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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Guest Review from Donna Cline
What I think you should know:
Lassoed by the Lawman is the third book in The Texas Rangers series by Renae Brumbaugh Green. This book can be a standalone, however it does give a few small spoilers as the prior books in the series. It is a historical fiction set on a large ranch in South Texas in 1882.
What I think about this book:
Oh I have a soft spot for a Texas Ranger, make him a singing Ranger and I am sold! I think that Cody might be my favorite hero in this series. Juliana has been raised with the expectation of marrying Miguel, the second in charge at her father’s ranch. However she longs to be seen as someone other than Oscar Duke’s daughter. I love how she had a feminine side ( dress designer), but wasn’t afraid to help out with even the hardest chores on the ranch. The author has written a sweet, yet fast paced novel that starts out with Cody falling off his horse into a cactus and keeps me entertained every page after! I adored this book. I highly recommend every book in the series and hate to see it come to an end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
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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