With the latest and last book in the Grass Valley Cowboys series out, I thought it might be nice to do a post that highlighted each book in the series.
When I started writing the first book, The Cowboy’s Christmas Plan, I had no intention of turning it into a series. But then the characters got into my head and heart and begged me to continue.
Who was I to tell them no?
So I wrote a second, then a third, then a fourth in the series. I decided as much as I loved the characters, it was probably time to wrap things up in a fifth and final book.
I will say, though, that once the kids grow up, they might convince me to revisit Grass Valley and tell their stories. You just never know…
The Cowboy’s Christmas Plan – Cadence Greer’s plans for a happy-ever-after are quickly derailed when her fiancé runs off with his secretary a week before their wedding. Homeless, jobless and jilted, she escapes to Grass Valley, Oregon, where she finds herself employed as a housekeeper and cook to seven cowboys on a sprawling ranch.
Trey Thompson is a well-respected pillar of the community, running a successful ranch with his brother. All he wanted was someone to cook his meals and keep the house clean. When he hires Cadence Greer for the job, he gets more than he ever planned on, including a sassy little red-headed orphan.
Come spend Christmas in Grass Valley at the Triple T Ranch, where mistletoe hangs abundantly and holiday magic is in the air.
Book One in the Grass Valley Cowboys Series.
Reader Review: Miracle in Grass Valley – We all have our “must do’s” for the Christmas Holidays. I happen to watch Miracle on 34th Street every year. Reading this book will become that same tradition for me (if I can wait that long to re-read it!) The book is well written with hope overcoming heartache, joy overcoming sadness, and healing overcoming hurt. There are lots of old traditions, new traditions and some I’m sure are made up to make a little girl giggle! For me it is very refreshing to read a novel in which the characters are the ones whom you would love to have visit in your own home, and you hate to say good-bye. (alas, Spring is coming, hint hint!) Get this before Christmas to put you in the Spirit of LOVE!
The Cowboy’s Spring Romance – Trent Thompson has carried a torch for the new schoolteachersince she moved to Grass Valley more than three years ago. Instead of asking her out, he’s dated every single female in a 30-mile radius, giving her the impression he’s not interested in her at all.
Lindsay Pierce moved to Grass Valley to teach and quickly fell in love with the small community as well as the delightful people who live there. Everyone welcomes her warmly except for one obnoxious cowboy who goes out of his way to ignore her. Will Trent be able to maintain the pretense when he has to babysit his niece, who happens to be in Lindsay’s class?
Find out if romance will blossom along with the first flowers of spring.
Book Two in the Grass Valley Cowboys Series.
Reader Review: Trent Gets an Education – Trent is the middle brother of the Triple T Ranch brothers. He is the tall one, 6ft 5in to be exact. However a beautiful school teacher is going to be his downfall, even tho he may welcome that fall. He has had eyes for Lindsey for awhile, but felt she did not like him at all. She was confused because he was dating everybody in her age range, and not seeming to notice her at all. She was in his new sister in laws wedding just a few months ago, and he was her escort for that.When his brother and his new wife adopted adorable Cass, five years old, right before the wedding the brothers were all smitten by this tiny little girl. So when Trey and his new bride take a belated honeymoon, the other two brothers take care of Cass. Thus the romance of the school teacher begins, some of that romance is romatic, some of it is funny, but always the Triple T brothers are up for the challenge. What a great set of books, with clean, good guys and gals as the main focus of a wonderful town, caring people and funny episodes. I want more from this great Author, that is why I bought the last two books of this set of three.
The Cowboy’s Summer Love – After six years in the service and two tours of duty in Iraq, Travis Thompson eagerly returns home to Grass Valley, ready to resume his life on the Triple T Ranch with his two older brothers.
Always the wild-child, Travis doesn’t disappoint as he rolls from one adventure to another in his quest to keep his adrenaline pumping. He needs a release for the tension constantly building inside him, especially after he discovers the girl he’s loved his entire life just moved back to Grass Valley.
In love with Travis Thompson since she was old enough to notice boys, Tess Morgan can’t stay away from him no matter how hard she tries. Growing up together, she thinks Travis sees her only as his best friend’s sister, not as a woman who could love him deeply and passionately.
Will the two of them finally surrender to love? Anything is possible as summer spins its spell at the Triple T!
Book Three in the Grass Valley Cowboys Series. (I know I should not have favorites, but this one is hands down my favorite of the five books. Travis and Tess whispered so intently to my heart while they shared their story with me!)
Reader Review: Fun, Interesting Read – I really enjoyed this book. The lead character was not your cookie cutter heroine and I really enjoyed the character development. As someone who has always enjoyed horses, it was interesting to learn more about life on the ranch. This story centers around two families, and the author makes you want to belong to either family, or at least be friends with them. I like the fact that this book wasn’t all about the romance, but also about friendship and family.
The Cowboy’s Autumn Fall – Brice Morgan thought love at first sight was some ridiculous notion of school girls and old ladies who read too many romance novels. At least he does until he meets Bailey Bishop at a friend’s wedding and falls hard and fast for the intriguing woman.
Bailey Bishop attends her cousin’s wedding with no intention of extending her brief visit to Oregon. Married to her career as a paleontologist, Bailey tries to ignore her intense attraction to her cousin’s best friend, Brice. Ready to return home to Denver, Bailey instead accepts the opportunity to explore a new dig site not far from the family’s ranch in Grass Valley.
Can she keep her feelings for Brice from derailing her plans for the future?
As the autumn season arrives, love falls on willing hearts at the Triple T Ranch.
Book Four in the Grass Valley Cowboys Series.
Reader Review: Shanna Weaves a Story That Keeps You Feeling Good! Enjoyed every one of the Grass Valley Cowboy stories and this one is every bit as good! I’m ready for her next book!
The Cowboy’s New Heart – Years after her husband died unexpectedly, Denni Thompson can’t bear to think of giving her heart to anyone else. With three newly married sons, a grandchild on the way, and a busy life, Denni doesn’t give a thought to romance until she meets the handsome new owner of Grass Valley’s gas station.
Former bull-rider Hart Hammond spent the last twenty years building up a business empire while successfully avoiding love. He buried his heart the same day he made his last bull ride and has vowed to never make the mistake of loving a woman again. Then he meets Denni Thompson, the beautiful mother of the fun-loving Thompson tribe.
Can a broken-hearted widow and a heartless cowboy find love?
Book Five in the Grass Valley Cowboys Series.
Reader Review: The Grass Valley Cowboys Do It Again – A wonderful stand alone book, but if you have read the first 4 books, this is the frosting on the cake. The 5th and final book in the Spring Valley Cowboy Series was a wonderful end to the series. I am going to miss the Spring Valley Cowboys. This book was a heartfelt romance of two widows in their 50’s. The characters Denni and Hart, were well developed and you felt you were there witnessing all the love and devotion in the Triple T Ranch characters. I don’t want to rehash the book in this review, instead encourage you to purchase this one and the other 4. They are stand alone, but you really grow to love the characters if you read them in order. My teenage Granddaughter has read all these books (except this last one) and loves them. I had the pleasure of reading all 5 books and would highly recommend them to anyone that likes good clean romantic feel-good stories. I would love to see this series on the Hallmark Channel. Sometimes older citizens are deemed to no longer need or want romance. I disagree, and this book shows that our bodies may age, but our minds are forever young. Kudos to Shanna, for writing this book, with older characters, that other authors tend to shy away from. I look forward to more books from this wonderful author.
A big thanks to all my readers who encourage my writing and inspire me to keep going. I so appreciate you coming along on this journey with me and for having such a positive reaction to this series. Thank you!