A Rancher’s Pride is the first book in Barbara’s Flagman’s Folly series. You can find it in print and also (as of this writing) for 99 cents in digital format at most major e-tailers.
From the back cover
His Whole World Is In Her Hands
Sam Robertson’s life just changed. In one short day, he found out that he’s a daddy; that his beautiful little girl, Becky, is deaf; and that her aunt, sign language teacher Kayla Ward, intends to fight him for custody.
There are plenty of reasons Sam shouldn’t fall for Kayla. A city girl like her has no place on his ranch, particularly when she’s his ex-wife’s gorgeous sister. But thanks to the judge’s orders, Sam’s spending a lot of time with Kayla, trying to give Becky the stable home she’s never known.
Despite their ongoing custody battle, Sam and Kayla’s love for Becky brings them closer than they ever expected, and Sam knows that no matter who wins in court, he could still lose—Kayla or his daughter.
Excerpt - from the second scene of the book, the morning after Sam learns he’s a daddy:
Looking out across the yard, Sam said, “Laying in fence, breaking a horse, rounding up cattle. Jack, those jobs, you know I can handle with my eyes closed.”
The foreman nodded.
“But this...” How could he take care of a deaf four-year-old daughter he hadn’t, till yesterday, even known existed?
Raising his gaze, he looked as far as he could see, focusing on the higher pastures and, above them, the ranks of pinon and pine. Viewing the extent of his ranch usually gave him pleasure, but right now, even that sight couldn’t take him from his troubles.
“Sam.” Jack pointed.
From down the road a ways, a shiny blue four-door neared the house. The driver pulled in at the front of the property and climbed out, then slammed the door closed behind her.
Jack whistled, long and low.
Sam nodded, unsmiling. His ex had soured him on women a good long while ago. Though he’d finally started thinking about the sweeter side of them again, Ronnie’s visit had sure put paid to any good thoughts about the so-called fairer sex.
What she’d done hadn’t been fair at all.
To him and his mom. Or to Becky.
The woman in the driveway wore a bright pink T-shirt. A skimpy cotton jacket and a brand-new pair of jeans called attention to curves that even stiff denim couldn’t hide.
Sam gave himself a mental shake. You’d think he hadn’t seen a woman since his divorce. Heck, he had plenty of female friends—even if a good number of them had reached the age to collect their retirement pay.
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About the Author
Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed "The End" to her first novel many years later...in the eighth grade. Now she's writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.
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NOTE FROM CONNIE:
Here are the line ups for the month of August. Note that if you visit each blog and leave a comment, I'll enter your name for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate of your choice - Amazon or Barnes & Noble. If I have 10 authors who blogged in August, and you leave a comment on all 10 blogs, I'll enter your name 10 times for a chance to win. Check back often, as I will update and add more authors as they sign up.
August 4 Summer of Seduction Anthology
August 7 Ann Everett
August 8 Diana Rubino
August 9 Ayla Ruse
August 10 JJ Montgomery
August 11 Janice O'Hara
August 14 Barbara White-Daille
August 15 Patricia Preston
August 16 Beverly Oakley
August 17 Caris Roane
August 18 Zara West
August 21 Monique DeVere
August 23 Adrian Kraft
August 29 Izzy Szyn
August 30 Ayla Ruse