The Rancher Meets His Match

Bardville, Wyoming Series

Book 3
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 "This is one cute, sexy story"  -  Bell, Book and Candle"Total enjoyment, pure satisfaction" -  Rendezvous
"Humor, wit, 
and high sensuality"  -  CompuServe Reviews
"Entertaining, quick-paced... Fun!"   -  Old Book Barn Gazette
"Very hot ..
.  Dax and Hannah literally sizzle every time they're in the same room ... Highly recommend" - Daphne, Kiss Book Reviews

For his teenage son, Wyoming rancher Dax will do anything - even become a role model in the dating department. Enter the perfect stranger: an Easterner, visiting for just two weeks. But soon Hannah, no longer a stranger, becomes the greatest danger of all to a stubbornly solitary heart.

"The last of the Bardville trilogy and I am sad, I don't want it to be the last ... More please." - 5 star review

Finalist for Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Award 
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If you like strong women and the men who love them, read THE RANCHER MEETS HIS MATCH to wrap up the Bardville, Wyoming trilogy

BardvilleWyoming series
Book 1 
 A Stranger in the Family
Book 2 
 A Stranger to Love
Book 3 
 The Rancher Meets His Match.

"In book 1. Bodie stole my heart, in book 2. Cully took my breath away and in book three I fell in love with Dax." -  5 Star review
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 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 (Book 1)
Left Hanging (Book 2)
Shoot First (Book 3)
Last Ditch (Book 4)
Look Live (Book 5)
Back Story (Book 6)

Cold Open (Book 7), coming in August

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.”

"She writes a little like Janet Evanovich only better.”

“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

As spring beckons, winter chill remains …

In television, a cold open sometimes rolls before the opening credits, often a teaser to news or a feature to follow. For TV journalist Elizabeth Margaret “E.M.” Danniher, a frigid March and April are just a tease for spring after a long Wyoming winter. In her short time in tiny Sherman, she’s learned that winter starts in October and might not end until June. Since last June, a series of murders have tested her and her KWMT-TV colleagues’ reporting – and amateur sleuth -- skills. And the small town’s rumor mill is churning about her relationship with handsome sports reporter Mike Paycik – or is it rugged rancher Tom Burrell?

As winter winds down, Elizabeth is ready for spring and looking for a place of her own. Ah, a little peace and quiet as she begins to settle in Cottonwood County. That is, until she discovers homicide at her front door.

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Cold Open, Book 7 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Caught Dead in Wyoming series, is a smart, surprising, fast-paced cozy mystery series with humor and a touch of romance that will entertain fans of Craig Johnson, Sue Grafton and J.D. Robb.

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

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

Sign Off (Book 1)
Left Hanging (Book 2)
Shoot First (Book 3)
Last Ditch (Book 4)
Look Live (Book 5)
Back Story (Book 6)
Cold Open (Book 7), coming in August

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

“She writes a little like Janet Evanovich only better.”

“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."

“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.”

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Publisher
Craig Place Books
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Published on
Nov 11, 2014
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9781939215093
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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  "Melt your heart romance" -- Old Book Barn Gazette        

When fire ravages Wyoming land, fireweed is among the first plants to return, brightening a blighted area with the joy of its blooms. Small-town lawyer Taylor Anne Larsen faces the challenge of doing the same for the pain-ravaged heart and disbelieving soul of cowboy Cal Ruskoff. Armed with the same grace and grit as the wildflower fireweed, Taylor also has allies - a matchmaking friend, a Wyoming blizzard, high-octane mutual attraction, being snowbound, and a rescue dog 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. 

 "These characters -- their dialogue, their fears, their complex personalities -- are very real. As a reader, I couldn't help fall under Cal's spell -- a good, troubled, mixed-up man who forces Taylor to confront some of her own demons, even as he refuses to face his own ... There's a lot of subtle -- and not so subtle -- humor here, the love scenes are at once tender and sizzling, and the emotions and fears of both characters wrap themselves around the reader's heart and don't let go." – 5* review

 Match Made in Wyoming delivers romance, humor, and emotional impact in the second book in 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, 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:

 "Page turner, cute, funny. Can't wait to get the next in line"

"This is a great western story and would recommend you to read it. …I haven't found one of her books I don't like."

“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.”

~~~   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. 

~~~

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 

~~~

 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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