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Thursday, July 18 2019
Their Inherited Triplets

Dear Reader,

No one wants to disappoint others, or be disappointed themselves.  But it happens.  The challenge is dealing with it.  Finding a way to be happy—and make others feel the same—without giving up anything that is fundamentally important or essential to you.

Lulu McCabe is definitely feeling the pressure.  The only daughter of Frank and Rachel McCabe, and sister to her five brothers, she is constantly protected and advised.  Some of the attention is warranted, she admits.  It took her a while to figure out what she wanted to do with her life.  (Besides get married and have a big, loving family of her own.)  She definitely made some Big Mistakes along the way.  And knows, if her family ever learned about the most important of them, wow, would they ever be disappointed in her!

Sam Kirkland is her direct opposite.  He doesn’t give a hoot what others say or think as long as he knows in his gut (and his heart) that he is doing the right thing.  Of course, he’s made some Big Mistakes, too.  The most devastating, with his current nemesis, and former girlfriend, Lulu McCabe.  He has no more use for her, than she has for him, until three orphaned triplets enter their lives.  The duty is Sam’s.  Lulu’s only Back-Up Guardian, should Sam fail, and Sam has absolutely no intention of crashing and burning the way he and Lulu once did.

Of course, we all know what happens when we’re busy making other plans.  Life.  And in this life, Lulu and Sam and those three little boys are meant to be together.  The only question is, will Sam and Lulu be able to rekindle their love?  Here’s hoping…!

Happy reading!
Cathy Gillen Thacker

Read an EXCERPT of Their Inherited Triplets and check out the other books in the TEXAS LEGENDS: THE MCCABES series.

For more information on other books set in Laramie, Texas, please visit the Series Guide and Book List.

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Saturday, March 16 2019
His Baby Bargain

Dear Reader,

We all have people we care about in our lives, and when they are in trouble, or just seem to be, it can be hard to figure out what to do.  Intervene.  Give them their space and hope for the best.  Simply let them know we are there for them.  Or utilize some combination of all of the above.

Sara Anderson is a widow, who’s been through a pretty rough year.  But she has good stuff happening in her life, too.  She has a six month old son, Charley, whom she adores.  And volunteer work as a veterinarian providing medical care for service dogs.

Matt McCabe is an ex-soldier and current Laramie County rancher, who is spending more and more time alone.  Sara needs his help, temporarily caring for Champ, a puppy in service dog training.  When he refuses her, she begins to worry.  This isn’t the Matt she knew in high school, who was fun-loving and gallant to the core.  The Matt she had always secretly lusted after, but never dared to pursue.

Matt thinks Sara has changed, too.  She’s got a wall up around her heart that leads him to believe the rumors about trouble in her marriage, before her husband’s death, are true.  He wants to help her, as much as she wants to help him, yet neither are willing to divulge their own secrets.  And without honesty and trust, while there can be passion, there can be no real, long-lasting, heartfelt love.  Will Matt and Sara find their happily ever after?  There’s only one way to find out!

Happy reading!
Cathy Gillen Thacker

Read an EXCERPT of His Baby Bargain and check out the other books in the TEXAS LEGENDS: THE MCCABES series.

For more information on other books set in Laramie, Texas, please visit the Series Guide and Book List.

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Thursday, October 25 2018
Fall Box Set and Thanksgiving Bundle

Grab these two great bundles from Harlequin authors to get cozy with this fall season. The October box set includes my newest book, THE TEXAS COWBOY'S QUADRUPLETS, as well as stories from Teresa Southwick and Michelle Major. And the Thankful for Love bundle includes THE RANCHER'S FAMILY THANKSGIVING from my TEXAS LEGACIES: THE CARRIGANS series as well as stories from Joanna Sims, and Brenda Harlen.

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Wednesday, September 05 2018
THE TEXAS COWBOY'S QUADRUPLETS

Dear Reader,

This month marks a big change for me.

There’s sad news. Harlequin has stopped publishing American Romance and Western Romance, the beloved lines that have been my publishing home for many years.

The wonderful news? I have been invited to join the Harlequin Special Edition team. From here on out, you will be able to find all my stories about the beloved McCabe clan, and the other Texas families, such as the Lockharts and the Carrigans, under the fabulous Special Edition banner.

If you’ve never read one of my stories set in the utopian West Texas community of Laramie County, and aren’t sure where to start, I invite you to check out my website. There, you will find a series guide, and a McCabe family tree, as well as excerpts from every book, and links to my Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also read a little about me, as a person and a writer, and sample some of my recipes.

If, on the other hand, you’ve read my American and Western stories for years, and worry it just won’t be the same—Fear not. I guarantee that the Special Edition Cathy Gillen Thacker books to come will all have the same trademark romance, humor, heart, and sense of family and community, because there is just no way I can write a love story any other way.

And what is life, without a lot of love?

Happy reading!
Cathy Gillen Thacker

Read an EXCERPT of The Texas Cowboy's Quadruplets and check out the other books in the TEXAS LEGENDS: THE MCCABES series.

For more information on other books set in Laramie, Texas, please visit the Series Guide and Book List.

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Sunday, July 01 2018
Q & A

Harlequin Connection is hosting a Q & A session with me on Tuesday, July 3rd at 1:00pm EDT.  I hope to see you there!

Click here to Join the Group!

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Thursday, May 24 2018
THE TEXAS COWBOY'S TRIPLETS

Dear Reader,

Preschool teacher Kelly Shackleford doesn’t trust ‘the system’ that both rescued her and wrecked utter havoc on her childhood.

Sheriff’s deputy Dan McCabe knows that rules and regulations not only help keep us safe, they bring order to a life that could otherwise be chaotic.

So when Dan asks her out, Kelly says No. Repeatedly. Until she needs his help. Then she has no choice but to go to him. And he, being the Texas gentleman that he is, feels honor-bound to give her the assistance she requests.

Neither expect how fierce and fast the sparks between them will fly. Or how much her three year old triplets will adore him. Dan is the perfect daddy. Together, they make a great team, and create the ‘complete family’ she’s always yearned for. Until they are put to the test and must decide whether the rules that govern his life, can also govern hers…

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it. And on a personal note, I want to add, I have been writing for Harlequin American/Western romance since the very first year it was published. I also have a title in this, American/Western Romance’s, very last month. As sad as I am to see the romance line end, I am happy that I will still be published by Harlequin, in the Special Edition line. So, hope to see you there!

All best,
Cathy Gillen Thacker

Read an EXCERPT of The Texas Cowboy's Triplets and check out the other books in the TEXAS LEGENDS: THE MCCABES series.

For more information on other books set in Laramie, Texas, please visit the Series Guide and Book List.

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Monday, March 19 2018
THE TEXAS COWBOY'S BABY RESCUE

Dear Reader,

For all of you who can’t get enough of the wonderful McCabe family, I’m happy to announce a brand new branch. Frank and Rachel McCabe have six grown children. All of them are searching for the kind of enduring love their parents enjoy.

The oldest, rancher Cullen Reid McCabe, and nurse Bridgett Monroe, are brought together by an abandoned puppy and newborn baby boy.

Sherriff’s deputy Dan McCabe falls hard for preschool teacher Kelly Shackleford, her precocious three year old triplets, and a herd of ornery goats.

Widowed surgeon Dr. Jack McCabe enlists rehab nurse Bess Monroe to bring joy into his three little girls’ lives.

Army veteran Matt McCabe helps veterinarian Sara Anderson train service dogs for wounded vets, and finds new life and happiness.

Ranchers Lulu McCabe and Sam Kirkland fight bee rustlers while temporarily caring for a set of inherited triplets.

Saddle Company CEO Chase McCabe and social worker Mitzy Martin care for her infant quadruplets while saving her family legacy.

Happy reading,
Cathy Gillen Thacker

Read an EXCERPT of The Texas Cowboy's Baby Rescue and check out the other books in the TEXAS LEGENDS: THE MCCABES series.

For more information on other books set in Laramie, Texas, please visit the Series Guide and Book List.

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Friday, November 03 2017
A Texas Soldier's Christmas

Dear Reader,

Christmas is a time of miracles, when impossible wishes get granted, and even the most elusive love is given and received.

Nora Caldwell learned heart-wrenching sacrifice as a child. She is determined her only son will not suffer the same lack of parental devotion.

Zane Lockhart is a Special Forces soldier who had everything, growing up. Except a purpose. He found that serving his country.

Nora and Zane can’t deny their attraction for each other, any more than they can seem to make their on-again, off-again relationship work. Duty and honor keep getting in the way. Zane wants to put their country first. Nora believes family should surpass all.

It takes Nora’s adorable three month old baby Liam and the wise residents of Laramie Gardens Home For Seniors to match-make some sense into these two, and give them the happily-ever-after kind of Christmas they deserve!

I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Happy holidays!
Cathy Gillen Thacker

Read an EXCERPT of A Texas Soldier's Christmas and check out the other books in the TEXAS LEGACIES: THE LOCKHARTS series.

For more information on other books set in Laramie, Texas, please visit the Series Guide and Book List.

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Friday, May 12 2017
Wanted: Texas Daddy

Dear Reader,

We’ve all done it. Made detailed plans, only to see them go hopelessly awry. We’ve also done the opposite. Made a Grand Plan with absolutely no details, intending to get by on the fly. Only to have that implode, too. So where is the happy medium?

Sage Lockhart’s romantic dreams have fallen apart. She still wants to have a child. But this time she is not taking any chances. She’s going into the situation with a clear-eyed vision and a proposal.

Nick Monroe has always pushed hard and fast for what he wants. That hasn’t worked out for him, either. Now, he’s trying to learn to be patient. To accept what can be given to him, without ruining everything by ambitiously wanting more.

So, when Nick and Sage decide to have a child together, they set the boundaries. No pressure, no expectations, and definitely no romance! They will remain lovers and friends, take each day as it comes, and share the baby they are now happily expecting. Until marriage becomes unexpectedly necessary. Then, all bets are off. And both are forced to figure out exactly what they want, all over again….

Happy reading!
Cathy Gillen Thacker

Read an EXCERPT of Wanted: Texas Daddy and check out the other books in the TEXAS LEGACIES: THE LOCKHARTS series.

For more information on other books set in Laramie, Texas, please visit the Series Guide and Book List.

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Tuesday, January 24 2017
The Texas Valentine Twins

Dear Reader,

We all have the capacity to forgive, but sometimes finding the compassion within us to do so can be tough. Such is the case for Wyatt Lockhart. He and Adelaide Smythe go way back, to a time when they were very close. {Too close, their parents said.} And many years after when, for reasons known only to the two of them, they barely spoke.

A chance meeting reminded them of the incredible chemistry they once had.

Unfortunately, it also highlighted the continuing differences between them. Throw in a little troublemaking by one of Adelaide’s family members, and it seemed like Wyatt and Adelaide were destined to be on the outs with each other for life.

Had Wyatt not found himself responsible for the care of Adelaide’s seven week old twins. Suddenly, Adelaide and Wyatt had two very good reasons to find a way to peacefully cohabit and become a real team. The question is, will a temporary liaison for the sake of the kids turn into a long lasting love? Only time will tell…

Happy Reading,
Cathy Gillen Thacker

Read an EXCERPT of The Texas Valentine Twins and check out the other books in the TEXAS LEGACIES: THE LOCKHARTS series.

For more information on other books set in Laramie, Texas, please visit the Series Guide and Book List.

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