Mother for His Children
Single father Shane McCoy has his hands full trying to run a ranch while raising two-year-old twins. His children clearly need a mother's guiding hand.
An encounter with a lovely stranger on a train platform offers an unconventional answer to his predicament when she suggests a marriage of convenience.
Tessa Spencer needs a fresh start far from her con man father's schemes. His latest scrape has made her the target of a vengeful outlaw.
Shane's isolated ranch provides refuge, and his children easily win Tessa's affections.
But as her checkered past resurfaces, only honesty and trust will make this family Christmas the first of many…
A heartfelt romance, with lots of hope for a better future, joy of family, and healing power of love.
It is pure serendipity that Tessa and Shane meet one day, but that meeting changes their lives for good, and for better. Shane is in a difficult situation with his twins without mother, and Tessa is running from the outlaws, trying to find a safe, secure place to renew her life, with good intentions and honest living.
Their problems are solved with a marriage, or so it seems.
Owen and Alyssa, the twins, are sure to steal hearts, they are adorable, and I love how they had such a central stage in the story.
The marriage between Tessa and Shane isn't easy, and the author writes very honestly about it, giving a clear and fair picture how important honesty, trust, and communication is in a relationship. Both Tessa and Shane wants what is best for each other, both wants the other one be happy, and the marriage to work, but since the communication is not working well between them, they are going about it from the opposite angles, causing all kinds of problems.
I liked the story, the author's voice is very pleasant, and the story has a lovely flow, as is unfolding. The elements of danger bring another layer to the tale, and also to the relationship between Tessa and Shane, as well as the whole town.
A mix of humor, romance, rough life on the prairie, a town who's not afraid of nothing
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me