Jack's Heart

Wyoming Wildflowers

Book 5
Craig Place Books
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~~~   Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming – and so do the women.  ~~~ 

Valerie Trimarco is very pregnant, very lost, very alone, and very stuck in a Wyoming snow storm. Her car is jammed in a Wyoming ditch, with contractions coming faster and harder … when her white knight in a cowboy hat arrives. Ranch foreman Jack Ralston’s job is to handle anything that needs handling with cool, quiet competence, including a baby who’s decided to enter the world right now.

A few years later, Valerie returns to the Slash-C Ranch of Knighton, Wyoming. Now a successful mommy blogger, she wants to thank the man who rescued her and delivered her beloved daughter. Okay, maybe she’s wondered about him a time or two over the years. How could she not? So she conspires with his employers and friends to spring a surprise party on him for a proper thank you.

Yes, Jack can handle anything. Except a surprise party. And this open, energetic, talkative woman and her short-stuff kid who gets under his guard. Because they demand the one thing from him that he can’t handle – love.

Jack’s Heart brings emotional impact to this romantic comedy addition to the contemporary western romance collection Wyoming Wildflowers from award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn. 

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Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series!

Prequel – Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)

*Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) 

*Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) 

*My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) 

-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)

Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)

-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)

Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia)

A Cowboy Wedding

Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)

Buy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection 

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 Reader reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:

 “Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!!

 “Amazing and touching story.”

 "If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride."

 "Smart, stubborn and irresistible."

 “… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.”

 “Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!” 

 “Delightful!”

 ”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”

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In the rough country of Wyoming, some cattle rustlers still get a death sentence.

Official consumer advocate and unofficial investigatve reporter Elizabeth Margaret Danniher, her KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik, rancher Tom Burrell, and their supporting staff of idiosyncratic sleuths take on another mystery.


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Reaction Shot, Book 9 of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series, is a smart, surprising, fast-paced cozy mystery with humor. If you like quirky characters, hints of romance and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s page-turner.

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Don't miss any of Elizabeth Danniher's Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures:

Sign Off

Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

Hot Roll

Reaction Shot


"While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." – Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author


"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author


What readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:


“McLinn's mysteries set in Wyoming are addictive. The writing is excellent, the twists and turns keep the brain engaged, and Elizabeth's wry commentary keeps a smile on my face.”

“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.”

"A terrific series with a western flair. . . . Great characters that you would want as your friends. Smart, funny, but not perfect."

“There's a real love for wide-open spaces in McLinn's writing, and it's a pleasure to visit the world she so beautifully creates. Can't wait for the next book(s)!”

“McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard.”


More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:


Secret Sleuth series

Death on the Diversion

Death on Torrid Avenue

Death on Beguiling Way

Death on Covert Circle

 

If you like Patricia’s mysteries, try her romantic suspense:


Proof of Innocence

Price of Innocence (2020)


Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes scenes in fictional Sherman, Wyoming, and cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

No zen in sight as Sheila untangles a yoga instructor's murder.

Sheila Mackey’s settling into life in Haines Tavern, Kentucky. Sure, she has secrets to keep, but things are rolling along nicely.

Trips to the dog park with her rescue collie Gracie, meeting her friend Clara and Gracie’s friend LuLu. Preparing for more work on her house by another dog park acquaintance, former cop Teague O’Donnell. And regular, relaxing yoga classes at the Beguiling Way studio … until Sheila and Clara encounter a new twist when someone murders their instructor.

Law enforcement says the killer was a passing-through stranger now long gone. Sheila and Clara have their doubts.

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This whodunit with humor is the third book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s new cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new small-town home.


Secret Sleuth series

Death on the Diversion

Death on Torrid Avenue

Death on Beguiling Way

Death on Covert Circle

Death on Shady Bridge


“[Death on the Diversion] is such an enjoyable story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style, with a good study of human nature and plenty of humor. Great start to a new series!” – 5-star review 


“[Death on Torrid Avenue] is told with a lot of humor and the characters are good company. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next story.” – 5-star review 



More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:


Caught Dead in Wyoming series

Sign Off

Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

Hot Roll

Reaction Shot


"While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." -- Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author


"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author



If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also:


Proof of Innocence

Price of Innocence (2020)


Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense; includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

 

Bardville, Wyoming series (romance with a little mystery)

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

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Craig Place Books
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Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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One night changed them both forever. … As Zoe and Matt tussle over the best use of a billionaire’s bequest, a deeper question looms: Will one night stand in the way of their spending the rest of their days together?

Six years ago, rodeo cowboy Matt Halderman looked at himself and didn’t like what he saw. Especially not after he ran out on that spunky, wide-eyed student he’d just met.  He didn’t run far, falling into conversation with a stranger in the pre-dawn stillness of a Wyoming truck stop. That conversation – along with seed money that mysteriously arrived just when he needed it – turned the course of Matt’s life. 

Now he’s received a letter announcing that the stranger he’d met in that diner had been billionaire Harold Hopewell. Hopewell had traveled the world, encountering people and letting their stories touch him. In death, he is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests to the people he met along the way.

It turns out the recently departed billionaire isn’t done changing Matt’s life.  This time with an inheritance that will allow Matt to go home to do something he’s long dreamed of – caring for rodeo horses at the end of their lives.

Zoe Parisi hasn’t forgotten Matt or the night he walked out on her. Couldn’t even be called a one-night stand, since the man hadn’t stuck around for the whole night. She lost her head that night, but it’s been squarely back on her shoulders ever since. She’s a doctor now and is on track to take over an established practice in Knighton, Wyoming, the much-loved hometown of her grandparents.

She’d been sure when she decided to settle in Knighton that Matt would never return to the ranch where he grew up. But now, here he comes, waltzing back into town … looking just as good as ever and with a bunch of money.

Zoe wants nothing to do with Matt or his good looks … but his money’s a whole different matter. What does he need with this inheritance when he already has so much? She, on the other hand, knows exactly how to use those funds to make desperately needed improvements to medical care for all the people around Knighton.

Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged western beauty of Wyoming - and so do the women.

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Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series today!


Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
* Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) 
* Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) 
* My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) 
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding

* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)

Buy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection 

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Reader reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:

“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!!

“Amazing and touching story.”

"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride." 

"Smart, stubborn and irresistible." 

“… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.” 

“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!”  

“Delightful!”

”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”

Wyoming Wildflowers has a new story coming!

Jack and Val* invite you to share the big day with them and other characters you’ve come to love. Actually, it will be more like their big week, with lots of goings-on at the Slash-C Ranch and in Knighton, Wyoming. Plus visits from characters from the Bardville, Wyoming and A Place Called Home series.

It’s going to be a huge party – be sure to get your invitation by pre-ordering now!

 

* If you missed Jack and Val’s story, read it now in Jack’s Heart. And for more background on the Massachusetts side of the wedding party, check out A New World, the prequel to Jack's Heart.

 

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A Cowboy Wedding, Book 7 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Wyoming Wildflowers series, is a moving, passionate contemporary romance that will captivate fans of RaeAnne Thayne, Barbara Freethy and Debbie Macomber.

 

Readers’ raves of Jack’s Heart (from 5-star reviews):

“Very sweet and sad all at the same time. The gatherings, the glimpses in the Curricks’ life, the way Jack heals the horses, the connection he has with Val and Addie, are all the elements that make this book so lovable. … This is a very distinct book -- like all [the Wyoming Wildflowers books] were. ... The location is amazing, the story of ‘you and me’ is heart warming, and the grand gesture is the icing on the cake.”

“McLinn is the real deal writer. So satisfying.”

“Exceptionally well crafted … Attention to detail and precise use of the language highlight quality storytelling.”

Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged western beauty of Wyoming - and so do the women.


Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series now!


Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
Almost a Bride* (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming* (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers* (Bur Marigold)
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding

* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)

Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:

“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable! Enjoy!”

“Amazing and touching story.”

"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride."

"Smart, stubborn and irresistible."

“… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.”

“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!” 

“Delightful!”

”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”

 

If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:

The Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match

A Place Called Home series   

Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart’s Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights

When his Irish eyes are smiling, she&amp;#39;s in danger of losing her head ... and her heart. &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br&gt;<wbr>Eleanor Thatcher refuses to be charmed by the Irish balladeer she hires to strum up business for her Gloucester, Mass., restaurant. She&amp;#39;s far too practical to fall for a fantasy-spinner like Aidan Padraic Cahill McCrea. Yes, she feels his spell, but bitter reality has taught Eleanor that dreamers drift on, leaving heartache.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Cahill finds the woman he wants to share his future with in strong-minded, too-serious-for-her-own-good Eleanor. But he must convince her of his staying power. And his time in this precious new world is running out&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;~ ~ ~ ~ ~  &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;strong&gt;A prequel to JACK&amp;#39;S HEART (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 5)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Valerie Trimarco has some major changes ahead of her, including a life-changing stay in Wyoming. And coming in fall 2017: A Cowboy Wedding calls for a shindig at the Slash-C Ranch.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&amp;quot;I fell in love with...Cahill. He&amp;#39;s handsome, smart, strong, and had an Irish brogue to die for. Eleanor is a real woman, with real curves, a sense of humor and intelligence ...  &lt;b&gt;I was sad when I finished&lt;/b&gt;, because I wanted more.&amp;quot; &lt;/i&gt;- 5-Star Review (Goodreads)&lt;i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;quot;I loved the depth of the characters, the subtle humor and the touch of suspense. And &lt;b&gt;Cahill is YUM&lt;/b&gt;!&amp;quot; &lt;/i&gt;- 5-Star Review (Barnes&amp;amp;Noble)&lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;<wbr>br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;quot;... gave me that &lt;b&gt;satisfied sigh&lt;/b&gt; I love at the end of a book&amp;quot; -- 5-Star Review (Amazon)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Patricia McLinn: Affaire de Coeur contemporary author of the year finalist&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series today!&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)&lt;br&gt;* Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) &lt;br&gt;* Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) &lt;br&gt;* My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) &lt;br&gt;-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)&lt;br&gt;Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)&lt;br&gt;-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)&lt;br&gt;Where Love Lives (Threadleaf Phacelia)&lt;br&gt;A Cowboy Wedding&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;* &lt;strong&gt;<wbr>Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set&lt;/strong&gt; (3 Books in 1)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;<wbr>br&gt;&lt;br&gt;“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;“Amazing and touching story.”&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;quot;If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you&amp;#39;ll definitely want to read Almost a Bride.&amp;quot; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;quot;<wbr>Smart, stubborn and irresistible.&amp;quot; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;“… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.” &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!”  &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;“Delightful!”&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;<wbr>”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I&amp;#39;ve loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can&amp;#39;t wait for the next installment.”&lt;/p&gt;
Time hasn't dimmed their bone-deep passion . . .

Ten years ago, Kalli left her rodeo bull-rider husband, Walker Riley, unable to bear her terrible fear for him. Or the fear that she might love him too much.

But passion wasn't enough to overcome fear a decade ago . . . Walker faces down charging bulls every day, but working with Kalli for a summer as they try to save the Wyoming rodeo that means so much to their beloved mutual mentor, just might break him.

Can the present carry them past the fears and broken trust ... to a future together again?

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RODEO NIGHTS is a prequel to WHERE LOVE LIVES: THE INHERITANCE, Book 6 of the Wyoming Wildflowers series. You meet Zoe Parisi in JACK’S HEART and her grandparents Ruth and Hugh Moski have appeared in each of the Wyoming Wildflowers stories. You can see Matt Halderman at the start of his rodeo cowboy career in RODEO NIGHTS, the emotional second-chance-at-love story of Kalli and Walker.

Patricia says: Rodeo Nights is a favorite of long-time readers. It also holds a special place for me, since I've named two of my adopted rescue collies Riley and Kalli!

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"Great romance!" ­

Which is your favorite Patricia McLinn book and why? ­ "RODEO NIGHTS, hands down. Cowboys-rodeo-Wyoming! Reunion love ... Wonderful characters. I loved everything about this story." - Mona Montana, Reader Hall of Fame

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Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series today!

Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
* Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) 
* Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) 
* My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) 
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding, coming in 2017

* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)

Buy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:

“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!!

“Amazing and touching story.”

"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride." 

"Smart, stubborn and irresistible." 

“… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.” 

“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!”  

“Delightful!”

”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”

Time hasn't dimmed their bone-deep passion.

Revisit the characters you’ve come to love in The Beginning, Almost a Bride, Match Made in Wyoming,  My Heart Remembers and Jack’s Heart in this bundled duo that continues the Wyoming Wildflowers series with Where Love Lives (Book 6) and its prequel, Rodeo Nights. Wyoming Wildflowers: Box Set 3 contains moving, passionate contemporary western romances with a touch of humor that will captivate fans of RaeAnne Thayne, Barbara Freethy and Debbie Macomber. The stories revolve around the loves and lives of the good people of Knighton, Wyoming, including those who own the ranches and those in the little town who keep the health clinic, law office, diner, school and flower shop running.


Book 6, Where Love Lives

One night changed them both forever. …

Six years ago, rodeo cowboy Matt ran out on a spunky, wide-eyed student he’d just met.  Now, a chance meeting with an eccentric billionaire has delivered an inheritance that will allow Matt to do something he’s long dreamed of – caring for retired rodeo horses.

Zoe hasn’t forgotten Matt or the night he walked out on her --  and tromped on her heart. A doctor, she is back in Knighton, Wyoming, to practice medicine, sure that Matt would never return to the ranch where he grew up. But now, here he comes, waltzing back into town … looking just as good as ever.

Where Love Lives is part of The Inheritance, a 12-author project that tells how eccentric billionaire Harold Hopewell's bequests affect the life – and loves – of 12 people he chanced to meet. In Where Love Lives, Zoe and Matt tussle over the best use of Hopewell’s bequest. But a deeper question looms: Will one night stand in the way of their spending the rest of their days together?


Rodeo Nights

Before Matt became a rodeo star, you can see him in Rodeo Nights at the start of his bronco riding career, when he idolized rodeo legend Walker.

Kalli had left her bull-rider husband Walker, unable to bear her terrible fear for him. Or the fear that she might love him too much. But passion wasn't enough to overcome fear a decade ago.

Walker faces down charging bulls every day, but working with Kalli for a summer as they try to save the Wyoming rodeo that means so much to their community, just might break him.

Can the present carry them past the fears and broken trust ... to a future together again?


Readers rave about Where Love Lives (from 5-star reviews):

“Matt, strong, virile, ruggedly handsome and wary. [Zoe] distrustful, hard-working, caring and hurt. These characters’ lives are topsy-turvy due to faulty perceptions, past experiences and little belief in happy endings. With the help of friends and their openness, they move in the right directions. Great book!”

“A delight. Zoe and Matt were lovers and kindred souls years ago for one night. … Their courtship dance, which only they fail to recognize for what it is, is a pleasure to watch. How they gradually work through the hurts and assumptions of the past is real and moving. The little touches of their personalities and character refreshing. The interaction of those in the small community is absorbing. … McLinn is the real deal writer. So satisfying.”

“You will find everything here -- humor, sadness, love, anger, reading how people work through things in their lives for the better.”


Praise for the award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers stories:

“”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment. … Amazing and touching story. … Smart, stubborn and irresistible. … So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down. … Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!  … Delightful! … Love, love, loved them. Well written, wonderful characters with the most realistic, flowing dialog I've read in a long time.”


Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series now! 

Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding

Boxed Sets 

Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Box Set (Books 2-4)
Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Two: A New World (prequel) and Jack’s Heart (Book 5)
Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Three: Rodeo Nights (prequel) and Where Love Lives (Book 6)

If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:

Bardville, Wyoming series
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match

A Place Called Home series
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart’s Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat

Also try:
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense, with cameos from Wyoming Wildflowers characters)

From award-winning author Debra Clopton comes the Texas Matchmakers series—about three older women who set off a nationally advertised "Wives Wanted Campaign" to bring women to their small town of Mule Hollow to marry the lonesome cowboys. A far fetched idea that's working—look out fellas, the women are coming one car at a time!

 

Responsible for helping draw attention to Mule Hollow’s national “wives wanted” ad campaign, columnist, Molly Popp’s syndicated column is a must read across the country and hopefully her ticket to a reporting job on Times Square.


But lately she’s been featuring ex-bullfighter Bob Jacobs, reader favorite, more than he’s comfortable with and he’s just put his booted foot down firm…only turns out he’s too late to stop the featured story already coming off the presses. Suddenly Bob-hunting-women are turning up in places they shouldn’t be. And when he gets hurt saving one from a rampaging bull Molly must step in to nurse him back to health.


Bob’s not happy about the circus Molly has turned his life into and now he’s dealing with the sparks that are suddenly heating up between him and Molly, the one woman he’s determined not to fall for. Because if there is one thing his past has taught him it’s that a reporter will give up anything, even love, if the story or the byline is big enough.


Will love bring these two together? 


Note: This book was previously published as Dream a Little Dream. This edition includes some fun extras.


If you like fast paced, well written romance with loveable characters you'll love this series! These stories will be etched into your heart forever! What a wonderful little town she's created~get your copy today!


 Note: This book was previously published as The Trouble With Lacy Brown. This enhanced edition includes some fun extras.


What readers have said about the stories set in Mule Hollow: 


Wow! I pray that I can get every book that Debra Clopton writes! I love all these stories about the Mule Hollow cowboys and the women they fall in love with. 


...This is a great book I laughed a lot!,,,kept me interested all the way through sometimes laughing hilariously and sometimes crying but thoroughly entertained all the way to the end and then I was anxious for her next work.


...keep them coming Ms. Clopton!

Fans of: small town romance, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Texas Cowboy romance, animal lovers, dog and donkey lovers, Emily March, Chris Keniston Farraday Country, The Eternity Springs series, the Carsons of mustang creek, cedar cove novels, debbie macomber, linda lael miller, sweet contemporary romance, clean and wholesome romance, Rancher romance, West Texas stories, family sagas, romance series, runaway brides,and hallmark movies should enjoy Dream With Me, Cowboy and all the Texas Matchmakers books...


Books in the TEXAS MATCHMAKERS series:

Book 1: Dream With Me, Cowboy

Book 2: Be My Love, Cowboy

Book 3: This Heart's Your, Cowboy

Book 4: Hold Me, Cowboy

Book 5: Be Mine, Cowboy

Book 6: Marry Me, Cowboy

Book 7: Cherish Me, Cowboy

Book 8: Surprise Me, Cowboy

Book 9: Serenade Me, Cowboy

Book 10: Return To Me, Cowboy

Book 11: Love Me, Cowboy

Book 12: Ride With Me, Cowboy

Book 13: Dance With Me, Cowboy




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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe delivers another winner when small-town matchmakers decide a billionaire is the perfect man for a sassy single mom who is too busy for love. 


"This is one of my favorite Romance books EVER!" ~Amazon Reader Review


When single-mom Clare Gray delivers her famous cupcakes to the general store on her way to work, she meets a sexy, out-of-town businessman who is in need of lodging...and match-making locals decide her available-for-rent spare room is the perfect solution.  


After becoming a widowed single mom at eighteen, Clare traded her dreams of love to focus on raising her daughter. The last thing she wants is for a man to invade her life, even if he is deliciously tempting and wonderful with her daughter. But when late-night cupcake baking turns intimate, suddenly her heart is at risk once again.


High-powered executive Griffin Friesé is in town on a personal mission, and he has no time for love. But when he moves into Clare's farmhouse, he soon finds that life doesn't always give you want you want…but it might give you exactly what you need. Gradually, Clare's smile, her passion for life, and her small-town loyalty awaken something inside him, something that makes him yearn for a life, a love, and a family he's never had. 


Can a single mom find the love and family she always wanted with a man afraid to open his heart?  


"What do I wish for?" Clare looked up at the stars, at the way they lit up the sky. "That's what I wish for." She gestured to the expanse of twinkling darkness. "A love so huge and so powerful, that it sweeps across everything. It's always there. It's fuller than a heart can hold, so it spills out into the world and fills everything around it with more love. It's there when I fall asleep. It's there when I wake up." She met Griffin's gaze. "It's there every time I breathe in, every time I breathe out, and with every beat of my heart."


"Heartwarming doesn't even begin to describe this romance! Wow!" ~Vickie R. (Amazon Review)


"I can't say enough good things about this book. I couldn't stop reading once I started." ~Carla E. (Amazon Review)


"A testament to Stephanie Rowe's skill and talent, one that deserves applause... phenomenal... superbly developed." ~Bex 'N' Books


Books in the Birch Crossing series: 

Unexpectedly Mine

Accidentally Mine

Unintentionally Mine

Irresistibly Mine 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is "contemporary romance at its best" (Bex 'N' Books). She is a 2018 winner and five-time nominee of the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. As the successful author of more than fifty books, Stephanie touched the hearts of readers all over the world. 


"Absolutely loved it." ~Maria R (GooglePlay Review)


NOTE: Unexpectedly Mine was originally published under the title No Knight Needed as part of the Ever After series.

New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer returns to Jacobsville with six fan-favorite Long, Tall Texan stories

Long, Tall Texans: Cord (originally published in 2002 as Desperado)

After barely surviving an attempt on his life, ruthless mercenary Cord Romero resolves to neutralize his foe. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with childhood friend Maggie Barton. But passion must take a backseat to protection, as a tragic secret from her past sets her up as a pawn for his lethal enemy.

Long, Tall Texans: Harley (originally published in 2009 as The Maverick)

Cool, composed rancher Harley Fowler finds his world turned upside down when a beautiful whirlwind bumps into him. Investigator Alice Jones has come to Jacobsville, Texas, to solve a deadly mystery, and Harley finds himself square in the middle of her case. But which will win out—true love or a dangerous threat?

Long, Tall Texans: Stanton (originally published in 2015 as Untamed)

Steely mercenary Stanton Rourke lives life on the edge. As his childhood friend Clarisse Carrington struggles to keep her distance, sparks as hot as a Texas summer fly between them. But when her life is threatened, Clarisse must turn to Rourke, the one man who’s most dangerous to her heart.

Long, Tall Texans: Garon (originally published in 2007 as Lawman)

In order to mend broken family ties, FBI agent Garon Grier decides to settle on a ranch in Jacobsville. But this Texas town isn’t all peace and quiet, as Grace Carver knows all too well. These unlikely allies are brought together when the desperate lawman must track an escaped predator—and Garon and Grace have one chance to put the past to rest….

Long, Tall Texans: Judd (originally published in 2004 as Lawless)

Several years ago, Texas Ranger Judd Dunn upended Christabel Gaines’s life by jailing her criminal father—and marrying her! Now, just when Judd is about to set Chrissy free, a bloodthirsty foe targets his innocent wife. And Chrissy has grown into a smart, fearless woman with unfulfilled desires. She will do anything in the name of love, including putting her life in mortal danger for her husband.

Long, Tall Texans: Jared (originally published in 2008 as Iron Cowboy)

Rancher Jared Cameron is a mystery to everyone in Jacobsville…and he likes it that way. Only sweet Sara Dobbs dares to intrude on the loner, who’s charmed by her audaciousness. But their burgeoning relationship soon thrusts Sara into Jared’s hidden world of intrigue, and the iron cowboy must steel himself to fight for both of their lives.
One night changed them both forever. … As Zoe and Matt tussle over the best use of a billionaire’s bequest, a deeper question looms: Will one night stand in the way of their spending the rest of their days together?

Six years ago, rodeo cowboy Matt Halderman looked at himself and didn’t like what he saw. Especially not after he ran out on that spunky, wide-eyed student he’d just met.  He didn’t run far, falling into conversation with a stranger in the pre-dawn stillness of a Wyoming truck stop. That conversation – along with seed money that mysteriously arrived just when he needed it – turned the course of Matt’s life. 

Now he’s received a letter announcing that the stranger he’d met in that diner had been billionaire Harold Hopewell. Hopewell had traveled the world, encountering people and letting their stories touch him. In death, he is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests to the people he met along the way.

It turns out the recently departed billionaire isn’t done changing Matt’s life.  This time with an inheritance that will allow Matt to go home to do something he’s long dreamed of – caring for rodeo horses at the end of their lives.

Zoe Parisi hasn’t forgotten Matt or the night he walked out on her. Couldn’t even be called a one-night stand, since the man hadn’t stuck around for the whole night. She lost her head that night, but it’s been squarely back on her shoulders ever since. She’s a doctor now and is on track to take over an established practice in Knighton, Wyoming, the much-loved hometown of her grandparents.

She’d been sure when she decided to settle in Knighton that Matt would never return to the ranch where he grew up. But now, here he comes, waltzing back into town … looking just as good as ever and with a bunch of money.

Zoe wants nothing to do with Matt or his good looks … but his money’s a whole different matter. What does he need with this inheritance when he already has so much? She, on the other hand, knows exactly how to use those funds to make desperately needed improvements to medical care for all the people around Knighton.

Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged western beauty of Wyoming - and so do the women.

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Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series today!


Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
* Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) 
* Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) 
* My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) 
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding

* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)

Buy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection 

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Reader reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:

“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!!

“Amazing and touching story.”

"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride." 

"Smart, stubborn and irresistible." 

“… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.” 

“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!”  

“Delightful!”

”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”

A Princess? No Way

Katie Davis is a perfectly ordinary young woman living a perfectly ordinary life in small-town Wisconsin … isn’t she? 

The most interesting thing about her is that she works for the men’s basketball office at Ashton University. If she considers the biggest perk of the job being around assistant basketball coach Brad Spencer, that also makes her ordinary, because what woman wouldn’t feel that way? So these people coming around saying she could be the long-missing granddaughter of the King of Bariavak have to be wrong … don’t they? 

Brad has a real soft spot for Katie. She stirs his protectiveness, his penchant for the underdog, and, possibly, certain other reactions he’s not about to indulge. So he’s going to do his damnedest to make sure Katie gets all that she deserves, including the crown that might be her right … even though it means Her Royal Highness will never again look at a basketball coach from Wisconsin like he’s the king of her heart. 

The Surprise Princess, Book 6 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series, is a moving, passionate contemporary romance that will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery and Sarah Wilson. 


You'll meet a young Brad Spencer in Hoops, the prequel to The Surprise Princess.that tells the story of Ashton University basketball coach C.J. Draper and academic adviser Carolyn Trent.


Revisit the characters you’ve come to love in Prelude to a Wedding, Wedding Party, Grady’s Wedding and The Christmas Princess. In fact, you’re invited to join Katie and Brad in helping celebrate the wedding of April and Hunter (The Christmas Princess). 


Praise for The Wedding Series: 


“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!” – 5-star review 

"Perfect. The characters were multi-dimensional and played off each other in warm, thoughtful, loving ways. Each couple faced a different situation and overcame their obstacles together and with the insightful comments of their friends. ... Heart-warming." – 5-star review

"Great love stories! … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried! Must read.” – From 5-star reviews


Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s The Wedding Series today!

Prelude to a Wedding* 

Wedding Party* 

Grady’s Wedding* 

The Runaway Bride

The Christmas Princess 

  -- Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess) 

The Surprise Princess

   -- Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)

The Forgotten Prince

Box Sets

*The Wedding Series Trilogy (Books 1-3)

The Wedding Series Box Set Two: The Runaway Bride and The Christmas Princess (Books 4-5)

The Wedding Series Box Set Three: Hoops (prequel) and The Surprise Princess

The Wedding Series Box Set Four: Not a Family Man (prequel) and The Forgotten Prince



If you like McLinn’s wedding romance stories, try her Marry Me series now!

Wedding of the Century

The Unexpected Wedding Guest

A Most Unlikely Wedding

Baby Blues and Wedding Bells



And if you prefer small-town romance, check out her Seasons in a Small Town series today!

What Are Friends For? (Spring)

The Right Brother (Summer)

Falling for Her (Autumn)

Warm Front (Winter)

A New York Times bestseller!

The Mount Trilogy continues with Defiant Queen... 


I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.

I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?

They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.

But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.

I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.

I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.

But he has other plans . . .


Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy and should be read after Ruthless King. Mount and Keira's story concludes in Sinful Empire. 



Reading order:

Ruthless King

Defiant Queen

Sinful Empire

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"So hot and explosive, I recommend having the fire department on standby." -New York Times bestselling author Laurelin Paige



"Meghan takes us a sexy and gritty non-stop journey that kept my heart in my throat and my body primed! Lachlan Mount is the king and he is mine!"— T Gephart, USA Today bestselling author.



‘This is one book hangover I never want to wake from.’ ~Harper Sloan, New York Times bestselling author




"This is my new favorite series EVER!" – Candi Kane, Dirty Laundry Review



"This right here...THIS is the type of romance that I LIVE FOR! Brutally beautiful and one of the SEXIEST reads of the year! Meghan March is CONQUERING this genre!" ~Shayna Renee, Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads




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