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The Deputy's Holiday Family

(Rocky Mountain Heroes #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  37 reviews
A Family for Christmas

Lacie Collier is determined to give her niece, Kenzie, the best Christmas! But Lacie’s got her work cut out for her when they spend the holidays at her Christmas-averse mother’s home. With his focus on keeping his own mother’s holiday traditions alive, sheriff’s deputy Matt Stephens is surprised to see his old friend Lacie back in Ouray. He’s always r
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Love Inspired
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Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Deputy's Holiday Family

Mindy Obenhaus

THE DEPUTY'S HOLIDAY FAMILY is the second book in the Rocky Mountain Heroes series and I can't believe I waited so long to read this collection of funny and romantic stories. The story takes place in Ouray, Colorado and Mindy Obenhaus describes it so beautifully that I am ready to pack my bags and go see it for myself. Each book in the series deals with one of the five Stephens brothers. All unmarried and very very hot! What more could you ask for right?

Deanne Patterson
This is the second book in the Rocky Mountain Heroes series set in Ouray,Colorado. It's beautiful here nestled in the valley with the towering mountains above. This series revolves around five brothers and this is Matt and Lacie's story. Lacie is back in town to raise her niece, Kenzie after her mother's death. Kenzie is a real sweetheart at only five years old. This book is so Christmasy. Lacie wants to give her niece the best Christmas ever but her mother whom she lives with is anti-Christmas ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Delightfully Christmasy. In fact the holiday is practically its own setting. And this is the feel-good-believe-in-Christmas-miracles kind of read that tugs at your heartstrings but ultimately leaves you basking in the glow of all the hopes of the season. Truly scrumptious.

And a certain deputy plays a huge role in readerly enjoyment. You can't go wrong with a hero grimly trying to put the past aside. Poor Matt has a difficult relationship with his father and it's colored his entire adult life. It
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the second book in the Rocky Mountain Heroes series. In this book, we once again meet up with the Stephens' family. This book has the middle boy, Matt Stephens having his second chance romance story. Lacie Collier is a Denver interior designer, raising her young niece, Kenzie after the death of her sister. When Lacie is let go from her job, she heads home to Ouray, Colorado, to spend Thanksgiving and maybe Christmas with her mother. As she returns to town, she almost hits a pedestrian an ...more
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lacie Collier is a Denver interior designer, raising her young niece, Kenzie. When Lacie's job lets her go, she decides to go back to her hometown to spend Christmas with her mom. On her way home, she gets pulled over, by Deputy Matt Stephens, who is surprised to see his old friend back in town.

Lacie is helping with the local Christmas Program, but when she has an accident, Matt is asked to take over. Matt goes to Lacie for help with the program, he meets Kenzie and is shocked that she looks jus
Carole Jarvis
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Deputy’s Holiday Family is a heartwarming love story, perfect for Christmas or any time of year. In book #2 of the Rocky Mountain Heroes series, I loved returning to the awesomely beautiful area of Ouray, Colorado, and I doubt that even five books will give me enough time with the Stephens family (five brothers and their dad).

I felt for Matt, whose day-to-day life is clouded by a difficult relationship with his dad. Then Lacie, a sweet friend from his past, enters his world and nothing is th
Beth Erin
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the small town theater and law enforcement elements of this story! There's just something special about tight-knit communities and the friendships that are formed within them.

Obenhaus rocks the Christmas cheer like a shining star and I'm ready to pack my bags for Ouray, Colorado! Lacie and Matt each deal with their unique situation and family drama in an authentic manner and the adorable little girl at the center of the story simply stole my heart.

This is the first series I've had the opp
Suzie Waltner
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is there anything better than a Love Inspired holiday romance read? Very few things top these heartwarming reads.

There is a lot to like about The Deputy’s Holiday Family. Christmas celebrations? Check. Cute kid? Check. Family, community, and plenty of conflict for the hero and heroine? Check, check, and check. Plus a slow building romance that kept me up way past my bedtime to get to the HEA at the end.

And Mindy Obenhaus’s book is one of the many reasons Love Inspired books are…well, loved. The
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Rocky Mountain Heroes series, which follows of a family of brothers. However, this book can definitely stand alone if you have not read the first book in the series, Their Ranch Reunion.

Although Lacie and Matt were once friends, this is not your typical friends to more romance plot. Lacie and Matt’s friendship fell apart years earlier when Matt started dating Lacie’s sister. This is more of a reunion story with a twist.

I really enjoyed the way these two were brough
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome sweet romance from author Mindy Obenhaus! I really love this Rocky Mountain Heroes series that is set in Ouray. Colorado. Ouray is a peaceful small town with loving people, just like a town I would love to live in! I’m glad this book is Lacy and Matt’s story, to learn more about their lives. Lacie decides to take her niece Kenzie to her mothers home in Ouray for the holidays. She is surprised to see Matt Stevens when he pulled her over forced to bad drivin
The Deputy’s Holiday family by Mindy Obenhaus is the second book in this series. I think I’m in the minority here because I thought this book, which could’ve been a 5 star, was just okay. Why? In a word Lacie. Here’s a quote from the story that pretty much sums up how I felt about her. “Matt was growing weary of Lacie’s stubbornness.“ Me too!!! Lacie was really hard for me to like. She was very giving in changing her life to raise her niece. But, when it came to Matt, who was the kindest most gi ...more
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ah.... I am blazing through this Rocky Mountain Heroes series! At the rate I’m going, I’ll likely be finished with all of Mindy Obenhaus’ published books by the end of the month ;)! This second installment in the series does not disappoint. It can definitely be read as a stand-alone, though I’m sure you’ll want to read about Andrew and his wife from the first book after you’ve read this one, if you haven’t already. The author’s easy-to-read writing style, her well-paced plot, vulnerable and lova ...more
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mindy Obenhaus has written an excellent second book to her Rocky Mountains Heroes series in The Deputy’s Holiday Family. This story is focused on family and the holiday season. It’s about being reminded about the importance of traditions even when it feels like you can’t move on from a tragedy in the past. It’s about a renewed friendship and the blossoming of a sweet romance. This is a sweet holiday contemporary romance that readers will delight in.

Series: Rocky Mountain Heroes
Genre: contemporar
Rose (Adventurous Bookworm)
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Deputy's Holiday Family is by far the best book of the series. I loved seeing relationships healing and the damage from the past fixed. The characters were delightful and the story transports you into the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Kenzie is such a fun character with all of her antics and leading people to Christ. (I mean, she is very young!) Seeing her interactions with the other characters added a lighter mood to the book in the midst of all the struggles that the adults were going thr
Laura Meyer
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Rocky Mountain Heroes series takes you to the small town of Outay where you are immediately immersed into the lives of the townspeople. In "The Deputy's Holiday Family" the focus is on Matt & Lacie. Matt is a younger brother who has been cameoed in several other books in the series. Now he's in for the shock of his life when Lacie comes to town with her niece in tow for Christmas break. Lacie is facing job decisions, the loss of her only sister, gaining custody of her niece, & a mother who n ...more
Lila Diller
It was set in Ouray, Colorado, contemporary. To me, the name of the town was inconsequential. It could have been in any small town in the Rockies. But then again, setting matters the least to me in a story.

Lacie and Matt have a history, so this is really a second-chance story, but with a twist. The twist is that Matt had a daughter with Lacie's sister. Now that her sister has died, Lacie is named the guardian. She's suspicious of Matt's true intentions almost right up to the end. But she would s
Meagan Myhren-bennett
The Deputy's Holiday Family
Rocky Mountain Heroes #2
By Mindy Obenhaus

Lacie Collier's life has once again been upended. Since her sister's death, she has been caring for her 5-year-old niece Kenzie. And now she finds herself in search of a new job - not that it should difficult to find a new one with her experience in interior design. But first, she needs to give Kenzie the best Christmas she can but with her mother's ban on all things Christmas Lacie has a problem if she plans on spending Christm
Scarlet Fanning
Lacie Collier was the guardian of her niece Kenzie, after her sister died in a car accident with her current boyfriend. She lost her designer job in Denver because of all the times Kenzie demanded her attention. Returning to her hometown to live with her mother while she looked for her next just, she is stopped by a deputy -- who turns out to be Matt Stephens, her childhood best friend and who broke her heart when he dated her younger sister instead of her.

Lacie joins the local theater group, s
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
It may be spring in Tennessee but it’s always a good time to read a delightful Christmas story. The Deputy’s Holiday Family fits the bill with a cute kid and a second chance romance.

Lacie, now guardian of her deceased sister’s child, has returned to her home town to spend Christmas with her mother. Surprised by an encounter with her former crush, Matt, Lacie is determined to avoid him since he had always been more interested in her sister. Circumstances throw them together and both are surprised
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You can count on Love Inspired to turn out great holiday reads. It may be April right now, but I was wrapped in Christmas spirit for this story. One aspect that I enjoyed was the character development in the main characters and the secondary characters as well. While you can read this as a stand alone novel, I did like that some wounds hinted at in previous stories were addressed, drawing me further into the series.

I admire the way Lacie stepped up to care for her nice. I also like the way that
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Lacie comes home to Ouray, Colorado, to get back on her feet, the last thing she's expecting is to run into her high school crush Matt Stephens. When Matt sees Lacie's niece, Kenzie, he's struck by her strong resemblance to his family. The daughter of his high school girlfriend, Kenzie is now under Lacie's guardianship. With their friendship having fizzled out after Matt started dating Lacie's sister, he must overcome her distrust toward him. Complicating matters is the tension that both Ma ...more
Rachel DeVaughn
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Christmas stories and this one was wonderful and easy to read!

This story followed Deputy Matt Stephens, one of the Stephens boys mentioned in book 1 of the Rocky Mountain Heroes series. His friend Lacie returns back to her hometown with her niece to spend the holidays with her mom. I loved how caring Lacie and Matt were to niece Kenzie and how they tried to make it a good Christmas even though her mom was gone.

I love reading about the close friendships and family dynamics of th
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a lovely and entertaining story! I really enjoyed The Debuty's Holiday Family Reunion by Mindy Obenhaus. I love how Mindy delivers beautiful storytelling and fluid writing without fail. After having read two books by her, that's what I have come to expect from her books, and she certainly did not disappoint for this one! I think out of her complete Love Inspired trio, this one's my favorite.

Although I would like more originality in her stories, because, once again, the romance is an insta
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just like the first book in the Rocky Mountain series, this was a quick read and beautifully written.
It's the holiday season in Ouray. Lacie is her niece's guardian since her sister passed away, and this holiday they are spending it with her mother. She wants to try and give Kenzie the best Christmas. But after losing her job things seem to be a little difficult.
Matt is surprised to see Lacir back in town. And imagine his surprise when he sees Kenzie, and the resemblance she has to the Stephen'
Connie Carpenter
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Rocky Mountain Heroes series set in Ouray,Colorado. I love the way that this author writes. The way that she describes the town, characters, and events it feels like you are there. This series revolves around five brothers and this is Matt and Lacie's story. Lacie is back in town to raise her niece, Kenzie after her mother's death. Matt is a likeable, relatable character. Lacie and Matt had grown up together - however, Matt dated/talked to Lacie's sister. This is a ...more
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kept my attention but I didn’t care for the last few chapters.
Sandra Webb
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great this series!
Lindi Peterson
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book in the Rocky Mountain Heroes Series. Simply love these stories. And the families!
Elaine Applebury
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book and looking forward to the next one in the series.
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by a great Author if you haven't read these books you wont want to miss reading these books they are great books to read! This is about a Young Woman who wants to give her niece a great Christmas who gives up her job and everything for her niece ! They travel to Ouray Colorado to her hometown to be with her Mother for Christmas Then Lacie and Matt will make new memories for Christmas when they fall in Love. Such a great book to read!
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Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channe ...more

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