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An Uncommon Protector

Shelley Shepard Gray

Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict—a man who’s just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post. The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. Both her brother and her father died in battle, and her mother passed away shortly after receiving word of their demise. Laurel has been trying to run her two hundred acre ranch as best she can. When she discovers that squatters have settled in her north pasture and have no intention of leaving, Laurel decides to use the last of her money to free a prisoner from the local jail. If she agrees to offer him room and board for one year, he will have to work for her to pay off his debt. Former soldier Thomas Baker knows he’s in trouble when he finds himself jailed because he couldn’t pay a few fines. Laurel’s offer might be his only ticket out. Though she’s everything he ever dreamed of in a woman—sweet and tender-hearted, yet strong—he’s determined to remain detached, work hard on her behalf, and count the days until he’s free again. But when cattle start dying and the squatters damage a barn, Thomas realizes more than just his freedom is on the line. Laurel needs someone to believe in her and protect her property. And it isn’t long before Laurel realizes that Thomas Baker is far more than just a former soldier. He’s a trustworthy hero who’s survived a terrible past. He needs more than just his freedom, he needs her love and care too.

Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict—a man who’s just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post. The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. Both her brother and her father died in battle, and her mother passed away shortly after receiving word of their demise. Laurel has been trying to run her two hundred acre ranch as best she can. When she discovers that squatters have settled in her north pasture and have no intention of leaving, Laurel decides to use the last of her money to free a prisoner from the local jail. If she agrees to offer him room and board for one year, he will have to work for her to pay off his debt. Former soldier Thomas Baker knows he’s in trouble when he finds himself jailed because he couldn’t pay a few fines. Laurel’s offer might be his only ticket out. Though she’s everything he ever dreamed of in a woman—sweet and tender-hearted, yet strong—he’s determined to remain detached, work hard on her behalf, and count the days until he’s free again. But when cattle start dying and the squatters damage a barn, Thomas realizes more than just his freedom is on the line. Laurel needs someone to believe in her and protect her property. And it isn’t long before Laurel realizes that Thomas Baker is far more than just a former soldier. He’s a trustworthy hero who’s survived a terrible past. He needs more than just his freedom, he needs her love and care too.
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Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict—a man who’s just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post. The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. Both her brother and her father died in battle, and her mother passed away shortly after receiving word of their demise. Laurel has been trying to run her two hundred acre ranch as best she can. When she discovers that squatters have settled in her north pasture and have no intention of leaving, Laurel decides to use the last of her money to free a prisoner from the local jail. If she agrees to offer him room and board for one year, he will have to work for her to pay off his debt. Former soldier Thomas Baker knows he’s in trouble when he finds himself jailed because he couldn’t pay a few fines. Laurel’s offer might be his only ticket out. Though she’s everything he ever dreamed of in a woman—sweet and tender-hearted, yet strong—he’s determined to remain detached, work hard on her behalf, and count the days until he’s free again. But when cattle start dying and the squatters damage a barn, Thomas realizes more than just his freedom is on the line. Laurel needs someone to believe in her and protect her property. And it isn’t long before Laurel realizes that Thomas Baker is far more than just a former soldier. He’s a trustworthy hero who’s survived a terrible past. He needs more than just his freedom, he needs her love and care too.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nan Gurley

Length:

8h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:12