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The Littlest Cowboy (The Texas Brand) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 716) Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 1996

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Silhouette; 1st edition (May 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373077165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373077168
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (723 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,077,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sixteen-time RITA Award nominee, One-time RITA winner, former soap writer (Guiding Light, As the World Turns,) and New York Times Bestselling author Maggie Shayne published 61 novels for several major NY Publishers before launching her indie career on her own label, Thunderfoot Publishing, in 2014. That same year saw the release of her final title for Harlequin MIRA, DEADLY OBSESSION, book 4 of her award winning Brown and de Luca series of thrillers, and her first independent original novel, TWILIGHT GUARDIANS, spinning her Wings in the Night Series of vampire romances into part two, Wings in the Night: Reborn.

Maggie has released two western series on her indie label, and they are wildly popular. The Texas Brands Series, and the Oklahoma Brand Series. These two series have delighted more readers than anything Maggie has ever written, and if you like warm, small town, family oriented books, a lot of them with holiday themes, these are for you.

Maggie lives with her husband and soul mate Lance in a tiny town called Taylor (phone exchange: Truxton, mailing address: Cincinnatus, tax map: Cuyler. Smalltown folks understand!) in New York State's little known but sprawling and gorgeous dairy & wine country near the Fingerlakes region. Together they have a pair of Old English Mastiffs (Dozer & Daisy,) a chubby little bulldog (Niblet), an arrogant cat (Glorificus,) a come-lately cat who thinks he's a dog (Butters) and his mother, once we caught her, Luna aka Lulu, a saltwater reef aquariums and a life of utter contentment and joy.

Maggie has a fabulous team behind her. Her indie books, her contests and promotions, her newsletter, her indie cover art and tons more are handled by Jessica Lewis at The Author's Life Saver (.com)

Her proofreading line editing and copy editing for her indie works are handled by Jena O'Connor at Practical Proofing (.com).

She's represented by literary agent Eileen Fallon and her editor for most of the past 20 years at Harlequin was Leslie Wainger (who also has a book doctor business that's thriving on the side.) LeslieWainger-Bookdoctor (.com)

Her street team is headed up by the unsinkable Chelle Olson of Literal Addiction (.com)
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143 of 152 people found the following review helpful By Connie on September 20, 2014
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I am stunned by the many five star reviews for this 1990's stereotypical Harlequin story. Before getting bashed by those who loved it, I would like to state that I read the whole book in order to be able to leave an informed review on the off chance that something happened in the latter half of the book that would make it worth reading. As well, I'm providing context for my dislike.

1. Garrett Brand is the ultimate perfect male. He raised his siblings on his own from the age of seventeen. He is a sheriff, a rancher, talented cook and fantastic host. He is charming to old ladies and smitten with babies. Why hasn't this paragon of virtue been snapped up already?

Finding out that he needed cue cards and advice from his younger sister who he doesn't even recognize as being an adult before setting up a romantic evening answers the "why he's single" question.

2. Chelsea Brennan is over the top, hard to like, and acts in a too stupid to live manner much of the time -- accusing people falsely of murder and running into harm's way thereby putting others in danger. The scene where she waves her gun at a bad guy and essentially tells him to get out of town is ridiculous.

Oh yes, she's also predictably petite. This will be stressed repeatedly throughout the book. "I'm just not used to handling tiny things", he said, "like you and Ethan." He even refers to her as LITTLE Chelsea Brennan. "She sobbed out loud with great heaving spasms that should have torn a woman HER SIZE right in half." Oh brother!

3. Head scratching moments --

Imagine you are going into a burning barn to rescue someone. Would you immediately dash outside with the petite person or head up to the hay loft?
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Marti' s review on August 18, 2014
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I have read other books by this author and this one is a totally different type of book. The plot was simple without much depth, with a predictable ending. The female heroine Chelsea is reckless, and I agree with her own assessment when she called herself a fool. What was she thinking? Leaving to kill someone when it doesn't sound like she has ever handled a gun! Garrett sounds like a nice guy, but everyone seems to get one on him. I liked her other style of books much better.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By J COFFMAN on April 5, 2005
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Book 1, Texas Brand series. I love book series & this one is no different. The Brands are a family you will enjoy getting your teeth into. Garrett is the oldest brother who has bought his siblings up since their parents died. He runs the Texas Brand ranch with his family.

One night he finds a baby on his door step. The mother implies in a note that Garrett is the father. A couple of days later baby Ethan's aunt Chelsea turns up at the ranch ready to confront the babies father & murderer of the mother. But Chelsea has got the wrong man.

This story is full of suspence, intruige, laughter & passion. I just loved it &can't wait to read the rest.

Jessie's story is next in "The badest virgin in Texas" (Book 2).
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Shoe777 on September 26, 2014
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I couldn't finish it. I tried.
Example: He got to thinking the "morning after" that she may have been a virgin so he goes to find the blood on the table cloth. How old is this man?
Example: He sends grown adults on a plane to another sibling to protect them?
Example: before she leaves she tells Lash (supposedly the enemy) where she is going and leaves him there at the ranch to kill them all???

Give me a break!
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Gatorfan on August 16, 2014
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I was expecting really fun read about a baby left on the Sheriff's door and then see what happens as he finds the mother, etc. But it didn't turn out that way. I just read where this one was published in 1997 or so, and it does read like it. It is funny how times change and date a book. However, back to the story. The baby's mother is dead and the aunt has come looking for her nephew.

SPOILER ALERT... Don't read any further, the following is my thoughts only. She got on my last nerve. She was abused as a child and I would imagine that would have to be beyond hard but to hate every man alive because her father was a slimy bastard is a little hard to take. she is snarky, rude, etc. I just didn't like her.at all and I hated the way SHE ABUSED the Sheriff and everything he did. Plus, I really hate it when the heroine says she can take care of herself, everybody back off, and she is going to personally take down the biggest crime boss in Texas that the local police as well as the FBI has not been able to nail. Add stupid to her list. Give me a heroine with brains, I can't take one stupid thing after another. I would have loved to read that when he was taunting her about pulling the trigger she had. Perfect way to solve that problem, but no....and here we go. I was getting so put out with the whole thing and knowing she is saved by the white knight and lives happily ever after with the baby and the Sheriff, I quit reading. they just made me more and more angry as I read. One last thought on this...in the canyon, the bad guy should have had his brains blown out. Saved the state of Texas money to try him and then feed him in prison for the rest of his life if some low-life lawyer didn't get him off on some technicality or another.
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