Having a father is a big responsibility.
And finding him a wife is a challenge eight-year-old Becky Jones takes seriously. Ex-rodeo cowboy Taggart Jones is adamant. No marriage. Been there. Done that.
Not even if Becky's dream candidate is her beautiful, blonde teacher, Felicity Albright, who knows about barrettes, patching up scrapes, and hates carrots as much as his daughter. Taggart’s still not interested. Much.
What's a daughter to do? Becky’s nothing if not ingenious, and she’s determined to convince a stubborn Taggart and a bemused Felicity that they really have met their match.
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The Cowboy and the Kid
This was a fun story.
Felicity is the new teacher in town, and a widow. Taggart is a divorced single dad and a former bull rider who is afraid of loving again. And Becky is Taggart's meddling daughter who, with the help of her friend Susannah, is trying to pick a new mother for herself, no matter what her father wants.
I loved all of the characters in this book. Becky and Susannah really were quite methodical in their attempts to push Felicity and Taggart together. But I think even without the meddling, eventually they would've come to notice each other. It's a small town after all. I especially loved how dedicated Felicity is to her students and how hard she works to set a good example for them. She would do anything for her students and it made her extra likable.
Nice romance without overly descriptive sexual scenes. I always like to also learn from what I read along with the enjoyment. This author's analogy of teaching bull riding to life lessons was one I would not of thought of. You couldn't help but pull for and love Becky.
The cowboy and the kid