Harlequin SuperRomance Oct 2009, $5.50
In High Cotton, Texas Philadelphian Madison Belle finds two kids hiding in the barn on her family’s High Five ranch. She learns from the cowhands that teenage Ginny, tweener Georgie and infant Haley are the children of local constable Walker. Although the kids want to run way to their mom Trisha in Lubbock, Madison calls Walker to retrieve his children.
Already attracted to Walker, Maddie decides to assist the beleaguered single dad with his brood. The older two children have had issues since their mom ran off with Tony. As Walker falls in love with Maddie and she with him and his three offspring; their mom comes home claiming she is carrying his child.
The Belles of Texas (see Caitlyn’s Prize) is an enjoyable romance starring two individuals with issues to overcome. Madison is healing physically and unsure she can deal with three children in need of nurturing and mothering. Walker distrusts women since his wife deserted him and the kids. Both know the children’s needs come before their desire. Although Trisha is unbelievably over the edge with the kids, fans will relish this tale as she has rights that love might not be able to overcome.