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The Cowboy's Family (Home on the Ranch #5)

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Widower Wyatt Johnson brought his two little girls home to Dawson, Oklahoma, looking for a place to heal. The grief from his wife's death still lingers, but it's time to move on and try to live a simple life. He's in for a surprise when he finds a lovely young nanny on his doorstep, ready to give him the help he won't admit he needs. Now his life is far from simple, which ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 279 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by Steeple Hill
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Melissa
Mar 01, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, cowboy
I almost rated this book only three stars. But then I thought about it more and more, and discovered that there were actually quite a few things I appreciated about it.

After the death of his wife, Wyatt really hasn't gotten back into the swing of things. Sure he's still out there working, taking care of the two daughters he loves, and just getting on with life, but he isn't really moving on. So when the preacher's daughter, Rachel starts coming around, helping with the kids, he's not really prep
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Patsy
Apr 14, 2011 Patsy rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It's the story of two people who have been through hard times and how they worked through them. Brenda did a great job with this book.
Shelena
May 03, 2012 Shelena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-inspired
Absolutely loved this book. It was a great read with characters that I enjoyed reading about. This is one of my favorite love inspired books. Looking forward to reading more of Brenda's books.
J.
Dec 30, 2010 J. rated it it was amazing
In her trademark series about cowboys and the community of Dawson, Oklahoma, Brenda Minton delves into real-life issues as she wraps the reader in warm romance. The Cowboy’s Family delivers on both counts. Wyatt Johnson is recovering from his wife’s suicide. Rachel Waters is a pastor’s daughter who is trying to find her place in the world while struggling with past food and body issues. The couple has become this reader’s favorite of the series. The hero shines as a good father and creates ...more
Kate
Aug 26, 2016 Kate rated it liked it
I was intrigued by Wyatt's story (well, the snippet we saw) in "The Cowboy's Sweetheart", and was glad to read about what happens next for him and his girls. I think Rachel was a good 'foil' for him, allowing him to see where he needed to improve and move forward in his life, not just for his daughters' sake, but for himself as well.
I really liked Rachel for her own sake, as well. I identified with her, as I was also that teenage girl, running around, hoping for someone to love her. I'm glad th
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Rachel
Jun 28, 2011 Rachel rated it did not like it
I received this book as a gift. It's not something I would normally pick for myself but I gave it a try. It's an easy read and pretty short even in the large print version. I was interested in the story at first but it started wearing thin pretty quickly when nothing happened page after page after page. The characters spend the entire book waffling back and forth and not knowing what they want, especially Wyatt Johnson. I hated the ending. I have six more of the "Love Inspired" books to read and ...more
Christian Singer
Apr 06, 2013 Christian Singer rated it really liked it
I love Love Inspired books. They're light-hearted, quick reads with simple yet poignant truths about human nature. I recommend all of them. I haven't read one I didn't enjoy.

Brenda Minton's The Cowboy's Family is a heart-warming tale about a cowboy who has to move past his grief and trust again, a woman whose past haunts her thoughts, and their love of two children.

Aerykah
Good story! I really enjoyed it. Would have given it 4 stars except for some things that just annoyed me throughout the book.
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This one was much better. More real to life.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Sep 18, 2015 11:38AM  
  • The Rancher's Return (Home to Hartley Creek, #1)
  • The Prodigal's Christmas Reunion (Rocky Mountain Heirs, #6)
  • Heart of a Cowboy (Steeple Hill Love Inspired)
  • Child of Grace
  • The Nanny's Homecoming (Rocky Mountain Heirs, #1)
  • Christmas Gifts: Small Town Christmas\Her Christmas Cowboy (The Cowboy Series, #9)
  • Shelter of Hope (New Friends Street, #1)
  • The Doctor's Family (Rocky Mountain Heirs, #3)
  • His Country Girl (Home on the Ranch #4)
  • Ready-Made Family (Wings of Refuge, #3)
  • Baby Makes a Match (Chatam House #3)
  • Her Surprise Sister (Texas Twins, #1)
  • The Rancher's Reunion
  • Treasure Creek Dad (Alaskan Bride Rush,  #2)
  • Small-Town Dad
  • Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, #4)
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Brenda Minton lives, procrastinates, writes, drinks coffee, raises her kids and is wife to her husband, in the Ozarks.

Okay, now to first person because a third person bio sounds like someone else wrote it about me, and is just license to create flowery prose about myself.

I grew up on a farm in the Ozarks. It was long ago and far away, in a land before cable TV, video games and the internet. To pas
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