Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Rancher Takes a Cook by Misty M. Beller

Misty M. Beller's Latest Release

When their South Carolina home burns to the ground, Anna Stewart's only choice is to move with her younger brother to the wilds of a Texas ranch. 

Their prospects are beginning to look better, until the rancher's son, Jacob O'Brien, shows up with his alarmingly blue eyes to put a kink in Anna's well-controlled plans. 

When danger escalates in the form of a band of cattle thieves with deadly intent, can Anna learn to release control to God's capable hands...and those of the blue-eyed cowboy who's stolen her heart?

My Review: After the Civil War, Anna Stewart and her fifteen-year-old brother, Edward, face a daunting new life. Their parents have died and the family home and candle shop have been burned to the ground by Union soldiers.
The siblings make their way to Seguin, Texas, to their aunt and uncle’s mercantile. Anna helps in the store and Edward does odd jobs around town. Anna dreams of a way to make a home for herself and her brother and be able to support them. Edward’s care of animals is noticed by a cowboy from a ranch just outside of town and he offers him a job.
Anna, wanting to protect Edward heads to the O’Brien’s to tell the owner her brother will not be working for him when she has a job proposal herself to cook for the ranch. The two settle in and Anna meets the owner’s son, Jacob, the same handsome cowboy with the dazzling blue eyes she’d seen at the mercantile.

Through the next year with all the wilds of Texas including bad weather, cattle rustlers and wondering bears, Jacob learns he can’t live without her and she learns she needs to let God guide her life.

Ms. Beller has written a delightful story of the Texas frontier. While the characters develop into the reader’s treasured friends, her delightful prose paints a beautiful picture of the Texas countryside and the Guadalupe River. I enjoyed this heartwarming story and strongly recommend it.

About the Author:  Misty Beller writes Christian historical romance, and is the author of The Lady and the Mountain Man. She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and two daughters now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy. God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters. Connect with Misty athttps://mistymbeller.com.


Kelly Goshorn said...

Looking forward to reading her newest story! She's a favorite of mine!

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Thanks for stopping by Kelly. The Rancher Takes a Cook was a first Misty Beller for me and I truly enjoyed it.