Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Conard County Baby - Rachel Lee

A Conard County Baby
Rachel Lee
Harlequin Special Edition, Feb 17 2015, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373658725

Carrying her fiancé’s child conceived when he raped her and receiving no support from her wealthy parents who disown her for ending her engagement, Hope Conroy fled Dallas with no plan except escape.  She applies for a nanny position on a Conard County, Wyoming ranch.  Though Cash Cashford has doubts the beautiful Texan can handle his angry thirteen years old daughter Angie as she seems more like a runaway debutant, he hires her out of desperation.

Surprising herself as much as Cash, big city Hope fits in somehow in the rustic environ.  She especially gets along with Angie; or at least as good as anyone can.  As the two adults fall in love, both tacitly agree her unborn and his teen come before their desire.

The latest Conard County: The Next Generation (see The Widow of Conard County and Reuniting with the Rancher) is a pleasing character-driven contemporary starring a three-dimensional trio; especially the traumatized heroine who lives up to her name by never giving up Hope.  Fans will appreciate Rachel Lee’s fine ranch family drama.

Harriet Klausner

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