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The Cowboy's Texas Family by Margaret Daley
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From Cowboy to Father Figure Rancher Nick McGarrett wants to help orphaned ten-year-old Corey Phillips, the brother of his late comrade. But he's not fit to be a father--not with his troubled past. Thankfully, the child finds a home at the Lone Star Cowboy League Boys Ranch, where Nick volunteers. When wealthy newcomer Darcy Hill discovers she's Corey's cousin, she hopes to eventually take him in. Nick and Darcy couldn't be more opposite--or more drawn to each other. But for Darcy, raising Corey in her hometown means leaving Texas...and Nick. It'll take a special little boy to show these two grown-ups that the key to forging a new future is being together.… (more)

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Review The plot is pretty common and formulaic as is often the case with this line of books (Love Inspired). Boy meets girl, they fall in love, but there's some reason they feel they can't be together, then the reason gets solved (or they admit to each other that they love each other) and they live happily ever after. That's pretty much the case for this book as well.

It is interesting that we don't see in ourselves what others see in us. (Nick's thinking he wouldn't make a good father when many others see that he would.) I do also agree that some kids just need to know that there are people who love them (preferably parents, but in the case of many of the boys at the ranch, they need someone else to fulfill that role. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Mar 22, 2018 |
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For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you.-Matthew 6:14
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To my editor, Melissa Endlich. Thank you.
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Nick McGarrett marched into Fletcher Snowden Phillips's law office in Haven, Texas.
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