"Revisit two great stories"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted January 19, 2016
Romance Anthology | Romance Contemporary
Two stories under one cover, a delightful revisit filled
with good memories and a reunion with some old friends.
The O'Ballivans and Creeds have a long history and
relationship with all Linda Lael Miller fans. When I
started reading A CREED IN STONE CREEK the first story in
THE COWBOY WAYS I said to myself, "hey, I know this story,"
but that didn't prevent me from reading it again. That's
how it is with a Linda Lael Miller book, they are all fated
to be read over and over. I can still remember with
fondness meeting the patriarch of the O'Ballivans clan.
This is the story of Melissa O'Ballivan and Steven Creed.
Melissa is busy with her career, but in truth feels like
something important is missing. Her previous attempts to
fill that void did not bode well and left her a little gun
shy. Steven comes from a large extended family, but as an
only child friendships were important in his life. So when
his best friend dies, Steven doesn't miss a beat accepting
custody of five year old Matt.
Expect to fall madly in love with the self-pronounced
gifted Matt who steals every scene. Steven and Matt are
looking forward to their new life in Stone Creek and
Melissa could fit very well into their picture of a bright
and happy family.
Now on to PART TIME COWBOY BY Maisey Yates. I am just now
meeting Maisey Yates, and this story has definitely made me
an instant fan.
Sadie Miller is a crisis counselor turned bed and breakfast
owner. In returning to Copper Ridge Sadie was breaking her
number one rule by revisiting her past. But here she was
back home. To Sadie nothing was more important than control
of her life. As a youngster she quickly learned she
held no control over what happened to her, and unfortunately
also learned there was no one on her side. As an adult
she was never going to let that happen again. So she stayed
on the outside of relationships so she could leave
with no regrets.
It was intriguing that Eli Garrett, his brother, and
sister grew up with a tall fence constructed around them.
Self-defense against anyone becoming aware of their
situation. Two teenage boys and a toddler left without any
adult supervision. Any outsider was considered an invasion
of their private world—their concerted effort to avoid
alerting the system to their situation.
Maisy Yates has quite a talent for character development.
Sadie Miller has become one of my all-time favorites with
her sharp mind and tongue. In a story full of reminders of
hard times and losses Sadie Miller is the comic relief. She
will make you laugh out loud with her frank and honest
talk. If anyone can get straight-laced Eli to soften up it
would be Sadie.
Two unforgettable fan-favorite stories from two stars of
Western romance—"First Lady of the West" Linda Lael Miller
and USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates
A CREED IN STONE CREEK Linda Lael Miller
When single attorney Steven Creed becomes guardian of an
orphaned five-year-old boy, he trades his big-city law firm
for a ranch near his McKettrick kin in the close-knit
community of Stone Creek, Arizona. There he meets his match
in beautiful, by-the-book county prosecutor Melissa
O'Ballivan. It'll take one grieving little boy, a sweet
adopted dog and a woman who never expected to win any man's
heart to make this Creed in Stone Creek know he's truly
PART TIME COWBOY Maisey Yates
Sadie Miller isn't expecting any welcome-home parades on her
return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher,
full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straitlaced, impossibly
hot deputy sheriff glares at her as if she's the same
teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running
from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make
a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a
bed-and-breakfast. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a
Look for A Copper Ridge Christmas, a Christmas novella in
the Copper Ridge series by Maisey Yates.
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