Book Review: Texas Homecoming by Carolyn Brown

Posted January 19, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 20 Comments

Texas Homecoming
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by Carolyn Brown
Publication Date January 25, 2022
Published by Grand Central Publishing
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Western, Fiction / Sagas, Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Pages: 368
Format: ARC

The bestselling Queen of Cowboy Romancedelivers a heartwarming novel where a doctor and veterinarian get a second chance at true love when a storm traps them together.

After traveling the world, Dr. Cody Ryan has finally come home to his foster family’s ranch in Honey Grove, Texas. But all his time in Doctors Without Borders couldn’t have prepared him for the sudden blizzard that forces him to take shelter in an old barn—or for the shock of watching Stephanie O’Dell yank open that same barn door minutes later. He’s barely seen the gorgeous veterinarian since he returned, so why is she icier than the wind outside?

Stephanie—better known as Dr. Stevie around Sunflower Ranch—has been treating the cattle there for years…and not one of them is as bullheaded as Cody. He’s completely forgotten how he broke her heart, back when she was a teenager smitten by his easy charm and sharp wit. But as the blizzard rages on, trapping Cody and Stevie together, it’s clear that the fire they’ve built to keep warm isn’t the only source of sparks in that barn. Once the storm passes, will Stevie and Cody discover that they’ve fallen in love …and will either of them ever admit it?

My review:

Texas Homecoming by Carolyn Brown is the second book in her Sunflower Ranch series.  This heartwarming sweet romance has everything I wanted in a contemporary romance.  A veterinarian, a family practice doctor, and a baby alpaca all stranded together in a barn, during a record-breaking snowstorm.

Cody Ryan is back home after spending ten years roaming the world with Doctors Without Borders.  He’s ready to help his brother work the ranch, and be a country doctor who makes housecalls.  He’s home for good this time, and is planning to settle down, and help his parents and brother work the farm.  

Stephanie, or Dr. Stevie as the locals call her, is a small-town veterinarian who makes house calls to the ranches in the area.  Cody Ryan broke her heart many years ago when he left for college, to become a doctor and travel the world.  When a snowstorm finds her trapped in a client’s barn, the last person she wants to be trapped with is Dr. Cody Ryan.   

I loved this sweet romance and enjoyed meeting up with the Ryan family again.  Carolyn Brown has a knack for writing engrossing stories with complex characters that always bring a smile to my face.  Stevie and Cody’s romance felt realistic, and their relationships with their families were also heartwarming.  

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a sweet, heartwarming small-town romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and RITA finalist with more than one hundred published books. Her books include romantic women's fiction, historical, contemporary, and cowboys-and-country-music mass market paperbacks. She and her husband live in the small town of Davis, Oklahoma, where everyone knows everyone else, knows what they are doing and when, and reads the local newspaper on Wednesday to see who got caught. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren and great-grandchildren to keep them young. For more information visit

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20 responses to “Book Review: Texas Homecoming by Carolyn Brown

  1. Baby alpaca?! I’m so there! I love alpacas. I just got a copy of this one and I’m looking forward to it. Glad to see you enjoyed it, Wendy!

  2. Wonderful review Wendy. I didn’t realize this was the second in a series. I will have to get the first one before I tackle this one. I love her books, fun, sweet, family oriented and clean.

  3. The description and your review remind me a bit of Catherine Anderson (though she has some heat in her works). I really like the sound of this series. Thanks for sharing.