About the Author
Linda Lael Miller is the author of seventy historical and contemporary romance novels, many of which are set in the American West. She was awarded the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
In January of 2006, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Linda Lael Miller left the Arizona horse property she’s called home for the past five years and listened to the call of her heart. Packing up her work-in-progress for HQN Books; her dogs, Sadie and Bernice, and her four horses, the author of more than 70 novels bid farewell to her home in the desert and returned to the place of her birth, Spokane, Washington.
The daughter of a town marshal, Linda grew up in Northport, WA, a community of 500 on the Columbia River, 120 miles north of Spokane. Her childhood remembrances include riding horses and playing cowgirl on her grandparents’ nearby farm. Her grandparents’ spread was so rustic that in the early days it lacked electricity and running water.
As delightful as this childhood was, Linda longed to see the world. After graduating as valedictorian of her high school class, she left to pursue her dream. Because of the success of her author career, Linda was able to live part-time in London for several years, spend time in Italy and travel to such far-off destinations as Russia, Hong Kong and Israel. Now, Linda says, the wanderlust is (mostly) out of her blood, and she’s come full circle, back to the people and the places she knows and loves.
Before Linda begins her writing day, she takes her first cup of coffee while enjoying the scenic view of the wooded draw behind her new home. The first morning there, a snowfall blanketed the pine trees, something she had missed in the desert outside Scottsdale. Still enamored with the people she came to love in Arizona, she says she will still set books in that starkly beautiful area, and, of course, in other stories the action will take place in Washington.
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: HQN Books; Original edition (May 31, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373775806
- ISBN-13: 978-0373775804
Connor Creed has given up his dreams to follow in his uncle’s footsteps and become a rancher in Lonesome Bend, CO. The name of the town is more than appropriate for Connor and when his wild twin brother, Brody, reenters his life, he finds himself longing for the rodeo dreams he put aside. Brody stole the love of his life, which for Connor is difficult and he has a hard time reconciling his emotions. Tricia McCall ends up in Lonesome Bend after her father dies and she takes over his trailer park. She intends to stay long enough to sell the property and move to Seattle. Her grandmother is moving behind the scenes to bring Tricia together with Connor. Things move slowly but surely and when a stray dog (Valentino) comes into Tricia’s life along with a goddaughter named Sasha.
Of course, I love a story where a dog and girl are the catalyst for a romance! I really enjoyed this one and look forward to the next book in this series. The book is pure and simple romance with a bit of angst and drama thrown in. There are some really wonderful dialogues in this book and the conversations are so natural and real that made the book very enjoyable. The minor character really added a much needed spice to the romance between Connor and Tricia.