The Marshal's Ready-Made Family (Prairie Courtships, #2) by Sherri Shackelford

The Marshal's Ready-Made Family (Prairie Courtships, #2)

Gentlemen don't court feisty straight shooters like JoBeth McCoy. Just as she's resigned to a lifetime alone, a misunderstanding forces the spunky telegraph operator into a marriage of convenience. Wedding the town's handsome new marshal offers JoBeth a chance at motherhood, caring for the orphaned little girl she's come to love. Garrett Cain will lose guardianship of his niece, Cora, if he stays single, but he knows no woman could accept the se...

Details The Marshal's Ready-Made Family (Prairie Courtships, #2)

TitleThe Marshal's Ready-Made Family (Prairie Courtships, #2)
Release DateFeb 4th, 2014
PublisherLove Inspired
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Christian, Westerns, Love Inspired, Love Inspired Historical, Category Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Reviews The Marshal's Ready-Made Family (Prairie Courtships, #2)

  • Jess the Romanceaholic
    See, I was just talking about how I know that Inspirational titles can have chemistry between the protagonists, and this was a lovely example. While there was still no lovemaking (boo), even after the characters were married, I at least got the sense that they were attracted to each other. Plus, bonus points for having a plain, tom-boyish herione ;)4/5 Stars
  • Dawn
    There are times when I really enjoy being part of Reader Service. This was one time. This book comes out in February, and I spent a cozy New Year's Eve at home with my nose buried in it. I might list the various Love Inspired Historicals as read, but I rarely will give it a star rating (unless it's for Book Cover Bingo). But this time, I wanted to.JoBeth McCoy and Garrett Cain end up being forced to marry after a misunderstanding happens. He's th...
  • Janis Kay
    I loved JoBeth and Garret as a couple cuz they molded together before they even realized how well they complimented each other. (That was a really long, possible run-on, sentence.) The underlying suspense plot kept me guessing, but then again, (view spoiler)[I was not made aware of the fact that Tom had a brother -who was even worse of a goodfornothing (hide spoiler)]. Sorry, but if you don't want me to ruin it, don't read that hidden part. Anywa...
  • Jessie
    I'm a sucker for marriage of convenience stories, especially with children involved. JoBeth McCoy is the telegraph operator. When Five year old orphan Cora arrives on the train, JoBeth watches her until her uncle, Marshall Garrett Cain arrives back in town. Jo Beth forms a bond with Cora, and continues to help watch her even when her uncle returns. After all, the jail isn't a good place for playing tea party. When Garret needs a wife in order to ...
  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    THE MARSHAL'S READY-MADE FAMILY by Sherri Shackelford is an exciting Inspirational Historical Romance Kansas in 1881. Can a marriage of necessity turn into a love of a lifetime? To find out join JoBeth McCoy,a telegraph operator and Marshall Garrett Cain on a journey of discovery, forgiveness, healing, danger, secrets, faith, and finding true love.Garrett has guardianship of his young niece, Cora, but if he stays single, he may lose her. Enter Jo...
  • Rhonda
    4 STARSI really like JoBeth's character. She is fun, caring, smart and can out shoot all her brothers. She is not afraid to beat the guys and be true to herself.Garrett Cain has secrets in his past. He is afraid he will be like his father. He is willing to fight for the best thing for his little niece who just became a orphan.Cora is a character you wished you could comfort her. She has bonded fast to JoBeth after she arrived in town before her U...
  • Melanie
    The Marshal's Ready-Made Family was such a cute read! I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did, but it was just so charming and sweet! I liked how JoBeth was confident in who she was (tough and tomboyish) and didn't want to change for a man. I also loved how Marshal loved her for who she was, even if he tried not to let it show. All in all, a super sweet read with just enough danger to keep you turning pages. :)*Disclosure of Material Connecti...
  • Linda Hubalek
    A book you can get into because the dialect and story line flow effortlessly, drawing you into the story of a former tomboy that sticks to her values, and a sheriff that becomes the guardian of his niece. A marriage of convenience could become true love between the two, if only the sheriff can come to grip with his past. Several twists and turns in Sherri Shackelford's "The Marshal's Ready-Made Family" keeps the reader wondering how the story wil...
  • SuperWendy
    This is a nice, sweet story. Hero with a Big Secret becomes guardian to his orphaned niece after his sister dies. Heroine is a Plain Jane tomboy who is always being dismissed by the single men in the community. For historical western romance fans - think of it like a lighter version of a Maggie Osborne story.
  • Shelly
    I like a good story regardless of the sexual content; this is a good story with no sexual content. JoBeth McCoy is a tomboy. She wears pants under her dresses. She wears cowboy boots. She wears braids. She works as the local telegraph operator. She’s happy – isn’t she? In a time when all of her friends are married and having children, JoBeth’s given up on both. She’s seen enough to know that it’s not something that she’s suited for ...