The Rancher's Christmas Song
Keep a song in your heart this holiday season…
Music teacher Ella Baker's plate is already full. But when single dad Beckett McKinley's wild twin boys need help preparing a Christmas song for their father, Ella agrees on one condition: they teach her to ride a horse. She's hoping that'll help mend her strained relationship with her rancher father; it certainly has nothin...more
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A heartwarming Christmas story that will melt your heart!
Amazing characters that all work so well together that they draw you into the story. Have a box of kleenex handy.
I loved every minute of the story and really hated to see it end!
A must read for the Christmas season!
I LOVED Ella's grit (Beck calls it right). She loves her father's ranch, considers it her legacy, and while her father seems to dismiss her outright to be the one taking care of the ranch, she never gives up. She also wrangles the "terrible terror" twins quite w ...more
I love Christmas stories. RaeAnne Thayne is charming as ever in this story. The descriptions of the ranch are amazing makes you feel like you were riding the horse right along with her. A very romantic love story. I missed my dad while reading this story as he passed away this year. Will be the first Christmas without my dad. All in all I felt like I was living the story along with the characters. I felt very much in the Christmas spirit.
I loved this book so much! Each and every book I have read by this author has left me with a lighthearted feeling. Her books are so sweet and the characters are very well developed. In this book, as with most of this series, there are a whole cast of lovable, quirky, and caring secondary characters. A big shout out to Colter and Trever McKinley, the most adorable seven-year-old twins! In addition, there is just enough, but not too much, a ...more
The twins with their horses and puppies certainly were a delightful addition to the story, their love towards their father was palpable and desire to please him with the Christmas gift so lovely.
Ella Baker is a strong female lead. I liked her strength, patience, and aim to go after what she wants. She has had a tough childhood, her relationship with her father is turbulent, yet she has clear goals in life and is ...more
RaeAnne Thayne brings the holiday early with “The Rancher's Christmas Song”. Music teacher Ella Baker helps her neighbor rancher Becket McKinley’s twin sons prepare a surprise performance for their father in this installment to the “Cowboys of Cold Creek” series. It’s another heartwarming tale of courage, healing, and second chance, in a blend of intense and lively sequences.
What I like from Ms. Thayne’s books are the strong female characters, just like what we ha ...more
Be sure to read THE RANCHER'S CHRISTMAS SONG to find out how a near tragedy when returning from The Christmas Ranch during a blizzard, turned out to be a Christmas miracle and blessing.
I liked both Beck and Ella, but I have to say Ella was truly amazing. Like Beck said she had a lot of grit, the way she went about to overcome her fears, considering it was not just any fall, but that almost killed her. And, I liked how she fought for her father's respect and trust. Yet, it was amusing, how tongue-tied she got with Beck. Beck was nice guy, an amazing father and a v ...more
The chemistry between the pair is obvious from the beginning. I liked how patient Ella was with the twins, despite how rambunctious they were. While everyone else complained about them, she's the only one who takes the initiative to f ...more
The Rancher's Christmas Song (Cowboys of Cold Creek #16) by RaeAnne Thayne
Romance (Holiday); 224 pgs
Source: E-copy provided by publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
Single dad Beckett McKinley’s rambunctious twins ask their music teacher, Ella Baker, for help in learning their father’s favorite Christmas song. They want to surprise him by singing it at the children’s a ...more
The Rancher's Christmas Song is yet another fabulous Christmas story that involves the Christmas Ranch. In this book, we get to read Ella Baker’s story. Ell ...more
“Because I was afraid as soon as I kissed you once, I would only want to do it again and again. I was right.”
I have to admit, I’m a little sad that The Rancher’s Christmas Song was such a quick read. I enjoyed it—quite a bit, actually. It helps, of course, that I’m a sucker for a cowboy—and a cowboy at Christmas is icing on the cake. Or perhaps the angel at the top of the tree. Either way, it makes for a fun, feel good read.
Ella and Beck are ...more
Ella is a music teacher who spent summers on her father’s ranch before returning to the town as an adult to help care for him. She loved the ranch and would love the opportunity to learn and manage the business. Unfortunately, Ella had suffered a severe injury as a child on the ranch and her father can only view her as fragile and needing protection. He believes she will return to her mother’s big city environment as soon as she ca ...more
RaeAnne Thayne’s Christmas stories have become part of my Christmas reading tradition. I know I can count on two each year, and this is the second one. (The first, Sugar Pine Trail, is one of my 2017 top favorite holiday books.) The Rancher’s Christmas Song is the sixteenth book in Thayne’s Cowboys of Cold Creek series, and more than half of them are Christmas stories. They are all small-town stories with a Western flavor and a lot of heart. This one is another that follows that deligh ...more
If you are loo ...more
The story starts with Ella Baker, music teacher extraordinaire (!), trying to keep things from getting too far out of control when Becket (Beck) McKinley’s 7-year-old twins start letting loose with enough energy to power the entire county! They really are a hoot, and such a big part of the story, tha ...more
Ella Baker has been back in Pine Gulch for over a year now, and is still trying her best to mend her strained relati ...more
Life took a different t ...more