an orphaned nephew to raise. It didn’t help things when she found an injured cowboy nearby who can’t remember much of anything by Maggie’s compassion compelled her to help him recover. Naturally a bit of romance develops along the way but plenty of drama, mystery, and surprises are in store before its satisfying conclusion.

I loved this book but then I am a huge fan of books with historical Texas settings.  “When the Cowboy Rides Away” is extremely well-written with bigger-than-life characters and a plot that grabbed hold of my attention from the get-go. I also loved how well the author blended a message of faith throughout the story.

I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to reading more from this author.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the author.  A favorable
review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


Maggie Gallagher, twenty-one, runs the Gallagher Ranch in South Texas and has raised her little sister and orphaned nephew since her parents and older sister died. No wonder she can’t find time for romance! The novel opens two years after Maggie loses her family members.

Out for a ride with her sister, she discovers Alex Lancaster, a handsome cowboy, shot and seriously wounded on her land. Kind-hearted and a Christian, Maggie nurses him back to health despite all her other chores. How could she know that Alex had a secret that could break her heart?

When the Cowboy Rides Away is a romantic western set on a cattle ranch in south Texas in 1880, and it was published in September 2015. The novel is available in paperback and as an e-book, but what makes all Molly’s westerns unique is the fact that both her father and her grandfather were ranch managers, real Texas cowboys. Molly spent part of her growing up years on a sixty thousand acre cattle ranch, and when she writes about ranches and cowboys and south Texas, she knows what she is talking about.


“When the Cowboy Rides Away” is First Place Winner in the Christian Western category of the 2016 Texas Association of Authors Award.

Besides winning the 2016 Texas Association of Authors contest in the Christian Western category, “When the Cowboy Rides Away” is also a finalist in the 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Awards contest in the Inspirational category.


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molly-noble-bullMolly Noble Bull, Christian novelist, might be called a Genre Jumper because she enjoys writing everything from Christian romances to adventure stories to humor to books and stories for children to scary Gothic novels to western romances to non-fiction, and she is a wife, mother, grandmother and former elementary and early childhood teacher. A native Texan, she is also a graduate of Texas A&M University at Kingsville.Molly has a Texas cattle ranch background, and When the Cowboy Rides Away, her historical western with a touch of romance, won the 2016 Texas Association of Authors contest in the Christian Western category. Other of Molly’s westerns include Love Inspired’s The Winter Pearl and Brides And Blessings and also, The Rogue’s Daughter–first published by Zondervan.

Molly’s father and maternal grandfather were ranch managers, making them real Texas cowboys, and she spent part of her growing up years on a 60,000 acre cattle ranch. She and her husband have three grown sons and six grandchildren, and all three of their sons are involved in ranching in Texas today.