Thursday, July 30, 2015

Take Home "A Rancher Takes a Cook"

Happy Thursday, y'all! Crystal here. Figured I'd give you another recommend for your weekend reading time (or whenever the opportunity presents itself :) ). Do you enjoy westerns? Hunky cowboys and southern belles? Godly messages amid enjoyable plot lines?

Well, if you do, then you're right in the same boat with me. Or should I say wagon? :) heehee.

Anyway...One such writer who is making a great niche on these types of stories is Misty M Beller. I've enjoyed every Misty Beller book I've had the privilege of reading (which would be all those she's written thus far). The Rancher Takes a Cook is included. I admit I enjoyed her other stories more than this one, but it's still a great read to while away a day with. Misty does a wonderful job of weaving applicable biblical messages into every one of her novels. This one is no different.

Back Cover Blurb for The Rancher Takes a Cook:
When their South Carolina home burns to the ground, Anna Stewart’s only choice is to move with her younger brother to the wilds of a Texas ranch. Their prospects are beginning to look better, until the rancher’s son, Jacob O’Brien, shows up with his alarmingly blue eyes to put a kink in Anna’s well- controlled plans.

When danger escalates in the form of a band of cattle thieves with deadly intent, can Anna learn to release control to God’s capable hands…and those of the blue- eyed cowboy who’s stolen her heart?

How about you? Have you read one of Misty's books? Do you enjoy a good western? I'd love to hear your favorites.

Crystal L Barnes is an award-winning author, who also happens to be a born-n-raised Texan and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She has a degree in Computing Science because she loves putting things into their proper place, and she enjoys writing because she gets to share her love of old-fashioned things and the Lord. Enjoy her reviews? You can find more and connect with her on Goodreads.

I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Thank you for the thoughtful and honest review. I have a couple of her Mountain Dream Series books and was considering this one. The second in this series is already on pre-order. :)

    1. Glad to share. I loved her Mountain Dream series. Can't wait for the next one to come out. :) Hope you enjoy this read, trosado. :) Thanks for dropping by.

  2. I need to read more westerns because it is a genre I do enjoy.

    1. There's something about the wild west that brings stories alive, don't it, Mary? :)

  3. No, I haven't read any of her books but would like to.. I do enjoy westerns, especially Caryl McAdoo's so I know I'd like Misty's :)
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