Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Trusting the Rancher with Christmas by Cari Lynn Webb

Posted November 3, 2021 by meezcarrie in Cari Lynn Webb, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 15 Comments


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TRUSTING THE RANCHER WITH CHRISTMAS
SERIES:
Three Springs, Texas #2

GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021
PAGES: 384

A visit for the holidays

Brings love for a lifetime

Cattle rancher Evan Bishop is desperate for Paige Palmer’s help. The veterinarian is in Three Springs for the holidays, but the single dad hopes she has time to save his ailing livestock. Paige is up for the challenge, though not quite up to resisting the cowboy’s rugged charm and his darling devotion to his little girl. Can Paige learn to trust the rancher before the countdown to Christmas ends?

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I very much enjoyed The Texas SEAL’s Surprise, book one in Webb’s Three Springs, Texas series, but I loved book two even more! Trusting the Rancher with Christmas is sweet and romantic, and it’s full of memorable characters, endearing dogs, and one very adorable little girl. I inhaled it in one sitting and was sad when it was over because I wanted to stay in that world just a little longer. (Which means I’m eagerly waiting on book three! argh… is it June yet? lol)

I adored Riley in book one, and she was – unsurprisingly – one of my favorite parts about Trusting the Rancher with Christmas. In turns precocious and precious, Riley will undoubtedly steal your heart too. Her dad Evan is quite the heart-stealer in his own right, albeit for different reasons. This stubborn rancher makes a pretty sweet #girldad, and he can certainly bring on the charm when he wants to – particularly the more he falls for Paige. I mean, he’s swoony enough on his own, but when he brings out the knee-weakening kisses and besotted behavior, keep that fainting couch handy! I loved getting to know his character – and Riley’s – even more this go-around, and I really enjoyed seeing Paige from his point of view, too.

Paige is coming to Three Springs for Christmas with a lot of baggage, the internal kind, and she’s in the right place to start working through it. If she’ll let herself, that is. Her character is very likable, particularly the way she treats the people & animals around her with gentle care and a compassionate heart. It was also nice to watch her unwind more the longer she was at Evan’s ranch. The author did a great job of addressing Paige’s inner struggles without allowing them to become overbearing or distract from the Hallmark-movie-ish situation she now finds herself in. After all, Three Springs may have a hidden treasure but the town also has a not-so-hidden penchant for matchmaking… and I loved spending time with Boone & Sam & Ilene again. Not to mention hanging out with Abby and Tess and Wes again, too. Webb has created a town full of layered and engaging characters, and they really do support the story and add dimension to the main plot.

Bottom Line: Trusting the Rancher with Christmas is another fabulous read by Cari Lynn Webb. Seeing small town Christmas through Paige’s city girl eyes gave me all the warm fuzzies and made me want to go find a small town of my own to join for this holiday season. Evan and Riley are the perfect daddy-daughter pair, and it’s clear that Paige fits into their little family almost seamlessly. Webb nicely balances humor, romance, emotion, and real-life issues, achieving a smooth flow throughout the novel, a story that readers will find difficult to put down. You’ll fall in love with Three Springs, too – and all of its colorful, endearing characters. A perfect read for Hallmark movie fans and small town/cowboy romance aficionados!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

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15 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Trusting the Rancher with Christmas by Cari Lynn Webb

  1. Thank you, Carrie for the kind review and featuring Trusting the Rancher with Christmas on your blog! Hearing you read it in one sitting made my day! I hope you have a fabulous holiday season filled with all kinds of warm fuzzies! Take care! Cari

  2. Stephanie H.

    I would love to have a white Christmas every year, but it doesn’t always get cold enough to snow.

  3. Kendra Muonio

    I can’t wait to read it. cari lynn Webb is a great other I have read several of her harlequin heartwarming books.

  4. Lynn Brown

    I live in East Tx, but I would prefer a white Christmas every year. Thanks for the chance. The blurb sounds good.

  5. Sarah Phillips

    I prefer a White Christmas, hands down! I love snow and being able to snuggle up inside with family is wonderful. It’s been too many years since we’ve had a snowy Christmas where I live (Southern Indiana)! I’ve got my fingers crossed for some snow this year though! ^_^

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