THE RANCHER TAKES A FAMILY
Taking a job in Wyoming is a step toward a better life for single mom Debra Williams and her son. But Debra's been deceived; rancher John Richey can't pay a housekeeper -- he expects her to marry him instead! Left with no choice, Debra agrees, despite John's ill temper. Bitter experience has caused his contempt for women, and it takes time for John to realize Debra isn't like his late wife. Judy Christenberry's The Rancher Takes a Family (2) has a plot perhaps better suited to a historical. Proud, hardworking Debra is admirable, but it's extremely difficult to like John.