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Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Run with the Wind

About the Book

Book: Run With the Wind

Author: Judy DuCharme

Genre: Christian fiction

Release date: 2016

run-with-the-wind_750Linney Merritt loves her life in the Florida scrub where she assists her Pa in raising and taking cattle to market. The new cowman, Cyrus John, appreciates the chance to start over. Marrying holds no interest for either, but they can’t help but be drawn to each other. And then, just before Christmas, they find themselves fighting together to save the life of a calf, all while discovering the One who can remove fears and provide forgiveness.


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About the Author

CK4A9871Judy DuCharme is a crazy Packer fan and would rather be walking near the water than at any shopping mall. She is smarter than a fifth grader, having taught them for 22 years, specializing in fun, hands-on, basic science. In case anyone wondered, the cutest grandson in the world belongs to her. And he’s smart, too. Judy descended from the family that founded the first Mennonite/Amish congregation in this country in the mid-170

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Have you ever watched You Tube videos of cows giving birth? Well, I have. And that’s because Linney Merritt helped birth the calves in the late 1800s in mid-Florida. And that’s why she had no interest in giving birth herself. So when the new hand arrived, it turned her plans topsy-turvy, but she was not going to budge. With humor and tenacity, Linney and Cy learn to work together on her pa’s ranch and consider other possibilities.


I love a story that is set around a cattle farm. The excitement of herding them and taking care of them keeps everyone hopping in this light hearted adventure. Linney immediately grabs my attention for her morals and hard work. She is well liked by the cowhands and respected by everyone. All her life has been around the open land and is content to keep helping her Pa without any interest in marriage. I wonder how long that will last?

Strolling in to the scene is Cy, the new cowhand to help Linney and her Pa. Now he sure is a nice man and seems to be a good fit so we will see how this turns out. I liked how he addressed Linney and found his manners refreshing. On his first outing on the  trail  an accident happens that causes injury to Linney. I was impressed with how quickly Cy came to her aide with wisdom and compassion. Maybe he is making a good impression on Linney after all.

I love how the author describes the birthing of calves. I felt like I was there helping as the miracle was happening. What a wonderful time it was as they witnessed each new life come into  the world. There is always something  going on as they travel to their destination. With the weather turning  bad at times and wild animals trying sneak up to the camp, everyone needed to be alert and ready. 

As Christmas approaches in the book  the author treats us to the story Jesus’s birth. I loved how Cy and Linney shared precious moments as they came to understand about forgiveness and letting go of fear. It is a happy ending with a wonderful theme of new beginnings.  

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, May 18

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Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, May 20 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 20

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 21

deb’s Book Review, May 22

Inklings and notions, May 23

For Him and My Family, May 24

Vicky Sluiter, May 25 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, May 26

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, May 27 (Author Interview)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, May 28

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 29

Tell Tale Book Reviews, May 30 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, May 30

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 31


To celebrate her tour, Judy is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of the book and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing your review of Run With the Wind, I love the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myself

  2. This book will make for interesting reading. I never imagined that cattle was raised in Florida in the past.

  3. Run with the Wind sounds like an excellent read, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your review, Texas Book-aholic! Have a wonderful TGIF!

  4. How do you handle writing slumps?