Cathy Gillen Thacker Books In Order

Publication Order of Too Many Dads Books

Baby on the Doorstep (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daddy to the Rescue (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wild West Weddings Books

The Cowboy's Bride (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ranch Stud (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maverick Marriage (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spur-of-the-moment Marriage (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brides, Babies & Blizzards Books

Snowbound Bride (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Chocolate Honeymoon (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Baby (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of McCabes Of Texas Books

Dr. Cowboy (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy's Woman (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy Kind of Daddy (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Texas Bachelor (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa's Texas Lullaby (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Texas Wedding Vow (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blame It on Texas (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Laramie, Texas Christmas (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Texas, With Love (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildcat Cowboy (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dad Next Door (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lockharts of Texas Books

The Bride Said, Finally! (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride Said, I Did? (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride Said, Surprise! (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Virgin Bride Said, Wow! (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of McCabe Family Books

Texas Vows (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Deveraux Legacy Books

Her Bachelor Challenge (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Marriage Bonus (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Secret Wife (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Instant Baby (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Over the Tycoon (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brides of Holly Springs Books

The Virgin's Secret Marriage (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Wedding Wish (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Seduction (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plain Jane's Secret Life (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Secret Valentine (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Legacies Carrigans Books

The Rancher Next Door (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Family Thanksgiving (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Christmas Baby (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gentleman Rancher (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Made in Texas Books

Hannah's Baby (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inherited Twins (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Baby in the Bunkhouse (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Found: One Baby (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lone Star Dads Club Books

A Baby for Mummy (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Mummy for Christmas (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted: One Mommy (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mommy Proposal (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Legacies : The McCabes Books

A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Wild Cowboy (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy to Marry (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Legends: The McCabes Books

The Texas Cowboy's Baby Rescue (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Cowboy's Triplets (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Cowboy's Quadruplets (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Baby Bargain (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Inherited Triplets (2019') Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale of Two Christmas Letters (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lockharts Lost & Found Books

His Plan for the Quintuplets (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Christmas Matchmakers (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legends of Laramie County Books

The Reluctant Texas Rancher (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Rancher's Vow (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Rancher's Marriage (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Rancher's Family (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of McCabe Homecoming Books

The Texas Lawman's Woman (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long, Hot Texas Summer (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Christmas Gift (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Wildcatter's Baby (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of McCabe Multiples Books

Runaway Lone Star Bride (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Christmas (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Valentine (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Daddy (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Baby (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Twins (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Legacies: The Lockharts Books

A Texas Soldier's Family (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Texas Cowboy's Christmas (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Valentine Twins (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted: Texas Daddy (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Texas Soldier's Christmas (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Intimate Scoundrels (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touch of Fire (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise Me Today (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace Me Love (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart's Journey (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Private Passion (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reach for the Stars (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue's Bargain (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family to Treasure (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guardian Angel (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Affair (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Amusement (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Natural Touch (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Spinners (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Match (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lifetime Guarantee (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meant to Be (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slalom to Terror (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Only Temporary (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unexpected Family (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tangled Web (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anything's Possible (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy's Mistress (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beguiled Again (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fiance for Sale (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kidnapping Nick (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Many Mums (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jenny and the Fortune Hunter (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Potion 5 (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Shotgun Wedding (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Cinderella (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heiress (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost and Found (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Lullaby (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Texas Christmas (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mommy for Hire (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted: One Mummy (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven-Year Proposal (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Night Worth Remembering (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texan's Christmas Bounty (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family in the Making (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Connection (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Cathy Gillen Thacker is American bestselling author of romance novels. The author began writing to occupy herself while she was taking care of her small children. While she was still learning on how to be an author, she wrote seven books and fortunately her eighth attempt was finally accepted and published in July 1982. Since her debut novel, the author has published over 70 books that have been published in over 15 languages and sold in over 35 countries. The author is a member of the Romance Writers of America, and she is a wife to Charlie and mother to Sarah, David, and Julie.

Thacker is popularly known for her warm family stories and funny romance comedies. When writing, the authors biggest goal is to entertain and uplift the readers. Most of her books have been listed on several bestsellers lists.

The author has over 15 published book series, over 30 standalone novels, and Omnibuses. Additionally, she has contributed to series such as Western Lovers, Men at Work, Velvet Glove among many other series.

The Texas Lawman’s Woman (2013)

The Texas Lawman’s Woman is the first novel in McCabe Homecoming series written by American bestselling author Cathy Gillen. Shelley Meyerson is yet to forgive Colt McCabe for what he did during the prom night despite his explanation why he did not show up during that night. The duo had planned something special together with their friends.

Not only did McCabe stand her up but also arrived late, dressed poorly and did not even bother calling her before standing her up. So after their graduation, Shelley moved on and married another man and went on to live the life of adventure. She ended up pregnant and even realized that the life of adventure would never be suitable for her and most for her baby.

So she decides to go back home so that she can give her child a better childhood and also be a responsible mother.

On the other hand, Colt McCabe now works as the town deputy sheriff, and he is somehow ‘too nice.’ He does not give people warnings or tickets, all that he wants is to help them and give them second chances. He ends up a meeting with Shelley and once again wants to help her and probably be her white knight. However, Shelley independence is one thing that will not allow them to be so close to each other that easily.

The fact that they are going to be best man and maid of honor at their friend’s wedding ceremony will not help Shelley keep a distance from a man who stood her up. Furthermore, since their friend away, it is upon Shelley and Cold to coordinate together and ensure that everything is in order. However, when Shelley gets evicted from her house things will become more complicated for these two former lovers.

Shelley and Cold soon find themselves stuck in between making decision guided by the lessons of their past.

The debut novel in this series is a great read. Shelley is a good character; she may be a mother but still stuck in her dream world. She hopes that everything would work her way without having to take any responsibilities for her actions. One can evidently see that she never grew up beyond the prom and acted and judged as if she was in high school.

On the other hand, Colt is a sweet, handsome character. He is often viewed as a too nice fellow who would rather give second chances instead of warnings or tickets something that can cause him trouble in his career. His actions of second chances and politeness made people view him as someone who would cover mistakes.

The Texas Lawman’s Woman is a good read featuring two characters that need to grow up so that their love could develop into something into something big.

The Long Hot Texas Summer (2013)

Justin is creating up a ranch for troubled teenagers. He is performing very well except that the carpentry work is giving him a headache. So he hires a professional carpenter to help, and he is flabbergasted when the carpenter turns out to be a tall, gorgeous woman. He is immediately attracted to the lady but sets the priority first and needs the run-up and running quickly. When they are both requested to take charge of teen’s community service, he notices that the lady makes a quick connection with the trouble kids.

Justin gave up his promising job to start a ranch. Apparently his first attempt to help other teens did not turn out so well, so he decided to give it a final shot. Amanda’s arrival surprises since he never thought such a beautiful woman would perform so well. He is attracted to her but has to do the job first. Lamar arrival gives Justin a chance to begin his job with the teens but later finds himself having trouble with him. Amanda immediately connects with Lamar, something that makes Justin realize that Amanda is an excellent resource.

What you will love most about Justin is his appreciative nature. He does not mind when the lady performs the carpenters work, though at times he is jealous that Amanda’s connects with Lamar while he cannot. His feelings for Amanda rapidly developed but had patience and did not push so much for her to reciprocate.

On the other hand, Amanda seems a happy woman despite having a challenging childhood were her parents divorced in pursuit of their happiness. She spent the greater extent of her childhood with her grandparents who instilled discipline and love to her. Her engagement with her man did not last long due to the problems she faced from his fiancé’s wealthy family. This caused her to develop some issues, especially when getting along with wealthy families and men. Even though she develops feelings for Justin, she is afraid of ending up being heartbroken, and thus she maintains her distance. However, she is surprised when her dark past does not bother him and soon starts believing that relationship with him would be possible.

Lastly, Lamar was a great secondary character. His actions and attitude are what showcased what the whole idea of the ranch was all about. He showed weaknesses and strengths of both Amanda and Justin.

Overall, The Long Hot Texas Summer is a fantastic read from Cathy Gillen Thacker. The author uniquely showcases romance in the most unanticipated manner that will keep you longing for more and more romance. If you love romance novels, it is recommended you read Cathy Gillen Thacker books.


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