Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker

CATHY GILLEN THACKER is a full-time wife, mother and author who began writing stories during “nap time” when her children were toddlers. She wrote seven books as she taught herself how to be an author, and her eighth attempt was published in 1982. Since then she has written and published more than 70 novels.

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A Texas Christmas - An Anthology

A Texas Christmas
  • Number: B07BHN4JD5
  • Release: 2018-12-04
  • Authors: Cathy Gillen Thacker, Linda Warren
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Harlequin Romance
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Christmas surprises

A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe

Ally Garrett came home to sell the family ranch and sever her ties to Laramie County once and for all. Not find herself falling for Hank McCabe, the sexy cowboy living on the ranch. Or caring for a litter of adorable golden retriever pups! But with a McCabe around, things always get complicated. So it’s time to make a choice—sell to the highest bidder, or give in to the spirit of the holiday.

The Christmas Cradle

Eight years ago Marisa Preston fell in love, but her plans to marry rodeo star Colter Kincaid were thwarted by her controlling parents. Now, unexpectedly, she’s found Colter again—and his adorable seven-year-old daughter, Ellie. More than anything in the world, Ellie wants a mommy. And more than anything, Marisa wants a child. But she’s been keeping a secret about the past, a secret she has to tell Colter…


Wanted: Texas Daddy - Texas Legacies: The Lockharts

Wanted: Texas Daddy
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B01LZOT2UD
  • Release: 2017-06-01
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Harlequin Romance
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A SECRET BABY BARGAIN?

Small Texas towns always have their secrets. Fortunately, no one in Laramie knows about Sage Lockhart's friends-with-benefits arrangement with hunky cowboy Nick Monroe. And now Sage wants something more from Nick—something that could change the very nature of their relationship. She wants to have his baby.

Nick's always wanted to take things with Sage to the next level. Maybe this wasn't exactly what he had in mind, but having a child with Sage is an adventure Nick can't refuse. Of course, neither of them knew just how complicated things could get. With a baby on the way and all their careful plans unraveling, Sage and Nick must face the one secret they've been hiding from themselves…and from each other.

"Cathy Gillen Thacker is the go-to author for fun and emotional western romances. " —New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne


Lone Star Valentine - McCabe Multiples

Lone Star Valentine
  • Number: 9780373755554
  • Release: 2015-02-03
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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COMPROMISE…OR ALL-OR-NOTHING? 

The heart-stopping attraction's still there, but today Lily needs only one thing from old flame Gannon Montgomery—the best damn legal counsel ever. The stakes are high—custody of Lily's son, Lucas. And the rules are clear. Lily's not giving Gannon the chance to break her heart again. They can be friends. That's all.

Not enough, thinks Gannon. He's only in town to sell the family ranch, but Mayor Lily McCabe makes sticking around seem pretty attractive. He can see the desire in her eyes every time they're thrown together. And with the court case and the Texas chili cook-off he's been dragged into, that's a lot. As the stress grows, so does the attraction. But Lily won't compromise, and Gannon can't let go. Someone's gotta give!


The Texas Wildcatter's Baby - McCabe Homecoming / HA#1489

The Texas Wildcatter's Baby
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373755103
  • Release: 2014-03-04
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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Love Isn't Part of the Deal 

Ginger Rollins can't believe she gave in to temptation—again! It's time for her and Rand McCabe to face the consequences. Never mind that the geological engineer and sexy environmental cowboy are on opposite sides when it comes to the Texas land they both love. Now that she's pregnant, they have one option. 

Rand isn't used to being proposed to by a woman—especially one as gorgeous as Ginger—but he's all for getting married. Too bad the independent wildcatter sees their union as a nonnegotiable deal. Doesn't she know they share more than hot chemistry? How long can he keep his feelings—and their baby—a secret? Rand vowed to love and honor Ginger forever. And it's a promise he intends to keep….


The Long, Hot Texas Summer - Harlequin American Romance 1461 - McCabe Homecoming

The Long, Hot Texas Summer
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780373754656
  • Release: 2013-08-06
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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Heating Up In Texas! 

When Justin McCabe hires a master carpenter to help build his ranch for troubled teens, tall, gorgeous blonde Amanda Johnson isn't quite what he'd imagined. But not only can she do the job, she has a thing or two to teach him about judging by appearances. And, more important, she has a knack for reaching the kind of kid Justin wants to help. 

Amanda hadn't counted on her new boss—all strapping six foot five of him—being so utterly irresistible. Working side by side under the scorching Texas sun, the two of them make a great team—in every way possible. The heat of summer is no match for the sizzle they generate whenever they're together. But when a crisis forces Amanda to face her past, she'll need to make a heart-wrenching decision about her future…whether Justin is in it or not.


The Texas Lawman's Woman - Harlequin American Romance #1449, McCabe Homecoming

The Texas Lawman's Woman
  • Number: 9780373754533
  • Release: 2013-05-07
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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The Best Man In Laramie 

She's no damsel in distress, but Shelley Meyerson may just need a white knight like deputy sheriff Colt McCabe. Thanks to her scheming ex-husband, Shelley's about to lose her home. The last person she wants to turn to for help is Colt, the guy who broke her heart the night of the high school prom. But now that she's back in Laramie, there's no avoiding him-especially when they're both serving in the same wedding party. 

True, the handsome, gallant lawman is a valuable ally. And he seems genuinely interested in Shelley and her little boy. She could definitely use a friend...and maybe something more. Rekindling their romance is easy-but learning to trust again is hard. Especially when Shelley learns that Colt's been keeping a secret that could cost him his badge....


The Texas Rancher's Family - Legends of Laramie County, HA #1437

The Texas Rancher's Family
  • Number: 9780373754410
  • Release: 2013-02-05
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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This Land Is Not For Sale! 

The Triple Canyon Ranch isn't just land to single mom Erin Monroe. It's a place her family has called home for generations, a place to raise her kids, a place where she's known love and loss. She's not about to hand it over to outsider Mac Wheeler, no matter how good the city slicker looks in those custom boots she made for him. He can find some other place for his wind farm! 

Years ago, tragedy made Erin close off a part of her heart for good. Mac, with his smooth talk and smoother kisses, can't possibly be the one to heal that hurt. But as Erin learns more about Mac's past, she realizes there's more to him than meets the eye. Which makes holding on to the ranch more important than ever....


The Texas Rancher's Marriage - Harlequin American, #1428 - Legends of Laramie County

The Texas Rancher's Marriage
  • Number: 9780373754328
  • Release: 2012-10-30
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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Few people in Laramie, Texas, know that Merri Duncan is actually the biological mother of her late sister's twins. Even fewer know that Chase Armstrong, and not his late brother, is their biological father. It's even news to Chase—and when he returns from military duty, he's determined to do the right thing by Merri, who's been raising the twins alone on the Broken Arrow ranch. It's time for a walk to the altar, for the sake of the children.

There's just one problem. Merri and Chase are, as they always have been, just friends—nothing more. Without love, their marriage can never be truly complete. Sticking it out may mean sacrificing their chances for future happiness. But maybe faith, hope and desire can bring these two newlyweds what they truly need. After all, it is the season of miracles.


The Texas Rancher's Vow - Harlequin American, #1412 - Legends of Laramie County

The Texas Rancher's Vow
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9780373754168
  • Release: 2012-07-03
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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The Texas Rancher's Vow

Never Again! 

Jen Carson made a promise to herself: no more powerful, controlling husbands. So why is she letting herself be tempted by Matt Briscoe, surely the most alpha male in Laramie County? She only agreed to stay at the Triple B to create a series of commemorative bronze plaques for Matt's father. Not end up sharing taboo kisses with six feet four inches of irresistible cowboy. 

A cowboy who also happens to be her client's son. Talk about mixing pleasure with business! And now Jen's suddenly the reluctant keeper of a Briscoe family secret. Which thrusts her into an even more heated conflict with Matt. No matter how strong her feelings for the studly rancher, Jen has so many good reasons to keep him from becoming a permanent part of her life. 

Too bad her heart won't listen to her head....


The Reluctant Texas Rancher - Legends of Laramie County, Harlequin American #1394

The Reluctant Texas Rancher
  • Number: 9780373753987
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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Three generations of Cartwright women have run the Four Winds cattle ranch, and Liz Cartwright is being pressed to keep the tradition going. But Liz wants to continue her legal practice in town, not spend her time working the land. She needs a man to do the heavy lifting!

Travis Anderson is also a big-city lawyer, claiming to be back in Laramie County with a desire to reconnect with his ranching roots. Only Liz isn't buying it. When it turns out her old flame is being sued for malpractice, Liz agrees to assist him in exchange for help around Four Winds. Now all she has to do is ignore the incredible chemistry she's always shared with the sexy cowboy.

The trouble is, if Liz helps Travis win his lawsuit, he'll leave the ranch-just as she's learning the benefits of having him around. What's a poor cowgirl to do?


A Cowboy to Marry - Texas Legacies: The McCabes, American #1374

A Cowboy to Marry
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373753789
  • Release: 2011-10-04
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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Her Cowboy Daddy - Harlequin American Romance, #1363 - exas Legacies: The McCabes

Her Cowboy Daddy
  • Number: 9780373753673
  • Release: 2011-07-01
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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One Wild Cowboy - Harlequin American Romance #1350

One Wild Cowboy
  • Number: 9780373753543
  • Release: 2011-04-01
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin American
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Nobody says no to Emily McCabe! All she wants is for Dylan Reeves to act like they're dating, so her wildly overprotective clan will butt out of her life once and for all. And he just flat-out refused! So why'd the maddeningly sexy horse whisperer just kiss her in front of the whole town?

Gentling horses is one thing. Bringing a strong, independent woman like Emily to heel is something else! The two of them are totally wrong for each other, but that doesn't stop Dylan from wanting her. But Emily's made for a home and family and Dylan is like his beloved mustangs—wild and free.

Except, she seems to know her way around horses…and that's not all. Suddenly Dylan's dreaming about making a life with Laramie County's most stubborn and desirable—and willful—woman! 


A Mommy for Christmas - Harlequin American Romance #1286 (The Lone Star Dads Club)

A Mommy for Christmas
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373752904
  • Release: December 08, 2009
  • Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin Romance
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