Sunday, January 7, 2018

Feasted On: Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @ReneeRyanBooks @LoveInspiredBks

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 288; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2584 KB | Release Date: July 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired : Historical | Obtained: NetGalley

"Stand-In Rancher Daddy" [Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years Series, Book 1] by Renee Ryan

Author's Book Description : Suddenly a Father

Rancher CJ Thorn isn’t ready to graduate from uncle to brand-new daddy—but he has no choice. After his widowed brother runs off, a pair of adorable twins have no one but CJ…and lovely neighbor Molly Langley. She’s helped with the girls for so long that she’s almost part of the family. Almost. CJ knows his family isn’t good enough for her. Not when his brother’s actions have disgraced the Thorn name yet again.

Watching CJ become a devoted father would soften any woman’s heart. Yet Molly must remain immune. CJ deserves more than a woman who can’t have children. Held back by fear, it’ll take a disaster forcing the community together before they’re ready to risk a chance on happiness.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! About 5 years ago, Molly met CJ (Cornelius) and was instantly smitten; however, because she wasn’t sure he returned her affections so she married someone else. Now over a year after her husband passed away, she is back living on her family’s ranch and trying to make the best of things. Molly’s days are consumed by taking care of CJ’s young nieces who are without a mother. Though things get a lot harder when CJ’s brother (and father to the girls) decides on leaving custody of the girls to CJ and takes off to places unknown. In doing so, Molly and CJ become closer and their once chance on love might be able to ignite again … if only Molly could get over her past hurts and open her heart to the possibility of a better future, and if people in town don’t keep them apart for good.

This was a heartwarming tale that reels you in to its characters and its town/series. With an intriguing plotline that holds plenty of character antics, it’ll keep you entertained the whole way through. My only wish was that the plotline that talked about Molly’s secret was laid out a bit better. While I LOVED the ending, I wish I didn’t have to get upset with Molly’s slightly wishy-washy behavior along the way.

Nevertheless, I found CJ to be charming and kind, a man who could certainly tame Molly’s stubbornness if he could just listen to his heart more. I believe Molly and CJ were made for one another. They were a perfect pair that smoothed out each other’s rough edges. A sweet couple for sure.

I recommend this novel to those looking for a historical Christian romance.

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Book Teaser(s) :
"If you take away nothing else from my sermon today, think on this. You aren't alone in your troubles. God is with you, guiding your steps. You simply have to follow His lead."
Follow His lead.
So easy to say. So very hard to do. ~ within Chapter 4
She was in love with CJ Thorn. She thought he might be in love with her, as well. It was the most wonderful, awful, hopeless feeling she'd ever experienced. ~ within Chapter 16
Patience was his greatest weapon. He would wield it with the force of a mighty warrior. ~ within Chapter 17

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