The Cowboy's Texas Family

Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch

Book 4
Sold by Harlequin
Free sample

From Cowboy to Father Figure 

Rancher Nick McGarrett wants to help orphaned ten-year-old Corey Phillips, the brother of his late comrade. But he's not fit to be a father—not with his troubled past. Thankfully, the child finds a home at the Lone Star Cowboy League Boys Ranch, where Nick volunteers. When wealthy newcomer Darcy Hill discovers she's Corey's cousin, she hopes to eventually take him in. Nick and Darcy couldn't be more opposite—or more drawn to each other. But for Darcy, raising Corey in her hometown means leaving Texas…and Nick. It'll take a special little boy to show these two grown-ups that the key to forging a new future is being together.
Read more

About the author

Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-three books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread, and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at

Read more


3 total

Additional Information

Read more
Published on
Jan 1, 2017
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Fiction / Christian / Romance
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Western
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Book 5
A man-shy woman, a wedding-shy man, a preaching-shy preacher and one conniving outlaw with plans – take over the town, then the Territory!

Middle-aged, Pearl King heads to Come-By-Chance, hoping for a quiet life of gentle female companionship and time to dedicate to the causes she believes in – Equality for All – regardless of gender, race or religion. However, when she arrives in town, the town is in an uproar – a preacher who won't preach, a Mayoral election campaign rife with corruption and Gold Rush Fever! 

And added to all that, it seems her friend, Beryl, has matchmaking on her mind too – involving Pearl and builder, "Uncle" Maurice Carlson, who has been commissioned to build Beryl a grand home in the center of town. But it's complicated. Fearless campaigner, Pearl, and normally fearless dabster, Maurice, both live with the shame and scars of a failed marriage.   

As if all that isn't enough trouble, the town's popular Kate Davis finds herself up against Slim Jim Murdoch for the position of Mayor – and it's hardly what you'd call a fair fight. And dearly beloved Preacher, Ernest James Coy, comes clean with his past and must deal with the consequences.

The Come-By-Chance books are jam-packed with gun-totin' adventure, intrigue and true love, all set in 1880s frontier America.

Come-By-Chance  Brides of 1885

Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her  

Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses 

Book 3. ​Ava & Ina – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys

Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman

Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster

Coming Soon:

Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher's Conundrum

©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.