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Captive
Lionel Morgan, Earl of Denbigh, has given up on the concept of love after being dumped by the woman he loved, Alice. To make matters worse, Alice flees London and kills herself at a countryside inn, leaving a suicide note for Lionel. It is one year later and the Earl is heading to his countryside estate to reunite with his younger crippled sister Olivia and to meet his 17 year old American ward, Charlotte Edgerton. Once the Earl lays eyes on Charlotte...
Comanche Woman
Dell, Dec 2002, 7.50, 400 pp. ISBN: 0440236800 In the 1843 Republic of Texas, as he promised three years ago to her sister, half-breed Long Quiet continues his search for the missing Bayleigh "Bay" Stewart with no success. When he saves the life of chief Many Horses Long Quiet believes his quest might be over when he learns of Shadow, a white woman owned by this Comanche chief. As his reward, Long Quiet receives Shadow, who is Bay. Long Quie...
Frontier Woman
Bantam, Aug 2001, 6.99, 470 pp. ISBN: 0440236770 In 1840 Texas, rancher Rip Stewart orders his youngest daughter Cricket to take his middle daughter Bay hunting and not to return without a kill. Cricket knows that Bay is too soft to kill anything, but they go anyway. During the hunt, Cricket finds a naked man bathing in the river with several of her father's horses nearby. After quite a tussle and with a lot of help from her three pet wolv...
Honey and the Hired Hand
Honey Farrell, a beautiful widow with two young sons, is struggling to make ends meet and to keep her ranch vital. Still reeling over her husband Cale's death, Honey has all but given up on the notion of love. Cale died on the job as a Texas Ranger and Honey has vowed to never love a man with a dangerous living/way of life. When Native American Jesse Whitelaw mysteriously appears and asks Honey for a job at her Flying Diamond ranch, Honey is floored. ...

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Sweetwater Seduction
Eden Devlin is a 29 year old spinster schoolteacher living in Sweetwater, Wyoming. Orphaned at 11, Eden has led a rough life during which she wandered from town to town, never staying in one place too long. When Eden arrives in Sweetwater she realizes that she has found a place to call home. Although Eden loves life in Sweetwater, she has been troubled lately by the violent feud between the nesters and the ranchers in the community. Both parties have ...
The Bridegroom
Clay Bannister, the Earl of Calisle, has been waiting years for revenge against the Duke of Blackthorne. Having been accused of a crime by the Duke and sent to Australia as a convict, the Earl was devastated to learn of the death of his wife and child during his absence. In the years since his exoneration, Clay has transformed himself into the feared and legendary pirate, the Dragon of the Seas. Although the Duke attempted to make amends by restoring ...
The Loner
Dell, Apr 2002, 6.99, 357 pp. ISBN: 0440234727 In Bitter Creek, the Blackthorne and Creed clans have detested each other for eternity (or at least three series that has begot double-digit novels). Billy Coburn loves his father's daughter Summer, but they do not share a blood relationship. He is the illegitimate son of Jackson Blackthorne while she is the daughter of the lover of Jackson's wife. Billy has an affair that results in a c...
The Price
Atria, Mar 2003, 23.00 ISBN: 0743454324 Outside his professional life, Luke Creed feels he is a failure. He despises his stepfather, a Blackthorne, whom everyone else in Luke's Creed family seems to respect and love. He is a divorcee who rarely sees his two children, ten year old Brynne and six year old Midge. On the bright side his hard successful work at DeWitt and Blackthorne, one of the country's biggest law firms, is paying off as he exp...
The Rivals
Pocket, Sep 2004, 7.99, 416 pp. ISBN: 0743454405 In Jackson Hole, Wyoming no one except the families and the Teton County Sheriff Department cared about two missing teens. That abruptly changes when Kate Grayhawk never makes it home as she is the daughter of influential Texan Clay Blackthorne and the granddaughter of his powerful enemy King Grayhawk. Deputy Sheriff Sarah Barndollar, raising three kids alone since her spouse vanished last year...
The Texan
Dell, March 2001, 6.99, 337 pp. ISBN: 0440234719 In Amarillo, still hurting from the murder of his father at the hands of a Blackthorne, teenager Luke Creed accuses Clay Blackthorne of stealing deadly VX-nerve gas mines. Besides the potential danger of the gas, Clay's twin brother, Texas Ranger Owen, has an added incentive to finding the culprit who murdered a peer. Not long after his public condemnation of Clay, Luke vanishes. Owen ...


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