Lost and Found Groom: (Free western contemporary, secret baby romance)

· A Place Called Home Book 1 · Craig Place Books
310 reviews

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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.

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

Free First in Series

Read all of the A Place Called Home series!

Lost and Found Groom

At the Heart’s Command

Hidden in a Heartbeat

And revisit these characters as they play matchmakers in

The Wyoming Marriage Association series

First Date: Romance

Second Start: Family

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

" Kendra and Daniel show how fighting for true love is a honorable endeavor."

"Emotional roller coaster"

"This story of love made me remember of my own true love."

"When ever I had to stop reading I couldn't wait to get back to it."

"Was gripped by this story from the first paragraph! A wonderful story of two people learning to let go of their fears and trusting in life and love."

"I couldn't stop till I had read the entire book. Great love story and look forward to more with these characters."

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

“So different from other romance novels…amazing.”

“Liked the twists and turns.”

“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.”

"Wonderfully complex and unusual story"

"Great book about love lost and breaking down walls..........enjoyed it immensely"

"Liked the legend angle. Looking forward to the next in the series"

 “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.”

"Spellbinding read. Can't wait to read the next book."

“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.”

Want to know more about the recent lives and loves of the family and friends of Far Hills Ranch? Grif and Ellyn harbor an Army veteran and Wyoming rancher who's in a royal predicament in The Forgotten Prince, Book 9 of Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series.

NEW! Wyoming Marriage Association

(characters from A Place Called Home, Bardville and Wyoming Wildflowers series play matchmakers)

First Date: Divorce

Second Start: Family


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310 reviews
Nancy Vieth
April 3, 2019
This review is of Lost and Found Groom by Patricia McLinn. Note: this review contains spoilers! For all of you who have read reviews of this book where the reviewer slammed the heroine Kendra, this review is not like that! I loved this book and Kendra and thought she was fully justified in her actions. And the author did a fantastic job laying everything out. Daniel lied to Kendra about everything from the beginning and when she tried to find him, and even talked to him in one of his other personas, he would not let himself be found. So no, he has no rights and the birth certificate reads “father unknown.” And when he makes an appearance, he is still going behind her back and lying to her. Lies of omission are still lies. I don’t blame her one bit for not trusting him! With that said, this was a wonderful book full of love and trust. Daniel had to go through so much to figure out how to open up, determine what is truly important, and trust and love others. Kendra had already gone through the process, so she could see the changes in Daniel. I hope you love this book as much as I did and stand by Kendra as she protects her son.
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Vickie Palmer
December 28, 2015
Enjoyed the story, enjoyed the ending. Once again though as with many romances, there are always misunderstandings, generally the woman being the hothead never wanting to listen to the reasons behind them, then regretting their fist assumptions. However having said that, I enjoyed the setting and the characters, thank you.
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barbara rowland
September 30, 2022
What a great read. I adored Daniel and the fact that he never gave up on Kendra and Matthew. Kendra was a bit stubborn but I liked her anyway. Patricia has a way.with words and her descriptions and explanations were heartfelt.
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About the author

Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 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.

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