When Cynthia accepts a job as a housekeeper on a remote West Texas ranch with the stoic Russel Cade, the idea of romance is ludicrous, but the ranch and its owner steal her heart. A sweet love story.
To Cindy, employment as a housekeeper at a remote ranch in the middle of 3000 plus acres in West Texas represents solitude. To the stoic Cade, a housekeeper means that he can spend more time out on the range, doing the work he loves.
They are two normal people, happy with their jobs. They respect and admire each other. It really is that simple…at first.
As the weather and Cade begin to warm, Cindy's heart begins to melt. Their relationship buds and blooms gradually, taking them both by surprise. Neither knows how to handle the situation and they are too confused to communicate.
If they don't discuss their problems, they may lose the things that are most important to them.
Cindy is working in a restaurant in a little West Texas town when Russell Cade offers her a housekeeping job at his ranch. It's a huge old house on more than 3000 remote acres. Against her best friend's advice, Cindy accepts the job and moves to a room in the old ranch house. Cade is a stoic person who appears to have no sense of romance and Cindy is not attracted to him.
Cindy falls in love with the old house and the beautiful country. Cade is always a complete gentlemen. He spends all day working on the ranch and she has a hot meal ready for him when he gets home. They both love the arrangement.
Their respect and admiration for each other gradually spawns a much deeper emotion - one that gets out of control in fuzzy stages.
"Courtship of the Recluse" is a love story about two compassionate people who find contentment on a 3000 plus acre ranch in west Texas. They are both basking in the solitude of the secluded ranch when they are unexpectedly bitten by the love bug.
Cindy is an independent young woman struggling to make a living after the death of her father. Cade is content riding the range on the ranch he inherited, but he forces himself to get away from the ranch once a week by going out to eat.
Neither Cade nor Cindy is ready for a relationship. It catches them reluctant and unprepared. Their love for each other is kindled by respect and admiration and grows slowly until it unexpectedly bursts into a flame of passion.
The love scenes are neither explicit nor condoned and there is a gentle moral message in the story. It is an easy read that is hard to put down.
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