The Montana McKennas

The Montana Ranchers, Prequel

James McKenna didn’t think he’d ever find love again after his wife died. Single mom, Liz Caldera, is not really looking for a new relationship. However, they both surprise themselves by agreeing to a blind date. Surprisingly, they enjoy each other’s company and begin envisioning their future.

This is a short prequel that introduces readers to the McKenna family. It all starts with the developing relationship of James McKenna and Liz Caldera. Things seem to move faster than they had originally planned, but they vow to make their blended families work. James still misses his wife and is having trouble reaching his kids. He realizes that the death of their mother has taken a toll, especially on his daughter, Callie. Liz tries to hide her resentment to her ex-husband for her son, Brody’s, sake. It’s very difficult when she has to watch her son’s disappointment from his father’s empty promises.

The wounds that James and Liz suffered from their previous relationships are still raw and the authors have done such a good job in showing their feelings. They remain true to themselves, but can’t deny the attraction. The Montana setting also illustrates the rodeo life at the McKenna Ranch. This series continues with the lives of James’ children, Callie and Parker, along with Liz’s son, Brody. Fans of cowboy romance will enjoy this series.

Book Blurb for The Montana McKennas

Welcome to McKenna Ranch!

Meet Brody, Callie, Mercer and Parker--the four siblings in the clan of James McKenna, a Montana rancher. Growing up on the ranch was a great life, until Callie and Parker's mother passed away, leaving James a widower. It wasn't long, however, before he remarried, bringing stepmother Liz into their lives, along with her son, Brody. Soon, James and Liz added a new McKenna to the family, when daughter Mercer was born.

Brothers and sisters are prone to disagreements and this Brady Bunch family of step, half, and full siblings is no exception. As they grew up on the ranch, they learned values that stuck with them throughout their lives--even though they may live apart as adults. But there is one thing that will bring them all back together. Their father's only wish.

Beginning with a short prequel novella that tells the story of James McKenna and Liz Caldera, and how they came to blend their families, these stories put you on the McKenna Ranch near Yellowstone National Park. This series leads off with Jan Scarbrough's Brody, with Maddie James' Callie to follow, while the siblings begin the long road home. These sweet to sexy stories give you a glimpse into Montana rodeo and ranch life, and of course, provide lots of contemporary cowboy love and romance.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 4.00