A woman with her sights on San Francisco.

A man scarred by his past.

An angel determined to bake up a marriage between two stubborn souls.

Georgina Jacobs plans on moving to San Francisco and marrying a very wealthy man. After her beloved aunt has been injured, she heads to Creede, Colorado to help her aunt recovery. What she didn’t count on was having to save the family bakery; a woman claiming to be an angel saying she was sent to help Georgina find love; her aunt’s broody neighbor or his equally annoying cat.

Charlie Stockton was once considered one of the most handsome men in the lower east side of New York. Now he is stuck living with his sister and her new husband until his body and mind heal. Any person who sees him would run at the first sight of his scarred body, and Charlie wouldn’t blame them. He has no intention of becoming a permanent resident of Creede. Then he meets the woman who lives behind them, and maybe Creede doesn’t look so bad after all. If he could only convince her that he doesn’t have a cat!

When Georgina discovers his secret will she stay or run? Will Charlie’s broken body keep him away from the one thing he desires more than anything? Will Mrs. Pennyworth be able to help them both and does she have assistance this time?

Beauty and the Baker is the 39th title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

Title:  Beauty and the Baker
Series:  Cowboys & Angels #39
Author:  Christine Sterling
Published:  May 15, 2019
My Rating:  4 stars

We’ve met the Stockton family before in Cassie’s story, BRIDE IN BLUE.  Cassie is Charlie’s sister and she’s found sanctuary, love and a home in Creede, Colorado.  But at the beginning of BEAUTY AND THE BAKER Charlie doesn’t know that he only knows what has happened to him and the searing pain he’s in, and perhaps the voice of an angel who soothes his mind.  His eventual journey to Creede may have just saved his life — and brought him to the one woman he’s been searching for without being aware of it.

Georgina is determined to head West to an unknown future with a man she only knows from his letters.  Her family would certainly not approve which is why she’s leaving in secret — only she’s going to end up on a side trip of her own to Creede, Colorado thanks to a guardian angel and her aunt’s broken leg.  What she’s been searching for is right there in town if she can open her eyes, and stop arguing with everyone for long enough to actually see the man right in front of her.

I had fun with BEAUTY AND THE BAKER.  Two stubborn people, one mischievous cat, and two guardian angels who have been leaving clues everywhere they are sent in the hopes of being reunited once again.  If you love a good romance with a touch of angels, then you’ll love the Cowboy & Angels series and BEAUTY AND THE BAKER.

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