Rodeo Nights

Wyoming Wildflowers

Book 95
Craig Place Books
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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 

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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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A Killing to Keep Old Wyoming Secrets and Treasures

Death hits close to home for Elizabeth "E.M." Danniher – or, rather, close to the Hovel, as she's dubbed her decrepit rental house. Her elderly neighbor kills a man apparently robbing her of Western artifacts. As a former top-flight national TV reporter, Elizabeth knows self-defense might satisfy the legal system, yet leave her neighbor in danger. Doing what she does best – asking questions – Elizabeth sidesteps her boss and a nosy, jealous anchorman to inquire into an eccentric and mysterious western billionaire, an ambitious curator, rival collectors, family feuds and Cottonwood County's Wild West crimes of a century ago. 

Digging deeper into these western murder mysteries, Elizabeth relies on her team of friends who are proving their investigative chops. Before this is over, Elizabeth will need every one of them – and the stray dog she's adopted – as her questions push someone to decide, that no matter who shot first, Elizabeth should die now.

Don't miss Elizabeth Danniher's other adventures in western crime-solving with a dash of humor in:

Sign Off
Left Hanging
Shoot First
Last Ditch
Look Live
Back Story
Cold Open
Hot Roll, coming in 2019

Readers praise Shoot First:

“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.”

"Beautifully written with delightful twists and turns in language." 

"So many mysteries to solve: a missing house from the 1800s, gold from a train robbery, a shooting, where to dig, a fire, will she/won't she . . . Who knew collecting old west memorabilia could be so exciting?"  


What readers are saying about the CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING series:

“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)!”

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

“Hoping this series lasts forever!”

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

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


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

Proof of Innocence (set in Virginia)
Price of Innocence (2019)

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (which includes scenes in fictional Sherman, Wyoming, and cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)
 A rodeo producer, dead in the bull pen. Accident or murder? 

Elizabeth "E.M." Danniher, until recently a top-flight national TV journalist, is regaining her footing after a dizzying demotion to tiny—and entirely foreign to her—Sherman, Wyoming. But her equilibrium faces a major challenge.

The apparently accidental death — under the hooves of bucking bulls — of a rodeo producer preparing for Sherman’s annual Fourth of July Rodeo catches the attention of Elizabeth and her KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik. Not only is it a major story about the region’s biggest event, but it’s being outrageously mishandled by the station’s egocentric anchor.

As Elizabeth and Mike dig, area rancher Thomas Burrell joins the investigation, providing background on suspects — and there are plenty because the victim had many enemies. But Tom has divided loyalties, so Elizabeth doubts his commitment to finding the truth no matter what. Not to mention that both Mike and Tom show an interest in her ... they might be okay with working together in a peculiar triangle, but the points of this geometry is starting to get under her skin.

… From the tip of the rodeo queen’s tiara, to “agricultural byproducts” ground into the arena dust, Elizabeth receives a murderous introduction to the world of rodeo.

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 (2020)


What people are saying about LEFT HANGING:

 “I started laughing on the first page and continued laughing until the end.”

 “Loving the world of Cottonwood County, Wyoming!”

 “The dialogue was so well written that I could easily imagine the innuendo, tone of voice and facial expression of each character.”

 

What people 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.”

“Hoping this series lasts forever!”

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

“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


If you also like cozier mysteries, try Patricia's Secret Sleuth series:

Death on the Diversion

Death on Torrid Avenue

Death on Beguiling Way (2019)

Death on Covert Circle (2020)



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)

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Craig Place Books
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Nov 14, 2010
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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)

“If you’ve been feeling burned out and let down by category romance, the Wyoming Wildflowers series will remind you how much there is to love in the genre.” — Writers Club Romance Group

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Revisit the characters you’ve come to love in The Beginning, Almost a Bride, Match Made in Wyoming and My Heart Remembers in this bundled duo that continues the Wyoming Wildflowers series with Jack’s Heart (Book 5) and its prequel, A New World. Wyoming Wildflowers: Box Set 2 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 5, Jack’s Heart

Valerie is very pregnant and very lost. Her car is jammed in a snowy Wyoming ditch when a white knight in a cowboy hat shows up. Ranch foreman Jack handles anything that needs handling with cool, quiet competence, including a baby who’s decided it’s time to come into the world.

A few years later, Valerie returns to Knighton to thank the hero who delivered her baby. Okay, maybe she’s wondered about him over the years. How could she not?

Yes, Jack can handle anything. Except 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.

A New World

Affaire de Coeur contemporary author of the year finalist

Before Valerie tried to heal a cowboy in Jack’s Heart, she pushed her cousin Eleanor into the arms of Cahill in A New World.

Eleanor refuses to be charmed by the Irish balladeer she hires to strum up business for her Gloucester, Massachusetts, beach restaurant. She's far too practical for a workplace romance ... or to fall for a fantasy-spinner like Cahill. An immigrant with temporary status, Cahill wants to share his future with the strong-minded, too-serious-for-her-own-good Eleanor. But he must convince her of his staying power. And his time is running out.

Readers rave about 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.”

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

Box 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)

Clear your calendar to start binge-reading Patricia's Wyoming Wildflowers: The Complete Collection today! (Just interested in the Wyoming Wildflowers stories, without the prequels? Wyoming Wildflowers: The Complete Series contains Books 1-6 only.)

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


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

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

Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy – Three books in this one volume!

Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)

Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)

My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)

 

ALMOST A BRIDE

Dave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as long as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she's returned to Wyoming and her small-town home for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family's ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.

Matty's up to something - Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he'll provide it, just as he did all the time they were childhood sweethearts. Doing what's best for Matty is second nature. Even when it comes to agreeing to a marriage of convenience. Although he can't resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos.

Maybe - just maybe - his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.

 

MATCH MADE IN WYOMING

When fire ravages Wyoming land, fireweed is among the first plants to return, brightening the blighted area with the joy of its blooms. Can Taylor Anne Larsen pull off a similar miracle for the pain-ravaged heart and disbelieving soul of ranch foreman Cal Ruskoff? Armed with the same grace and grit as the wildflower fireweed, Taylor also has allies – a matchmaking friend, the Wyoming winter, high-octane mutual attraction, and a rescued puppy who slips past Cal's defenses.

Cal might give in to passion temporarily, but from behind the wall he's built around his past and his secrets, he's certain Taylor is all that he can't let himself have. And he'll use all his weapons to keep her out. 

 

MY HEART REMEMBERS

Lisa Currick was once as bright and open as the sunny Bur Marigold wildflower of her native Wyoming. That’s how New York City Detective Shane Garrison has remembered her since she figured in his first investigation eight years ago. But when he arrives in her hometown determined to resolve the final element of that case, he discovers the girl he's remembered has become a very different woman.

Once open-hearted and artistic, Lisa has put all that aside for a life of order and discipline. And Shane wants to know why. He can't forget the girl, but he's fascinated by the woman who challenges him to find answers inside himself.

 The western contemporary romance bundle Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy brings together three complete novels in a collection that combines emotion, passion, and romantic comedy from award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn.

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Don’t miss these other blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series!

Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)

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

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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."

One look, a passionate love . . . and then they part . . . Forever?

Before the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers saga began, there was another love story, one that laid the foundation for all those that came after. A love between a cowboy and an unexpected woman. A love at first sight ...

Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts’ worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart? 

Explore this opposites-attract romance between a cowboy and a stage actress as they find their hearts’ desires among the trees, the lights, the music and the magic of the merry Christmas season. Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning is the emotional, fun bonus prequel to USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's acclaimed Wyoming Wildflowers contemporary romance series.

"Funny, entertaining, and full of surprises"..."Warms your heart"... "Joy"..."Wonderful love story"

Read Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning before you start the rest of the series or after you finish the other Wyoming Wildflowers … but be sure to read it!

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 Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series!

 Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) – a prequel 

*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."

She’s come home to save her ranch. He’s stayed put with hopes for a second chance. Can a sham wedding lead to the real thing?

Matty Brennan would do anything to save her family’s Wyoming ranch. Even if it means marrying the handsome cowboy who broke her heart six years ago. But when she asks for his hand in temporary matrimony, she never expected her old feelings to rush back in.

Dave Currick has loved Matty as long as he can remember. To him that means protecting her, especially from herself. Certain she’ll get cold feet before the I-dos, he accepts her off-the-wall marriage proposal, because then she’ll have to spend time with him. That doesn’t mean he won’t negotiate a few items in this crazy engagement.

But as their wedding day approaches, Dave is shocked when Matty doesn't back down. And keeping up the charade in front of their unsuspecting family and friends can't help but rekindle their chemistry. When Dave and Matty's secret slips out, can their fake marriage bloom into real love?

Almost a Bride is a standalone novel in the Wyoming Wildflowers contemporary romance series. If you like sizzling chemistry, clever conspiracies and rugged cowboys, then you’ll love Patricia McLinn’s story of finding your way home.

Buy Almost a Bride to saddle up for a second-chance love story today!

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Praise for Almost a Bride:

"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." - 5-Star review

"Smart, stubborn and irresistible" - 5-Star review

"A 'don't miss' treat." - Rendezvous

"Sweep(s) you away." - 5-Star review

"Clever and humorous" - 5-Star review

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 (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding

Box Sets

* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (Books 2-4)

Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Two: Jack's Heart (Book 5) and A New World
Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Three: Where Love Lives (Book 6) and Rodeo Nights

Clear your calendar to start binge-reading Patricia's Wyoming Wildflowers: The Complete Collection today! 

"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:

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

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

Historical Western Romance

Widow Woman
Courting a Cowboy

Romantic Suspense

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Wyoming Wildflowers characters)


And if you like small-town romance east of the Mississippi, consider:

Marry Me series
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

Seasons in a Small Town series
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Summer)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)

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)

One look, a passionate love . . . and then they part . . . Forever?

Before the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers saga began, there was another love story, one that laid the foundation for all those that came after. A love between a cowboy and an unexpected woman. A love at first sight ...

Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts’ worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart? 

Explore this opposites-attract romance between a cowboy and a stage actress as they find their hearts’ desires among the trees, the lights, the music and the magic of the merry Christmas season. Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning is the emotional, fun bonus prequel to USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's acclaimed Wyoming Wildflowers contemporary romance series.

"Funny, entertaining, and full of surprises"..."Warms your heart"... "Joy"..."Wonderful love story"

Read Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning before you start the rest of the series or after you finish the other Wyoming Wildflowers … but be sure to read it!

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 Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series!

 Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) – a prequel 

*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. 

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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

*Buy all three books at a discount in one volume in The Wedding Series boxed set.

“If you’ve been feeling burned out and let down by category romance, the Wyoming Wildflowers series will remind you how much there is to love in the genre.” — Writers Club Romance Group

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Revisit the characters you’ve come to love in The Beginning, Almost a Bride, Match Made in Wyoming and My Heart Remembers in this bundled duo that continues the Wyoming Wildflowers series with Jack’s Heart (Book 5) and its prequel, A New World. Wyoming Wildflowers: Box Set 2 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 5, Jack’s Heart

Valerie is very pregnant and very lost. Her car is jammed in a snowy Wyoming ditch when a white knight in a cowboy hat shows up. Ranch foreman Jack handles anything that needs handling with cool, quiet competence, including a baby who’s decided it’s time to come into the world.

A few years later, Valerie returns to Knighton to thank the hero who delivered her baby. Okay, maybe she’s wondered about him over the years. How could she not?

Yes, Jack can handle anything. Except 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.

A New World

Affaire de Coeur contemporary author of the year finalist

Before Valerie tried to heal a cowboy in Jack’s Heart, she pushed her cousin Eleanor into the arms of Cahill in A New World.

Eleanor refuses to be charmed by the Irish balladeer she hires to strum up business for her Gloucester, Massachusetts, beach restaurant. She's far too practical for a workplace romance ... or to fall for a fantasy-spinner like Cahill. An immigrant with temporary status, Cahill wants to share his future with the strong-minded, too-serious-for-her-own-good Eleanor. But he must convince her of his staying power. And his time is running out.

Readers rave about 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.”

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

Box 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)

Clear your calendar to start binge-reading Patricia's Wyoming Wildflowers: The Complete Collection today! (Just interested in the Wyoming Wildflowers stories, without the prequels? Wyoming Wildflowers: The Complete Series contains Books 1-6 only.)

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


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

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