Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. She is the bestselling author of the Wild at Heart series, Trouble in Texas series, Kincaid Bride series, Lassoed in Texas trilogy, Montana Marriages trilogy, Sophie’s Daughters trilogy, and many other books. Mary is married to a Nebraska cattleman and has four grown daughters and a little bevy of spectacular grandchildren. Find Mary online at www.maryconnealy.com.
Twice, Jane McKee has fallen for the wrong man and suffered the pain of unrequited love. Will the third time be the charm? Could the handsome, well-to-do newcomer, Kane Braxton, finally be the one God wants Jane to spend the rest of her life with? Isaac August, Jane’s childhood friend and soul mate, has returned to Whispering Bluff, Colorado. He’s determined to make sure Jane’s wounded heart is never broken again. Something about the smooth-talking stranger doesn’t feel right. Isaac won’t back off until he’s sure Kane Braxton is the right man for his dear Jane—even if Isaac’s interference sorely tests their friendship….
When Miranda Hunt sees the classified ad for an heiress to the legendary Last Chance Ranch, she knows assuming the identity of Annie Beckman is the perfect cover. As one of the finest agents for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Miranda has been tasked with apprehending the Phantomùan elusive and notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling ranch.
But she isnÆt the only one at the ranch with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggart is working undercover as well. Their true identities may be a secret, but it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the sparks flaring between them.
Neither is about to let romance interfere with such a huge case. Besides, Miranda hasnÆt removed Jeremy from her list of suspects yet. The closer they get to uncovering the identity of the Phantom, the more dangerous he getsùand no one on the ranch is safe.
The longer Miranda and Jeremy spend working together, the harder it becomes to keep their feelings in check. Their careersùand their livesùdepend on solving this case. Love will just have to wait.
ô. . . an absolute delight. I spent the whole book reading with a grin on my face.ö ùMary Connealy, best-selling author of Petticoat Ranch (for Dawn Comes Early)
However, Mark is also wealthy. The money doesn't mean anything to Natalie. She's just happy to be loved by him, but she soon discovers that his wealth comes with some unexpected problems. She grew up on a farm with very little to her name. No one cared about how people drank tea, how well they danced, or how much education they had. They didn't judge people based on any of those things. In Mark's world, though, she's expected to follow certain etiquette rules she didn't even know existed. And the women in her new social circle aren't the least bit shy about letting her know she doesn't meet up to their standards.
Yes, she married Mark because she loved him, but she's quickly learning there's more to marriage than love. A lot more. And she's not sure she has what it takes to make it work.