A stand-alone novel from the Lily's House series.
Tara Levine hates everything about cowboys, from their boots and spurs to their funny stiff hats. But when she goes to the Silver A Ranch to ask for a favor in behalf of the abandoned girls at Lily's House, she meets Crew Ashman—and finds herself falling hard. Everything about Crew is different than she expected. But there’s a secret in his past that is driving them apart, and if he won’t share it with her, she’ll take matters into her own hands. Because maybe, just maybe, this cowboy might be the one who’s strong enough to stay.
Rylee Williams didn’t want to be a bridesmaid at her estranged sister’s wedding, the sister who'd grown up with the family she was supposed to have. So why does she find herself in a dress two sizes too big and with no date for the wedding? Maybe it’s time to give up on her family once and for all. But a greased pig contest and handsome cowboy Beck Seeger might just change her mind—both about sticking it out and taking a chance at love.
Tara and Rylee have been best friends since they met as teens at Lily's House. Now the foster sisters discover that sometimes love with a cowboy needs a little help from a horse and a pig.
Note: All the stories in the Lily's House series are complete stories without cliffhangers. Reading all of them will catch you up with characters in previous novels, but you do not have to read them in order. Enjoy!
Rachel Branton grew up avidly reading science fiction and fantasy and watching Star Trek reruns with her large family. They lived on a little farm where she loved to visit the solitary cow and collect (and juggle) the eggs, usually making it back to the house with most of them intact. On that same farm she once owned thirty-three gerbils and eighteen cats, not a good mix, as it turns out. Rachel always had her nose in a book and daydreamed about someday creating her own worlds. She is now married, mostly grown up, and has seven kids, so life at her house can be very interesting (and loud), but writing keeps her sane. She thrives on the energy and daily amusement offered by her children, the semi-ordered chaos giving her a constant source of writing material. Grabbing any snatch of free time from her hectic life, Rachel writes novels full of mystery, romance, and imagination. She warns her children that if they don’t behave, they just might find themselves in her next book! She’s been known to wear pajamas all day when working on a deadline, and is often distracted enough to burn dinner. (Okay, pretty much 90% of the time.) A sign on her office door reads: DANGER. WRITER AT WORK. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. She loves writing fiction and traveling, and she hopes to write and travel a lot more. She also loves shooting guns, martial arts, and belly dancing. She has worked in the publishing business for over twenty years.