Eleven-year-old Jilly Walker is the last person Tripp Daniels expects to see at the Lady Luck Ranch, which has fallen into ruin during his absence. Still grieving the loss of their younger son, Tripp's parents believe that Camila Walker was a teenage tramp and couldn't possibly know that their late son, Patrick, is Jilly's father. As Tripp and Camila struggle with secrets from long ago, Jilly tries to unite her family and her community. Linda Warren's heartwarming story about healing old wounds will give readers a sense of hope, but romance is almost a postscript in The Cowboy's Return (3).
Reviewed by: 
Madaleine Laird