Glory Marie Day is one tough little cookie. She has been the sole provider for her small family ever since her father was falsely imprisoned. Glory works hard to put food on the table and keep a roof over the heads of her younger sisters and her depressed, overmedicated mother.
When Glory learns of the opportunity to pursue and possibly capture a wanted outlaw, she saddles up and sets out to bring the man in and claim the reward money. Unfortunately, someone else has the same idea.
Luke McClain is a former Texas Ranger who is out to clear his name. As he is going in for the capture of one of the men who can help clear his name, he is literally knocked off his feet by a fiesty little lady with a glorious name.
Yep, Glory shot him. Accidently, of course, but shot him all the same.
As Luke recovers on the Day family farm, he soon learns how much this independent little lady does, and as his admiration for Glory grows, he discovers that he is falling in love with the Texas spitfire, and vows to help her in any way he can.
As the two become acquainted and their feelings for each other deepen, it is evident that Luke must help Glory clear her father's name as he clears his own. If she will only let him.
THE COWBOY WHO CAME CALLING is the charming, entertaining second novel from Texas author Linda Broday, and it is a spectacular continuation of her story begun in KNIGHT ON THE TEXAS PLAINS. Broday's style of storytelling is captivating; readers become emotionally involved in her stories, and are not disappointed in their outcomes.
This report prepared by Sharon Galligar Chance
Leisure, Aug 2003, 5.99, 352 pp.
In 1881 Texas, former Ranger Luke McClain (homage to Lucas McCain?) lives to take vengeance on the man who destroyed him. Luke cannot turn to his family because he feels a lot of guilt for several reasons towards his sister-in-law, who obviously cherishes his brother.
Glory Day knows her family is in trouble as the bank pressures them for payment on the ranch. She plans to capture escaped prisoner Mad Dog Perkins in order to collect the bounty. She traps Mad Dog, but Luke gets in the way and she ends up shooting the wrong guy. Luke heals on the Day spread where he charms and helps her family. Glory wants him to leave until they kiss. She realizes she shot the right man because that made him stay in time to fall in love.
THE COWBOY WHO CAME CALLING is a warm western romantic sequel to the graphically vivid KNIGHT ON THE TEXAS PLAIN though charcaters from the first novel make limited appearances in this book. Thus, readers have a choice to either go back or to peruse this delightful stand-alone tale. The story line is fun as Luke exacerbates Glory by his not only taking over her role with her family, but their appreciation of his doing so. Linda Broday is a skilled author who shows her ability to provide a solid novel in which the romance takes center stage with western and suspense elements providing profundity and focus to the love story.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner