Sunday, September 1, 2019

"HEROES OF SHELTER CREEK"--author Claire McEwen's captivating contemporary western romance series--cowboys and their ladies dealing with life's unexpected twists and turns and finding new hopes for promising futures

After the Rodeo

After the Rodeo

 Her passion for her job…

…could cost him everything

Former rodeo champion Jace Hendricks has six weeks to turn his run-down ranch around or he could lose custody of his nieces and nephew. But biologist Vivian Reed has to survey his land first—and she won’t be rushed. Vivian’s optimism and wonder start to win over the kids…and even Jace. But with all that’s at stake, can he risk getting any more involved with Vivian?

MY REVIEW:  Author Claire McEwen returns readers to beautiful Northern California with "After the Rodeo", Book 2 in her contemporary western romance series, "Heroes of Shelter Creek". Jace Hendricks had spent a decade building a career on the rodeo circuit, and a winning streak had raised his hopes for a championship. His dreams were shattered by a phone call from Social Services advising him that his sister Brenda had been convicted of felony charges and was facing twenty years in prison. Jace's memories of a turbulent childhood and guilt over not staying in touch with his sister spurred him to give up the rodeo in order to take custody of Brenda's three children. With just enough money to buy a run-down ranch to make a home for himself and the children, he planned to raise cattle as a means of income to keep them all together. As if becoming an instant father--an unsettling occurrence for him and the children--was not enough, he also had to deal with a persistent social worker and a group of citizens devoted to wildlife protection. He had unknowingly bought land that was a prime elk habitat, and the fence he had built to keep cattle in would keep the elk out. Complicating matters even further is the arrival of biologist Vivian Reed, who must survey the property and assess the wildlife situation. Vivian, who is dealing with personal health issues and a heartache of her own, nonetheless has a caring persona which touches the heart of Jace and the children. With only a short time to make all matters right, can Jace and Vivian find a way to keep home and family together and look forward to a bright and happy future filled with love? "After the Rodeo" is a wonderfully-written story for lovers of contemporary western romance.

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Reunited with the Cowboy (Heroes of Shelter Creek #1)

She can save his ranch…

But can he forgive her?

Maya Burton knows she’s the last person rancher Caleb Dunne wants to see. After all, she survived the crash that killed his sister, and then left town. Now she has to convince the stubborn cowboy that she can help him save his ranch. But once she earns his trust—and his heart—will she be able to walk away?

MY REVIEW:  I have always loved westerns--when I was a little girl, my whole family watched the great TV westerns together--we were all fans. As I got older, I realized how appealing and romantic cowboys are--if you win the heart of a cowboy, you're a lucky woman indeed! Author Claire McEwen begins her "Heroes of Shelter Creek series: with "Reunited with the Cowboy"--a richly- detailed story with a beautiful setting and very appealing characters. After years spent in service in the Marines, Caleb Dunne returned home to the family ranch in Shelter Creek, California. Working hard to preserve the heritage of the ranch and secure its future, he must accept help from a an unexpected and unwanted source. Years ago. Maya Burton and Caleb Dunne were high-school sweethearts--very much in love--until the aftermath of a tragic accident drove them apart. Maya left the area after graduation and became a wildlife biologist. Coming home to Shelter Creek to visit her grandmother means coming face-to-face with Caleb--and facing the heartbreak of the past. Maya has the knowledge and training to help Caleb and other ranchers in the area, but will he open his heart, and his mind, and trust her to help him hold on to his family's legacy? After spending time again with Caleb, will Maya be able to walk away and return to the life she has created outside Shelter Creek? "Reunited with the Cowboy" is highly recommended for lovers of heartfelt contemporary western romance.

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Claire McEwen

Claire McEwen

Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb. She loves discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling and reading, of course!

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