Each book in the Double Dutch Ranch Series is a story in itself and they can be enjoyed without a cliffhanger ending. Note: By reading out of order, they may give away important details and character information from previous books in the series, unless otherwise stated. But, if you do choose to read out of order, you will still have a complete story in itself. Enjoy!
Can’t get enough of Canyon Junction heroes and heroines? Then don’t miss the new spin off to this series–Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series. Book #1 is available. See below.
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Cowboy Boss and His Destiny
In this book you’ll meet Tristan, the middle brother at the ranch. He’s the brother who carries the weight of his whole family on his shoulders, and I think of him as a “gentle horse.”
Heartwarming and Romantic. The lightest storyline of all of Mary’s books. Warm your heart and give your nerve endings a tingle at the same time.
Tristan Carlson does the best he can to raise his four-year-old daughter on his own. His mother remains on the Double Dutch to lend a hand—giving him the ability to maintain the ranch, tend to his horses, and keep up his small-time ranching magazine. His attractive, new assistant is everything he wants in a woman, including her ginger-red hair. But from his experience with women lately, he’s learned that some don’t want a ready-made family. This one seems different, and he’s falling hard. But, there’s his little blue-eyed girl, and he’ll protect Destiny’s heart with everything within him. Until he knows for sure…
Living the good life in a big city for many years, Nora Trinity ends up a statistic after the magazine she works for makes cutbacks. Despite a family betrayal from her past that still needs mending, she moves back home to the small town of Canyon Junction, Arizona, with forgiveness on her mind. When she is hired by a local rancher to help with his ranching magazine, she finds herself profoundly attracted to him. The thing is, her boss comes as a package deal, and his little girl is immediately drawn to her. It’s not just about two hearts taking a chance now—or two people falling in love… A sexy cowboy and a close-knit family could be exactly what she needs.
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Tristan’s Destiny, Bonus Book #1.5
If you haven’t read Cowboy Boss or Tristan’s Destiny, the Review at The Romance Reviews contains spoilers.
Randy Drake and Roxanne Connor from Book #4 first met in this book.
On the day they met in Cowboy Boss and his Destiny, rancher Tristan Carlson told Nora Trinity it was fate.
He fell hard and fast…
In this follow-up, Tristan and his young daughter Destiny totally lose their hearts to the woman with ginger-red hair. However, a dreadful memory comes back to haunt him when a near-tragic incident occurs, leaving him to believe he and his child will have to suffer all over again.
She gave up trying to resist his sexy smile…
Nora’s chemistry mixes with his and that’s enough for her. But due to an act of love, will the man she loves succumb to the forces of nature—at the time when she needs him the most?
Together, all they see is a happy future filled with sunny days, but every day isn’t filled with sunshine. As Tristan and Nora embark on a new path filled with love and romance, their bond still needs to be strong enough to overcome obstacles. In this story, a man and his family vow to love without limits—to prevail—even though circumstances beyond their control attempt to prove them wrong.
Author Note: Although this book can be read alone as a complete story in itself, it contains spoilers regarding Cowboy Boss and his Destiny #1. In #1.5, Tristan and Nora’s bond is put to the test and takes our characters on a more dramatic journey. This book does not have to be read after Cowboy Boss in order to move on in the series. If you’re looking for a more compelling read than the lighthearted Cowboy Boss and His Destiny, begin with this book.
A mid-length novel.
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Meet Jase, the oldest brother. Jase has his own section and ongoing business at the Double Dutch Ranch. Jase puts up with no crap from anyone, except maybe Mom. He’s a man after my own heart.
Rancher Jase Carlson doesn’t understand the ache in the hollow of his chest, since his ex-wife ripped his heart out. She doesn’t follow the court rules where his children are concerned, making him even more pissed off. Harboring a bad attitude, he wishes he wasn’t a gentleman when he comes to the aid of a quick-tempered, sexy blonde. He can’t allow her tight jeans and sweet smile to sway him, even after he’s coerced into spending time alone with her. Fighting the torturous battle going on within his own mind and body, he can either deal with it—or succumb to the woman who appears to be everything he didn’t know he needed.
In an attempt to save her rebellious teen sister from herself—as her guardian, Brenna Page leaves everything behind and moves to Canyon Junction, Arizona. When she unexpectedly meets a hot-headed cowboy with intense blue eyes and muscles to die for, the first thing she wants to do is get away. Since she can’t seem to shake him, Brenna wonders if that same grudge-filled cowboy with an attitude is someone worth taking on. But still dealing with painful memories, and a sister who wants nothing to do with Arizona, the last thing she needs right now is a horse ranching cowboy interfering.
One wrong turn. Two broken families. Brought together by chance, and need.
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Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord
Dane is the youngest brother. He gave up ranching to be an Army Ranger years ago. Then, he came to realize that, just maybe, there is no place like home. Dane had a reputation of being a ladies man and a troublemaker. Let’s just say he grew up. His family is his priority and he’ll die trying to protect them.
The emotional and compelling fourth book in this western romance series. You briefly met the youngest brother, Dane, in Heartbreak’s Reward Book Two in the series. Now…he has his own story to tell.
Army Ranger Dane Carlson never means to fall in love before leaving for another tour of duty, but unexpectedly, he does… While deployed, he finds himself being sent home early to the family ranch to make a heartrending decision. Little does he know he isn’t the only one making decisions. His first priority is to rekindle the flame after losing communication with Gracelyn Clark. The woman who owns his heart and has since the moment their gaze connects. But, now nothing is the same as when they met.
The first round of news is surprise enough, yet Gracelyn continues to release shocking information detrimental to their future. Can they make it work after so few days together seven months ago? Adjusting to many new things in his life isn’t easy as it is, so to pull himself back to the man he’s become, could be the biggest test of all—in order to protect his own.
Challenges abound even as Dane and Gracelyn come to terms with the decisions they’ve made. Whatever tomorrow brings, their only choice is acceptance—to take one day at a time and face life as it comes.
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Lassoing the Last Dance
Next up in the series! Coming in April.
Y’all met Randy Drake at the Double Dutch Ranch in Book one. He also made his appearance, or was mentioned, in the other books. Along the way, he proved to be a savvy horse trainer as well as a dedicated ranch hand. By time the last book had been written, Randy’s skills were in demand from other ranchers in the area. His non-working ranch borders the Carlson’s. He says if he hadn’t seen his birth certificate, he’d swear he was a Carlson. They consider him family.
Randy met Roxane Connor, Nora Trinity’s best friend, in Tristan’s Destiny, Bonus Book 1.5. Roxanne lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. We’re about to find out if long distance relationships really work…
Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series
FYI: Would you like to see more of Canyon Junction? You can meet Jake Lawton now in Whispers of Forever: Mending Christmas in the first book in the brand new spin off series, Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series. Consider it part of the Double Dutch Ranch Series. This series takes us off the Double Dutch Ranch. You’ll meet Jake and others who live and love in our small town. An Amazon #1 Best Seller Amazon & #1 Hot New Release. International Best Seller.
In Addition: The Carlson cowboys are cousins to my hero, Caulder McCutchen, in the Bull Rider Series. Caulder makes his appearance in Cowboy Boss and Heartbreak’s Reward. Jase Carlson and his mom, Judy, make their appearance in Christmas at Love House: A Bittersweet Interlude, Bull Rider Series #3. When these cowboys get together, that’s a whole lot of hotness in one place.
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