Clayton East has come home to the family ranch, reluctantly,
but his family needs him. This former Navy SEAL has got a
number of problems to solve and on top of his father's
health, cattle have been rustled, money is missing as well
as their accountant. Just what next? THIS CHRISTMAS COWBOY
HERO asks and everyone knows that is a question that you
should never ask.
Abby Harper has been raising her brothers since she was 18.
It's not an easy job but she never once dreamed of not
keeping her family together. But now, she doesn't know what
to do. One of her brother's, Brice, is in on the cattle
rustling at the East Ranch. She offers to pay back but finds
there is no way she can afford that. Thank goodness, Clayton
believes in second chances and is willing to give the boy a
job to work off the debt. Problem is he's not sure if it's
for the boy or the gorgeous woman that's suddenly getting
him in a giving mood.
THE CHRISTMAS COWBOY HERO is an outstanding read. It might
have a Christmas theme but it can be read year round for the
sweet romance and the interesting family life that is the
Harper's and the East's. Author Donna Grant has a way of
world-building that has you sitting right in the middle of
the action. The dialogue, as well as the wisdom offered by
the parents, will give you a good look at life be it with
laughter, tears or maybe both. In no time at all, we have a
good feel for these people, this town and this couple and
are quickly turning pages to see what happens next. Between
Clayton giving the boy the second chance, asking Abby for
help with finding out where the money that was siphoned from
their accounts could possibly be, her boss wanting the East
Ranch account, the rustlers who want to keep her brother
quiet ... there is a lot happening all done in a way that
doesn't let readers down.
I will have to say that as smart as Clayton seemed to be
about people, he didn't seem to realize that he had Abby
hanging toward the end of the action, while he made plans.
Sometimes men are a little dense, but his mother set him
straight and the happy ending was saved.
If you love Christmas, sweet romance, family life, ranch
life and just a really feel good read, then THE CHRISTMAS
COWBOY HERO will fill the bill very nicely.
New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns
to Texas, where a small-town legend just might find the
greatest gift of all. . .
’Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home
for the holidays—even if the mood at home is anything but
festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial
trouble. And now it’s on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make
sure his family doesn’t lose everything.
Headstrong Abby Harper is like a mother to her younger
brothers, who she’s helped raise since she was a teenager.
Keeping them in line is no small task while she’s also
working toward her college degree. And now that one of her
brothers has been arrested for stealing cattle at the East
Ranch, Abby is at her wits’ end. But there is a silver
lining: Clayton East. He believes in second chances, and is
willing to give one to her brother this Christmas. Letting
beautiful Abby—and the inescapable longing in his heart—off
the hook, however, is a whole ’nother story. Could it be
that the woman of this local hero’s dreams has been back at
home all along?