The Cowboy's Christmas Plan (Grass Valley Cowboys #1) by Shanna Hatfield
330 pages | Published (first published November 5th 2011)
Sometimes the most unexpected circumstances lead to the best adventures...
Cadence Greer’s plans for a happy-ever-after are quickly derailed when her fiancé runs off with his secretary a week before their wedding. Homeless, jobless, and jilted, she escapes to Grass Valley, Oregon, where she takes a job as a housekeeper and cook to seven cowboys on a sprawling ranch.
Trey Thompson is a well-respected pillar of the community, running a successful ranch with his brother. All he wanted was someone to cook meals and keep the house clean. When he hires Cadence Greer for the job, he gets more than he ever planned on, including a sassy little redheaded orphan.
Spend Christmas in Grass Valley at the Triple T Ranch, where mistletoe hangs in abundance and holiday magic floats in the air.
MY REVIEW (LAWonder10):
Cadence thought she had everything = a successful fiancé, a solid career, and she would be married in a few days. Then everything collapsed. Her ex-fiancé had persuaded her to get rid of her furniture and not renew her lease on her apartment since they would be living on his. She was now homeless and humiliated To her boss and good friend, her choice to leave was understandable but a great loss to him. The problem was, Cadence didn't feel she had have any options. Her parents moved to Mexico and she had only one other person she could rely on...her aunt and uncle who lived in a mall country town in Oregon They were delighted.
Cadence' aunt owned a small café It was immediately clear she was not cut out to be a waitress. She had to somehow find another job. The two eldest Thompson boys decided one day they'd enjoy a real meal at the café Their mother had moved away and neither of them were cooks. They ran a large ranch outside of town.. While observing the cute, disastrous waitress, but discover she could clean and cook, they immediately hired her...and she surely could cook!
Thus is a very engaging, romantic drama with enough twists to keep the reader captivated.
The characters will assuredly "steal the reader's heart". They are all fun ad endearing. The only part of the book I felt was inadequate was the Book Title which was not a great "fit".
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a best-selling author of clean romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor.
In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.
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