A Stranger in the Family by Patricia McLinn Book Summary
He came for his son. He never expected her.
A sexy, intriguing stranger arrives unexpectedly at her Wyoming ranch, threatening the one thing Cambria protects more fiercely than her heart -- her family.
Bodie's discovery that he fathered a son 17 years ago starts a search that leads him to the warm and welcoming Weston family. But his response to one member of the family is far more than he ever expected. The sparks between him and Cambria are real ... and so is the danger to his hopes for their future if she finds out why he's really in Wyoming.
"It's one of those books that when you finish, you think, I'm definitely going to read that again and everything else this author has ever written!" - Live, Love, Write
Family is the core of the first book of this series, but family is not necessarily simple. As one reader review states, A Stranger in the Family "mixes love, family and complicated situations together. I could not put this book down."
Bardville, Wyoming series
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match
"In Book 1 Bodie stole my heart, in Book 2 Cully took my breath away, and in Book 3 I fell in love with Dax." – 5-star review
If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:
A Place Called Home series
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart’s Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat
Wyoming Wildflowers series
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (a prequel)
Almost a Bride
Match Made in Wyoming
My Heart Remembers
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives
A Cowboy Wedding
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense)
Historical western romance
Courting a Cowboy
... and east of the Mississippi, try:
The Wedding Series
Prelude to a Wedding
The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Princess
-- Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
The Surprise Princess
-- Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
The Forgotten Prince
Marry Me series
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells
Seasons in a Small Town
What Are Friends For?
The Right Brother
Falling for Her
About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.
McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website PatriciaMcLinn.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
A Stranger in the Family (Patricia McLinn) Book Reviews
A stranger in loveIt was the usual love story but an enjoyable read with likable characters..Score: 5/5
Bardville —1Good character development, not totally predictable outcomes and worth an afternoon read..Score: 5/5
A Stranger in the FamilyI enjoyed reading this book. I liked the characters. The story wasn't the same old predictable plot. I looked forward to every chance I had to pick it back up and read some more..Score: 5/5
Good readI enjoyed reading this book because I like the characters in the story. I like the banter between Boone and Cambria. It was interesting to see how Boone was going to tell them that Pete was his son. After he did the author did not tie the story up with a red ribbon. Instead she went on to explore the feelings of those involved with this big revelation. Showing how they finally worked everything out..Score: 5/5
Refreshing!!!Love a book that mixes love, family and complicated situations together. I could not put this book down.... Loved the whole book. Thumbs up!!!.Score: 5/5
RivetingI really enjoyed this book. I love the way the story turned out and the journey it took to get to that point..Score: 5/5
A stranger in the FamilyExcellent book. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic and western novels.Score: 5/5
Stranger in the familyExcellent story. Could not put in down.Score: 5/5
A Stranger in the familyThis was a most enjoyable novel. I would recommend it to friends..Score: 5/5
A stranger in the familyIt is complicated when a man discovers he has a son who is a teen. The dilemma he faces is whether to follow his heart by finding and meeting his son or to cautiously protect the son who may not welcome the news and disruption. Becoming attracted to the son’s family adds more emotional turmoil..Score: 4/5
A Stranger in the FamilyThis was not a story about a father finding his son . It barely mentions that relationship. Very lame. I’m disappointed because this is basically just another blah guy meets girl they fall in love sort of. Ugh. Sorry but I was expecting better..Score: 2/5
A stranger in the familyThe first part drug out to much. I almost didn’t finish it, but it started getting better and I kept going then didn’t want to put it down. I recommend it just stay patient.Score: 4/5
A Stranger in the FamilyNice clean story. Thank you!.Score: 5/5
Good readGreat characters & story..Score: 5/5
A stranger in the familyA good read. Good development of emotions and complications of relationships. Nicely done..Score: 5/5
ColdLoved the hero, hated the heroines mean, rude, bitter personality. I was hoping for a twist to pop up like maybe falling for the real mom. Then I realized it was only because the heroine was just so dang rigid/hard... She's a tough nut to like, period..Score: 3/5
Didn't grab meSorry but this book starts out really slow. I couldn't get past page 60..Score: 1/5
Just okayDid not care for the storyline. You weren't if you could root for the main characters since their secrets could tear them apart..Score: 2/5
WonderfulWhat an excellent story, with great characters. I couldn't put this book. The romantic scenes were steamy enough. Great read..Score: 5/5
A Stranger in the FamilyA Stranger in the Family by Patricia McLinn is a story of a father who wants to meet his son after knowing about it for the first time. His girlfriend never told him about his birth, and giving him up for adoption. He searches for him, and finds him. He doesn't know how to go about it, and meanwhile he ends up loving the boy's sister..Score: 5/5
Well written!This was an awesome story..Score: 3/5
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Just okayIt was easy to get into the book and like the characters but it was hard to finish. It seemed like the plot moved VERY slowly from then beginning until 3 chapters or so from the end where it picked up the pace and had a slap-dash ending. By the end of it, I didn't care enough anyway I guess. Won't read the sequel..Score: 4/5
Waste on time!The characters had no connection at all. Boring, boring, boring. Kept wondering when the story was going to start.Score: 1/5
A stranger in the familyDid not care much for the story..Score: 3/5
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