THE RANCHER'S ADOPTED FAMILY
THE RANCHER'S ADOPTED FAMILY (3) by Barbara Hannay: When her best friend Rachel dies in a car wreck, Amy Ross takes some time off from her hectic marketing job to care for 2-year-old Bella, Rachel's daughter. Amy's compelled to take Bella to the outback to meet cattleman Seth Reardon, the man she thinks is the child's father. Amy and Seth are drawn together immediately, but he doesn't think any woman can handle the isolation of the bush. There's also the matter of Bella's true paternity. A straightforward plot and several fun secondary characters make up for the lack of conflict and the well-worn reason for Seth's refusal to get involved.