A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger in the Family Summary

He came for his son. He never expected her.
A sexy, intriguing stranger arrives unexpectedly at her Wyoming ranch, threatening the one thing Cambria protects more fiercely than her heart -- her family.
Bodie's discovery that he fathered a son 17 years ago starts a search that leads him to the warm and welcoming Weston family. But his response to one member of the family is far more than he ever expected. The sparks between him and Cambria are real ... and so is the danger to his hopes for their future if she finds out why he's really in Wyoming.

"It's one of those books that when you finish, you think, I'm definitely going to read that again and everything else this author has ever written!" - Live, Love, Write

Family is the core of the first book of this series, but family is not necessarily simple. As one reader review states, A Stranger in the Family "mixes love, family and complicated situations together. I could not put this book down."

Bardville, Wyoming series
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match

"In Book 1 Bodie stole my heart, in Book 2 Cully took my breath away, and in Book 3 I fell in love with Dax." – 5-star review 

If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:
A Place Called Home series
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart’s Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat

Wyoming Wildflowers series
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (a prequel)
Almost a Bride
Match Made in Wyoming
My Heart Remembers
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives
A Cowboy Wedding
Making Christmas

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense)

Historical western romance
Widow Woman
Courting a Cowboy

... and east of the Mississippi, try:
The Wedding Series
Prelude to a Wedding
Wedding Party
Grady's Wedding
The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Princess
-- Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
The Surprise Princess
-- Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
The Forgotten Prince

Marry Me series
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

Seasons in a Small Town
What Are Friends For?
The Right Brother
Falling for Her
Warm Front

About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.
McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website PatriciaMcLinn.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Book Reviews


A stranger in the family4 star

The first part drug out to much. I almost didn’t finish it, but it started getting better and I kept going then didn’t want to put it down. I recommend it just stay patient45


Stranger in the family5 star

Excellent story. Could not put in down55

Moclips Clammer

Riveting5 star

I really enjoyed this book. I love the way the story turned out and the journey it took to get to that point.55


A stranger in love5 star

It was the usual love story but an enjoyable read with likable characters.55


A stranger in the family4 star

It is complicated when a man discovers he has a son who is a teen. The dilemma he faces is whether to follow his heart by finding and meeting his son or to cautiously protect the son who may not welcome the news and disruption. Becoming attracted to the son’s family adds more emotional turmoil.45

Clean romancer

A stranger in the family5 star

A good read. Good development of emotions and complications of relationships. Nicely done.55

DG Whit

A Stranger in the Family2 star

This was not a story about a father finding his son . It barely mentions that relationship. Very lame. I’m disappointed because this is basically just another blah guy meets girl they fall in love sort of. Ugh. Sorry but I was expecting better.25


A Stranger in the Family5 star

Nice clean story. Thank you!55

Read nick

A Stranger in the Family5 star

I enjoyed reading this book. I liked the characters. The story wasn't the same old predictable plot. I looked forward to every chance I had to pick it back up and read some more.55


A stranger in the Family5 star

Excellent book. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic and western novels55

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