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  1. says:

    This is the first book in the Bellaroo Creek series There are three books written by three different authors Michelle Douglas Barbara Hannay and Soraya Lane I loved every minute of this book Such a gorgeous sweet love story full of heart warmth and wonderful characters If you are after sweet romantic stories pick up one of Michelle Douglas’s books you can’t go wrong Hugely enjoyableBook No12 #20Backlistin2020 Challenge Pub 2013 On the TBR bookshelf 3 years


  2. says:

    The loss of a loved one can be very painful and life altering to the point where nothing seems real any and your faith is so low that it will take a truly special event to restore your strength In the case of Tess that special event does not come in the form of something but rather someoneThat someone is I'll knock your boots off Cam He is immediately intrigued by Tess and falls in love with her niece and nephew on the spot not to mention the woman herself But both Tess and Cam have a past that can shatter their future Betrayal hopes dreams love and the hope of a family all come into play in this fabulous readThe characters of both Tess and Cam were nicely written and I liked that they are both tortured souls and that all their insecurities and heartache ties into their past but also has a definite impact on their immediate future if not fully and completely addressed I have seen it happen in some reads were the past is tied in with the future but the characters do not actually suare up with their past in order to take control of their future but instead their love blossoms and little bits of the past are resolved at the end of the read but it still lingers in a big way thus the future is still kind of bleak and I walk away from the read feeling empty or like I missed out on some vital piece of the puzzle So very nicely done Michelle I loved loved loved the idea of kids being part of the deal in this read It gave the book a very homey feel and certainly gave me moments of heartwarming family tied happenings It was also a very uniue touch to bring the main characters together yes it has been done in other reads but usually it is their children before the romance gets set back into motion In this case the kids are already there and they are like the rope between Cam and Tess pulling them towards each other The backdrop setting was terrific I loved the town of Bellaroo Creek it matched the theme of this read to a perfect tee all family and stand together till the end no matter what or who comes our wayThe dialogue was heartfelt sensual and caring The perfect romance read for any fan of romance I am taking away a message of loss can bring you down and betrayal can make your heart a dark place but you need to pick yourself up fight back and learn to trust again in order to gain happinessI highly recommend this read for all fans of Michelle Douglas books her uniue manner of story telling will leave you with feelings of joy happiness love and all things sweet45 star review No matter where she goes he will follow


  3. says:

    Can I go and live in Bellaroo Creek please? My first taste came with Michelle Douglas's The Cattlemans Ready Made Family What a magical tale heartwarming and just a fantastic good old fashioned love story based on two people gradually getting to know each other and slowly letting their guards downTess has taken over the care of her neice and nephew because her sister has died in a car accident We learn later that she's turns away from her prestigious career to live in the Australian country town of Bellaroo Creek where everyone knows their neighbors and say good morning in the street Tess has won a contract to rent a farmhouse for 1 a week She thinks of it as a fresh beginning for her new family and a chance to settle the kids down and provide them what we all really want for our kids a happy stable and enriched environment to grow and nurture our little ones When she arrives she meets Cam the co owner of the land who needs to talk her into signing back some of the land that has inadvertently ended up in the contractA friendship forms and grows and Cam and Tess reluctantly start to let their guards down The kids become accustomed to Cam and a strong bond forms there too but when Tess learns Cam is about to leave town for an adventure in Africa One of the best aspects of this wonderful romance is the characters Tess Cam the kids Tyler and Krissie Tess just wants to do right by her sister She's strong in so many ways she just doesn't realise it Cam is hardworking salt of the earth kinda guy who's had personal loss too with his family His good nature naturally causes him to help out around the place with the building of the chicken coups the vege patch mowing the lawns and the fact that he's hot is a total bonus Tyler and Krissie are so well written they add to the story instead of detracting from it When I look at the cover of The Cattleman's Ready Made Family I feel warm inside That's exactly how this story made me feel If you need a break from the angst filled romances and feel like reading a great no a fantastically great warm hearted soulful romance you cant go past the Cattleman's Ready Made FamilyBellaroo Creek Three brave women three strong men and one town on the brink I cannotwait for the other two books by Barbara Hannay and the amazing Soraya Lane


  4. says:

    In The Cattleman's Ready Made Family Tess Laing has moved to Bellaroo Creek with her little niece Krissie and her nephew Ty after they were orphaned She is hoping Bellaroo Creek is just what the three of them will need to start a new life They are all three suffering the lost of Sarah Tess's sister and Krissie and Ty's Mother But Tess also feels guilty over her sister's accident So grief stricken she could have prevented the accident had she returned home she has given up the love and passion in her life because of that guilt Cameron Manning has come to deliver the keys to the cottage and get the new tenant to sign the rights to the land back to him so he can plant the canola crops he has been committed to Once he gets Tess's signature on the papers he is off to Africa for two years to help the Feed the World organization He is instantly attracted to Tess but refuses to even give into the attraction after being betrayed by his finance and brotherEstranged from his family there is nothing keeping him in Bellaroo Creek Soon Cam is drawn not only to Tess but too Krissie and Ty This is what he has always wanted The family he feels he was cheated out ofThis is a heart warming story of people stepping up and putting their lives on hold to help two young orphans overcome the loss of their parents There is to this story regarding the children that will just break your heart You can't help but feel for these two little ones It is also a story of forgiveness and moving on with life It also shows a great community coming together and supporting each other weather a welcoming luncheon or taking time out to clean the local cemetery At times it is a very emotional book for a couple of reasons And the last chapter was a real tear jerkerI thought the author did a really good job of describing the scenery throughout the book I felt at times that I was at the cottage in Bellaroo Creek She even had me looking up a sultana cake recipe And if their is a place like Bellaroo Creek that has amazing rate for renting a cottage then sign me upI must thank Michelle Douglas for sending me an ARC of this book My review was optional 455 stars


  5. says:

    THE CATTLEMAN’S READY MADE FAMILY by author Michelle Douglas is a Harleuin Romance release for July 2013Tess Laing leaves her musical career and her city life to move to a small town She wants to give the perfect life to her orphaned niece and nephew She and her charges begin to depend on their neighbor Cameron Manning Cameron was on the verge of leaving the small town and go to Africa He couldn’t wait to get away yet he postponed his trip for a month to help his neighbor settle in He was getting attracted to Tess and her family But would it be enough to stop him from leaving? And would Tess take a chance to bring a man who may not stay for long into her family?Author Michelle Douglas has written a fun engrossing and fast paced story in THE CATTLEMAN’S READY MADE FAMILY There are hidden depths to Cameron and Tess’s characters The emotional and sensory details are exuisitely done THE CATTLEMAN’S READY MADE FAMILY has strong characters snappy dialogue and tender sweet and exciting moments which will keep a reader riveted from the first page


  6. says:

    Good book Tess has come to Bellaroo Creek for a new start for herself and her niece and nephew She is determined to concentrate on their needs and do the best she can to take her sister's place As a musician and city dweller she is pretty clueless about what life in the country is like but she is willing to learn Her landlord and neighbor Cam is on hand to give her the help she needs She is attracted to the sexy cattleman but has ruled out any relationships until she feels she has a handle on caring for the kids She is also dealing with a lot of guilt over the death of her sister I really loved Tess's enthusiasm for the new life they have started I loved the way she had the strength of will to leave everything she was familiar with to give the kids something better than they had had before I also liked the way that she tried to open Cam's eyes to the possibility of reconciling with his family She fell hard for him but also didn't want to risk herself and the kids on someone who was planning to leaveCam had been dumped by his fiancee for his brother and the betrayal hit him hard He was trying very hard not to be like his father and let his bitterness turn him into a grumpy recluse He was planning to put his land under the care of a manager and head off to do charity work in Africa Meeting Tess and the kids changes his attitude somewhat He finds himself wanting to help them and enjoys spending the time with them His attraction to Tess is completely unexpected as he thought all feelings like that had been destroyed along with his engagement I loved seeing him interact with the kids and how they lightened his moods I really liked the way that Tess was able to help him deal with his past and see the promise of a happy future


  7. says:

    I loved this book It was just so wholesome with a lot of conflict going on I loved Tess and how strong she was taking on her niece and nephew after their parents died She does such a great job at providing them with a happy home And I loved Cameron and enjoyed watching him come to realise that he he could have a family they were right there in front of him Just such a lovely read Such a Michelle Douglas fan now


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    Tess Laing’s life used to revolve around her musical career Having garnered great acclaim all over the world for her breath taking talent Tess had made plenty of sacrifices to reach the top of her profession Tess had no ualms about turning her back on relationships and foregoing affairs of the heart – until a tragic accident had claimed the life of her beloved sister and her husband and left her solely responsible for the well being of her orphaned nephew and niece The sudden death of her beloved sister had shocked Tess to her very core and made her regret that she had prioritized her career over her sibling Tess is determined to atone for the mistakes of her past and vows to give her nephew and niece the best childhood possible so she turns her back on her career and decides to start afresh in the town of Bellaroo Creek in the Australian Outback Tess’ main focus in life is her niece and nephew’s well being She does not want nor need any reminders of her past as a musician All she wants is to see her beloved charges smiling again Tess has been selfish enough and now the time has come for her to put other people first However she hadn’t counted on meeting the devilishly handsome Cameron ManningCameron has had his fair share of heartbreak over the past couple of years The gorgeous cattleman had imagined spending the rest of his life working the land with his childhood sweetheart Fiona – but his stepbrother Lance had other plans Cameron had been shocked when Fiona had dumped him for his brother and he had been absolutely devastated when his own mother seemed to side with Lance Cameron has had enough of being the subject of pity and gossip and of being on his own He’s had enough of Bellaroo Creek and wants to shake off the shackles of country life and go to Africa where nobody knows him Cameron is counting down the days until he can leave Bellaroo Creek – but now that Tess and her adorable charges have come into town the restless cowboy finds himself reluctant to leave the ready made family which has managed to breach the impenetrable defenses he had built around his heartThrown together by fate Tess and Cameron soon find themselves falling madly in love with one another But is Cameron willing to put his heart on the line for the second time and trust another woman again? Will Tess stick to her resolve to stay single for the sake of her niece and nephew? Or will she realize that the only way she can ever be happy is by grasping this unexpected chance of happiness?The Cattleman’s Ready Made Family is a captivating tale of redemption healing from the past forgiveness and unexpected romance that tugged at my heartstrings and kept me mesmerized from start to finish Michelle Douglas has written a terrific contemporary romance full of tenderness and emotion set in a town readers would love to live in that is sure to bring a tear to your eyeI loved Tess who was a vibrant strong and believable heroine with a heart of gold and Cameron was an irresistible hero guaranteed to make readers swoon with his heartfelt sensitivity and brooding charmMichelle Douglas continues to get better with every book she writes and The Cattleman’s Ready Made Family is an exceptional contemporary romance which readers simply cannot afford to missThe review was originally published on Cataromance


  9. says:

    I loved this story it is heart warming and wonderful When Tess moves to Bellaroo Creek with her niece and nephew to start a new life Cameron Manning her hunky neighbour who has a lot in his past to get over Tess is there to do it this is a sensual story as both Tess and Cam help each other come to terms with their past and fall for each other A great story


  10. says:

    Miniseries Bellaroo CreekCategory Home and Family


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The Cattlemans Ready Made Family A fresh startTess Laing has suffered heartbreak than most So moving to Bellaroo Creek with her little orphaned niece and nephew is the start of a new life Meeting tall dark and deliciously handsome Cameron Manning starts an unexpected flutter in her heartA new familyCam is intrigued by Tess and uickly becomes entangled in their lives when little Ty gets a clear case of hero worship They're the family he always dreamed of having himselfuntil the day a betrayal wiped his hopes in an instant Perhaps now is the time to confront the past and discover a ready made family is the key to this tortured cattleman finding a happy future