The Yes Dare is Kathleen Y’Barbo’s latest addition to her Pies, Books & Jesus Book Club series. In this delightful novel, Coco Sutton has been encouraged by her best friend to read a book called The Yes Dare. When she finally opens it, the book’s author encourages her to say yes to the first thing she is asked to do. That is how she becomes the new person in charge of the annual Cow Chip Toss Festival. Say what? Yes, Ms. Y’Barbo can certainly come up with some quirky characters as well as placing perfectly normal characters into outrageous situations. Such fun!

To make things even more difficult, Coco must spend way too much time with her ex-husband Ryan. Since his betrayal of their vows, it hurts too much to be around him and she has been unable to forgive him for his actions. Ryan has never loved anyone but Coco and is determined to win her back. With so many others working to get them back together, even their college student sons, how can anything go wrong?

I absolutely loved reading The Yes Dare. The plot moves quickly and is filled with plenty of twists, surprises, and humor but at the same time it manages to convey a strong faith filled message of forgiveness.

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Have you ever wished for a second chance to fix something you’ve messed up or for the courage to say yes to something that just may change your life? Sometimes saying yes to the last thing you want can mean saying yes to exactly what you need.

Ryan “The Rocket” Sutton’s winning streak is legendary makes him the undisputed best quarterback in the NFL. However, thanks to one dumb mistake, he’s a failure as a husband to Coco, the only woman he’s ever loved. When a judge’s mistake in divorce paperwork means Coco is still his wife, Ryan makes up his mind to fix what he ruined. Ryan’s game plan doesn’t count on an internationally famous movie director’s camera crew following him as he competes for Coco’s love.

After spending most of her adult life as a football wife and mother to twin sons, fashionista Coco Sutton is learning how to be single and fabulous. Emphasis on Fabulous. The sports trophies, memorabilia, and heavy masculine wood furniture in the home she used to share with Ryan have been banished to the attic, and her home is now a cozy haven of plush candle-scented comfort. She’s got big plans that include owning a boutique or maybe an art gallery, but she never planned to take on the biggest challenge of her life: staying single. Then her best friend gives her a copy of a book called The Yes Dare, and all her plans are turned upside down.

From a Hollywood movie to the local spring event formerly known as the Cow Chip Toss Festival and a country crooner with a crush on Coco, will Ryan dodge the obstacles to win back the only woman he ever loved?


KATHLEEN Y’BARBO is a Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of more than one hundred books with two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she is a member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, Texas A&M Association of Former Student and the Texas A&M Women Former Students (Aggie Women), Texas Historical Society, Novelists Inc., and American Christian Fiction Writers. She would also be a member of the Daughters of the American Republic, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and a few others if she would just remember to fill out the paperwork that Great Aunt Mary Beth has sent her more than once.

Kathleen and her hero in combat boots husband have their own surprise love story that unfolded on social media a few years back. They make their home just north of Houston, Texas and are the parents and in-laws of a blended family of Texans, Okies, and three very adorable Londoners.

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