|Publish Date:||May 2012|
|Number of Pages:||377|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.4|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 6.75 x 1.0|
Linda Miller was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She began writing when she was 10 years old after a teacher praised her for a story she had written. Through a correspondence course, she sold over 30 stories to magazines like True Confessions and True Romance. She sold her first novel, Fletcher's Woman, in 1983. Her first hardcover novels were Pirates (1995) followed by Knights (1996). She has written over 80 contemporary and historical romance novels. She is the author of numerous series including Stone Creek series; Montana Creeds series; The Women of Primrose Creek series; and Springwater Seasons series. In 2007, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America.
Driven by the need to make reparations for her sleazy stepfather's long-ago fleecing of some of the townspeople of Parable, MT, Joslyn Kirk sells her thriving computer game company, anonymously restores the lost funds to the victims, and impulsively leaves Phoenix and heads to Parable. Since she was once one of the town's popular and privileged inhabitants, she anticipates both resentment and welcome, but the last thing she expects is the sizzling attraction that sparks between herself and Sheriff Slade Barlow or the growing realization that, maybe, she has finally come home. Old conflicts are laid to rest, and new challenges show intriguing promise in this romance. Miller ties up most loose ends, but leaves a few dangling to whet readers' appetites for the next in the series.
Verdict: Honorable, likable protagonists, a diverse assortment of characters, and vivid descriptions that bring this small town to life refresh a classic "going home" plot that still has plenty of appeal. Veteran romance writer Miller (A Lawman's Christmas) has clearly found her niche in the contemporary West. Her deep understanding of its ranch and small-town cultures and love of the people (and animals) are written in every word, and fans of "swoon-worthy cowboys" couldn't be happier. Miller lives in the Spokane area.
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The "First Lady of the West", #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller is back with a new series about Parable, Montana-where love awaits.
The illegitimate son of a wealthy rancher, Sheriff Slade Barlow grew up in a trailer hitched to the Curly-Burly hair salon his mother runs. He was never acknowledged by his father-until now. Suddenly, Slade has inherited half of Whisper Creek Ranch, one of the most prosperous in Parable, Montana. That doesn't sit well with his half brother, Hutch, who grew up with all the rights of a Carmody. Including the affections of Joslyn Kirk, homecoming queen, rodeo queen, beauty queen-whom Slade has never forgotten
But Joslyn is barely holding her head up these days as she works to pay back everyone her crooked stepfather cheated. With a town to protect-plus a rebellious teenage stepdaughter-Slade has his hands full. But someone has to convince Joslyn that she's responsible only for her own actions.
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