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Heart-Tugging Page Turner

About The Book

The Cowboy's Little Secret (Wyoming Ranchers Book 5) by Jill Kemerer

To keep his child’s nanny

He’ll have to let down his guard

The last thing struggling cattle rancher Austin Watkins needs, or wants, is for his son’s nanny to quit. But Cassie Berber longs to follow her dreams. The solution seems simple: prove to Cassie she can have the life she’s always wanted right here in their small town. There’s just one problem—Austin has a secret. And the only way to get Cassie to stay is to tell the truth…

My Review

5 stars

Jill Kemerer crafted two wonderful characters with similar hang ups in this heart-tugging page-turner. Both Austin and Cassie deal with mistaken impressions. Austin believes he is a failure because he freezes under pressure, while Cassie places too much of her self-worth in the hands of the men in her life. This combination creates communication problems between the two.

Kemerer used the characters’ flaws to highlight how our lack of self-awareness can affect our relationships.

The reason Austin suddenly became the father of a baby had been hinted at a few times throughout the series. The secret is revealed in this last book, and I LOVED it. It revealed so much about his heart.

Kemerer masterfully wove a story where each character’s weaknesses triggered something in the other—finally forcing them to face the truth about themselves. The author seamlessly incorporated faith into the growth of the characters.

I would strongly recommend this book to fans of Christian romance, clean romance, and, of course, cowboy romance. I also recommend the entire Wyoming Ranchers series.

Genre: Christian Romance, Inspirational Romance, Cowboy Romance

Location: Sunrise Bend, Wyoming

Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.

Faith: Characters pray for guidance

About the Author

Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. Over half a million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Jill is passionate about helping writers pursue their dreams. She’s been speaking to writer’s groups since 2011. A member of ACFW and FHLCW, Jill served on the board of MVRAI for six years and was president in 2019. In addition to fifteen inspirational romance novels with Harlequin™ Love Inspired, her work has appeared in Woman’s World Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Christmas!, and other publications. Jill resides in Ohio with her husband. They have two adult children. For more information please visit her website,


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