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The Ranch That Was Us

by Willie Nelson Becky Crouch Patterson

Braiding strands of earthen insight with uproarious storytelling, Texas Hill Country legendary author Becky Patterson recreates the history of the Steiler Hill Ranch in twenty-four anecdotal chapters interspersed with original artwork. The result is a mixture of memoir and montage, treasure chest and tableau vivant of a world that's beautiful, brash, and wonderfully heartbreaking. Patterson -- the daughter of Texas folk hero and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, Hondo Crouch -- has big shoes to fill and she does so successfully in this colorful collection of Hill Country and Texas ranch vignettes.Foreman and general cowboy guru Raymond Kuhlmann tells stories of the Goat King and German drinking songs, the buzzard traps and Mexican corridos that filled the nighttime pastures. First-person accounts and vivid historical narratives evoke the ranch's past, overlaid with Patterson's breathless personal histories of afternoons spent rescuing a doe in a nightgown, or saving a porcupine from a pack of dogs.This is a book that will connect you to whatever patch of earth you hold dear. It is poignant reminder of the landscapes we've forgotten to keep close, of the land that does not belong to us but simply is who we are. The Ranch That Was Us is an affectionate reminder to go outside and touch the earth that is you.

The Ranch That Was Us

by Willie Nelson Becky Crouch Patterson

Braiding strands of earthen insight with uproarious storytelling, Texas Hill Country legendary author Becky Patterson recreates the history of the Steiler Hill Ranch in twenty-four anecdotal chapters interspersed with original artwork. The result is a mixture of memoir and montage, treasure chest and tableau vivant of a world that's beautiful, brash, and wonderfully heartbreaking. Patterson -- the daughter of Texas folk hero and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, Hondo Crouch -- has big shoes to fill and she does so successfully in this colorful collection of Hill Country and Texas ranch vignettes.Foreman and general cowboy guru Raymond Kuhlmann tells stories of the Goat King and German drinking songs, the buzzard traps and Mexican corridos that filled the nighttime pastures. First-person accounts and vivid historical narratives evoke the ranch's past, overlaid with Patterson's breathless personal histories of afternoons spent rescuing a doe in a nightgown, or saving a porcupine from a pack of dogs.This is a book that will connect you to whatever patch of earth you hold dear. It is poignant reminder of the landscapes we've forgotten to keep close, of the land that does not belong to us but simply is who we are. The Ranch That Was Us is an affectionate reminder to go outside and touch the earth that is you.

A Ranch to Call Home

by Leann Harris

A Cowboy's Promise The thrill of the rodeo is gone for cowboy Caleb Jensen. Nowadays, he helps out at a Texas ranch, keeping bad memories locked away. Then the ranch owner's granddaughter unexpectedly returns home-with a request he can't accept. Former army captain Brenda Kaye is organizing a charity rodeo, and she needs Caleb to get back in the saddle. She's determined to save her family's ranch, even if it means working with the smart-aleck cowboy-and uncovering the mysteries that lie in their pasts. Brenda's used to the dangers of war, but if she trusts Caleb, could the next casualty be her heart? Rodeo Heroes: Only love can tame these cowboys

A Ranch to Keep

by Claire Mcewen

What she planned...or what she wants? Samantha Rylant's life is coming together as planned-promising career, awesome friends, perfect boyfriend. Then she inherits her grandmother's ranch and sweet childhood memories come rushing back to her. Now this city girl is torn, wondering where she truly belongs. And the gorgeous cowboy down the lane is only complicating matters! Jack Baron and his handsome, aggravating self are around every corner offering a helping hand, sharing his unwanted opinions and in general messing with Sam's heart. The logical thing to do is to sell the ranch and return to San Francisco. But maybe this is one decision that requires the heart, not the head....

Ranch War

by J. T. Edson

Bloodlands . . . It seems when a lady's called "Calamity," chaos follows wherever she goes -- even to the mostly peaceful railroad town of Mulrooney, Kansas. Martha Jane Canary's always been free as the prairie wind, tied to no place or person, so she never expected to inherit a hardscrabble ranch that other folks have been working. She might have even ignored the legal summons to claim her property . . . if someone hadn't tried to kill her first. Now, whether she wants the spread or not, Jane's going to fight for what's hers -- taking on bushwackers, crooked lawyers . . . and a woman with a cold and greedy heart, and a plan to steal Jane's land with bullets and brutality. But Calamity's got an ally -- a baby-faced Texas gun called the Ysabel Kid -- not to mention stony courage, a strong and sure whip hand . . . and a mule-stubborn willingness to lay down her life for what's right.

The Rancher and the Rich Girl

by Heather Macallister

The Lost Springs Ranch for troubled boys is at stake, and it's a man's duty to give back...After eight years of always doing the right thing, wealthy widow Jessica Fremont is ready to rebel against her mother-in-law's upper-crust interference into how she's raising her son. Nine-year-old Sam desperately wants to be a cowboy-to his grandmother's horror-and Jessica's going to help him. So she bids on gorgeous rancher Matthew Winston, who inherited his struggling spread, a home for retired circus animals. Jessica is hoping he'll show Sam the ropes. Except, she's about to discover that Sam's not the only Fremont with a weakness for cowboys....

The Rancher and the Schoolteacher

by Judith Bowen

AN IRRESISTIBLE CHALLENGE Cilla Prescott has one priority in her life-her preschool in Glory, Alberta. It's rewarding work and she loves it, but it leaves little time for romance, which is just fine by Cilla. Not so fine for rancher Jeremiah Blake. Jeremiah has decided to take courtship and marriage more seriously, and he's convinced Cilla is the woman for him. Now he just has to convince Cilla.... But this cowboy is up for the challenge-even if it takes a bachelor auction and some crafty scheming to do it.

The Rancher and the Vet

by Julie Benson

Cowboy, Come HomeLeaving his Colorado hometown was the second hardest thing Reed Montgomery ever did-the first was breaking up with Avery McAlister, his high school sweetheart. Now his Western roots are calling the citified CEO back to his family ranch to be surrogate dad to his niece, Jess. Of course, he can't help being pulled back into Avery's world.Keeping her financially strapped animal shelter open is Avery's first priority-her second turns out to be helping Reed with his parenting skills. They may be bonding, but her former flame still has some serious explaining to do about the secret that drove him away.The ghosts of the past and a rekindled desire bring Reed and Avery ever closer together. But will Reed embrace his future...as a cowboy, a father and as the man for Avery?

Rancher Daddy

by Ann Roth

Leave the past behind That's life lesson number one for Jenny Wyler. Which is why she's sequestered in the middle of rural Montana teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. Saddlers Prairie is good and far from the ex-fiancé who ran when he discovered the truth about her family. And from now on, Jenny would keep silent about her past.But for Abby Dawson, a kindergartner in Jenny's class, silence isn't a choice. Not only shy, the little girl may be mute, and her father, Adam, needs Jenny's help. Determined to give the child a voice, the pair work together while denying their powerful attraction. Besides, what could a cattle rancher and big-city teacher have in common anyway? Besides their love of a five-year-old girl. And the damaging secrets they are both hiding...secrets that are bound to leak out.

The Rancher Gets Hitched & An Affair of Convenience

by Cathie Linz Marissa Hall

In Linz's "The Rancher Gets Hitched, " a housekeeper tries to keep two challenging twins in check while developing a relationship with a mule-headed but sexy rancher. In Hall's "An Affair of Convenience, " a pair of best friends agrees to a no-strings-attached affair, and ends up wanting each other again and again. Only, their careers are getting in the way.

The Rancher Next Door

by Cathy Gillen Thacker

Rebecca Carrigan is determined to run an alpaca ranch in the middle of Texas cattle country, and succeed on her own! What she doesn't count on is constant interference from Trevor McCabe, the bossy rancher next door. Rebecca figures his nose is out of joint because she's bought the property out from under him. And>because she's friendly with Vince Owen, Trevor's archrival from college. Trevor knows Vince has ulterior motives for spending time with Rebecca. He won't let his beautiful neighbor--or the ranch she's worked so hard for--be hurt by the vindictive Vince. The problem is convincing Rebecca that Trevor's on her side--and not because he's been influenced by her meddlesome family. But because he's fallen for her. . . .

The Rancher Next Door (Lone Star Canyon #1)

by Susan Mallery

This title launches a new series by a "USA Today" bestselling author. Though Dmarcus Armstrong is a demanding, cranky boss, he's the star of Opal Lockhart's fantasies. But what chance does a naive secretary have with this self-made millionaire? Opal's sisters come to the rescue with a makeover and some attitude adjustment.

The Rancher She Loved

by Ann Roth

A Chance To Prove Himself Learning that she was adopted is the biggest shock of magazine writer Sarah Tigarden's life. Falling in love with champion bull rider Clay Hollyer is a close second. Years ago, she shared a sizzling kiss with the handsome rodeo star, only to hear that he was a player who enjoyed toying with women. After her profile of Clay called him on his caddish behavior, she never wanted to see him again.But as Sarah searches for her birth mother, Clay is unexpectedly by her side. Can this really be the same guy she condemned as a womanizer? As she gets closer to learning the stunning truth about her biological mom, Sarah also finds herself getting closer to Clay. Her head tells her it's a mistake...but her heart isn't so sure.

The Rancher Takes a Bride

by Brenda Minton

His Secret Daughter Duke Martin is a father! The former army medic is stunned when old love Oregon Jeffries tells him the news. Given his troubled past, the hardworking rancher and diner owner understands why Oregon kept his daughter a secret for twelve years. But now Duke desperately wants to make up for lost time. As he sets out to be a true father to Lilly, he soon realizes his feelings for Oregon are growing stronger. When Oregon's health falters, he's ready to care for her and prove that he's worthy of her love. Could this be Duke's second chance with the woman he never should have let get away?e soon realizes his feelings for Oregon are growing stronger. When Oregon's health falters, he's ready to care for her and prove that he's worthy of her love. Could this be Duke's second chance with the woman he never should have let get away?

The Rancher Takes a Wife

by Judith Bowen

Cowboy goes a-courtin' Jeremiah Blake is a true man of the West: a hardworking, straight-talking rancher. He's got his priorities all figured out--and marriage isn't one of them. He likes women, no mistake about it, but not on what you'd call a permanent basis. Cilla Prescott's arrival in Glory provides him with a brand-new challenge. But Cilla has her priorities figured out, too. She says she's not interested in romance-or in him. She's just opened a preschool; she doesn't have time for men. Jeremiah aims to change her mind. He's decided to take dating and courtship more seriously, decided that maybe he should get married, as everyone's been telling him for years. Now he has to convince Cilla that she's the wife for him! Even if it takes a bachelor auction and some conniving by an old friend to do it.... MEN OF GLORY: A cowboy town in cowboy country. This is a place a woman could love. These are men a woman could love!

The Rancher's Bride

by Pamela Britton

Rude with a bad attitude-that's Ryan Clayborne, all right. From the moment she meets her new boss's son, Jorie Peters vows to spend as little time as possible with the surly rancher. That she has to plan his wedding? Well, that's just bad luck. The sparks shooting between them? Those are a Texas-size disaster.The last thing Ryan needs is some big-city wedding coordinator stomping her high heels all over his ranch. He has bigger things on his mind-mainly a temporary marriage to a friend he doesn't love. But one look at Jorie turns the cowboy's life, and heart, upside down. Heated thoughts lead to cold feet, but Ryan's still determined to do the honorable thing. Even if doing right has never felt so wrong...

A Rancher's Christmas

by Ann Roth

A Holiday Change Of Heart Gina Arnett comes home to Saddlers Prairie to say goodbye to her uncle and sell the family ranch she's just inherited. Her focus is on getting back to Chicago and her high-powered job. Two things change her plans: a sudden blizzard that causes the town to be snowed in, and Zach Horton-the ranch foreman who tries to convince her to stay. Gina's boundless ambition is something Zach understands all too well. He's kept his past a secret, and to uncover it, she'll have to reveal her own uncomfortable truths-and her growing feelings for Zach. He's not the kind of man she dreamed of falling for. But at the Christmas season, all dreams seem possible....

The Rancher's Courtship

by Laurie Kingery

Though Caroline Wallace can't have a family, she can still have a purpose. Becoming Simpson Creek's new schoolmarm helps heal the heartache of losing Pete, her fiancé, to influenza. Then Pete's brother arrives, trailing a herd of cattle and twin six-year-old girls. Jack Collier expected Pete and his bride to care for his daughters until he was settled in Montana. But bad weather and worse news strand Jack in Texas until spring. It's little wonder Caroline grows fond of Abby and Amelia. But could such a refined, warmhearted woman fall for a gruff rancher...before the time comes for him to leave again?

The Rancher's Dance

by Allison Leigh

Coming home to her family's Wyoming ranch was supposed to help injured ballerina Lucy Buchanan to heal. Instead, she was getting romantic ideas about the sexy rancher next door. Not even Beck's gruff manner could stop her from being neighborly. . . ;especially when she met the grieving widower's shy young daughter. In just a few weeks, the petite dancer with the thousand-watt smile had changed the single father's life. Even before he swept her into his arms on the dance floor, Beck knew Lucy was some kind of special. Was it time to move on? To stake a claim to a brand-new future with the woman who'd worked her unique magic. . . ;and danced her way straight into his heart?

Rancher's Double Dilemma

by Pamela Browning

Garth had a baby to raise, a ranch to run and a hard-and-fast hands-off-the-nanny rule. But single mom Lacey Shaw's homemaking ways and heartbreaking curves kicked the solitary rancher's pulse into overdrive, a dilemma multiplied by shock when Garth saw Lacey's own baby - his daughter's twin! There was no denying a mix-up had occurred - or that both girls had Lacey's soul-gray eyes. And now Garth had two choices - take his daughter and ride for the hills, or round up this newfound family and brand them his own!

The Rancher's Family Thanksgiving

by Cathy Gillen Thacker

She'll Marry Who She Wants--Or Not At All!Susie Carrigan needs help--fast! With her family playing matchmaker, she can think of only one man to turn to. Rancher and caring vet Tyler McCabe has always been there for her--anytime she needed a broad shoulder to lean on. . . or a warm body to heat up a cold Texas night. Now he has to stop her from making the biggest mistake of her life. When his best friend asked him to run interference, Tyler didn't think he'd end up putting his own heart on the line. He can't let Susie marry somebody else--not when there's a man right here in Laramie who loves her and plans to show her a Thanksgiving neither of them will forget. . .

The Rancher's Hand-Picked Bride

by Elizabeth August

Gwen Murphy, once the girl from the ranch next door, owed her aging Apache neighbor big-time. But deploy her private-investigator skills to a find a wife for Morning Hawk's great-grandson? And move into his home to do so? Dang it! For years, virile Jess Logan had stirred feelings celibate Gwen wanted no part of. Once under Jess's roof -- and his amused masculine scrutiny -- Gwen did her best to procure him a spouse. Or did she? For Texas heat scorched her whenever Jess was near, melting her lifelong icy grudge against men. Finally she saw her heart could be whole, if only she could find the courage to let Jess claim her as his woman.

The Rancher's Homecoming

by Cathy Mcdavid

A Time To RebuildIt's gone-everything Annie Hennessey, and two generations of Hennesseys before her, had worked so hard to build. The devastating forest fire didn't just claim her family's Sweetheart Inn-it also burned half a town whose livelihood is wedding tourism. Now the struggle to rebuild is just beginning, and Sam Wyler's sudden reappearance isn't going to make things any easier on Annie.Nine years ago, Annie and Sam were deeply in love. When he left to seek his fortune, Annie couldn't forgive him. Now Sam, widowed with a young daughter, is back and eager to help the town recover. But Annie needs more than bricks and builders to heal her proud and wounded heart. Could the love they once shared hold the key?

A Rancher's Honor

by Ann Roth

One Night With A Cowboy There's no room in day-care owner Lana Carpenter's life for casual flings. After all, her dream of adopting a baby is closer to becoming a reality than ever. So why is she still mooning over the sexy cowboy who made her forget everything but the strong, sure feel of his arms around her? It wasn't supposed to be more than one unforgettable night between consenting strangers. But when Sly Pettit spots Lana's photo in the local paper, he grabs at the chance to see her again. The guarded rancher is falling hard for Lana, but it can only end in heartbreak. Unless Sly can trust her with the secrets that keep him from believing that, just maybe, they could have a future together.

The Rancher's Housekeeper

by Rebecca Winters

Colt Brannigan always does the right thing, so he hires vulnerable Geena Williams as his housekeeper. But is this beautiful stranger trouble with a capital T?Geena is overwhelmed-it takes a brave man to hire a woman with a past like hers. In return for the second chance, she'll make his house a home he'll want to come back to after a hard day's work.Colt can be gruff, but to Geena his hard-won smile is as tender as a caress. He's let her into his home; maybe one day he'll let her into his heart?

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