From award-winning author Debra Clopton comes the Texas Matchmakers series—about three older women who set off a nationally advertised "Wives Wanted Campaign" to bring women to their small town of Mule Hollow to marry the lonesome cowboys. A far fetched idea that's working—look out fellas, the women are coming one car at a time!
Eight months pregnant, stranded on a freezing winter night and in labor, loner Lilly Tipps has one hope and a prayer: her beloved little donkey Samantha. But is her desperate action enough to get the help she and her baby need?
The last thing horse trainer Cort Wells expects on the frozen Texas night is to be awakened by an icicle encrusted donkey with the ability to break and enter. He soon realizes his standoffish neighbor is in trouble but can he get to her in time?
A Grinch of a cowboy, a pregnant recluse, a depressed dog and a matchmaking donkey…it’s an unusual combination. But add a baby to the mix to bind them all together and life and love have a whole new forecast…sunny days are peeking over the horizon
Note: This book was previously published as And Baby Makes Five. This edition includes some fun extras.
Books in the TEXAS MATCHMAKERS series:
Book 1: Dream With Me, Cowboy
Book 2: Be My Love, Cowboy
Book 3: This Heart's Your, Cowboy
Book 4: Hold Me, Cowboy
Book 5: Be Mine, Cowboy
Book 6: Marry Me, Cowboy
Book 7: Cherish Me, Cowboy
Book 8: Surprise Me, Cowboy
Book 9: Serenade Me, Cowboy
Book 10: Return To Me, Cowboy
Book 11: Love Me, Cowboy
Book 12: Ride With Me, Cowboy
Book 13: Dance With Me, Cowboy
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A wonderful message of faith and trust in God
Book 2 begins a few months after the close of book 1, but you don't have to read book 1 in order to understand or follow the story. Granted, it does help with the back story, but it's not necessary.
Lilly Tipps was abandoned when she discovered she was pregnant. Now, eight months later, she's on a rescue mission for her donkey, Samantha. What she does not anticipate is getting lassoed by her handsome new neighbor.
Cort Wells is horrified when he realized he just roped his very pregnant neighbor and equally shocked when he discovers that the one doing all the damage in his barn is her donkey.
What follows is a sweet story of two hearts who have been badly hurt. As one reaches out in healing towards the other, will they be able to connect? Or will one of them feel too damaged to respond?
I enjoyed the humor and most especially the message of faith and trust in God - that waiting on God pays off.
Romance - PG - some kisses
Language - clean
My rating - 5 stars.