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Title: The Cowboy’s Heart
Series: Three Sisters’ Ranch #3
Author: Jamie K. Schmidt
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: November 11, 2019
I have enjoyed the previous two books in this series so jumped at the opportunity to read this one, too – and it is another thoroughly enjoyable story and a great chance to catch up with what is happening on the Three Sisters Ranch. When the sisters’ father lets them know their ranch is facing bankruptcy, each sister returns and has a different idea for ways to make the ranch profitable so it can stay in the family.
The sister who is the focus for this story is Janice Sullivan, who returns after a successful career in dressage. Her solution is a women’s retreat, a place where women can reconnect with nature, ride horses, work on the ranch and put their problems behind them whilst developing their confidence and self esteem. She’s built the retreat but her father and the ranch foreman, Nate Pierson, really don’t support her plans. Her father is trying to match her with the local vet and is roping Nate into helping him. The problem with this is that Nate and Janice are actually fighting their attraction to each other. Nate is driving Janice crazy with his ambivalent attitude. She doesn’t know her father’s plans or that he’s warned Nate to keep away from her for years. Can love help them find a way to each other and to save the ranch? One things for sure, it won’t be an easy ride!
This is a great read, with plenty of twists and turns as the retreat has its first clients. Get ready for women with their own problems, deals being made, danger threatening and new dreams being made in this fantastic addition to the series. I thoroughly enjoyed escaping back to the Three Sisters Ranch and have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys feisty ladies striving to follow their dreams despite obstacles like their parent’s attitude!
I was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
It would take a Christmas miracle to get these two together
Veterinarian Janice Sullivan has been horse-crazy all her life and only wanted to work on her family’s cattle farm, the Three Sisters Ranch, but her father’s constant criticisms drove her away, forcing her to choose a new career in dressage and leaving her secret crush behind. With the ranch facing possible bankruptcy, Janice has an idea to save it – a woman’s retreat. With Christmas around the corner, Janice is not only hoping for a chance under the mistletoe with the one man she’s been unable to forget, but also to give a few cowgirl wannabes a chance in the saddle.
Bah humbug! The last thing ranch foreman Nate Pierson needs is a bunch of weepy or giggly eggnog-swilling city chicks getting in his way and distracting his men while they’re busting their tails wrangling long horns. His short temper and lack of patience often push people away except the one woman he needs to leave alone. As tempting as she is, Janice, the boss’ daughter, can never be anything more than a fantasy. The only Christmas spirit he wants is 100 proof, especially when he has to matchmake Janice with the ranch’s vet.
Nate knows from experience that Christmas miracles are for suckers, but it doesn’t stop his heart from wishing Janice could wind up under his tree instead of with the man her Daddy wants her to marry.