Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Cowboy's Texas Family

Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch
Big hearted ranchers in small-town Texas.

The Cowboy's Texas Family (Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch) 
From Cowboy to Father Figure

Rancher Nick McGarrett wants to help orphaned ten-year-old Corey Phillips, the brother of his late comrade. But he's not fit to be a father—not with his troubled past. Thankfully, the child finds a home at the Lone Star Cowboy League Boys Ranch, where Nick volunteers. When wealthy newcomer Darcy Hill discovers she's Corey's cousin, she hopes to eventually take him in. Nick and Darcy couldn't be more opposite—or more drawn to each other. But for Darcy, raising Corey in her hometown means leaving Texas…and Nick. It'll take a special little boy to show these two grown-ups that the key to forging a new future is being together.

Published January 1st 2017
 by Love Inspired 

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 Meet the Author:

Margaret Daley
Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense
books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold ninety-two books to date.
Margaret was the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2600 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.
Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry.
On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.

My Opinion:

Margaret Daley has written another heartwarming story that quickly pulled me in.  She takes her readers to the fictional town of Haven, Texas where we meet Nick McGarrett and newly arrived Darcy Hill.  
Darcy Hill is an attorney in Louisiana where she practices family law.  She was adopted as an infant by two loving parents and has not really thought of the people who gave her life until a recent health scare.  She is on a quest to find her biological parents to obtain family medical information and this has led her to Haven.  
Nick McGarrett is the owner of the Flying Eagle ranch and volunteers at the Culpepper ranch for boys.  He's an all around good guy, but he also has his demons like growing up in a less than desirable situation and time spent overseas in a war zone while serving in the army to coming home and finding out he's about to lose the ranch.  Any one of those situations could have changed a better man, but not Nick.  What haunts him most is something he has very little control over and that is a 10 year old boy. 
This is a wonderful story with elements of hope, faith, forgiveness and love.  This is a sweet plot that flows effortlessly.  It brings plenty of southern charm and romantic tension.  The story also broaches tough issues that are resolved realistically.  Nick and Darcy are strong, well developed characters that easily weave their way into your heart from the first few pages.  This is a clean, feel good romance.  I would recommend this story to anyone.  

***I received this book from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  

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