The Calico and Cowboys Romance Collection by Mary Connealy ~ Review

The Calico and Cowboys Romance Collection: Love Is a Lighthearted Adventure in Eight Novellas from the Old West
Lucie's Review:

A wonderful collection of variety, action and humor.

The Advent Bride--Teacher Melanie Douglas uses a special box to encourage a struggling student's productivity. Soon she has his father the town Sheriff stopping in as well.

A Bride Rides Herd--Matt Reeves comes to Montana to visit his brother but ends up helping Betsy Harden to take care of his three nieces which is a full time job. When Betsy's parents find out about Matt's help, they are not pleased, could marriage be the solution?

His Surprise Family--Si Harden gets more than he bargained for when he sent away for a mail-order bride. Meghan McCray decides to get married first and confess later, her secret being that she brought her 3 younger brothers to come live with them as well. Si and Meghan's brother get off to a rough start, can Si accept his surprise family?

Homestead on the Range--Elle Winter and her 4 children lend a hand to their new neighbor, Dr. Colin Samuelson, who has 3 children of his own. Colin is new to homesteading so the Winters show them the ropes. Colin and Elle are hesitant to think beyond friendship, so their children take matter into their own hands.

Sophie's Other Daugther--Laura McCellen shows that she can hold her own braving the narrow canyon and the wild Reeves boys to be there when Grace has her baby. Ike Reeves who is now a doctor shows up to help as well. On the way home Ike and Laura feel as if someone is following them, will they make it out of the canyon alive?

The Sweetwater Bride--Tanner Hardin rides to the rescue when he hears a scream, he finds Debra McClain who hasn't left the valley since she was young. He and Debra get to know each other and get some surprise visitors.

Texas Tea--Libby Cooper has been friends with Luke Reeves for years but they haven't seen eah other in a while, Libby is not pleased when she learns that Luke works for an oil company now, as there is oil on the Cooper property and con men have been trying to get it for years. But as Luke proves himself to be a man of integrity, will Libby and Luke find more than friendship?

Hope for Christmas--A contemporary Christmas tale of love. Tanner Harden V finds Kelsey Blake on the side of the road after her car goes off the road into a ravine--not only that she's pregnant and in labor. Kelsey is widowed and on the run form her mother-in-law who wants to take the baby away from her. Tanner rallies support for Kelsey, and his family welcomes her with open arms.

This is a terrific collection of fun quick reads, and many of the characters are the children of previous main characters of Ms. Connealy's novels, which is just an extra bonus, and makes these novellas a must read for a true fan, but they can also stand alone. I love the theme of cowboys and the strong women that win their hearts, great humor, and plenty of adventure!

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