*4 Stars, Night Owl Reviews*
The wounds that James and Liz suffered from their previous relationships are still raw and the authors have done such a good job in showing their feelings. They remain true to themselves, but can’t deny the attraction. The Montana setting also illustrates the rodeo life at the McKenna Ranch. This series continues with the lives of James’ children, Callie and Parker, along with Liz’s son, Brody. Fans of cowboy romance will enjoy this series.
Welcome to McKenna Ranch!
Meet Brody, Callie, Mercer and Parker--the four siblings in the clan of James McKenna, a Montana rancher. Growing up on the ranch was a great life, until Callie and Parker's mother passed away, leaving James a widower. It wasn't long, however, before he remarried, bringing stepmother Liz into their lives, along with her son, Brody. Soon, James and Liz added a new McKenna to the family, when daughter Mercer was born. Brothers and sisters are prone to disagreements and this Brady Bunch family of step, half, and full siblings is no exception. As they grew up on the ranch, they learned values that stuck with them throughout their lives--even though they may live apart as adults.
But there is one thing that will bring them all back together. Their father's only wish. Beginning with a short prequel novella that tells the story of James McKenna and Liz Caldera, and how they came to blend their families, these stories put you on the McKenna Ranch near Yellowstone National Park. This series leads off with Jan Scarbrough's Brody, with Maddie James' Callie to follow, while the siblings begin the long road home. These sweet to sexy stories give you a glimpse into Montana rodeo and ranch life, and of course, provide lots of contemporary cowboy love and romance.
Callie: The Long Road Home
The Montana McKennas, Book Two
Leaving her job behind and heading home to Montana for a family emergency is worrisome enough, but when Callie McKenna’s New York future collides head-on with her Montana past, she is faced with making a life-altering decision.
****Callie McKenna is going home. Her father has suffered a fall from his horse and she is needed back at the ranch. She temporarily leaves New York and her promotion behind to be with her family in Montana, planning only to stay until her father is well again.
But she doesn’t expect the worse, and Callie loses her father. Nor does she expect to rekindle an old relationship with ranch hand, Murphy Reynolds.
Nothing goes according to plan. Callie must face her past, to not only mend some family fences, but to figure out what is happening between her and Murphy. She knows the choices she makes now will shape her future. But will that future be with Murphy and her family on the ranch, or will it be back in New York, where her promotion waits along with that quaint little brownstone she adores?
People die, people change, and sometimes both happen and people fall in love.
When Parker McKenna’s father dies, he expects life on the ranch to change—whether he wants it to or not. Parker is unsure how much his stepmother Liz has influenced his father’s final wishes. Although Liz has been a part of his life for years, he knows her goals for the ranch are different from his. All Parker wants to do is continue his way of life—running the working Montana cattle ranch until the day he dies, just like his father.
What Parker doesn’t expect is for Reba Morris to walk into his life the day of the funeral.
Having recently relocated to Montana, and living in a small cabin near the McKenna Ranch, Reba decides to do the neighborly thing and help at Parker’s house when everyone gathers after the funeral. With her late husband’s passing several months ago on her mind, she knows how difficult it can be handling the small things, so she steps up to the plate. What Reba doesn’t expect is for Parker McKenna to knock her socks off with his drop-dead gorgeous, cowboy goodness.
After all, she is a recent widow and shouldn’t be thinking about things like how sexy he looks in his Wranglers. Right?