The Rancher’s Rose by Wilma Fasano

The Wild Rose Press

Romantic Suspense

ISBN: 1-60154-105-8

Reviewed by Tanya



Rosemary has loved Trevor since the day she helped coach her sister through labor.  Additionally she has been the primary caregiver for him as her sister continues to live the party lifestyle while sponging off Rosemary.  When Rosemary accidentally overhears that her sister is going to try and sell Trevor in the US, she is stunned.  As soon as her sister leaves, she throws together a few things,  takes Trevor and runs.  She has a loose plan—find the baby’s father, who doesn’t know he exists, and determine if he will keep Trevor safe.  She is surprised to be caught in a severe late winter storm in the depths of Alberta’s ranching lands.  But who should show up to be her knight in shining flannel? Jordan himself.  She decides that she won’t tell him what is going on for a bit, until she can determine if he would love and care for Trevor as he deserves, as she knows leaving Trevor will rip out her heart.

When Jordan’s lawyer comes up with the odds that Trevor will be sent back to his mother without Jordan providing a stable home environment, both are willing to do just about anything to keep the little guy safe.  They are shocked when the lawyer suggests a marriage of convenience, with a time table that releases Rosemary after Trevor is safe.  While they agree to a marriage of convenience to make sure that Trevor will stay safe, neither really wants the marriage to be platonic, but are too stubborn to admit it.  Who will be the first to say “I love you”, or will they wait until it is too late?

The Rancher’s Rose tells the tale of love that is meant to be, and how one mistake may not lead to another.  Wilma Fasano sets the stage for not only terror but also sets the foundation for a long and lasting love.  The story revolves around one sister trying to sell her child for money, while the other escapes to the baby’s father and finds the loving relation both she and the child need.  The author does a nice job making to story believable as well as romantic.  I thoroughly took pleasure in how Jordan and Rosemary seem to miss each other’s signals but would do anything for the good of Trevor.  The Rancher’s Rose is a heart-warming romantic suspense.


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