About the Book
The Cowboy's Reluctant Sweetheart
Two years shy of his medical degree, cowboy Maxwell White is out of money. So, he's back in Bear Creek, Wyoming, working part-time for the local physician. Though he is immediately drawn to the doctor's lovely, whip-smart daughter, she seems to be irritated by Maxwell's very existence.
Hattie Powell can't quash her feelings for the town's new would-be doctor. But that's exactly why she must keep him at a distance. Hattie is closer than ever to fulfilling her lifelong wish of becoming a doctor. Now, the only thing standing in her way is the man of her dreams.
Wyoming Legacy: United by family, destined for love
This book was released in December 2013
This is a well loved library book that was used for the review
"Return of the Cowboy Doctor" by Lacy Williams is her third book in the 'Wyoming Legacy' involving the White family that we first meet in "The Homesteader's Sweetheart". This book is Maxwell White's story and I have to say that it wasn't a disappointment that is for sure.
Maxwell is the second oldest White son, and has returned home with some uncertain plans but he isn't giving up hope for his future either. He is a man of honor and faith in God, though not always in himself. This is a flaw that I found to be just right for it wasn't overshadowing him, yet it wasn't underdone to where people forget either. He has his own secrets that he hides from everyone including his own family. He is determined to do all that is required of him when he is needed, is willing to stand up for what he thinks is right with just the right words for others to see his point without bulling them.
Hattie Powell is the towns doctor daughter, who has helped her father through it all, surgery to comforting the children of the town. She has her own dream, one that she won't allow anyone to stop her from obtaining even if she has to convince others she can follow her dreams. There is something that she has kept from everyone other than her parents, but even that isn't enough to stop her.
Hattie is more than just the heroine in the book for I always find that heroine/hero's that have to overcome personal issues like Hattie, to be stronger and more encouraging to others who wonder if they can overcome their own limits to follow their dreams. The fact that she had a defender in her corner whether she knew it or not added only sweetness to the whole story. Truly I love when hero/heroine's must overcome like this for it is not just hope that can be instilled in others but help create new dreams or reawakens old ones.
In this book there is so much going on it seems but it doesn't seem to be overly busy either but just the right pace to keep the reader interested in all that is going on. There are internal and external, though not dangerous, issues that must be overcome. The story seems to be how the issues are overcome. Can two people with such different issues learn to work together for the better of everyone, or will something get in the way?
I so hope that all who read this book and series enjoys it as much as I did and do.
Other "Wyoming Legacy" Books
The Homesteader's Sweetheart
Roping the Wrangler
Return of the Cowboy Doctor
The Wrangler's Inconvenient Wife
A Cowboy for Christmas