Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for A Family for the Rancher by M. K. Stelmack, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: A Family for the Rancher
Series: A Ranch to Call Home #1
Author: M. K. Stelmack
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: January 24, 2023
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance
Can the prodigal cowboy…
Teach her to hope again?
Horse trainer Mateo Pavlic wants to buy back his family’s ranch. But Haley Jansson isn’t interested in selling…or forgiving his twelve-year absence. Mateo has loved Haley since they were kids, and he feels a deep connection with her sweet son, Jonah. Soon, Mateo wants to be all in with Haley and her adorable baby. But can he convince her to risk her land, her child and her heart?
From Harlequin Heartwarming: Wholesome stories of love, compassion and belonging.
In My Opinion
Friends separated by time, hurts, and pride come together again in A Family for the Rancher by M. K. Stelmack.
I liked Mateo from the start of this book. Sure, he was the one to leave and he was the one who hadn’t kept in touch, but he’s also the one who is brave enough to apologize and look to the future he and Haley might have. And really, is there anything more swoon-worthy than a guy with a baby? On the other hand, I had a tougher time forgiving Haley for her mistrust of Mateo. At first it made sense but after he’d proven himself multiple times, I got frustrated with her.
Stelmack gave me a glimpse into ranching life in Canada and I enjoyed the scenes with Risky Business (a cutting horse of Mateo’s) and loved every time Mateo and baby Jonah are together. In the end, the conflict between Mateo and Haley dragged out long than necessary for my preferences. And the ending, while worth it, was abrupt. I was really hoping for an epilogue, though.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
M. K. Stelmack writes historical and contemporary romance. She is the author of Heartwarming’s A True North Hero series, the third of which, Coming Home to You was made into a movie called Love by Accident. She has also written ‘The Montgomerys of Spirit Lake’ series. A Family for the Rancher marks the first in her new series, A Ranch to Call Home. She lives in Alberta, Canada, close to a town that the fictional Spirit Lake of her stories is patterned after.
Connect with M. K. by visiting mkstelmack.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Family for the Rancher and $20 Amazon gift card!
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