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The Lone Star Dads Club
The Lone Star Dads Club

It’s back to Texas for THE LONE STAR DAD’S CLUB SERIES, this time in Fort Worth. Grady McCabe, Dan Kingsland, Travis Carson, Jack Gaines, and Nate Hutchinson are all prominent businessmen, as well as best friends. They help each other out personally and professionally, unofficially and frequently offering each other counsel and support and much-needed perspective.

Book 1 of 5
Mommy for Hire

In MOMMY FOR HIRE, Texas developer Grady McCabe is in the market for a wife in-name only. Alexis Graham’s job is to find him the ideal candidate. But only one woman seems to fit the sexy single dad’s conditions. And she’s not available. That doesn’t stop Grady from popping the question to the widowed matchmaker. And the take-charge scion of the legendary McCabe clan isn’t used to taking no for an answer. Impossible as father and daughter are to resist, Alexis has her own rules for dating. Marrying for love is at the top of her list. So it looks as if she won’t be getting her secret wish to be part of Grady’s family. Unless she can change a certain Texan’s mind and heart.


Book 2 of 5
A Baby for Mommy

In A BABY FOR MOMMY, single dad Dan Kingsland has three growing kids to feed. He needs help to bring peace to his chaotic household. Hiring a personal chef is such a perfect solution, Dan doesn’t notice the baby bump under Emily Stayton’s coat, but when he shares the joy of her baby’s first kick, there is no denying her life—and his—is about to change. After working on her career for so many years, Emily is finally getting what she wants. A baby, and a return home to the peach orchard her family used to own. Then her ex-fiance outbids her on the land and offers a compromise: a business relationship and the immediate realization of her own long-held dream of revitalizing and expanding the orchard. While Emily ponders her choice, Dan realizes he is falling for his very temporary employee. His kids need a mom as much as Emily’s baby needs a dad. With Emily’s old flame pressuring her to sign that contract, can Dan come up with his own compromise before it’s too late?


Book 3 of 5
A Mommy for Christmas

A MOMMY FOR CHRISTMAS centers on the relationship of next-door neighbors, and fellow single parents, Travis Carson and Holly Baxter. They don’t know what they would do without each other. Besides being good friends, they’re each other’s backup in times of domestic chaos, which, with four preschoolers between them, is most of the time! They have just one unwritten rule; they have to stay friends. But after sharing a knock-your-socks-off kiss, friendship no longer seems like enough. To top it off, Travis’s little girls have decided they want a mommy for Christmas. And they want the whole town, including Holly, to help them find the perfect mate. Can Holly watch the man she’s come to depend on date other women? Can Travis sit back and watch Holly’s ex reenter her life? Could it be that the perfect holiday solution lies right next door, for both of them?


Book 4 of 5
Wanted: One Mommy

WANTED: ONE MOMMY tells the story of Caroline Mayer and Jack Gaines. Caroline has made a successful career out of planning everybody’s wedding but her own. But this is the first time she’s been asked to stop one! Jack Gaines is certain his mother’s impending nuptials are a big mistake. The take-charge CEO is too smart to believe in happy endings. His matchmaking mom and young daughter don’t agree! And his instant attraction to Caroline is making the single father wonder if he’s really a romantic at heart after all. Caroline never planned on falling in love with Jack’s family. And now his lively little girl is making her think twice about putting her own dreams of motherhood on hold. Chemistry aside—is Caroline ready to trust her future to one stubborn, over protective, utterly irresistible Texan?


Book 5 of 5
The Mommy Proposal

And last, but not least, THE MOMMY PROPOSAL focuses on Nate Hutchinson. Gearing up to be a single father to his newly adopted son could be the toughest job Nate has ever taken on. That’s why the self-made millionaire hired makeover expert Brooke Mitchell to turn his lonely bachelor estate into a real home… and provide him with some much-needed parenting perspective. As a widow with a son of her own, Brooke’s heart goes out to Nate’s new charge… and to the sexy CEO who’s trying to be the best dad he can be. But temporarily living under the same roof with Nate, no matter how attracted he is to her, doesn’t make them an instant family. He’s still her boss—at least for now—and no pressure from the matchmaking boys is going to make her fall for Nate. Unless of course it’s already too late!


Cathy Gillen Thacker is the bestselling author of witty romantic comedies and warm, family stories whose books are published in 17 languages and 35 countries.