24 May 2023

Loving the Rancher's Children | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


A short-term solution

Could lead to long-term love.

When Alli Krenek returns to her hometown, she’s surprised to find herself agreeing to become a nanny to Jake Walker’s children. Seventeen years ago, Jake betrayed Alli’s trust, and she’s avoided him ever since. But the more time she spends with Jake, the more his two little ones melt her heart and Alli begins to see the man Jake has become. Is this their chance to finally heal old wounds?

Publisher: Love Inspired Books
Release Date: May 23, 2023



The cup toppled before Jake could take hold of it, sending tea and ice cubes racing across the table, straight toward Alli.

With a gasp, she shot to her feet, staring at the tea-soaked spot on her dress.

While both Francie and his mother scrambled to sop up the mess, Connor let out a loud wail and burst into tears.

Alli looked from her dress to his son, her shocked expression softening. Before Jake realized what was happening, she reached across the table.

“It’s okay, sweet boy.” She wiggled her fingers. “Come here, Connor.”

To Jake’s surprise, his son readily went to her. She sat down, ignoring the mess before her, and rubbed the boy’s back, whispering soothing words while Jake and everyone else did their best to wipe up the tea that remained on the table.

The crying soon diminished, and Connor found his fingers.

“Connor,” his mother said beside Alli, “would you like some of Mimi’s banana pudding?”

The kid practically threw himself at her. He had his daddy’s sweet tooth, all right.

Standing, Alli glanced around the table. “If you all will excuse me, please.” With that, she continued to the back door and disappeared into the house.

But not before Jake realized his mother might be on to something. Alli would be the perfect nanny. She loved kids and, more importantly, he knew he could trust her.

If only she didn’t hate him.


Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channel.

Connect with Mindy by visiting MindyObenhaus.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Loving the Rancher’s Children and $20 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 24, 2023 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Anonymous24/5/23 19:16

    Love these kind of books.

  2. Sounds like a book I would enjoy.

  3. I like the excerpt. Alli is calm, patient and understanding.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful book!!

  5. This sounds like a great book & id love to read it!