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The Cowboy's Texas Family
     

The Cowboy's Texas Family

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by Margaret Daley
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373622481
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
12/20/2016
Series:
Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch Series , #4
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
303,547
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 2.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-three books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread, and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com.

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The Cowboy's Texas Family 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
amybooksy 6 months ago
The Cowboy's Texas Family is another wonderful read by Margaret Daley. It is sweet and fun , with some drama and mystery. I enjoyed this book and with 10 year old Corey, it is hard not to love it. 5 stars.
KatrinaEpperson 6 months ago
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.
BrittanyMc 6 months ago
This sweet, romantic story is part of a continuity series, however it can easily be read as a stand alone. I am enjoying reading various books from this series and seeing how things come together. Nick, Darcy, and Corey were all very likable main characters. The romance was sweet as it grew between Nick and Darcy. Their mutual care and love for the boy, Corey, was special. It was hard to read that Nick felt that he would be a bad father based on his upbringing. Watching him work through that was difficult. I enjoyed reading about the way the ranch operated and watching as Nick and Darcy worked with Corey and some of the other boys there to help them in their individual circumstances. It was very interesting. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
LizD1 6 months ago
The Cowboy’s Texas Family ( Long Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch) Margaret Daley The Cowboy’s Texas Family is in a series of Long Star Cowboy League:Boys Ranch . Even though it is in a series it can be read as a stand-a-lone with no problems. I love the story and the characters, both were easy to follow. Daley knows how to weave a story and grab you right at the start and not let go till the end. She does not disappointment me. There is lots of strange things that is going on around the Boys Ranch. Corey is having a hard time now, his mom died and his father turned into an alcoholic and cant watch Corey. Nick loves Corey and promised a buddy he would help watch after him. He is doing his best , but he thinks he is not father material to take Corey in. Nick is keeping some of his childhood a secret and has not told anyone. Darcey is in Haven, Texas to finds some answers, she lives in Alabama . She meets Corey and falls in love with him. I caught myself with tears in my eyes and could not read fast enough to see what was going to happen. What will happen to Corey. Nick thinks he is not father material and Darcy lives in Alabama. Darcy and Nick gets close while she is working at the Boys Ranch . Daley weaves a story of hurt, forgiveness, and love. This is a heartwarming story that will touch your heart. I was given a complimentary book , but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Britney_Adams 7 months ago
The Cowboy’s Texas Family is another great addition to the Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch series, as the mysterious happenings around the ranch remain unsolved and the suspense continues to build. For those who have not read earlier installments in this continuity series, The Cowboy’s Texas Family is a story that can also stand alone. I really enjoyed Nick’s devotion to Corey and his determination to find the ten-year-old a better home. When Darcy comes to town, she immediately joins Nick in his endeavor, and their unexpected journey becomes one of hope and healing. Tackling some difficult issues, The Cowboy’s Texas Family tugged at my heartstrings! I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
poodlelover 7 months ago
I love cowboy stories and books written by Author Margaret Daley. The Cowboy’s Texas Family setting is at the Lone Star Cowboy Boys Ranch in Haven, Texas, and has a Stetson-wearing cowboy named Nick McGarrett, a wealthy newcomer seemingly on vacation from Mobile, Alabama and a young boy, Corey Phillips, looking for a secure and lasting home. Nick has secrets in his past he needs to deal with. Darcy is looking to find her biological father and in the process, finds a cousin, Corey, who needs a home. When Nick and Darcy meet, there is an attraction but Nick doesn’t want a family, and Darcy wants what she sees her mother and father have. Will Nick finally deal with his past and take a chance? Will Darcy finally get the family she wants? Will sweet Corey get the security he needs? There are things going on at the Boys Ranch to sabotage its existence. Will Darcy find out her biological father is behind the trouble? Each in this series is written by a different author and compliments each other. A journey filled with faith, hope and forgiveness! I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author.
Amigagal 7 months ago
I love this series! However, you do not have to read every book to know what is going on. Each author does a great job of giving a quick overview of what is going on "in the series" so you can read any book and know what is happening. One of the reasons I liked this book so much is the vulnerability of the hero, Nick McGarrett. His father was an abusive alcoholic as he was growing up and he didn't receive much love and attention so he understand what young Corey is going through. Corey is a young boy who is at the center of this book.....a boy who keeps running away from an alcoholic father. Enter, Darcy Hill....... Her car breaks down on the highway one day and Nick picks her up and tries to drop her off at the bed & breakfast where she tells him she's staying (they haven't met before). But, he receives a call that Corey has run away and Darcy tells Nick she'd like to come with him and search for Corey. Because Nick is in a hurry and there's a storm coming in, he just takes her along. As the story progresses, we find out the backstory of Darcy, why she's in town and why she has a connection to Corey. Nick, who has always closed himself off to all things "family" because of his past, just might come to realize that a family might be in his future. There were SO many great themes in this book. I don't want to spoil it by spilling them all but it's a great story of forgiveness, family, second chances and so many other things! I recommend this book!
GrandaddyA 7 months ago
Parental decisions often have a very harmful effect on their children. The children suffer while the parent continues in his or her devastating pattern. In this story, Corey’s mother is dead and his father is an alcoholic. Ten-year-old Corey had an older brother who was killed in the military. The brother had asked his best friend, Nick, to be a big brother to Corey if anything happened to him. Nick finds it difficult to help Corey because the alcoholic father tries to keep everyone else away from his son. Then Darcy comes into the picture when she arrives in Haven to seek to meet her biological father. Learning that Corey is her cousin makes her determined to help him. The attraction between Nick and Darcy ramps up but he has a past that he refuses to talk about. Can Nick get beyond his past? Can he be a part of Corey’s future? Will Darcy meet her biological father? Does she have a place in Corey’s future or will he spend the rest of his childhood at the Lone Star Cowboy League Boys Ranch? Is there a way to save the Boys Ranch with strong opposition from an influential attorney in town? Find inspiration in the story as you read along to see what will happen to these folks and other interesting characters. Faith plays a key role in how the story turns out. That is true in this fiction story but it is also true in our lives. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.