New Horizon Ranch Short Story: Keeping a secret has never been so hard—all Maddie wanted to do was let Cliff be the first to know they were expecting a baby!
But getting caught in a hold up at the Sip-N-Go with the Matchmakin’ Posse (aka the grapevine of Mule Hollow) and two teenagers, has Maddie fighting to keep chaos from breaking out inside the convenience store. And now just getting everyone out alive is Maddie’s goal. But Maddie’s used to wrangling cattle and bulls into line and doing what it takes to get the job done…now, keeping three feisty, old ladies from driving the robbers to shoot them just to shut them up is proving to be a rodeo of a new kind.
Keeping her baby secret, fighting robbers, the Posse and morning sickness has Maddie unsure if she’ll ever see Cliff again, much less share her secret baby news.
Don’t miss story #7 in the New Horizon Ranch series. A short story involving Maddie and Cliff from book #1 in the series. If you’ve been hoping for baby news for them during this series you’ll enjoy this quick fun read.
About the Author
Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 2.5 million books and her holiday story, OPERATION: MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS has been optioned for an ABC Family Movie staring LeAnn Rimes. Debra writes cowboy romances, inspirational, Christian romance, contemporary and western romances set in Texas. She is known for her snappy dialogue, cowboy heroes and spunky heroines. Her awards include: The Book Sellers Best, Romantic Times Magazine's Book of the Year. She's also a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, and a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award and many more.
A sixth generation Texan, Debra lives on a ranch in central Texas with her husband Chuck. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. She has written for Harlequin and Harper Collins Christian and now with DCP Publishing with her newest series New Horizon Ranch Series. She has written over 40 novels surrounded by cows, dogs and even renegade donkey herds that keep her writing authentic and often find their way into her stories. She loves helping people smile with her fun, fast paced stories.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I like Cliff and Maddie's story but it was too short. It was about 42 pages and for $2.99 that was ridiculously high. I just felt like there could have been more to it and it would have been better.
maddie is pregnant, but she wants her husband to be the first to know. however, a fatefull stop at the sip-and-go leads to laughter as maddie tries to keep her pregnancy a secret from the people in the store, and still keep everyone safe, and maybe capture the crooks that are attempting a hold-up. thoroughly enjoyable.
Maddie's Secret Baby by Debra Clopton New Horizon Ranch of Mule Hollow Book Seven Maddie and Cliff Masterson had their story in book one of this series; Her Mule Hollow Cowboy. If you haven't read it, it's free. Maddie is one of the five owners of New Horizon Ranch. Maddie grew up orphaned and is so happy being married to Cliff this past year and her extended family at the ranch. All she's missing is a baby. Not for long though. She has just found out she's pregnant and can't wait to tell Cliff. A slight problem at the Sip-N-Go is causing a delay. Keeping her secret while surrounded by Mule Hollow's infamous Posse—also the grapevine of Mule Hollow—is hard enough. But when trouble follows the group, it'll take a miracle to get out of it with her secret intact.