From award-winning author Debra Clopton comes the Texas Matchmakers series—about three older women who set off a nationally advertised "Wives Wanted Campaign" to bring women to their small town of Mule Hollow to marry the lonesome cowboys. A far fetched idea that's working—look out fellas, the women are coming one car at a time!
When klutzy, runaway bride Haley Bell Thornton left cowboy Will Sutton standing alone at the altar she had her reasons…
Will’s never come to come to terms with Haley Bell leaving…especially not knowing why she left. When suddenly she shows up in town wearing a wedding dress and with another groom in her dust he’s not taking any chances on getting hurt again.
He vows not to look…not to let his heart want…but its hard not to notice her strutting around town wearing her high heels and fancy honeymoon clothes and waking up regrets and long buried longings with the sweetness that surrounds her.
Yup, he’s definitely got a problem and the fact that she’s old-timer App Thornton’s granddaughter and loved by the town matchmakers puts him and Haley Bell at the top of their hit list with a secret holiday plan to make decade-old wedding bells chime by Christmas!
Note: This book was previously published as Operation: Married by Christmas. This edition includes some fun extras.
Books in the TEXAS MATCHMAKERS series:
Book 1: Dream With Me, Cowboy
Book 2: Be My Love, Cowboy
Book 3: This Heart's Your, Cowboy
Book 4: Hold Me, Cowboy
Book 5: Be Mine, Cowboy
Book 6: Marry Me, Cowboy
Book 7: Cherish Me, Cowboy
Book 8: Surprise Me, Cowboy
Book 9: Serenade Me, Cowboy
Book 10: Return To Me, Cowboy
Book 11: Love Me, Cowboy
Book 12: Ride With Me, Cowboy
Book 13: Dance With Me, Cowboy
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
Marry Me, Cowboy by Debra Clopton Texas Matchmakers Series Book Six Haley Bell Thornton was a runaway bride. Three times now. She'd run away from Mule Hollow, Texas as well as from that first wedding. She'd achieved her goal of being one of the best real estate agents in Hollywood. She had all that glitters...but not happiness. And she found herself driving her BMW back to Mule Hollow after leaving what would've been her wedding. Will Sutton returned to Mule Hollow three months ago and was happy with his choice. When he heard about the women trying to keep the town alive by bringing in brides for the cowboys...he wanted to be a part of the restoration. Not by being one of the cowboys...no, he'd learned his lesson in love the hard way. But he could live here and be a part of the community. Wonderful, sweet series. A Matchmaking Posse, cranky men playing checkers, and plenty of cowboys bring these stories to life. Wonderful characters, many of which revisit each story to do their part in helping Mule Hollow come to life...
The chatacters were likable and I really enjoyed this book.
Haley Bell Thornton is back home in Mule Hollow - at least for a few days. She's just left another man at the altar and she is worried about her grandfather, Applegate. She left Mule Hollow 10 years ago when she left Will Sutton at the altar. The man she hasn't been able to get over. The man who broke her heart. The man who suddenly shows up at her window when she stops because there's a trailer blocking the road. Can she explain to Will why she left? Can she get answers from him? Will Sutton is shocked to see Haley Bell after so much time. He's still confused as to why she left him. But, as the town matchmakers keep throwing them together, can the two of them reach an understanding? What follows is both sweet and thought provoking second chance romance. Now that each of them are more mature and have experienced life apart, they realize that there's still an attraction that is covered over by pain and hurting emotions. I appreciated how they tried to talk it out, even if it did take multiple efforts. And, I especially appreciated how they finally allowed God to break through the barriers and allow healing to happen. Themes covered - the power of words, forgiveness, and a love that is not selfish. Romance - PG - Kisses only Language - clean My rating - 5 stars.
I have read all but one of the previous books in this series , and I have loved them all. That said, this one is my absolute favorite. Ms Clopton takes us back to the town of Mule Hollow, where a group of very sweet ladies are responsible for “the cowboy’s looking for wives” campaign. This story is a little different. The matchmaking is still alive and well, but the main characters Haley and Will are both natives of the town who days before Christmas, 10 years ago, were set to marry . At the last minute , Haley not only leaves Will at the altar , but she also leaves town. Fast forward , ten years. Haley, now a successful Hollywood realtor, drives back home after leaving a groom at the alter for the third time. Yes , it’s a story about these two individuals, but the author goes deeper than that. It’s a story about how sometimes people that love us remember our mistakes or mishaps, and though they don’t mean any harm, it does affect the individual when they are constantly reminded of their faults and clumsiness. It’s a story about assumptions made by those that love us, and decisions made for us without us having any input. Also a story about how someone 18 years old , has not had a chance to spread their wings. And yes, it’s about regrets, hurts, and insecurities. But it’s also a story about hope, faith, family, redemption and love. So , don’t hesitate to get the book. You will fall in love with the story, the town and all it’s inhabitants. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
This was a sweet, well-written contemporary romance. Runaway bride Haley Bell Thornton left cowboy Will Sutton standing alone at the altar years before, but now she is back, running away from another groom. Will promises himself he won't let her hurt him again, but everyone in town seems intent on getting them back together. This book can be read as a standalone story, though it is book 6 of the Texas Matchmakers series. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading the rest of this series as well as other books by this author.