Date: August 2003
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Romance - Series
and the Beastly Rancher
A lady in need of saving:
Anne Pointer, newly widowed and mother
of two, finds herself in difficulty, trying to pay off the mortgage
on her land. Desperate, she tries to sell her produce by the roadside.
When two men attack her, Joe Crawford appears out of nowhere and
rescues her from the clutches of her attackers.
A knight in shining armor:
Joe Crawford is a confirmed bachelor,
believing no woman could give her heart to such an ugly duckling
as himself. One day, while tending his land, he answers the frantic
cries of a small girl. He realizes her mother is in trouble and
he is her only hope. Her assailants are no match for him, and he
has the situation quickly under control.
admires the courage this of woman, Anna, and is determined to help
solve her financial situation. He knows she would be proud to accept
charity, so he cleverly devises a way for her to accept his money.
each passing day, he feels himself growing closer to her and the
children. Would it be possible that they could return his feelings?
and the Beastly Rancher is a very compelling and sweet story.
I found that once started, I couldn't put it down. The only weakness
is the title and the cover art, which is misleading. I bought this
book because I expected to find a beauty and beast theme. What I
discovered was Joe didn't meet my expectations as to what a true
'Beast' should be like. Still, for anyone looking for a light enjoyable
read, this book won't disappoint.