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A Child's Gift

(Texas Rebels #8)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Will an abandoned child bring them together?

Or tear them apart?

Cowboy Jericho Johnson lives a good life working on the Rebel family’s Texas ranch. All he’s missing is a wonderful woman like Anamarie Wiznowski. But Rico’s troubled past and Ana’s disapproving family conspire against them. When Rico is named guardian to a four-year-old boy, he asks Ana for help. And suddenly,
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming Larger Print
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
3.5 stars

First of all, how can you resist that adorable cover – cowboy hat, little boy dimples, those eyes! That is, admittedly, what drew me to this book in the first place. That, and the Harlequin Heartwarming line which I love supporting.

Little Dusty’s story is heartbreaking from the moment he crosses paths with Rico & Ana on the pages of A Child’s Gift by Linda Warren. Sadly, there are more stories like his in real life – children overlooked by an overworked system that’s supposed to be prot
Joyce Stewart Reviews
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Child's Gift
(Texas Rebels)
by Linda Warren
Pub Date Dec 1, 2019
384 pages

Will an abandoned child bring them together?Or tear them apart? Cowboy Jericho Johnson lives a good life working on the Rebel family’s Texas ranch. All he’s missing is a wonderful woman like Anamarie Wiznowski. But Rico’s troubled past and Ana’s disapproving family conspire against them. When Rico is named guardian to a four-year-old boy, he asks Ana for help. And suddenly, he’s falling faster than Christmas snow…for An
Liberty Ireland Historical Graffiti
I love Linda Warren's books - how can you not? But this one, THIS ONE... well, it hit this big ol' adoptive mama's heart with both barrels! I'm in love with that adorable child on the front cover but even more so with Dusty overall. I think we'd all agree that children need love and homes and family and Rico really wanted to be that for him. The thing was, Rico needed it too. Ana tries to provide part of that equation while the Rebel family provides the rest. It was the best, full-circle, a fami ...more
Suzie Waltner
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Though this is the eighth book in Linda Warren’s Texas Rebels series, it’s the first one I’ve read, and I was not at all lost. Although, now I’m tempted to topple my TBR by adding the first seven and getting to know the rest of the men at the Rebel Ranch.

From the moment he steps onto the page, little Dusty steals the show. His story is heartbreaking but with the resilience children seem to inherently possess, this little boy makes the best of his situation.
It’s Dusty who brings Rico and
Nicole Laverdure
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Child's Gift, by Linda Warren is a heart warming story about a four year old boy named Dusty. It all started when Jerico Johnson is working on the Rebel Family's Texas ranch. He loves the beautiful Anamarie. But both families disapprove of their friendship because of Jerico's past. That when Dusty appears in their lives. Jerico becomes his guardian. Will this little boy bring them closer or pull them apart? Are they meant for each other. Lots of ups and downs! This story felt realistic with he ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: prism-book-tours
My Thoughts on A Child’s Gift

This is such a sweet read! Little Dusty is precocious and such a sweetheart you can’t help falling in love with him. And then, of course, Rico is fun and full of life while Ana is definitely a wonderful gal with plans of her own.

Rico loves Anamarie and has for some time. But of course he doesn’t believe he’s good enough for her, or more to the point for her family. He has no family of his own. No one that he claims that is. There are people who would claim him as a
Jessica Figueroa
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jericho works on the Rebel family ran and when he comes across four-year-old in need of help he will do what he can to keep the child out of the system as they find the next of kin or until the mother can claim him. But he cannot do it on his own and gets the help of Anamarie by his side. Jericho is no stranger to the bad luck that seems to follow him and things are seeming wonderful which means its only natural for things to go downhill.

This was a cute contemporary romance. Man! Life really see
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this new to me author very much!
I fell in love with Dusty the moment I met him. I wanted to reach in and just hug him tight and never let go!
I think a persons past shouldn't matter especially if they've been redeemed like Rico. It's wonderful to have a second chance. Sometimes thing just happen in our lives that we have no control of. I think it's unfair to judge ppl for whatever it was that happened to them. NO one has the right to be better than the next person. Not at all.
Which bri
Rachel DeVaughn
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful, heart warming, heart wrenching story! I absolutly loved it! I read it from cover to cover enjoying every minute of Jericho (Rico) and Anamarie’s story and how they both ended up helping Dusty. The emotions of gaining and losing a child were very real and raw in this story.

The emotions of foster care and not feeling like a part of the family were a big struggle that Rico had to overcome in this story in order to move towards the future. I also liked seeing Ana stand up to he
Janice Sisemore
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Child’s Gift

A Child’s Gift is about a young boy but also about Rico and Anamarie.

Dusty is left alone after his grandmother passes away. She was caring for him while his mother is away. Rico is giving custody of him temporarily. Will he be able to care for him by himself?

Rico has been visiting Anamarie at her family bakery and has becomes friends. Her family, especially her mother doesn’t approve of him. Will they be able to work things out for they be together and help Dusty?

I loved how ca
Kate Vale
Another Texas Rebels installment in which Jericho (Rico) Johnson works on the Rebel family ranch in Texas, but refuses to accept that they think of him as family. When he finds a little boy wandering in the dark and cold, his own history of being a foster kid comes back and he can't let something similar happen to him.

With the help of Ana, who's been working in her family's bakery, Rico starts to parent the little boy, only to have him taken back to his mother after she gets out of jail. Rico's
Toth Jo-Ann
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
I've always wanted Rico's story and I got it. Linda did a excellent job writing Rico and Ana's story. Its full of emotions. From love to sadness. It will grab you from the beginning to the end. I love the little surprises that are in the book. I like how she brings out Ana's issue. Its a big problem for alot of women. Rico's story is unfortunately alot of young people's story today. With Dusty its happening more and more. It makes you see a side of life that happens alot. More and more grandpare ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Child's Gift is a feel-good story. I love that it had a small town cozy feeling and ranch life. The rebels, Jericho and Ana, were amazing. I couldn't put this book down. If I had one complaint, it would be the romance; it wasn't bad but I wanted the characters to connect more. When I felt they were figuring things out, then something would arise to cause dissension between them. Even though I would have preferred more romance, I still enjoyed the story and would love to it see become a televis ...more
charmaine White
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great 👍Read

I really enjoyed reading 📚this story.This one held me from the very beginning to the end.Suspense,thrills and spills with a whole lot of laughter and love 💘.I'll be looking forward to reading more from this author.
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Western Romance, Small Town & Rural Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Wholesome Romance
Texas Rebels
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Prism Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Child's Gift by Linda Warren is my first book from Ms. Warren, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around how fabulous it is.
Will Dusty find his forever home?
Jericho Johnson
Jericho "Rico" Johnson is a man in his forties that has had a tough life. His mom was a drug addict; he was raised by his great-grandma, dealt with gangs, and ended up in jail
Hallie Szott
Jan 15, 2020 marked it as reviewed  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, ebooks

Linda Warren’s A Child’s Gift lives up to the “HEARTWARMING” stamped across its cover. Troubles of the past and familial concerns threaten to keep Jericho Johnson and Anamarie Wiznowski apart, but when Rico becomes the guardian for an adorable four-year-old, Dusty, life begins to fill with hope, love, and second chances.

The story between Rico, Ana, and Dusty unfolds sweetly and I enjoyed it. It makes for a delightful Christmas indulgence, so if you’re in need of a nice holiday read, check out
Nicole Smith
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
This book is the true meaning of Christmas. My heart breaks for Dusty. What that little boy had to go through in his young life. It makes the ending in this one all the more sweeter. Watching Dusty blossom with Jericho and Anamarie just warmed my heart. Jericho is another character that will break your heart because of his past he believes he doesn't serve a family or future that he wants. The reason I say this is the true meaning of Christmas is because the importance of forgiveness, family, an ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Feel Good Romance

I enjoyed reading A Child's Gift, it has so many sad truths to children lost in a broken system.
Best of all, it was part of the Rebel's, who we all love and adore, and blood or not, Rico was family.
The storyline was interesting with so many ups and downs, but I couldn't get in sync with all of it. I didn't feel the gripping emotional love between Rico and Ana. A slow simmer forced into more, due to circumstances.
Have tissues ready tho, bc what they go thru and what Dusty g
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Linda Warren loves happy endings. The Rita® nominated and award winning author has written 26 books for Harlequin, including SuperRomance, American and Everlasting Love. Drawing upon her years of growing up on a farm/ranch in Texas, she writes about sexy heroes, feisty heroines and broken families with an emotional punch all set against the backdrop of Texas. She lives in College Station with her ...more

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