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His Country Girl (Home on the Ranch #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  294 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
To fulfill a sick boy's wish, rodeo star Tucker Granger surprises little Owen in the hospital. But no one is more surprised than single mother Sierra Baker. She figures the carefree champion for a different kind of man. One who doesn't spend hours talking "cowboy code" with a hospital-bound child. One who can't have her dreaming of a second chance at love. Somehow, Tucker ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 277 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by Steeple Hill
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Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Another light, good book from Jillian Hart. I've said it before, and I stick by my assessment. Her books are like a mug of cocoa on a cold day: sweet, warm, comforting, and ultimately satisfying.
I really liked getting to know Tucker in this book. I liked how he took the injury and related trauma that happened to him and allowed it to help him become a better person. I did want to shake some sense into Sierra from time to time, but she got it right in the end, so hooray! :)
As always, really enjoy
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love the Grangers! The story of brokenness and healing for Tucker and Sierra is battle that I think most of deal with at one time or another. Owen is adorable and I fell in love with him from the previous book. The continuing side story of Frank and Cady also keeps you intrigued, as well. Frank deserves to be loved by a good woman. God first, Family second, work third..that's something Tucker has learned since his accident. I think we can all learn from that as well. Sierra learns that she can ...more
Owen, the child in this story, will totally steal your heart, and the relationships he has with his mom, Sierra, and his new friend Tucker Granger, are amazing. Many of the characters in this book have been through heartbreak in the past that makes them fearful of what the future holds, and their reactions seem very genuine and plausible. Jillian Hart has a true gift of creating characters that seem like they are your friends, and that makes the story very enjoyable to read. I highly recommend t ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is most best heartwarming story I ever reading it.
Charline Bonham
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tucker is just fulfilling a wish for a very sick little boy. He has no intersion of getting involved with Owen's mother, Sierra. Sierra has learned a hard lesson from her ex-husband and is not about to let another man sweet talk her into believe he will put her and her son first. Tucker will return to the rodeo as soon as he heals and she will be left with a broken hearted little boy.
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: english-12-cr
His Country Girl by Jillian Hart is a heart-throbbed romance that deals with falling in love with low expectations. The character Tucker Granger captures the heart of Sierra Baker, the mother of a sick boy in need of surgery. Sierra Baker, a single mother with a young son, Owen cannot bring herself to trust men, after her husband abandoned her and their boy. The book goes in depth of their personal backstories along with the suspenseful moments of the surgery. The reader will most definitely get ...more
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, cowboy
Hmm, glad to be back amongst the decent romance novels again. Its amazing how you can get into a streak of bad ones. But anyways, I digress. This romance was pretty enjoyable. Sure it had a few flaws, but they weren't enough to spoil the book at all.

Sierra Baker is a nervous wreck. Her little boy is due for surgery and since he's all she has after her husband left both of them, she can't really contain what she feels. So she has mixed emotions when little Owen gets his miracle wish fulfilled in
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was ok


First, the positives: While several other reviewers mentioned that they thought the story dragged or that they simply did not like the storyline, I actually liked most (not all) of it. (There are technically several stories here, but that is another matter.)

However, as I have mentioned in previous reviews, I seem to be more bothered than others by errors, bad writing, etc.

In the case of His Country Girl, in addition to multiple, story-level errors--see
Virginia Campbell
"His Country Girl", by Jillian Hart, is a really lovely romance read. Sweet and sentimental, with just-right poignant touches, the story line will capture your heart. Sierra Baker is a single mom with a sick little boy waiting to undergo heart surgery. Owen Baker's "wish" comes true when his hero, rodeo star Tucker Granger, visits him in the hospital just before the operation. Sierra and Tucker had gone through school together, with the precocious Tucker unable to resist teasing the bookish and ...more
Paula Hrbacek
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Rodeo star Tucker Granger surprises a little boy named Owen who is in the hospital for open heart surgery. His mother, Seirra Baker, knows Tucker from her childhood. He used to pull her pig tails to get her attention. But when she grew up, she married another man who left her after seven years to raise her son on her own, working as a waitress to make ends meet. She has promised herself never to fall in love again, to risk another heartache, and has built her world around her son.
Tucker is shy o
Oct 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It was so exciting! The passion between Sierra and Tucker is electric, almost as if you can feel it yourself. I can’t believe how inspiring it was, and how each character just seems so very alive. There is no small character in this book. Every character has a shining personality that just emanates off the pages. As a mother I can greatly relate to Sierra Baker, especially her unmatched love for her son Owen. My sons always come first to me, and just like Sierra I try ...more
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
This book was okay. Usually I enjoy the Love Inspired books, but this one just wasn't my cup of tea. It felt like it was both dragging and rushed at the same time. Like most Harlequins it was predictable, which I don't usually complain about, but this one felt moreso.

There is a chance that my entire experience reading the book was messed from the beginning because of poor editing. When Sierra is telling Tucker about how she used to have a horse, the first or second sentences of the paragraph sa
Nov 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a very clean romance. This story is pretty cute. Although there were a few things I didn't like. There were a few parts in the book when I couldn't figure out who was talking. It was like they moved on to something else and I didn't know about it. Another thing that got me was all the back and forth. I love you, I hate you, you haven't really changed, but maybe you have, either way it won't work. The end kind of took me by surprise. Usually you get a chapter or two of a happily ever afte ...more
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sierra Baker's Little Boy Was Facing Open Heart Surgery And Wished For A Visit From His Hero, Tucker Granger And With Her Ex-Husband Walking Out And Leaving Them In A Financial Mess, Now She Had To Endure The Boy Who Tormented Her As A Kid And Grew Up To Be Owen's Rodeo Hero!

Tucker Granger Was Duty Bound To Keep His Promise To A Little Tyke Who Faced A Serious Operation Tomorrow And No Gimpy Leg Nor Snowstorm Would Keep Him Away! Once He Knew It Was Sierra's Child His Heat Thumped Loudly At Seei
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contempory
First thanks to Jillian for my copy of this book. Another great read, I have loved all in the series and this was no different. I fell in love with Owen but I don't think that is hard to do he's an adorable little boy. I love how he and Tucker and Owen bonded in the book. I love how Jillian weaves the story and how we see what both are thinking. I also have to say I love the background stories in this series. If you have read the previous two books you will know what I am referring to if not I w ...more
Oct 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Jillian Hart for the complimentary copy of this book.

From the Publisher:
To fulfill a sick boy''s wish, rodeo star Tucker Granger surprises little Owen in the hospital. But no one is more surprised than single mother Sierra Baker. She figures the carefree champion for a different kind of man. One who doesn''t spend hours talking "cowboy code" with a hospital-bound child. One who can''t have her dreaming of a second chance at love. Somehow, Tucker ropes her heart and fills
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Oct 31, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: romance, read-in-2011
Horrible. Avoid at all costs.

In one paragraph, the girl's horse is both living at her parents house and long deceased. In another scene, a little boy has his sneakers' shoelaces retied, then his boots are stomping on the porch, then his sneakers are being removed at bedtime.

For a while the author forgets that she's wrinting an 'inspirational romance', then she seems to remember and puts in several references to the Lord and prayer before forgetting again.

This was a freebie from the publisher, so
Feb 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: cowboy
Tucker is Owen's charity wish. The little boy wants to meet his rodeo hero. Tucker is recovering from a bad injury - one he almost died from, and it is making him think about his rambling ways. He has known Owen's Mom Sierra since he was 6 years old - and he has realized he has loved her the whole time. The problem - Sierra's husband abandoned Sierra and Owen and she is determined not to give another man a chance to abandon them again. Tucker finally put his heart out for Sierra and she told him ...more
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Jillian Hart has another good story in this book which is in a series but can be read along as I have done #4 in Granger family Ranch series "His Country Girl". I enjoyed this quick read about a young woman who has been hurt and afraid to take a chance on Love again. She is a single Mom and works hard to support her little boy so HE wont be hurt again as he was when his daddy walked away from his responsibilities and family. I like the fact that Tucker and she had roots from when they went to sc ...more
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story of starting over and two romances featured. The stuggles a person feels when a mate leaves them are dealt with by several. As I watched my oldest daughter struggle with pain when her marriage broke up and finding love again, I truly felt the pain of Sierra Baker.
Tucker Granger thinks he is fulfilling a young boy's wish as the lad faces heart surgery. But instead he gets way more than he bargained for.
Owen, the small boy, wrestles with his Dad walking out on him. Tucker can relate as h
Susan Hollaway
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jillian is one of my favorite Love Inspy authors! I just recently had the opportunity to read this book. Love Inspired books are sold through Harlequin's Steeple Hill line, which means they're typically only out on store shelves for a month or so as well as through their book club. But do not despair -- you can still find it online -- and I recommend that you do!

I fell in love with the Granger Family Ranch Series. Sweet, sweet love stories that share the love of God. God can do the impossible to
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent Granger Story.

Tucker is back home in White Horse, Wyoming. He is still recovering from a rodeo fall he had. Tucker is looking at life differently after his near death experience.

Sierra Baker is a single mom. In the previous Granger Book we found out that her son, Owen, had a heart problem. She had thought it was asthma.

The Children's Charity asks Tucker to visit Owen in the hospital the day before his heart surgery. Tucker is Owen's hero.

This book continues on the secondary st
Sep 18, 2011 rated it liked it
I received this book through the Harlequin Ambassadors' program. I liked the book but can't say that I loved it. One thing you know about a Harlequin romance is that it will end happily ever after. This book just took too long to get there. From the beginning of the story the two main characters were attracted to each other. Why Jillian Hart felt the need to take 213 pages to get them together is beyond me. I guess I didn't feel that the story line was robust enough to last 213 pages. It got to ...more
Feb 22, 2012 rated it liked it
I adored this book from beginning to end. It's a love story. I loved how as the reader I felt really connected to Sierra. The love she has for her son, Owen, is very well written. As a mother, I can relate to always thinking ahead on how whatever action you take and the effect it has on your children. This book made me smile, tear up and made me want more. I'd love to know how the characters are doing now. (lol)
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: The Granger Family Ranch

"This is an emotional, warm, romantic, and heartbreaking read. It's beautiful to see the Grangers deep family ties and the love of the community." From a review posted by an member, to read more go here.
Oct 05, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this one far more than I did the other Love Inspired book I had read. I recieved this book through the Harlequin Ambassador program, and while I'm not sure I would have bought this on my own, I did enjoy the story (as predictable as they are), and would probably pick up similar books by this author in the future.
Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
I absolutely fell in love with "His Country Girl." The story line and characters were truly amazing and awe-inspiring and I love how this series incorporates the blossoming relationship between Frank Granger and Cady Winslow. This book and series is a most definite must read and one I will treasure forever.
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: The Granger Family Ranch

"This is an emotional, warm, romantic, and heartbreaking read. It's beautiful to see the Grangers deep family ties and the love of the community." From a review posted by an member, to read more go here.
Sep 08, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Rodeo star visits boy facing open heart surgery. Reacquaints with the boy's mother. They're from the same small town, but he's been in the rodeo circuit, avoiding commitments. Romance blossoms, but she doesn't want to get hurt. Seems a little . . . forced. "No. No. No. Oh, okay".
Donna Alward
I don't read a lot of inspirational romance, and this one has been on my shelf for a while. But I really loved Jillian's writing and the story stuck with me long after I finished it. I'd definitely read more of her work!
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Jillian Hart grew up on her family's homestead in Washington state, where she raised cattle, rode horses and scribbled stories in her spare time.
After earning her English degree from Whitman College, she worked in travel and advertising before selling her first novel.
When Jillian isn't working on her next story, she can be found puttering around her rose garden, curled up with a good book and sp
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