A Rancher's Surrender

A Rancher's Surrender

by Michelle Beattie
4.2 45

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A Rancher's Surrender by Michelle Beattie

Denied entrance into vet school because of her gender, fiery and
determined Jillian Matthews trained at her father's side and then headed
west to Montana Territory after answering an ad using only her father's
initials and last name. She is convinced that her skills will
override local ranchers prejudice. She's wrong and handsome Wade Parker,
the one who hired her, is the first to make his displeasure public. But
Jillian refuses to back down and sets out to win Wade's
approval. Soon that's not all she hopes to win.

Widower Wade Parker is furious the new vet he helped hire is a woman. The
fact that she's beautiful, smart and wakes parts of him that he
thought dead burns even more. Feeling tricked, Wade is determined to send
her back east but when the town turns on Jillian and her enemies become
dangerous, he steps up to be her protector. And that's not the only role
Jillian has him contemplating.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156833818
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Series: Frontier Montana Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,729
File size: 562 KB

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A Rancher's Surrender 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story but does contain one steamy love scene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a strong woman brave enough to work in a man's world. Although scared of the intimadtion of a group of unscrupulous men, Jillian bravely pushes forward to establish her career as a vet. Wade hasvacdecision to make either love Jillian and accept her career choice or abandon the intense attaction he has for her....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a fun read with nicely developed characters. It was a little shorter than I usually read, but it was long enough to not feel like the plot was rushed any
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a cliffhanger. Michelle Beatie wrote about a time in our history when women had not rights. They could not vote in most states, nor did society readily accept women in "manly" jobs. Jillian could not go to veterinarian school because no school would accept her. Luckily her father was a noted vet and he supported her wish. He trained her and took her with him as he took care of animals. After he died, nobody wanted her services and her fiancee said that after they were married he did not want her to be a vet. Wade and the retiring vet advertised for a new vet. They reviewed applications, and thought that "J. Matthews" met their requirements. Wade needed a vet for his birthing heifer and he sent for the old vet. To his horror, Jillian arrived. He initially refused her assistance until he had to face reality. It was a woman vet or nothing to help save either creature, but he hoped to save mother and calf. You will find the tension and mystery in what was happening to Jillian. Were the accidents really just mistakes or were the men against her creating havoc? I recommend this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful little western. I enjoyed the characters and the resolution was satisfactory. It’s free on nook so don’t miss it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read with a strong heroine. Loved the historical romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. Very well developed characters and a good storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding, loved the characters...Jillian, Wade, kittle Annabelle, Wade's Mom, his friends James, Scott, Shane. HEA ending. ****vrnb****
SeaWolf More than 1 year ago
Just couldn't get through it. The characters were well developed but the story was predictable and the chapters repetitive.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy historical romance novels, and I really liked this one. Jillian is bucking the norms of society by becoming a vet, and Wade didn't realize she was a woman when he hired her to be the new vet for Marietta. Jillian was a wonderful heroine and I love that she refused to back down no matter what road blocks were thrown in her way by narrow-minded townspeople. Wade really grew as a character, being a widower with a young daughter he battled with his feelings and tradition/expectations. Great story!
BookSnuggleKC More than 1 year ago
"A Rancher's Surrender" by Michelle Beattie is a sweet historical romance. This is Jillian Matthews and Wade Parker's story. Jillian has always wanted to be a veterinarian but women were not allowed entrance into vet school. Jillian's dad was a sought after vet and trained other vets. Jillian trained under her dad. She took a vet job in the you would probably have to Montana territory in hopes that they would be more accepting of a woman vet. Jillian discovered that even in the west Montana territory they still didn't accept wthe idea of a woman vet. I admired Jillian's determination to stand up for what she wants. Wade is a widower raising his daughter while trying to make his ranch successful. He wasn't too happy to discover that the vet he hired was a women. Plus, the sight of Jillian woke up parts of him that thought had died. Will Wade and the community give Jillian a chance to prove herself as a vet? Will Jillian and Wade take a chance on love? This is a sweet romance of two people that are perfect for each other. I enjoyed Wade and Jillian's story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
The Rancher's Surrender was a very enjoyable read. It had a consistent pace that kept you captivated to see how it was all going to pull together. Jillian was outcast from the town as she had a man's profession in 1882 as a vet, which was just wrong and the first rancher she assisted (Wade) cow's died after childbirth, which lead the town and Wade at first to believe she shouldn't be a vet, with time Wade sees his error and works to support her, while quite a few town folks still try to run her out of town. I really like how the author pulled the story together at the end and turned around the town's feelings. I don't want to spoil anything. Hoping their will be a story about Silver and Shane. I received an ARC for a honest and fair review.
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I really enjoyed reading this book
Anonymous 10 months ago
Can't wait for the next 1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of a woman standing up for the right to provide for herself in a time when women had no rights. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was definitely a page Turner. One of my favorite books I've read.
Julie_R_Evans-Artist More than 1 year ago
This story is fabulous, with some surprises. Jillian is a female vet (unheard of in the day) and puts all her eggs in a basket that she can convince a smaller town out west to accept her as they need a vet. With many setbacks, her determination remains strong. Even though she is afraid, she musters courage. One rancher, Wade, quickens her pulse, but he has both hurt and helped her efforts. She makes a few friends, but she must also earn a living with her funds running dry. This is a great story of about 204 pages and is not a cliff hanger. Some minds may change, but at what cost? This is a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No. This story was writen poorly and the plot was way too overused. And since when did women back in the 1800's wear a rain "slicker"? Pass. MC in WV
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book