The Rancher's Wyoming Twins is a heartwarming romance filled with small towns, animals, kids, and the outdoors. If you enjoy heartwarming romances, this book may be for you.


The Description

Back to Adelaide Creek: Book 1
Publication Date: March 29, 2022

Her worst enemy…
Could bring her heart home

Heather Stanhope wants to despise the man who now owns the ranch her family lost. But Matt Burton is raising his late sister’s adorable twins, loves horses, and is known for his loyalty and honesty. Sneaking into Adelaide Creek for her friend’s wedding, Heather hopes to avoid Matt, but fate and family have them crossing paths. Heather knows falling for Matt means risking her heart, but it’s a risk she can’t resist.

The Review

The Rancher’s Wyoming Twins is the first book in the Back to Adelaide Creek series by Virginia McCullough set in Wyoming. It’s a feel-good read with some angst since Heather is returning home to the small town she grew up in but left four years ago after her mother’s death and the loss of their farm. Her brother has also gone, and they no longer keep in touch, which breaks her heart. The only reason for her return is to be the maid-of-honor at her best friend’s wedding, and there are a few surprises for her once she returns “home.”

Matt and his family live in Heather’s house that she grew up in and owns the ranch, and their paths cross often. There’s a definite attraction between them, and she definitely has a fondness for his twins. The twins are Matt’s deceased sister, who had been in the military. Matt’s mom, who has been embraced by the community, has mixed feelings when Heather’s around, and Heather can feel her dislike. There are layers to the story and a depth to the characters. Many stories are woven together, which adds a richness to the book.  

There are vivid descriptions of the small town and its events and Matt’s ranch, and the ranch Heather is staying at, which belongs to her best friend’s parents. They were neighbors growing up, and Heather is treated like another daughter. It was heartwarming to see her relationship with each of them, even if she’s stayed away for four years. Many animals of all varieties are interspersed in telling the tale along with wedding plans. 

As Heather makes peace with some of her past, is she opening herself up to new adventures? I love how Matt and Heather become friends and then more, all under the watchful eye of the town gossips! The story has a good flow, nice closure, and several happily ever afters. I can’t wait to return to Adelaide Creek and see what everyone’s up to next! I love the sweetness of the cover.

Ms. McCullough is a new-to-me author, and I look forward to reading more of her books.

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About The AuthorBorn and raised in Chicago, Virginia McCullough has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.



JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 41 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister in the fall of 2019 and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for - and which is on hiatus. Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!


  1. Thanks so much for your lovely review–I’m so glad you enjoyed Matt and Heather’s romance. Could be that Heather’s brother Jeff will be home for Christmas!


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The Rancher's Wyoming Twins is a heartwarming romance filled with small towns, animals, kids, and the outdoors. If you enjoy heartwarming romances, this book may be for you.4.5-STAR REVIEW: THE RANCHER'S WYOMING TWINS by Virginia McCullough