The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby
(The Sweetheart Ranch #3)
By Cathy McDavid
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming
She gifted him with a daughter
He stunned her with the truth
When Tanner Bridwell discovers he’s a father, he gains some much needed hope. A year ago, Tanner lost his livelihood as a champion bull rider, and—more important—Jewel Saunders, the love of his life. Now this cowboy wants to do right by his family. But first he must reveal a stunning secret that will send Jewel and his beloved daughter either packing…or into his arms forever!
Such a sweet story!
Tanner and Jewel’s story has it all–an adorable baby, the holiday season, a second chance at romance–I might have even cried a teensy bit toward the end (and not actually in the strictly Tanner/Jewel storyline, much to my surprise!) Ms McDavid kept this reader turning the pages, desperately hoping that the two of them would be able to get back together, but worrying that they wouldn’t actually be able to resolve the issues–most of which didn’t only involve or were even up to just them–in order to get to a satisfying HEA. Fortunately, they managed to pull it off, and I put the book down with a huge smile on my face.
This is the third story in The Sweetheart Ranch series, but it should work just fine as a standalone. Jewel’s new to the ranch and not related to the other series characters, who only show up around the edges of the story, so this one would be a great place to start. (Though I can’t promise that the wonderful setting and glimpses of those characters won’t make you want to start back at the beginning once you’re finished with this one!)
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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About the author:
As a sophomore in high school, NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.
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– Ends November 20, 2019