Lost and Found Groom

A Place Called Home

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Far Hills Ranch has bound together the Susland family for nearly a century and a half. For just as long, there’s been a legend that the ranch and its family are cursed. Now, says the legend, the current generation is the last with a chance to break the curse.

A stranger rescues her, then disappears when she needs him most... Until he knocks on her door, years later and half a world away...

On assignment in distant Santa Estella, hardheaded journalist Kendra Jenner finds herself in the middle of a vicious hurricane . . . and unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger who speaks virtually no English. Fear leads to passion that months later leads to a baby, which Kendra fully expects to raise on her own, since her search for the father is a fruitless one.

Three years later, "Paulo" shows up at her Wyoming home, speaking perfect English and identifying himself as Daniel Delligati. He says he's come for his son -- and for her.

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Lost and Found Groom by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn begins the A Place Called Home contemporary western romance series. It delivers an emotional, compelling adventure with international intrigue, at the same time the first element of the curse tests the strength and heart of the family that calls Far Hills Ranch home.

"...bursting with wonderful Patricia McLinn romantic touches -- powerful characters, strong interplay and fiery moments." -- Romantic Times

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Read all of the A Place Called Home series!

Book 1 – Lost and Found Groom

Book 2 – At the Heart’s Command

Book 3 – Hidden in a Heartbeat

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Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s A Place Called Home stories:

“Great romance. Page turner.”

“Very intense in places, both with love and adventure.”

“So different from other romance novels…amazing.”

“Liked the twists and turns.”

“I couldn't put it down. I bought the second book, At the Heart's Command. As soon as I finish it, I will buy Hidden in a Heartbeat.”

“This was very good. READ, READ!!!

“If you love emotional stories with complex characters, especially strong heroines and heart-stopping heroes, don't miss this!”

“A book you will read more than once.”

 “Just the right balance of romance, action and mystery.”

“As always with Patricia McLinn's books, this is well written and heartfelt .. . her books never disappoint.”

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"Another thought-provoking Patricia McLinn winner! ..  Definitely a book I could not put down." - 5-Star Review

You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all - falling in love, finding the perfect bride, and becoming the happiest grooms around.
The last bachelor meets his match ...
Grady Roberts' best friends have found loves to last a lifetime and watched their brides come down the aisle to take their vows. Now he wonders when -- if -- it will be his turn. He has it all – good looks, intelligence, fortune, and success. Everything except the close family he's longed for since a lonely childhood.
Leslie Craig is human – she feel Grady's attraction . . . and his loneliness. She's developed a knack for helping people with problems and sorrows without ever revealing her own. But Grady, with an unnerving perception, doesn’t fall for that. How long can a woman hold out with a man like Grady pursuing her?
When Grady discovers the secret of Leslie's private tragedy, he has to confront the reality that this time he might not be able to have it all. 
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Paul's the first, then comes Michael, watching their brides walk down the aisle toward them. Now it's Grady's turn as groom in GRADY'S WEDDING. Find more wedding romances in the newest additions to The Wedding Series collection, THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, THE CHRISTMAS PRINCESS, THE SURPRISE PRINCESS and THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE. The Wedding Series’ moving, passionate contemporary romances with a touch of humor will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery and Sarah Wilson.
"I heartily recommend. Heartwarming." - 5*
"Gotta loooooooooove Grady" - 5*
"I truly loved this book. It kept me on a high... Read from morning to night." -- 5^
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
“Fun and serious all at the same time. Love how the friends intertwine and add new along the way. It was refreshing to read the different stories and having them all come together. Really enjoyed this series!” – 5-star review
“Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters. They are connected, following the lives of college friends, and by the time you are finished, you feel as if you are a part of their extended circle. A dash of sex here, but not to the point that it overshadows the well thought out storylines. Definitely a feel good experience.” -- 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 BrideThe Christmas Princess      Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess) The Surprise Princess      Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)The Forgotten Prince*Buy all three books at a discount in one volume in The Wedding Series boxed set.
 She's a prosecutor chasing demons. He's wrestling them. Will they find proof of innocence? Or will the demons win?

Every prosecutor has one – the case that won’t let go, long after the verdict. Maggie Frye’s has just jumped from nightmare to worst-case reality.

Four and a half years ago, she served as special prosecutor in a remote mountain county in Commonwealth of Virginia v. J.D. Carson. Shaking off echoes of the family tragedy that drove her to be a prosecutor, she did her damnedest, despite cards stacked against her. The verdict? Not guilty. A moment that rattled her in ways she’s done her best to bury.

Except now another young woman has been killed in chillingly similar circumstances.

Either Maggie prosecuted the right man and got the wrong verdict or she prosecuted the wrong man and got the right verdict. Either way, a murderer went free to strike again.

And there is J.D. Carson -- not only still in town, but far too close to the investigation for Maggie’s comfort.

But Maggie’s going to be part of this part of this investigation, too. Because this time she’ll get it right … no matter what it costs her.

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Proof of Innocence, by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, will entertain fans of stories that swirl suspense and romance with an ongoing murder investigation in which the man the prosecutor is drawn to might be the one she's trying to catch.

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NOTE FROM PATRICIA McLINN TO CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING READERS:  Proof of Innocence and its upcoming sequel, Price of Innocence, do not have nearly as much humor as the Caught Dead mysteries, though there is some. (I just can't help myself.) They're a bit grittier and darker ... though not in the deep end of grit and dark. I strongly recommend you read the preview to be sure this is something you would enjoy.

Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy mystery series:

Sign Off
Left Hanging
Shoot First
Last Ditch
Look Live
Back Story
Cold Open

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


If you like romantic suspense, you might also try:

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights, a stand-alone romance with suspense that is set on the Wyoming rodeo circuit and includes a few Caught Dead in Wyoming character cameos.

Bardville, Wyoming series:

A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match
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Publisher
Craig Place Books
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Mar 9, 2014
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9781939215109
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Language
English
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
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Far Hills Ranch has bound the Susland family for nearly a century and a half. For just as long, there’s been a legend that the ranch and its family are cursed. Now, says the legend, the current generation is the last with a chance to break the curse.

Colonel John Griffin Jr. is the best kind of military man. He's a good and honorable soldier who's determined to protect Ellyn Sinclair at all costs – especially from himself.

Once, he’d rejected a young Ellyn’s advances, because he could not give her the life she deserved. Instead, Grif stood up as best man when Ellyn married his best friend. He became a member of the family, a safe friend to her, the godfather of her children.

But Ellyn is a widow now, back in Far Hills, Wyoming, living on his family's ranch there with her two young children, and struggling as a single parent to give her children what they need. No matter what it costs him, Grif will do his duty – help Ellyn and her children, while ignoring that he has never stopped wanting her.

The Army's sending him back to the western life he knew as a boy, the world of cowboys and cattle on Far Hills Ranch ... and back to the love he knew as a boy. But how can Grif even dream of second chances at love, when they should have no chance at all.

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 “A beautiful, emotional story that cuts right through the reader's heart.” Rendezvous

“A touching and believable love story.” Romance Journal

“Characters and a story that will stay with you long after you read the last page and the book is resting comfortably on your keeper shelf.” Writers Club Romance Group

"Grif is a hero of the most wonderful kind" - Road to Romance

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Grif’s adventures in At the Heart’s Command, by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, form the second book in the contemporary western romance series A Place Called Home. Along with the temptation to turn his relationship with Ellyn from friends to lovers, he wrestles with the next element of the family curse. Can this military hero help free Far Hills Ranch?

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

Read all of the A Place Called Home series!

Book 1 – Lost and Found Groom

Book 2 – At the Heart’s Command

Book 3 – Hidden in a Heartbeat

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s A Place Called Home stories:

“Great romance. Page turner.”

“Very intense in places, both with love and adventure.”

“I enjoyed the love story but more I loved each and every character’s personal story told just right! Some suspense, heartbreak and mystery!”

 “So different from other romance novels…amazing.”

“Terrific book. This is the first book I read by this author and I will definitely read her others.”

“This was very good. READ, READ!!!

“If you love emotional stories with complex characters, especially strong heroines and heart-stopping heroes, don't miss this!”

 “Just the right balance of romance, action and mystery.”

“As always with Patricia McLinn's books, this is well written and heartfelt .. . her books never disappoint.”

When county sheriff Cab Johnson gets a hunch, he's learned to trust it, and his hunch tells him Rose Bellingham is in a peck of trouble. Bad enough he's in love with her, bad enough she's already engaged to Jason Thayer. He's got to figure out what she's hiding before he loses her for good.

Rose can't stand one more person meddling in her business, even if that person is a handsome, eligible sheriff. She's been controlled for far too long. But since her fiancé's father is both her boss and landlord, she can't dump Jason until she's got somewhere to run. She's found the perfect place: a patch of forest outside town. But with Cab watching her every move, she's hard pressed to finish her hideaway so she can make her escape. Meanwhile, she's not the only one with problems. Can she find a way to help her friends, too? 

Just when Cab solves one mystery, more pop up. Where does Rose keep disappearing to? What's wrong with Mia Start? Why is Hannah Chatham lying to her fiancé? At least he's let Rose know he's interested. And if he's not mistaken, she's interested, too. 

Rose's hideaway is perfect, until her friends invade it to escape their own troubles. Can she trust them to keep its whereabouts a secret? Does she want to hide from Cab anymore? Now that Jason's out of the picture, is it safe to follow her heart? 

When two unexpected visitors arrive with secrets of their own, Chance Creek must brace for its deadliest night ever. Can Cab figure out the connections between all the mysteries fast enough? 

Or will Rose and her friends pay the ultimate price? 

Far Hills Ranch has bound the Susland family for nearly a century and a half. For just as long, there’s been a legend that the ranch and its family are cursed. Now, says the legend, the current generation is the last with a chance to break the curse.

Rebecca Dahlgren comes west to Wyoming hoping for answers to her unknown heritage. But from the first moment, she finds Far Hills Ranch foreman Luke Chandler hard to miss. The sexy cowboy, with those sleepy eyes that aren't interested in sleeping, means just the sort of trouble her patrician grandmother has always warned her about. 

Luke has his own reasons for wanting to steer clear of anything like commitment. But the secrets behind Rebecca’s dark eyes keep luring him on … even if it means baring his own heart. 

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Rendezvous says of the third book in the A Place Called Home western fiction series: "Brilliant conclusion to a magnificent series of stories readers will want for their keeper shelves." 

"A beautiful tale showcasing a family's love. " - Romance Journal 

"A heartwarming, heart-stopping, delectable love story" - Old Book Barn Gazette 

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The third book in the contemporary western series A Place Called Home, by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, delivers an emotional love story as a stubborn cowboy and a determined woman from back East learn just how much can be Hidden in a Heartbeat. But neither one is a member of the Susland family, so how could they resolve the third element of the curse on Far Hills Ranch?

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Read all of the A Place Called Home series!

Book 1 – Lost and Found Groom

Book 2 – At the Heart’s Command

Book 3 – Hidden in a Heartbeat

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s A Place Called Home stories:

“Great romance. Page turner.”

“Very intense in places, both with love and adventure.”

“I enjoyed the love story but more I loved each and every character’s personal story told just right! Some suspense, heartbreak and mystery!”

 “So different from other romance novels…amazing.”

“Terrific book. This is the first book I read by this author and I will definitely read her others.”

“This was very good. READ, READ!!!

“If you love emotional stories with complex characters, especially strong heroines and heart-stopping heroes, don't miss this!”

“As always with Patricia McLinn's books, this is well written and heartfelt .. . her books never disappoint.”

“So different from other romance novels…amazing.”

“Liked the twists and turns.”

 “Just the right balance of romance, action and mystery.”

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