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The Cowboy Father (Three Brides for Three Cowboys #2)

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With Alberta in the grip of the Depression, Louisa Morgan is desperate to bolster her family's finances. But how can she tutor bedridden Ellie Hamilton? The little tomboy is more interested in making mischief than studying sums. And the girl's bond with her handsome papa is another reminder to Louisa of the children she'll never have.

For Emmet Hamilton, strength means shou

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Love Inspired (first published February 1st 2012)
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Linda
Jun 22, 2014 Linda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone that likes sweet romance
Shelves: june-2014, paperback
A sweet historical western romance. It's the 2nd book in the series "Three Brides, Three Cowboys" by Linda Ford. It's a "Love Inspired" title. There is a bonus story in this book titled "Fireworks" by Valerie Hansen

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With Alberta in the grip of the Depression, Louisa Morgan is desperate to bolster her family's finances. But how can she tutor bedridden Ellie Hamilton? The little tomboy is more interested in making mischief than studying sums. And the girl's bond with her ha...more
Andrea Guy
The Cowboy Father is a very sweet love story. It takes place during the depression in Alberta, Canada. While the plot is something we've seen before, the characters are so real that it is easily overlooked.

Your first impression of Emmet's daughter, Ellie, is not a good one. She's in a body cast after a fall from a tree, breaks her leg. (I'm not sure why a broken leg would require a body cast, but I'm going to assume Ms. Ford did her research and that this is correct). She is the most stubborn ob...more
Lenore Webb

Well lately I have had the chance to read a romance from Harlequin Love Inspired Historical through NetGallery. Yeah, it has been ages since I have read one of these. It takes me back to my teen years. Way way way back folks. But it was nice to have the chance to read something that was light enough to be consumed in a tub soak.

The Cowboy Father is the third of a series by Linda Ford. It started off with Louise knowing she needed to help her family out. But having been quite ill for sometime sh...more
Rhonda
The Cowboy Father by Linda Ford
4 STARS
The Cowboy Father follows after The Cowboy Tutor also by Linda Ford.
Each book stands alone but I like seeing the characters from one story in a nother. Each book tells the story of one of the sisters.
In the town of Golden Prairie, Alberta in 1933 they are in the depression and drought times are hard. Louisa Morgan's family is struggling finacelly after the death of her father 4 years ago. Louisa feels bad because a lot of medical bills are from her. Louisa...more
Ellen
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With Alberta in the grip of the Depression, Louisa Morgan is desperate to bolster her family's finances. But how can she tutor bedridden Ellie Hamilton? The little tomboy is more interested in making mischief than studying sums. And the girl's bond with her handsome papa is another reminder to Louisa of the children she'll never have.


For Emmet Hamilton, strength means shouldering burdens alone. He never thought he'd let himself share his child, or his heart, ever again. But befo...more
Abbie
Louise is looking for a job. She was very sick and now is hoping to help pay the medical bills by getting a job. She is also dealing with the news that she can not have children because of the illness she had. The job she ends up getting is to tutor a young girl who has a broken leg and can not going to school. Also the girls father is quite handsome and kind and Louise starts to have feeling for him even though she does not think any man would want her because she can not have kids.

Emmet want...more
Brenda
During the Depression jobs were scarce, so when Louisa Morgan is offered a job tutoring Ellie Hamilton, who is confined to bed in a body cast while she recovers from a broken leg, Louisa sees it as a way to earn some money to help contribute to her families finances. Besides she can certainly relate to being sick since she had suffered pneumonia twice as well as a bout of influenza.Because of the toll the sickness took on her body she is unable to bear children and has decided that she will neve...more
Ausjenny
Firstly thanks to Netgalley for my review copy. This is the second in the series of three brides for three cowboys. This time the story is about Louisa who was the child that was sick and often protected because of her illnesses. She gets a job as tutor for Ellie who is Emmet's 7 year old daughter who is bed ridden. Louisa knows what it's like to miss school due to illness and be kept in bed and wants to help this child. Louisa also has a secret shes trying to hold onto. Emmet is dealing with hi...more
Glenajo
Sweet, but Interesting Christian Love Story

Louisa Morgan spent last year in bed recovering, after almost dying from pneumonia. Now, her family, that includes her mother and sisters, is struggling to survive during the depression, after the death of her father. Her desire is to somehow add to the family income, taking care of all her doctor’s bills, but with her still precarious health, there is lettle she can do. The town teacher refers her for a tutoring position. Ellie is a young girl recoveri...more
Becky
Illness takes away Louisa Morgan’s dream of marriage and a house full of children, when she hears that little Ellie Hamilton is in a body cast following a fall from a tree, she puts aside her hurt to tutor the child. Her best laid plans come to a quick halt when cunning little Ellie refuses to work.
Widower Emmett Hamilton tries to protect everyone he cares about, but somehow they still keep getting hurt. Ellie is no exception. Riddled with guilt, the doting father gives her anything she wants...more
Kathy
3.5 stars. Fans of historical romance that enjoy faith-based novels are sure to enjoy The Cowboy Father. The characters are engaging and likeable with true to life flaws and imperfections. To read my review in its entirety, please visit http://www.bookreviewsandmorebykathy....
Mrs Condit & Friends Read Books
3 1/2 stars
...the family support and strong faith in God were favorite parts of the story for me. I look forward to reading more stories by Ms. Ford.

See Danielle's complete review at http://mrsconditreadsbooks.com/index.... (March 7, 2012)
Janis Kay
I wasn't as impressed with this sequel, but I liked how they realized their faults in the way they saw God as basically "punishing" them, but still stuck to their faith as if they had nothing else to hold on to.
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Miniseries: Three Brides for Three Cowboys
Category: Inspirational Romance
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Linda Ford grew up devouring books and making up stories in her head—often late at night when she couldn't sleep. But she hadn't planned to write. Instead, she dreamed of running an orphanage. In a way, that dream came true. She married, had four homemade children, adopted ten and lived (at times, endured) the dream.

Writing first took her to non-fiction human-interest articles for newspapers and...more
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