His Lost and Found Family

By: Sarah M. Anderson

A secret baby brings ex-lovers together in this tale of lost memories and second chances

Getting hit with divorce papers isn’t the fresh beginning Jake Holt wanted with Skye Taylor. But when he returns to their Texas hometown, he finds Skye has a child…and no memory of the couple’s painful breakup.

After a long coma, Skye doesn’t remember being swept up in a tornado or nearly losing her baby girl. Seeing Jake again rekindles their all-consuming passion. Then she starts to remember… Is their love strong enough to overcome the past so they can become a real family?





“Stop!”

Skye looked around and was surprised to see that she recognized the road they were on. Now was as good a time as any to start making some new memories.

“What?” Jake asked in alarm as he slammed on the brakes.

“We used to park here, remember?” She undid her seat belt and slid over to him. “We used to stop here on the way home.”

She grinned nervously at him. Yes, she wanted to get home to Grace, but she’d been in a bed—by herself—for the past four months. It was time to fix that starting right now.

Jake was stiff in her arms. “We did,” he said through gritted teeth.

“Are you going to kiss me, Jake Holt?” she whispered against his lips.

He turned his head. “The doctor said— He said we shouldn’t stress you out too much. Physically.”

Skye sighed in disappointment. “Not even if I want to be stressed? Just a little? Not even a kiss?”

Jake didn’t reply for a moment. Then he sort of chuckled and said, “When we used to stop here, I don’t remember it ever being just a kiss.”

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 His Lost and Found Family is part of the Texas Cattleman’s Club: After the Storm series— As a Texas town rebuilds, love heals all wounds…

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Dear Reader,

Welcome back to Royal, Texas! The town is still recovering from the massive tornado that went through months ago. The storm left many questions unanswered—but no question held the town’s imagination more than that of Skye Taylor.

When anyone had last seen Skye, she’d been with Jake Holt. The two of them had disappeared one night and no one—not their friends and not their families—had heard from them since. At least, not until Skye was found in a wrecked car after the storm had passed, pregnant and injured.

The baby, a little girl named Grace, is Jake’s daughter. But where is Jake Holt? Why hasn’t he come for Skye and their daughter? And what, exactly, happened during the four years they were gone?

Skye had been unconscious in a medically induced coma, but she’s starting to wake up. All she can tell her sister Lark is that she and Jake were married. But she can’t quite remember where he is or when he’s coming back.

Jake never wanted to come back to Royal, Texas. The night he left with Skye, he promised himself he was done with the town, its residents—and especially his family. He tries telling himself he’s only back in town for Skye—but he’s in for the surprise of his life!

His Lost and Found Family is a sensual story about remembering what you want and fighting for love. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it! Be sure to stop by sarahmanderson.com and join me as I say, long live cowboys!

Sarah







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Jake Holt could not believe his eyes. What on God’s green earth had happened to Royal, Texas?

Yeah, he’d been gone for four years after cutting off all contact with his family and his hometown. He expected some things to have changed. But this? He drove down what had been the main commercial drag. Fast-food restaurants and big-box stores all looked like someone had run over them with a freight train. He passed the hospital, where it looked as if a whole wing was missing.

Jesus. It looked as if a bomb had gone off here. Or...

Or a tornado had blown the town to bits.

The thought made him nervous. Jake cast a withering glance at the papers in the benign-looking envelope on the passenger seat. Divorce papers. Skye had sent him divorce papers. He probably shouldn’t be surprised—he hadn’t spoken to her in almost ten months. He’d been out of the country, setting up an IT at a new oil site in Bahrain. He’d been busy and she’d made her feelings clear.

Part of him knew the marriage was over. They wanted different things. He wanted to be free of their families and their never-ending feud over land. He wanted to wash his hands of Royal, Texas, for good. He’d wanted to get his business, Texas Sky Technologies, off the ground, which required a lot of hard work. He’d wanted to be a success and give her everything she wanted.

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