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Amazing Twist on Mistaken Identity and Forced Proximity Tropes

About The Book

Book: To Protect His Brother’s Baby (Sundown Valley Book 6) by Linda Goodnight

Genre: Cowboy Romance, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 22, 2023

A stranger in his house…

Could be the family he never knew he needed

After he spent six months on the road, the last thing cowboy Wilder Littlefield expects to come home to is a pregnant woman living on his ranch. Taylor Matheson not only believes the house is hers, but she’s carrying his estranged late brother’s child. Tied together by blood, Wilder lets Taylor stay as his housekeeper. But as they learn how to be a family, could obligation turn to love?

My Review

5 stars

Linda Goodnight is the queen of opening scenes. She knows how to hook a reader and draw them into a book fast.

I loved the twist on the mistaken identity and forced proximity tropes. At first it took me a while to decide this book fits those tropes because Goodnight delivers such a fresh take on them.

Taylor Matheson’s character is wonderful. She made a lot of mistakes and one of those mistakes causes her to believe the ranch she is living on is her late man’s ranch. When Wilder Littlefield returns home after a rodeo to find her there? Well, you just HAVE TO READ this book.

A rich backstory and deep characters with beautiful growth make this book a delight to read and very hard to share without giving away spoilers! Such a refreshingly original book!

Fans of Christian romance, cowboy romance, and a sweet, clean read will enjoy this book immensely. If I could give it six stars, I would.

Location: Mercy, Oklahoma

Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.

Faith: Wilder’s faith was very strong and he became an example to Taylor, helping her grow her faith deeper. Great application of spiritual disciplines to their lives and seeking forgiveness from God and each other.

Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of Love Inspired through NetGalley. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

About The Author

NY Times and USA Bestseller, Linda Goodnight writes novels to stir the soul as well as to entertain. Her stories of hope through faith in Jesus have won the RITA, the Carol, the Reviewer's Choice, and other industry awards. A small town girl, Linda remains close to her roots, making her home in rural Oklahoma. Connect with Linda on Facebook, Twitter, or at

Catch Up With The Series

Sundown Valley Series


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