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The Rancher's Secret Wife [Read] ➻ The Rancher's Secret Wife ➸ Brenda Minton – Thomashillier.co.uk After knowing the woman for all of three hours, soldier Reese Cooper married waitress Cheyenne Jones She was pregnant and scared, alone in Las Vegas and he was about to ship out on a dangerous tour of After knowing the woman for all of three hours, soldier Reese Cooper married waitress Cheyenne Jones The Rancher's PDF/EPUB ² She was pregnant and scared, alone in Las Vegas and he was about to ship out on a dangerous tour of duty But months later, Reese comes home to Dawson, Oklahoma, no longer the strong cowboy who vowed to help Cheyenne Shrapnel and a guarded heart changed everything But with a wife and baby counting on him, Reese is about to learn what real courage is all about.


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  1. Rachel Brand Rachel Brand says:

    GENRE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCEPUBLISHER LOVE INSPIRED BOOKSPUBLICATION DATE JULY 24, 2012 RATING 5 OUT OF 5 NEAR PERFECTPROS Flawless execution of what could have been a predictable plot consistent feeling of a tight knit community fleshed out secondary characters that didn t overpower the main storyline Cheyenne s emotions were very relatable realistic portrayal of being blind didn t glorify war when describing Reese s time in actionCONS None When Reese Cooper ran into Cheyenne Jones i GENRE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCEPUBLISHER LOVE INSPIRED BOOKSPUBLICATION DATE JULY 24, 2012 RATING 5 OUT OF 5 NEAR PERFECTPROS Flawless execution of what could have been a predictable plot consistent feeling of a tight knit community fleshed out secondary characters that didn t overpower the main storyline Cheyenne s emotions were very relatable realistic portrayal of being blind didn t glorify war when describing Reese s time in actionCONS None When Reese Cooper ran into Cheyenne Jones in Las Vegas, she was alone and scared, and he was about to ship out to Afghanistan Offering to marry the pregnant waitress and dancer might not have been the most sensible option for either of them, but Reese never regretted his decision, knowing that he d be supporting Cheyenne and her baby and allowing them a ticket out of Las Vegas and Cheyenne s dead end job Cheyenne never expected to see Reese again, although she was very grateful for the money he provided her with, which allowed her to study to become a hairdresser and enter a respectable career But as Reese s legal wife, she s informed when he s discharged from the army after being badly injured in the line of duty After having exchanged several letters with Reese while he was overseas, Cheyenne can t help but worry about her husband So she sets off for Dawson, Oklahoma to visit Reese and his family.Reese s family arethan surprised to find a heavily pregnant woman on their doorstep, but it doesn t take them long to figure out the truth of her situation Although Reese and Cheyenne are determined that their marriage isn t going to turn into anything real, Reese s family are welcoming and make it clear that they want to support Cheyenne, even going as far as helping her set up a hairdressing business in Dawson Reese is still struggling to come to terms with his blindness, and doesn t believe he can support a wife and family But when Cheyenne starts to experience pregnancy complications, he can t ignore the desire to be by her side Will their marriage of convenience turn into somethingtangible, despite their best efforts to ignore their true feelings I m a sucker for marriage of convenience stories, even ones that have slightly cheesy titles But despite their sometimes overly simplistic titles, I ve developed quite an appreciation for Love Inspired Books, and their authors, over the past few years Not only does Brenda Minton manage to put a new spin on the marriage of convenience story in The Rancher s Secret Wife, she also puts across her incredibly compelling story in a 224 page novel The Rancher s Secret Wife is technically the third book in the Cooper Creek series, which I didn t realise when I picked it up But as all Love Inspired books are designed to be read as standalone novels, I was able to ease into the town of Dawson and the Cooper family with no difficulty at all I ve never lived in such a tight knit community, even though I ve spent most of my life in small, country towns, but I like to believe that places like Dawson still exist, where neighbours look out for each other and you know all your local storeowners by name Dawson had a lovely nostalgic feel to it, making me understand why Cheyenne would want to settle there and raise her baby, and it thankfully managed to void seeming too perfect or unrealistic.I also loved all of the secondary characters in The Rancher s Secret Wife I ll reiterate you can read this book as a standalone novel, but you ll probably end up wanting to read the rest of the books in the series once you get to know Reese s family and friends Although each of the characters had their flaws and problems, they never overpowered the main storyline, and I think I got a few inklings of a future book featuring Reese s younger brother As I said, I love marriage of convenience stories I m not sure what the appeal is, but I m obviously not alone in my feelings, as these stories crop up in every romantic genre contemporary, historical, even Amish It s difficult to manage a marriage of convenience story in a contemporary setting without it feeling too contrived, and I did wonder how the story would pan out in The Rancher s Secret Wife Although the idea of a soon to be deployed soldier spontaneously marrying a woman simply because she was alone and pregnant seemed a little unrealistic, as I got to know Reese, I could tell that he was a man of character and integrity who would do what he thought was right, even if it demanded a lot of him There were a few times when I got a little annoyed at Cheyenne for not admitting her true feelings for Reese, and continually pushing him away when he offered to help her, but when I stepped back and examined her situation, I could see why she acted the way she did I can be a pretty emotional person at times and goodness knows how heightened my emotions would be if I were pregnant, like Cheyenne and I could see a bit of myself in Cheyenne s insecurity and worries I imagine this is something a lot of readers will be able to relate to.Reese s disability added an extra dimension to the romance, holding him back from admitting how he felt to Cheyenne out of fear that he couldn t be a real husband to her This turns out to be the third Love Inspired novel I ve read this year that contains a blind character, and the descriptions of how Reese learned to move around and understand his surroundings appeared to be the most realistic I ve come across in a novel I also appreciated that the book was able to address Reese s time in combat and the affect it had on his life, without glorifying war Stories featuring war heroes, particularly romance novels, sometimes seem as if they re verging on glorifying war rather than simply acknowledging the sacrifices servicemen and women make, which can often sit uncomfortably with a pacifist like myself.I picked this book up thinking it would be an easy, relaxing read for a stressful period in my university semester I honestly didn t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did, or to become so emotionally connected with the characters and the setting of Dawson, Oklahoma This has to be my favourite contemporary Love Inspired novel and I highly recommend it to readers of this line This definitely won t be the last of Brenda Minton s novels that I read.Review title provided by Love Inspired Books


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  3. Julia - The Romance Bibliophile Julia - The Romance Bibliophile says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Rancher s Secret Wife and I thought it was a wonderful third installment in the Cooper Creek Series I loved the story plot and the characters were absolutely phenomenal, especially Reese and Cheyenne I would certainly recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys Christian romance.


  4. Susan Snodgrass Susan Snodgrass says:

    I only just discovered this author and love her work This is the second of her books I have read She creates great characters and plots and they just make your heart smile I am on a mission to read .


  5. Rhonda Rhonda says:

    The Rancher s Secret Wife Cooper Creek, book 3 by Brenda Minton 4 STARS This story just makes me happy They both are going through tough times right now But thier best to work out the best solution for the future This is a very clean book no swear words or sex scenes it doesn t need Reese Cooper bumped into a women in Las Vegas who then fell apart on him Cheyenne Jones was working two jobs a waitress and showgirl Her husband did not really marry her He wastes most of her paychecks on ga The Rancher s Secret Wife Cooper Creek, book 3 by Brenda Minton 4 STARS This story just makes me happy They both are going through tough times right now But thier best to work out the best solution for the future This is a very clean book no swear words or sex scenes it doesn t need Reese Cooper bumped into a women in Las Vegas who then fell apart on him Cheyenne Jones was working two jobs a waitress and showgirl Her husband did not really marry her He wastes most of her paychecks on gambling He demanded she get abortion and drove her to the clinic Reese likes to help when he can He told her that he would marry her and she could be on his insurance He was leaving on a tour of duty in the middle east Reese said that he would put her as benafactor if something happened over there he could be at least helping someone So they got married and Reeses paid for beauty school and he went over to war Cheyenne got visitors telling her that her husband was injured Cheyenne want to go check on Reese and make sure he was okay Plus she did not know what to do she had no where to go and a paycheck is all she has Cheyenne goes to the Cooper Ranch and Reese never told anyone about thier marriage Cheyenne got to see him and he was not welcoming her so she left She went to gas station got lunch and was going to eat at park but saw a barber shop for sale It was her dream to open a hair salon so she sat on the bench dreaming until Reese s grandmother sat by her and asked what she was doing here She told her about her dream someday Reeses Grandmother had the keys in her purse, because it was her Uncle s barber shop She told Cheyenne that tomorrow she would get the power and water turned on and she could open it back up Cheyenne told her that she could not afford it right now So Cheyenne was talked into going home with her and stay a few days and see what she can do Reeses felt guilty and he heard how she was still in town Reeses wants to still help her at least till the baby is born Then he wanted to beto her but how can he when he can t see Reese s family wants to know what she is to him but neither will tell thier plans His family sees the difference she is making to him and they are welcoming Cheyenne has bad pains and she drives herself to emergency room and the doctor is working and reading the chart and sees that she is a Cooper The doctor asks her who her husband was and said let me introduce myself Dr Cooper Now Reese s brother know that they are married So he tells his parents the truth It is fun to see them fall in love and heal each other How welcoming Reese s family is I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley 08 01 2012 PUB HARLEQUIN Harlequin Love Inspired


  6. Kym McNabney Kym McNabney says:

    BRENDA MINTON is one of my favorite authors I ve read just about every book she s written, and love them all THE RANCHER S SECRET WIFE was no exception As soon as I saw the cover I was hooked The title was an extra bonus Those things are important tools to draw me in with books by other authors, but when it comes to MS MINTON S books, I know what awaits me inside Cheyenne Jones is just stopping by Dawson, Oklahoma to check on the man she married six months ago She has no plans of sticking BRENDA MINTON is one of my favorite authors I ve read just about every book she s written, and love them all THE RANCHER S SECRET WIFE was no exception As soon as I saw the cover I was hooked The title was an extra bonus Those things are important tools to draw me in with books by other authors, but when it comes to MS MINTON S books, I know what awaits me inside Cheyenne Jones is just stopping by Dawson, Oklahoma to check on the man she married six months ago She has no plans of sticking around, even though she has no one to count on and nowhere to go When the grandmother of the man she came to see, insist Cheyenne opens up the old Barber Shop in town, she finds the offer too hard to refuse Reese Cooper is known for taking in strays, but when he up and marries a woman he only knew for a few hours, his family doesn t know what to make of the news When Cheyenne unexpectedly shows up at Reese s parents, he isn t about to let her walk out and face life alone Not when he can take care of her or can he Even if they did have an agreement and even if that agreement didn t include love.I just love Reese Cooper Then again I love all of BRENDA MINTON S heroes I really like her heroines as well, which isn t always the case when I read a book by other authors In THE RANCHER S SECRET WIFE, MS MINTON delivered many amazing lines that had me sighing I loved the uniqueness of Reese s situation I now have a new found awareness of those with his disability I can t tell you how many times I said, Wow, I never thought of that challenge Many of us have thought briefly about what it would mean to lose our eyesight, yet in reality we have no clue You know when you read that special line in a romance novel that sends tingles down your spine In THE RANCER S SECRET WIFE, I felt that sensation so many times I lost track Reese was that tender I can t wait for the next relationship to blossom in Dawson, Oklahoma If you have yet to read about the other wonderful characters in this quaint town, do yourself a favor and pick up the other stories


  7. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews says:

    KcLu s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4.5 StarsThe Rancher s Secret Wife is the first book I have read by Brenda Minton, and I have to say I will be looking forI grew up reading faith based romance novels, and have to say this one is beyond great I cried like a fool through it The hero is Reese, and he is a recently injured veteran As the sister of a Marine, I absolutely loved the way she handled not only his injury recovery but his PTSD too.Cheyenne has come to Dawson KcLu s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4.5 StarsThe Rancher s Secret Wife is the first book I have read by Brenda Minton, and I have to say I will be looking forI grew up reading faith based romance novels, and have to say this one is beyond great I cried like a fool through it The hero is Reese, and he is a recently injured veteran As the sister of a Marine, I absolutely loved the way she handled not only his injury recovery but his PTSD too.Cheyenne has come to Dawson to make sure that Reese is ok, and to offer him the annulment they promised each other at their quickie wedding in Vegas What she didn t expect to find is a home in Dawson.Reese is beyond great Before heading out to Afghanistan he has some time in Vegas, and literally runs into this pregnant crying dancer that pulls at his heart strings He gets her to marry him to give her insurance and make her his beneficiary if something should happen to him Well something did happen he was injured and has lost his sight The last think he expected when walking in the kitchen was to find the wife no one knows he has sitting at his mom s table He is having a hard enough dealing with the fact that he can no longer see, and now he has to figure out what to do with his wife and the feelings that are growing for her Can he get around her hardhead to make her see that forever is a possibility Can he accept that he can have forever with her even though he is blind These two have so much chemistry, and there is soooooo much to love about both of them I have to admit many parts had me tearing up with these two I hope y all love it as much as I did Review copy provided for an honest review


  8. Carissa Carissa says:

    Title The Rancher s Secret WifeAuthor Brenda MintonSeries Love Inspired Cooper Creek Chapters 14 plus epiloguePages 215Genre Christian RomanceRating 5 stars Reese Cooper married Cheyenne Jones before he left for Iraq in order to give her and her unborn baby a better life While he was gone she would have his health insurance, if he didn t come back then she would have his life insurance However no one saw him coming back injured and blind Cheyenne Jones Cooper shows up in Dawson Oklahom Title The Rancher s Secret WifeAuthor Brenda MintonSeries Love Inspired Cooper Creek Chapters 14 plus epiloguePages 215Genre Christian RomanceRating 5 stars Reese Cooper married Cheyenne Jones before he left for Iraq in order to give her and her unborn baby a better life While he was gone she would have his health insurance, if he didn t come back then she would have his life insurance However no one saw him coming back injured and blind Cheyenne Jones Cooper shows up in Dawson Oklahoma to make sure that Reese was ok and to find a place to raise her child Cheyenne is tire of feeling like no one can love her, and a throw away Reese on the other hand doesn t feel like he can take care of a wife let alone a child being blind The Rancher s Secret Bride is a novel about learning to trust God s plan and His timing That His ways are not our ways Which is something that both Reese and Cheyenne have to learn The Rancher s Secret Bride is the fourth book in the Cooper Creek series by Brenda Minton and one of my favorites The Cooper s are a large family in which love is thicker than blood Even though it is a series each book is a standalone that can be read separately and out of order without giving away too much Reese is a hero who served his country was and injured but still made it home But like Brenda said at the end of the novel it is the man and women of the Armed forces that are the real heroes and we need to take the time to thank them


  9. IrenesBookReviews IrenesBookReviews says:

    This is a charming love story You will really feel for and enjoy these characters Reese and Cheyenne only meet for a few hours before getting married When Reese comes back from war with some scars will he be willing to step up and take care of Cheyenne Will Cheyenne be willing to live with the Reese who has come back so different I gave this book 5 5 stars I enjoyed the two main characters I thought they were very well written It is a story that could actually take place and that made it This is a charming love story You will really feel for and enjoy these characters Reese and Cheyenne only meet for a few hours before getting married When Reese comes back from war with some scars will he be willing to step up and take care of Cheyenne Will Cheyenne be willing to live with the Reese who has come back so different I gave this book 5 5 stars I enjoyed the two main characters I thought they were very well written It is a story that could actually take place and that made it evenenjoyable I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a romance that has depth but is also an easy read I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read


  10. Adriane Marshall Adriane Marshall says:

    This is a really sweet story.After knowing Cheyenne for all of three hours, in Vegas no less, Reese Cooper marries her, because she is pregnant and alone He was getting ready to ship out to Afghanistan and he figured that she could use the insurance and possibly the death benefit if something happened to him.And something did happen, he was in an attack that he was the only survivor of, and he ended up blind Cheyenne showed up at his home after she heard about the accident and finds her strong This is a really sweet story.After knowing Cheyenne for all of three hours, in Vegas no less, Reese Cooper marries her, because she is pregnant and alone He was getting ready to ship out to Afghanistan and he figured that she could use the insurance and possibly the death benefit if something happened to him.And something did happen, he was in an attack that he was the only survivor of, and he ended up blind Cheyenne showed up at his home after she heard about the accident and finds her strong cowboy isn t so strong any But, between the two of them, they manage to work things out


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