The Right Brother

Seasons in a Small Town

Book 2
Craig Place Books
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 HER EX’S BROTHER? NO WAY. EVEN IF… ❤

Seasons in a Small Town – Summer

“A great read. The town of Drago has insinuated itself into my heart.” -- Vine Voice

Pretty, popular Jennifer once seemed to be the girl who had it made. Queen of the prom and everything else in small-town Drago, Illinois.

She always knew appearances could be deceiving.

And then her no-good ex-husband walked out on her and their daughter, leaving behind debt, blame, and doubts. Jennifer rises to the challenge, vowing to show them all that she can make her own way, especially her vulnerable young daughter. But who’d expect a dusty old car dealership might turn out to be her saving grace.

Or will it – and Trent Stenner – be her downfall?

Yes, that Trent Stenner. A former NFL football star turned successful executive now returning to his hometown, who also happens to be her ex’s brother. And now he’s also seeing value in the dealership that once was a thriving family business. But that’s where their plans diverge.

Jennifer’s for selling, Trent’s for rescuing.

Trent respects Jennifer’s whipsmart business approach and admires her mothering of his unsettled niece. But surely he could help out a little … and maybe explore the chemistry between them. Despite family tangles that would challenge an escape artist.

It’s that rescuing tendency of his that makes Jennifer uneasy about Trent. She’s finding her independence, proving her abilities, and modeling that for her daughter. She’s not about to back off from those advances. Even when they’re working closely together. Very closely…

The Right Brother, Book 2 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Seasons in a Small Town series, will captivate readers who love passionate contemporary romance with a spark of humor.


Praise for the Seasons in a Small Town series:

“You laugh, you angst, you maybe shed a couple tears or two, and at the end of it you move immediately onto the next book because -- unlike teenage Zeke -- you don't want to get away, all you want to do is go back.”

“I can only hope there is another installment with this small town as its setting.”

“Strong characters with enough faults to make them human and real” yet “The other characters in Drago all add to the story rather than taking attention from the main action.”

“McLinn delivers a fun, engaging, and emotionally complicated romance.”

“Poignant, heart warming” . . . “Funny and heart-wrenching at the same time” . . . “Passionate and sensual without being distasteful or vulgar.”


Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s Seasons in a Small Town series today!

What Are Friends For? (Spring)

The Right Brother (Summer)

Falling for Her (Autumn)

Warm Front (Winter)


If you like Patricia’s small-town romances, try her Marry Me series now!

Wedding of the Century

The Unexpected Wedding Guest

A Most Unlikely Wedding

Baby Blues and Wedding Bells


About the Author

Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.

Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website PatriciaMcLinn.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

romantic comedy, small-town romance, second chance at love, football hero, midwest best friends, auto dealership, rural flight, failing farms, flower festival, family saga, prom queen, divorced mom, single mom

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Reunion for murder in Haines Tavern

Sheila agrees to soothe Clara’s nervousness by accompanying her friend to the 20-year class reunion for North Bend County High. Nostalgia, good memories, old friendships – this should be fun, right?

 Ah, but grudges, old rivalries, and long-buried secrets also show up. And before the festivities wrap up, there’s one old classmate dead, another being questioned, and enough suspicion to cover several more.

 Sheila and Clara have their hands full making sure the wrong person isn’t accused and the right one doesn’t get away. Especially with Sheila also wondering about her relationship with ex-policeman Teague O'Donnell, her fledgling attempts to write fiction, and – of course – the well-being of the canine crew of Gracie, LuLu and Murphy.


This whodunit with humor is the sixth book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s 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 Kentucky home.

Secret Sleuth: female sleuth, amateur detective, traditional mystery, mystery with humor, mysteries with humor humorous mysteries with dog, mystery with dog, small town crime, murder mystery, ex-cop boyfriend

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 Carrion Lane

Death on ZigZag Trail (coming)

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

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Last Ditch

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Cold Open

Hot Roll

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Body Brace

Cross Talk (2022)

"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:

The Innocence Trilogy

Proof of Innocence

Price of Innocence

Premise of Innocence


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

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match


About the Author

Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.

McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.

Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website PatriciaMcLinn.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

The last woman Tanner Landis is prepared to see is the one he must save.

Fairlington County detective Tanner Landis and his partner, Rutherford "Bel" Belichek have worked several Northern Virginia criminal cases later tried by their colleague, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maggie Frye. In Proof of Innocence, Maggie was drawn to a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains to solve the case of what could be a serial killer. In Price of Innocence, it is Bel who has to risk everything – his friendships, his reputation, his career, his heart and his life -- to solve a murder in Fairlington. Premise of Innocence is Tanner's story.

Premise of Innocence, by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, completes the Innocence Trilogy of stand-alone mysteries with romance set in Virginia. If you love twists and turns, characters who stick with you, and mysteries and romance swirled together, you'll love Premise of Innocence. For fans of mystery romance, romantic mystery and romantic suspense.


The Innocence Trilogy

Proof of Innocence

Price of Innocence

Premise of Innocence


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

Body Brace

Cross Talk (2022)

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


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 Carrion Lane

If you like romantic suspense, you might also try:

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights, a stand-alone romance with suspense that includes 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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Published on
Mar 9, 2017
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781944126100
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
Fiction / General
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Women
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
Humor / Topic / Men, Women & Relationships
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Social Science / Sociology / Rural
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