When The Heart Beckons

Jill Gregory
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Private investigator Annabel Brannigan’s mother was a brave Union Spy during the war, so she’s confident she has what it takes to track down her childhood friend Brett McCallum in the wilds of the Arizona Territory and rescue him from whatever trouble drove him to flee his wealthy St. Louis home. Annabel has secretly loved Brett for years and is determined to save him from the ruthless men hunting him out west – but can she save herself from Roy Steele, the rugged, dangerous gunslinger also tracking Brett? When Steele protects her from vicious desperadoes, they’re forced to travel together. Though Annabel has lied and told Steele she’s Brett’s fiancée, she finds herself drawn to the handsome gunslinger against her will. Yet Steele’s heart seems to be made of stone. And he wishes it was. Because Roy Steele is a man of secrets, and a woman slowing him down is the last thing he needs. But he can’t keep the beautiful, courageous Annabel out of his mind – or out of his arms. As danger surrounds them, he wants only two things -- to keep Annabel safe – and to have her for his own…. 

"A wonderfully exciting romance from the Old West. The plot twists in this novel are handled expertly. . . It's great from start to finish." — Rendezvous

"Jill Gregory combines all the drama of a gritty western with the aura of a homespun romance in this beautifully rendered tale. The wonderful characters are sure to win readers' hearts." — Romantic Times

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About the author

Jill Gregory is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than thirty historical and contemporary novels and has been honored with the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as with back-to-back Reviewer’s Choice awards for Best Western Historical Romance. Her books have been published in more than twenty-four countries. Jill grew up in Chicago and received her bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Illinois. An animal lover, Jill loves long walks, reading, hot tea on a winter’s day, and the company of friends. She lives in Michigan with her husband, and enjoys her home overlooking the woods where the deer, rabbits, squirrels, and an occasional owl or hawk come out to play.

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Jill Gregory
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Published on
Aug 31, 2011
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Pages
266
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Western
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Maura Jane Reed was twenty-four years old and had never gone to a dance, owned a new dress, spoken aloud without giving careful thought to each word, or kissed a man. On that savage January night when snow engulged the Rockies in a raging blur of glittering white, when the wild creatures hid and shivered, and no one stirred in the tiny, dirty town of Knotsville, Montana, she had no inkling that her life was about to change forever.

Quinn Lassiter was a feared gunfighter, a man without home or roots. But when one night of love-making left Maura pregnant, Quinn did the one thing he’d thought he’d never do. He married Maura and promised to take care of her and their child. He was certain married life in a cabin would be like prison, but soon his new bride’s irresistible beauty and spirit made him long for her with a need that couldn’t be denied. Quinn never thought he’d fall in love, but that was before he found the one woman who made him forget his wandering ways….

“Jill Gregory’s western romances always pack a wallop. Cold Night, Warm Stranger is true to form. Strong characters that engage reader’s emotions and an action-packed story with a powerful plot makes this a not-to-be-missed western.” – Romantic Times 4 ½ stars. Top Pick!

“You will be enticed from the first chapter…You will cry and cheer for these wonderfully beloved characters, who will do nothing less than capture your heart…Jill Gregory has done it again. Her talent shines through in this sensually captivating novel -- she shows us once again that love can conquer all.” -- Rendezvous
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