The Cowboy Who Came Calling

The Cowboy Who Came Calling

by Linda Broday

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Overview

"Linda Broday's heroes step right out of her books and into your heart." —JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author

A Former Texas Ranger on a mission
A determined woman slowly losing her sight
A love neither could have predicted
...and a danger that may steal their happy ending before it can even begin.

Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn't mean she'll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds.

Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn't plan to fall in love, but there's no denying the strength of Glory's will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory's been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance...

And trust that love is worth fighting for.

Texas Heroes:
Knight on the Texas Plains (Book 1)
The Cowboy Who Came Calling (Book 2)
To Catch a Texas Star (Book 3)

What People Are Saying About Linda Broday:
"Fans of classic Western tales will delight in the rough-and-tumble world Broday creates..." —RT Book Reviews for To Love a Texas Ranger
"A shining example of the talent of one of the best historical western authors." —Fresh Fiction for Forever His Texas Bride
"Broday's Westerns always captivate with realistic settings, rugged cowboys and feisty heroines." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Forever His Texas Bride

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492646471
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Texas Heroes , #2
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 408,621
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. After years of writing romance, it's still tall rugged cowboys that spark her imagination. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers' Choice Award and the Texas Gold. She resides in the Texas Panhandle where she's inspired every day.

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The Cowboy Who Came Calling 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
librarypat More than 1 year ago
This book is a strong 4 1/2 stars. Glory and Luke are two people of integrity who have been handed a raw deal by fate and the dishonesty of others. With her father in prison, Glory Day has become the virtual head of her family. Her mother, unable to cope with the truth of her husband's absence and the plight of her family, has retreated into a false reality. Glory is left to manage the family's affairs and provide for them. Luke McClain is fighting his own battle. Framed for a crime he didn't commit, he has lost a job that was his life. He is after the man who could provide the answers needed to prove who the guilty party is. He and Glory cross paths when they pursue the same outlaw. She for the money to solve her family's problems and he for answers and proof of his innocence. Linda Broday has given us a story of two strong people focused on their own agendas. Neither is willing to work with the other and both resist letting the other into their life. Luke feels he has no future. It was enjoyable watching Luke grow, letting go of the past, finding a new focus in his life, even when he felt he had no hope of claiming it. Glory's situation is more complicated. Having taken on the roles of both parents, responsibility for her family weighs heavily on her. Fighting prejudice in town, an unscrupulous banker, and a drought, she doesn't want to surrender her independence to anyone. The development of a serious health issue makes her life more difficult. Linda Broday has the gift of making us feel the essence of the time and place in which her stories are set. Both major and minor characters are "real" people. We have met them. Like us they are imperfect, often struggling to make it from one day to the next. Her description of Glory's vision problems are given with an understanding that rings of personal experience. As someone who has experienced the unexpected onset of serious vision problems myself, Glory's reactions, etc. are very real. One of the things I like about this book is the ending. Life and love aren't perfect. Things may not turn out exactly as we would hope, but there can still be a future and a Happily Ever After.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is ok. LindaBroday's other stories were super five-star ratings but this one was a little boring. Started out fine but no action.
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
A sweet love story between a stubborn and independent young woman and a newcomer with a sexy grin and a lazy Texas drawl. Glory Day met Luke McClain when she accidentally shot him when both were trying to apprehend a wanted outlaw. Taking him home to doctor his leg, attraction sizzled between them but Luke was there for one purpose and it wasn’t to snare a wife. He tried to help around the farm but Glory thought he felt sorry for her and she was too proud to accept any sort of charity. When he goes to catch the outlaws, he tells her he will not be back. Too late, she realizes she loves him and wishes she had told him she would marry him when he asked her instead of giving a sarcastic answer. She just hopes he makes it back because her answer will change. Thanks Goodreads for this great book.
Sheila Lee More than 1 year ago
I will not restate the plot nor reveal any spoilers in this review. This is the first book by Linda Broday that I have read and I enjoyed it a lot. This story is wellwritten and has a depth of characters that keeps you reading. It has tragedy, suspense and romance with a HEA ending. It is also well edited, which I really appreciate. This book tackles health issues common to its setting of 1800s Texas as well as the complications they caused. It also addresses human nature, good and evil. While in real life evil sometimes wins, it is always a great read when justice is served. Thank you for a great read, Linda Broday! (less)
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Glory and Luke's story! Glory had to take the responsibility of her family long before she ever would have in normal circumstances. She definitely doesn't like to have to rely on others to help her. This puts her at odds with Luke, since he sees she needs help and does what he can. The bantering between Glory and Luke had me laughing out loud and I really enjoyed watch these two fall in love. I'm excited for the next book in the series as I fell in love with the heroine while reading the first book in the series.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday is the 2nd book in her Texas Heroes series. I loved the first book in this series, and I am happy to say this was as equally as good. I do not read much western romances, but I have come to love Linda Broday’s writing and I will continue to read her books. Glory Day is our heroine, and she was a wonderful one at that. Glory is tough, not like the fancy woman living in her town. Glory has to take care of her family, as they are in dire straits financially with her father in jail for something he did not commit. Glory wears britches, and goes out hunting daily for food; one day she finds an outlaw, who has a big bounty on his head, and just when she plans to bring him in, another cowboy arrives almost at the same time and they argue who gets to take the man in. When they are not looking the outlaw pulls the rifle away from Glory and it ricochets and shoots the cowboy in the leg, not to mention the outlaw gets away. Luke McClain, our hero, whom we met in the first book, is the cowboy, who will come to stay with Glory and her family, while she helps to heal the wound. Luke is a former Texas Ranger, who lost his job being framed by someone, who he is searching for to clear his name. Glory’s family was amazing. Her youngest sister, Patience was so sweet and cute, and a nonstop talker. Hope, was the middle sister, who was more helpful to Glory, and also the cook in the family. Their mother, who misses her husband, is somewhat of an invalid, but later we learn she was addicted to some medicine. Luke recuperates in this house, and in a short time he learns to care about them all. He also finds himself falling hard for Glory, despite her tough cowgirl look. Glory herself is also finding herself attracted to the handsome Luke, but she is a bit stubborn, unable to accept that he really does care about her Luke will overhear the problems they have financially and the threat of foreclosure on their house. He wants to help them, but Glory is determined to find a way to fix things herself, not what she thinks is charity. When he leaves to find the outlaw, Glory will catch up with him, as she needs the money. The story also adds another element, with Glory slowly losing her eye sight. Luke will leave again, after paying off their foreclosure, and saying goodbye to Glory. He is going on a mission undercover (he doesn’t tell her) and feels he could be killed. Will Luke survive and come back to Glory? I really loved this heartwarming story, as Glory and Luke were such a great couple. The family was also fun to be with, and it was great to see Duel and Jessie (previous book heroes) again closer to the end to help Luke. Linda Broday once again gives us another wonderful couple, sweet romance, great secondary characters, action and so very well written.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I first read Linda Broday last year when I decided to pick up the first book in this series, Knight on the Texas Plains, which I ended up loving. I knew as soon as I saw this book that I would have to read it and I am glad that I did. I really had a wonderful time getting to know Glory, Luke, and all the other characters in this story and wanted to see them get their happy ending. I loved the first meeting between Glory and Luke. Their paths do quickly cross in town but their first real meeting goes horribly wrong when Glory accidentally shoots Luke. She takes him home to tend to his wounds and let him recover. Luke gets to know the Day family pretty quickly since Glory's youngest sister, Patience, like to share whatever comes to her mind. Luke sees how much responsibility is on Glory's shoulders and seems to understand how troubled she is. I liked the characters in this story quite a bit. Luke was great. He is a really good man that wants to help. He will do the right thing and somehow seems to see things that others may miss. Glory was a strong character. She is tough and does what needs to be done to take care of her family. She has a lot of pride and wants to take care of things herself. It did drive me a bit nuts when she made a big deal of Luke's offer to help because she really needed the help but I understood why she behaved as she did. Glory's sisters, Hope and Patience, were wonderful. Hope was a a hard working girl who was a great support to her sisters and family. Patience was a wonderful child who added more than a few smiles to the story. I liked Luke and Glory together. I thought that their personalities really seemed to work well together. Luke didn't see Glory's responsibilities as a negative but was happy to take them on himself. Glory didn't always seem to know how to handle Luke and had a lot of doubts but she did care for him. I would have liked to see a bit more of Luke and Glory together. There seemed to be someone around to interrupt them during most of the scenes where they had a moment alone. I would recommend this book to others. I had a great time reading this wonderful romance filled with fantastic characters. This is the second book in the Texas Heroes series but could easily be read as a stand alone since it tells its own story. I look forward to reading more from Linda Broday very soon. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
BOOK BLURB "Linda Broday's heroes step right out of her books and into your heart." —JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author He'll do what it takes to win her heart Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn't mean she'll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds. Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn't plan to fall in love, but there's no denying the strength of Glory's will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory's been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance... And trust that love is worth fighting for. Texas Heroes Series: Knight on the Texas Plains (Book 1) The Cowboy Who Came Calling (Book 2) What People Are Saying About Linda Broday: "Fans of classic Western tales will delight in the rough-and-tumble world Broday creates..." —RT Book Reviews for To Love a Texas Ranger "A shining example of the talent of one of the best historical western authors." —Fresh Fiction for Forever His Texas Bride "Broday's Westerns always captivate with realistic settings, rugged cowboys and feisty heroines." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Forever His Texas Bride My Thoughts For Glory Day, her mother and her siblings life has been bleak since the day her father Jack was taken away. As the eldest child, left with a parent who withdrew from her remaining family, Glory steps in to take over with mixed results until her rapidly dwindling sight becomes a bigger liability than the mean-spirited attitude of the townspeople of Santa Ana Texas. Luke McClain is a man fighting his own demons. A stranger passing through Santa Ana in his search for an outlaw he hopes can help clear his name. Luke is accidentally wounded when he and Glory are vying to capture the man and from then on things get both complicated and simplified at the same time. Having no real help the Day family soon teeters on the brink of total poverty as well as homelessness at some point in the near future. Although it seems hopeless for the little family Glory does not have the words quit or give up in her vocabulary. As a former Texas Ranger Luke McClain has his own troubles and in pursuit of turning his luck around makes his way to the small Texas town where Glory's family lives. His stop in town to replenish supplies so he can continue his attempt at capturing a wanted outlaw is where he and Glory first cross paths. Neither is taken with the other and this opinion is reinforced when Luke is accidentally wounded by none other than Glory herself when they both try to bring in the said outlaw. Glory for the much needed bounty money and Luke for reasons known only to himself. This is the point where things get interesting for the at odds pair. What started out as total dislike soon becomes something quite different once they are thrown together daily as Glory nurses her unintended victim back to health. A truly interesting romance set in the Old West of the 1880's that Western Romance fans will find quite enjoyable reading, even when irritated by the youngest Day daughters constant attempt to whine her way out of chores. [EArc from Netgalley]
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1881 Texas, former Ranger Luke McClain (homage to Lucas McCain?) lives for vengeance on the man who destroyed him. Luke cannot turn to his family because he feels guilt for several reasons towards his sister-in-law, who obviously cherishes his brother.

Glory Day knows her family is in trouble as the bank pressures them for payment on the ranch. She plans to capture escaped prisoner Mad Dog Perkins in order to collect the bounty. She traps Mad Dog, but Luke gets in the way and she ends up shooting the wrong guy. Luke heals on the Day spread where he charms and helps her family. Glory wants him to leave until they kiss. She realizes she shot the right man because that made him stay in time to fall in love.

THE COWBOY WHO CAME CALLING is a warm western romantic sequel to the graphically vivid KNIGHT ON THE TEXAS PLAIN though charcaters from the first novel make limited appearances in this book. Thus, readers have a choice to either go back or to peruse this delightful stand-alone tale. The story line is fun as Luke exacerbates Glory by his not only taking over her role with her family, but their appreciation of his doing so. Linda Broday is a skilled author who shows her ability to provide a solid novel in which the romance takes center stage with western and suspense elements providing profundity and focus to the love story.

Harriet Klausner