Left to cope with his kids for the first time since his wife's death, rancher Wade Dalton is furious -- at his mother, their usual caregiver, for eloping and at her life coach, Caroline Montgomery, for encouraging her. So when Caroline arrives, hoping to stop the wedding, she bears the brunt of Wade's anger. But she also earns his gratitude by helping while Wade finds his feet. Both are blindsided by the feelings that develop between them; it's a pity Caroline's leaving soon. RaeAnne Thayne begins Cowboys of Cold Creek with Light the Stars (4), a wonderfully written, frequently moving tale graced by multifaceted, completely believable characters.
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer