The Farmer's Wife

The Luchettis

Book 1
Lori Handeland
146

" . . . a remarkable glimpse into the many relationships people experience in their lives as husbands and wives, parents, children, siblings, friends and lovers." Romantic Times

The secret they've kept can either bring them together or tear them apart.

Youngest sibling and only sister, Kim Luchetti returns to the Illinois family farm after her father's heart attack. Eight years ago she vowed never to return, believing only distance would allow her to forget the tragedy that broke her heart. Returning means she must face everyone's questions, including those of her first love, Brian Riley, the only one who knows her secret.

Brian has always loved Kim, despite his hurt and anger over her having abandoned him when he needed her the most. When she appears at his farm, surprise causes him to tumble off the barn roof and break both of his wrists. Kim's guilt makes her agree to stay and help him until he is healed.

Living in such close proximity forces Kim and Brian to face the past and their unresolved feelings. Will talking about what happened help them heal? Or will the memories of their heartbreak keep them apart forever? 

The Farmer's Wife is the first book in the six book Luchettis Series by New York Times Best Selling author Lori Handeland. If you enjoy Kristan Higgins and Robyn Carr download The Farmer's Wife today!

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Lori Handeland
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Dec 22, 2013
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368
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9780996836579
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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" . . . an emotional tale that will keep one turning those pages until the last one is reached." Loves Romances 

After discovering that the father she'd been told was dead is, in fact, alive, thirteen-year-old Rayne Houston runs away. She takes along her new friend, the Timinator, aka Tim, a young boy she found hiding behind a garbage can in her hometown of Las Vegas.  Tim needs a daddy too, so the two of them hop a bus to Illinois and begin The Daddy Quest.

Nicole Houston is frantic when she discovers her daughter is gone. Her lies are coming back to haunt her, but when she told them she believed she was doing the right thing for everyone. 

Nicole lived a life no child ever should. Dumped as a baby, unwanted and unloved, she ended up in Vegas, working as a stripper. Then one night of love with a man bound for the priesthood set her on a new path... as a mother.

Aaron Luchetti never became a priest.  Instead he has been working on the family dairy farm and trying to forget his past and his failures. But he never got over his time in Las Vegas; he never got over Nicole.  When he discovers he has a daughter he is both thrilled and horrified.

From the moment Nicole steps back into his life, Aaron awakens. Everything about Nicole enthralls him.  Everything about his daughter enchants him.  He wants them to be a family.  But is it too late?

The Daddy Quest is the second book in the fan favorite Luchettis series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland. If you love Kristan Higgins Blue Heron series or Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, try The Luchettis today!


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"Laugh-out-loud situations and marvelous characters make Lori Handeland's The Husband Quest a keeper." Romantic Times

What's love got to do with it? 

Jilly Hart has been called many things. Gold digger. Trophy wife. Serial bride. She's led a difficult life, so she doesn't believe in love or magic, only assets. She doesn't ever plan to be poor or hungry again. However, when she finds herself a widow for the fourth time, she discovers all she has left is a nineteenth-century inn in South Fork, Arkansas. She heads there with plans to sell the place and start her quest for husband number five. Unfortunately the inn is not only a wreck, but haunted. 

Evan Luchetti's brothers tease him about being "just a gigolo." But all he wants is a family.  When his latest relationship falters after he proposes, he decides to change his life--in Arkansas.  He accepts a job restoring a 19th century inn.

 

When the two meet, sparks fly.  But Evan wants forever and Jilly has three rules she lives by:

Never, ever marry for love.

Poor men are for play; rich men are for keeps.

Old men are like fine wine. Once tasted, they don't last very long.

They strike a partnership to restore the inn and sell it so that Evan can be paid the money he's owed and Jilly can move forward with her quest. But the more time they spend together, the more things change.

Can Evan convince Jilly that love is magic and will make her so much richer than any life money can buy?

The Husband Quest is the fourth book in the award winning Luchettis series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland.  If you enjoy the Blue Heron series by Kristan Higgins, The Luchettis are for you!


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Winner of the Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance! 

What happens when G.I. Joe meets Jane of the Jungle?

After Bobby Luchetti, a U.S. Special Forces officer, discovers the woman he loves has married his brother he accepts the next mission he's offered--a solo assignment deep into the heart of Mexico to rescue a kidnapped doctor. 

Dr. Jane Harker practices medicine in places no one else will go.  When the super soldier shows up to rescue her, she points out that she doesn't need rescuing.  She hasn't been kidnapped. Then, someone tries to kill her. 

Circumstances send the two on the run through the Mexican jungle, to Washington D.C. and finally to Bobby's home on a farm in Illinois, dragging along Lucky, Jane's one-eyed rescue mutt.  As they try to stay one step ahead of whoever has it in for Jane, they move from lust to friendship to love.  But does this relationship stand a chance?  Because getting through this alive is only the beginning . . .

A Soldier's Quest is the fifth book in the award-winning Luchettis Series written by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland.  If you adore the Blue Heron Series by Kristan Higgins or the Virgin River Series by Robyn Carr, try The Luchettis today!


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" . . . an emotional tale that will keep one turning those pages until the last one is reached." Loves Romances 

After discovering that the father she'd been told was dead is, in fact, alive, thirteen-year-old Rayne Houston runs away. She takes along her new friend, the Timinator, aka Tim, a young boy she found hiding behind a garbage can in her hometown of Las Vegas.  Tim needs a daddy too, so the two of them hop a bus to Illinois and begin The Daddy Quest.

Nicole Houston is frantic when she discovers her daughter is gone. Her lies are coming back to haunt her, but when she told them she believed she was doing the right thing for everyone. 

Nicole lived a life no child ever should. Dumped as a baby, unwanted and unloved, she ended up in Vegas, working as a stripper. Then one night of love with a man bound for the priesthood set her on a new path... as a mother.

Aaron Luchetti never became a priest.  Instead he has been working on the family dairy farm and trying to forget his past and his failures. But he never got over his time in Las Vegas; he never got over Nicole.  When he discovers he has a daughter he is both thrilled and horrified.

From the moment Nicole steps back into his life, Aaron awakens. Everything about Nicole enthralls him.  Everything about his daughter enchants him.  He wants them to be a family.  But is it too late?

The Daddy Quest is the second book in the fan favorite Luchettis series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland. If you love Kristan Higgins Blue Heron series or Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, try The Luchettis today!


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 A romantic comedy series about five brothers and one sister, born on an Illinois dairy farm.

Come along on the journey as each of them finds love.

The Husband Quest-Book 4

When handyman Evan Luchetti and serial bride Jilly Hart meet, sparks fly.  But Evan wants forever and Jilly has three rules she lives by: 

Never, ever marry for love.

Poor men are for play; rich men are for keeps.

Old men are like fine wine. Once tasted, they don't last very long.

The two strike a partnership to restore a 19th century Arkansas inn and sell it so that Evan can be paid the money he's owed and Jilly can move forward with her husband quest. But the more time they spend together, the more things change. 

Can Evan convince Jilly that love is magic and will make her so much richer than any life money can buy?

 

A Soldier's Quest-Book 5

U.S. Special Forces officer Bobby Luchetti's next mission sends him deep into the heart of Mexico to rescue a kidnapped doctor. 

When the super soldier shows up to rescue Dr. Jane Harker, she points out that she doesn't need rescuing.  She hasn't been kidnapped. Then, someone tries to kill her. 

As the two try to stay one step ahead of whoever has it in for Jane, they move from lust to friendship to love.  But does this relationship stand a chance?  Because getting through this alive is only the beginning . . . 

 

The Mommy Quest-Book 6

Once upon a time, Tim Luchetti went searching for a daddy and found one in Dean Luchetti.  Now it's time for a Mommy Quest and Tim has the perfect woman picked out: his principal, Stella O'Connell. Unfortunately, Dean and Stella have history . . . a lot of it.

Can Dean and Stella overcome their past and make a family together? Most importantly, can they keep from hurting Tim, who has been hurt enough? 

The Luchettis is a six book series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland.  If you loved the Blue Heron Series by Kristan Higgins, buy The Luchettis today!


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Shane Remington has it all. He has a great family. He’s built his guest ranch into a great business. He’s a good-looking guy and he knows it. Everyone loves him. He may not have a woman, but that’s okay, he can have any woman he wants—and usually does. There is one woman who seems impervious to his charms though, and for some reason it bothers him.

Cassidy Lane has it all, too. She’s a talented artist, who has made it commercially. She’s successful in her work and in her life. Whatever she wants, she makes it happen. She came to Montana for a new adventure and it’s working out perfectly. The one thing she doesn’t want—or need—is a man.

Shane Remington may be annoyingly attractive, but Cassidy knows he can’t handle her. Guys like him want a small, sweet woman to feed their ego—not a strong smart woman like her to challenge it.

There’s no denying the attraction between them, but will it be enough to bring together a woman who doesn’t want anyone and a guy who wants everyone?


This book is intended for adult readers aged 18+

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Remington Ranch series
Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy! 

Book 1: Mason 
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta

A Chance and a Hope series. 
These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.

Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance

Summer Lake Romance Series
Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. 

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack 
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly 
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan 
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura 
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan 
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase 
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée 
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding 
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s Wedding

The Hamiltons Series

This series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke’s brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.

Book 1: Red Wine and Roses 
Book 2: Champagne and daisies 
Book 3: Marsala and Magnolias 
Book 4: Prosecco and Peonies 

The Davenports Series 
The upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family. 

Book 1: Oscar 
Book 2: TJ 
Book 3: Reid 

Summer Lake Seasons 
A return to the wonderful small town so many readers have grown to love. We'll see our old friends around town and they'll feature to a greater or lesser extent in the new stories. I want you to be able to catch up on their lives if you know them - and to not feel like you're missing anything if you didn't read the original series. 

Angel and Luke in Take These Broken Wings

Zack and Maria in Too Much Love to Hide

 

Summer Lake Silver is a new series featuring couple in their fifties and older. Just because a few decades—or more—have skipped by since you were in your twenties it doesn’t mean you can’t find love, does it? Summer Lake Silver stories find happily ever afters for those who remember being thirty-something—vaguely.

 

Clay and Marianne in Like Some Old Country Song


Love in Nashville

Everyone knows that Nashville is the home of country and with so many Country songs about love it seems natural to find love in Nashville. Unfortunately, just like the road to the Grand Ole Opry, so many aspire but only the lucky ones, who work at it, find harmony center stage.


Autumn and Matt in Bring on The Night

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