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Monday, May 2, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway - The Rancher's Want Ad Mix-Up by Megan Besing - Hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 The Rancher's Want Ad Mix-Up JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Rancher's Want Ad Mix-Up by Megan Besing, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: The Rancher's Want Ad Mix-UpThe Rancher's Want Ad Mix-Up

Author: Megan Besing

Publisher: Love Inspired Historical

Release Date: April 26, 2022

Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance

A mail-order mistake…

Or a made-to-be match?

When Della Mae Wagner’s train arrives in Missouri, she’s shocked to find that the couple who hired her don’t just want a teacher for their grandsons but a wife for their son! After a broken engagement, marriage is not in Della’s plans. And Hank Lamson isn’t pleased—with his parents, with his unexpected guest or with Della’s unfairly appealing smile. But his plans to send her packing are foiled as his family comes to love her…and he feels the walls around his wounded heart start to fall.

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Megan Besing

Despite always adoring happily-ever-afters, Megan Besing didn't unlock a love for reading until her mid-twenties, which quickly expanded into writing. Her own stories have won many awards, including the Selah for her novella, Perfect for the Preacher, along with the Pre-published Maggie for The Rancher’s Want Ad Mix-up. And now she’s thrilled to be a Sunrise Publishing author. However, her most cherished achievements are being a wife and mother. She lives in a pocket-size Indiana town, centered around extended family, where she's always planning a road trip with a view. Yet, her favorite place may just be on her front porch drinking tea. Connect with Megan at

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Raise your hand if you are happy that the Love Inspired Historical series has been releasing new stories. *raises both hands* The Love Inspired Historical books are what drew me in way back when I won a copy of The Bounty Hunter's Bride by Erica Vetsch. I was sad when they stopped releasing them - and have been thrilled to know that they are back.... even if temporary.

The Rancher's Want Ad Mix-Up is written by Megan Besing. The book is set in Missouri in 1889. This is one of my favorite time periods to read and write about. Della Mae Wagner has answered a want ad looking for a teacher. She wanted to get away from her mother's disappointing looks. She also needed a fresh start when her fiancé broke their engagement for someone who had more wealth. She had a desire to teach and make a difference in children's lives, not work for free at her father's newspaper in Indiana.

Hank is used to his parents mettling ways. Since he lost Evelyn his mother and fathers have had a long line of willing women show up on their door step hoping to win Hank's heart. When Della shows up - he figures he is just like the others. They want a piece of his wealth. She is just as confused as he is when he finds out the want ad they placed in the newspaper was not just a teaching position but for a wife for him.

There is so much that I like about this book. I loved how Della was with Hank's children. She won them over quicker then she thought she would. Even when Hank made it clear she would not be staying and he can pay her return fare back to Indiana. What he did not count on is his kids behaving and not trying to chase her off. Slowly he feels the walls around his heart start to crack. Can he make it work for them both?

I fell in love with these characters. The kids are comical. Alice and Roy seem to know what their son needs more then their son does. The storyline is unique and had me chuckling throughout.

I have never read a book by this author before. I hope to read more from her in the future. Thank you to the author, publisher and JustRead Publicity Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.


Grand Prize Package: (1) winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card, signed copy of The Rancher's Want Ad Mix-up, rose necklace, 1 Cor. 13:13 tote, apple oven mitt, apple kitchen towel, and a Great is Thy Faithfulness bookmark!

2nd Prize: (1) winner will receive an engraved rose leather journal!

Third Prize: (1) winner will receive a signed copy of The Rancher's Want Ad Mix-up!

The Rancher's Want Ad Mix-Up JustRead Giveaway

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 2, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 9, 2022. 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. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Rancher’s Want Ad Mix-Up, this sounds like an awesome story and I am looking forward to reading it

  2. Sometimes I enjoy the kids more than the couple of a story. 🙂

  3. Thanks posting your review. It sounds sweet; I'd like to read it.