Lassoed by the Lawman, by Renae Brumbaugh Green, is book three in The Texas Ranger series. This story also makes a nice stand alone story but it does reference characters from previous books, so it is best to read the series in order. This book is about Ranger Lt. Cody Steves who is called into to help stop the rustling of cattle as the Duke Ranch and meets up with the daughter, Juliana, on the way.
This is a great story to get lost in. It is quick and easy to read with good characters and nicely placed humor. In the story we see the struggle Juliana goes through as she agrees to marry who her parents want rather than go with her heart. It is sad to realize that this has happened way to often. I enjoyed the parts in the story that showed Juliana has talent as a dressmaker and dreams of making it more than a hobby. I especially appreciated the faith and strength Cody has to stand firm to what is true and do what it takes to protect those he is hired to.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This is my honest review.
About the Book
Book: Lassoed by the Lawman
Author: Renae Brumbaugh Green
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: May 4, 2021
Juliana Duke has always dreamed of owning a dress shop.
But as the only child of Oscar and Maria Duke and heiress of the vast Duke Ranch, her job is to marry a rancher and produce a male heir. When Lt. Cody Steves rides onto the scene, her resolve to place duty over daydreams is shaken. Now that her heart’s been lassoed by the handsome lawman, will she be able to love another?
Cody Steves wants marriage and family, but he loves being a Texas Ranger. At any time, he could ride into a job and not come out alive. How could any decent man marry, knowing he could leave a widow and orphans behind? But the beautiful Juliana Duke captures him in a way no other has. When this job is over, can he ride away with his heart intact?
When he learns of a secret plot to take over the Duke Ranch, Cody must risk everything to save Juliana. Little does he know, the outcome will be nothing like he’s planned or imagined.
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About the Author
Renae Brumbaugh Green is an ECPA Bestselling Author, award-winning humor columnist, and wannabe superhero. She lives in Texas with her handsome, country-boy husband, four nearly-perfect children and one nearly-perfect son-in-law, and far too many animals. When she’s not writing, Renae teaches online classes and tries to be rugged without chipping her nail polish.
More from Renae
Lassoed by the Lawman is the third and final book in the Texas Rangers Series, and I honestly think it’s my favorite book of the series. The main characters, Juliana and Cody, are loosely based on me and my husband, Rick. We’re both creatives, we both love music, and we both try to balance our love for creativity with our need to actually make a living! Our shared love of music initially drew us to each other.
Like Cody, Rick is rugged and masculine, and he melted my heart the first time I heard him sing. As a matter of fact, during our courtship, we often wrote songs together. One of the songs Cody sings to Juliana in the book is actually a song Rick wrote for me. (Sigh.)
The attraction Cody and Juliana feel for each other is both white-hot and pure… the kind of passion God wants husbands and wives to experience. It’s the kind of passion Christ has for us, his bride. As I worked on these pages, I giggled at times, blushed at times, and grinned with mischief always.
Through hardship and heartache, Juliana and Cody find joy. And through hardship and heartache, God wants us to find joy, too…the joy of an abundant life in Christ. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. As a bonus, here’s a link to a song Rick and I wrote and recorded for each other. It’s not the song from the book, but it’s pretty special to us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDjVxp2m5
God bless, and happy reading!
—Renae Brumbaugh Green
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