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The Ranger's Texas Proposal, a Love Inspired novel in the Lone star Cowboy League series, by Jessica Keller
Heath Grayson is a Texas Ranger who is on a mission to examine thefts at the boys ranch. The same ranch his father was murdered at 15 years ago. Josie Markham is a pregnant widow who volunteers at the ranch. While investigating, he questions Josie. He is immediatly attracted to this fiesty spitfire of a woman. How do the boys at the ranch show him that family is what he needs?
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Love Inspired
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 0.59 X 4.21 (inches)|
Series: Lone Star Cowboy League
Sharon4 Stars Out Of 5Realistic Christian RomanceFebruary 2, 2017SharonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I received an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Ranger's Texas Proposal is a well-written contemporary Christian romance. Josie Markham is recently widowed and pregnant. As a ranch owner, she's a member of the Lone Star Cowboy League, which runs a ranch for troubled boys. Heath Grayson, a handsome, well-mannered, workaholic Texas Ranger is forced to take a month off work and decides to spend it at his friend's ranch, unofficially investigating some petty crimes while working on his murdered father's cold case. He meets Josie while questioning her about something she witnessed at the ranch, and feeling sorry for her, offers to help out at her ranch while he's in town.
Because of his own experience when his Ranger father was murdered at the very same boys ranch years ago, he has pledged to live a bachelor's life so as not to cause his family to suffer as he did if he were to die in the line of duty.
Because Josie's deceased husband was in law enforcement, she is wary of becoming involved with another man who could die and leave her and her baby alone again.
Heath and Josie are determined not to fall in love with each other. The boys at the ranch, who already love Josie, soon come to love Heath as well and try to encourage a romance.
The Ranger's Texas Proposal is a sweet book with realistic characters of faith. It is not preachy. I enjoyed it very much while reading it on vacation.
Britney Adams4 Stars Out Of 5The Ranger's Texas ProposalNovember 12, 2016Britney AdamsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0The Rangers Texas Proposal is a delightful blend of mystery and romance! Heath and Josie are vulnerable characters, and I enjoyed spending time with them as their emotional story unfolded. With a bit of help from the residents of the boys ranch, these two come to realize that there is no guarantee of tomorrow and life must be lived today.
I enjoyed The Rangers Texas Proposal and look forward to continuing the Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch series. The Rangers Texas Proposal is the second book in the continuity series, but it can be read as a stand-alone story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
Trixi5 Stars Out Of 5Redemption, reconcilation and second-chances!November 3, 2016TrixiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Texas Ranger Heath Grayson's vowed to solve the cold case file of his father's death fifteen years ago in the line of duty. He's also vowed to never marry or have children to avoid risk of leaving both a widow and an orphan. He's kept his emotions closed off to avoid getting close to anyone, friend or family for personal reasons. That is, until his forced months' vacation time where he meets Josie Markham, a volunteer at the Lone Star Boys Ranch where his dad was killed. Widowed and pregnant, he helps with the ranch chores as a way to help her and investigate his dads case at the same time. Josie's a spitfire and is determined to make the Ranch a safe haven for troubled boys who otherwise would't have a chance in society to make their lives right. The more these two spend time together, the more hope arises for love and a possible future together! Has God made a way for second chances for everyone at the Ranch, including stirring up a romance?
What I love about this author is the way she invests her readers in a story. How she makes the characters so real that they feel like part of your life. You experience everything they do, all the emotions they feel--joy, elation, sadness and pain. I loved the comradery between the boys and Heath as he teaches them and takes each one under his wing. You can see the pride in their eyes as Heath lavishes praise on each one. It wasn't so at first, as Heath's line of work taints his view of troubled teens. But the more time he spends with them, the more he begins to see the goodness in each one. And how they strive to be better with each day. Josie's such a delight! Even though she too lost her dad, her reliance of God to give her joy in the midst of ashes and piece the brokenness of her life into something even more beautiful is refreshing to me as a fellow Christian. It reminds me that even when things don't go my way or pain comes into my own life, I have a Savoir I can cling to! The way the author weaves faith into the story is another thing I love about her. It's a natural part of the story, never forced or fake. I love the whole side-cast of characters and want to have each one of the books in the Lone Star Cowboy League series so I can read their stories as well. And lastly, it was a good thing I had a box of Kleenex next to me as I needed it throughout the story, I so love when an author can make me feel so much! If you enjoy stories of redemption, reconciliation, second-chances with a natural flowing faith-theme, then you don't want to miss this one!
*I received a complimentary copy of this by the author & wasn't required to leave a favorable review. All views and opinions are strictly my own*
tomboycanTara, Ontario, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Nobody is guaranteed tomorrowOctober 26, 2016tomboycanTara, Ontario, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Texas Ranger Heath Grayson is on a forced vacation, so he goes to the Lone Star Cowboy League Boys Ranch to see a friend and he looks into thefts that are happening on the ranch and he is also looking into his father's murder.
Josie Markham's husband was killed on the job and Josie is left pregnant and trying to start up her own ranch while volunteering at the boy's ranch.
Heath stops at Josie's farm before heading to the boy's ranch to get information about the thefts. When he sees her doing the chores, he helps her out. So everyday on his way to the boy's ranch he stops at Josie's and does the chores and they have breakfast together and Heath drives Josie to the ranch because her truck needs to be fixed.
Heath starts a detection class for the boys at the ranch and they have to figure out an investigation and when they solve it, it happens to be the cook who stole the ice cream maker so in the end the boys helped make ice cream has a treat for solving the case.
Heath goes to where the boy's camp use to be to see if he can find any new leads in his father's murder. When one of the boys at the ranch says that the floors in the one barn lofts sounded hollow so Heath checked it out and found a gun and lots of drugs so since he was on vacation he called in some of the other Texas Rangers and it turns out that a volunteers was running drugs out of the ranch and Heath's Dad found out the guy killed him before he called say anything. Some of the boys at the ranch plan a memorial to honor Heath's Dad since Heath's Mom didn't want anything at the time.
Thanksgiving comes and there is a a big dinner at the boy's ranch that Josie helped get ready and that Heath was suppose to attend but Josie told him to leave since his father's case was solved and nothing more came of the thefts so he leaves but both of them wish they were together. At the start Josie didn't want to have a relationship with Heath because her husband was in law enforcement when he was killed. Heath doesn't want a relationship either in case something would happen to him and his family would have to deal with his loss like he did when his father was murdered. Friends and family told Heath that no one is guaranteed tomorrow and if you love someone to tell them. So Heath surprises everyone and come to the Thanksgiving meal and before everything starts he asked Josie to marry him and that he would bee the baby's father.