Published:Thunderfoot Publishing 2014 1st pub 1996
Genre: Western contemporary romance
Source: Own book
Sheriff Garrett Brand has raised his entire brood of siblings single-handedly, and he’s done his best to teach them some values, to mold them into honorable, responsible, and trustworthy human beings. So when a baby lands on the doorstep of the Texas Brand, his first question is which younger brother is in for a butt-kicking? But the little fellow isn’t named after Ben, or Wes, or Adam, or Elliot. The little feller is named after him–Garrett Ethan Brand–according to the note his mama left behind.
He’s still racking his brain to figure it all out, when a woman shows up at the ranch in the dead of night, spitting, fighting mad, and accusing Garrett of murdering her sister and stealing the baby!
Chelsea is confused, heartbroken, and too mad to think straight, and the same trouble that found her poor sister is right on her tail. But of all the places she and the baby could’ve wound up, Garrett thinks this ranch is the best one.
Because this is one family that knows how to pull together and trouble doesn’t stand a chance against The Brands of Texas.
The Littlest Cowboy is set in Texas and involves a family - all grown up now and overseen by the eldest Garrett. It is the first in what is a series of books about the various members of the family. While it didn't drag me into wanting to read any more of the books it was a pleasant enough read.
Garret is a fine upstanding man, his brothers Elliot and Wes are fascinating in themselves and the one girl in the family is good hearted. When a baby turns up on the door step it provides all kind of fun and turmoil for the family.
There is some mystery and suspense to the story because there is a dead mother, a sister who wants to take the baby and run and an evil drug lord out to get his son back and get rid of the sister. So there are a number of near escapes as he endeavours to carry out his mission.
Light reading that didn't wow me but didn't turn me off either.