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New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer brings us back to Texas with these reader-favorite stories about two irresistible ranchersThe RancherCort Brannt, heir to the Skylance Ranch empire, has a constant flow of women galloping into his life. But the handsome lone wolf sends them on their way just as quickly...until a pretty, vivacious neighbor appears on the range. Has the most eligible bachelor in Branntville met his match in Maddie Lane? Heart of StoneRancher Boone Sinclair is the ultimate Long, Tall Texan--reticent, noble and blessed with a Texas-size stubbornness! He's always been beguiled by the lovely Keely Welsh, but he's kept his distance to protect her innocence. Yet Keely's no longer a girl who needs his protection--she's a woman out to win his heart! "Palmer demonstrates, yet again, why she's the queen of desperado quests for justice and true love." --Publishers Weekly on Dangerous
Days are hot on the Skylance Ranch, and the nights even hotter!New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Diana Palmer brings her readers back to Branntville, Texas, with Cort Brannt's story. The heir to the Skylance Ranch empire has women gallop into his life, but the handsome lone wolf sends them just as quickly on their way...until a pretty, vivacious neighbor appears on the range. Has the most eligible bachelor in Branntville met his match?Don't miss the classic tale by Diana Palmer Heart of Stone included in this book!Boone Sinclair is the ultimate Long, Tall Texan-reticent, noble and blessed with a Texas-size stubbornness! Can lovely Keely Welsh convince him that she's no longer a girl in need of protection, but a woman out to win his heart?
When Erin left Ty Wade so long ago, she'd vowed never to return. Because of him she'd wrecked her car, her career, and lost his baby. Once a famous model clad in silk and lace, Erin could hardly face the task of mending the tattered pieces of her life. And now Ty wanted her back. Without her, jobs would be lost. The future of the Staghorn Ranch depended on her return. Erin cared deeply for the devoted staff of his ranch. But how could she face the man she most hated-the man with a heart of stone and a will as tough as rawhide?
IT WAS A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE...But convenient for whom? Jude Langston had practically kidnapped Bess White and brought her to his San Antonio ranch. It wasn't that he'd wanted her so desperately-he didn't even like Bess. No, Jude's cool green eyes were firmly fixed on the shares of his company that she'd inherited.Bess had always thought of Jude as the Rawhide Man-lean and rough. But then she discovered he could also be unexpectedly gentle, and it devastated her. For as much as she fought it, Jude had captured her heart. Yet how could she stay in a marriage that was so much less than such a union should be?
A loner finds the love he's always longed for in New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer's classic winter story, REDBIRD.After years of heartache and drama, musician Hank Shoeman has come to one conclusion...love was nothing more than a nuisance! He'd retreated to a secluded Colorado cabin to compose new music, eager to be away from the pesky outside world...and the hurt that came with it.Instead, Hank was distracted-and spied on!-by a beautiful young woman at a nearby ski lodge. So Hank whisked lovely Poppy O'Brien away, determined to convince her to leave him alone. But what he got was so much more than he ever bargained for...
At twenty, Coreen Tarleton had fallen hard for sexy millionaire cowboy Ted Regan. But his rejection had sent her running into the arms of another man, a decision she'd always regretted and an action Ted could never forgive.But now Ted had a second chance with the widowed Coreen. And though she was far from the naive girl she'd been, her heart still belonged to Ted. But could they get past Regan's pride?
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer brings readers back to the range with a reader-favorite tale of love, family and cattlemen!Blake Donavan has one nemesis--love. He's spent so many years building a wall between himself and the outside world that he doubts anyone could ever thaw the ice around his heart. But he gets the surprise of a lifetime when a little girl with his green eyes shows up on his doorstep. He's a daddy! What's a rancher to do?Little Sarah is accompanied home by Meredith Calhoun, who isn't so eager to see Blake. Although she was once a thorn in Blake's side, Meredith is now a stunningly beautiful woman. She's spent time away from home and matured, becoming a successful author. But can she melt Blake's hardened heart to create a forever family with the man of her dreams and his newfound daughter?
Newly appointed police chief Cash Grier makes it his personal mission to keep law and order in the streets of Jacobsville. As a true renegade, Cash has learned never to take anything at face value-especially not his gorgeous sworn enemy, "Georgia Firefly" Tippy Moore. But Tippy is no longer a spoiled Hollywood starlet, just an unassuming beauty who has almost as many skeletons in her closet as Cash.The hard-edged Texan finds himself powerless to resist their explosive chemistry. Just as Cash is about to believe that Tippy might be the one for him, an unforgivable betrayal leads to despair, deceit-and unexpected danger. Now all roads lead to this one pivotal moment that will test the very fabric of a love that had once known no bounds....
For newly appointed police chief Cash Grier, life in rural southeast Texas was quite a departure from his former world of subterfuge and black ops. But as a true renegade, Cash had learned never to take anything at face value. Even now he sniffed an undercurrent of unrest in the air and made it his personal mission to keep law and order in the streets of Jacobsville. Complications arose when Cash found himself distracted by his traitorous desire for Tippy Moore--the "Georgia Firefly. "The combative barbs he'd once relished exchanging with his gorgeous sworn enemy no longer gave him the same satisfaction. Cash was stunned by Tippy's amazing transformation from "spoiled" Hollywood starlet to unassuming beauty who had almost as many skeletons in her closet as he did. Despite himself, the hard-edged Texan discovered a kindred spirit in this woman who was selflessly devoted to raising her beleaguered younger brother. Before long, Cash, a man who prided himself on self-restraint, found himself powerless to resist their explosive chemistry. Just as Cash was beginning to believe that Tippy might be the one for him, an unforgivable betrayal ripped them apart, spiraling them in different directions, leading to despair, deceit--and unexpected danger.
"I don't want kindness--or your kind of woman."Sterling McCallum gave the plain, hard warning to Jessica Larson. The brooding rogue cop had a stone in place of a heart and a past as mysterious as the case that had brought them together. But this time Jessica couldn't back off. Something compelled her to stand her ground and brave the emotions this man had long aroused. Suddenly, their darkest secrets, their deepest desires, shimmered to the surface...about to explode.
LINE OF FIREOnly one thing stood in the way of Wynn Ascot's marriage-her legal guardian, McCabe Foxe. The tough war correspondent returned from Central America with an injured leg-and with the force of a cannonball invaded her home, her life, and her heart.A hard-headed journalist, Wynn was uncharacteristically devastated by the new, disturbing feelings McCabe aroused. But he was a man who made no commitments and asked for none. With Wynn it was all or nothing, and though her heart had already been captured, the surrender would have to be on her terms.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Diana Palmer presents a classic romance about a woman with big dreams and a man who has nothing left to believe in...except herTess Meredith and Raven Following grew up on the beautiful, wild Montana plains. But their friendship and love were doomed by Raven's Sioux heritage...and his departure from the land of his people. In Chicago, he built a new life, haunted by thoughts of the lovely, spirited young girl he'd left behind. Until she arrived back in his world-bringing with her the past he'd tried to bury. But Tess had changed, too. She'd matured into a woman, and was determined to fight for her rights in society-and for the love of a man who felt he was savage at heart....
At thirty-four, Blake Hamilton was an arrogant lady-killer determined to keep his heart free. But to Kathryn Mary Kilpatrick he was a guardian stricter than the father she'd lost. She tried to rebel in the arms of another man...until a furious Blake promised to teach her a lesson she'd never forget, plunging them both into a fiery passion that was dangerously close to love!
BLUEBIRD WINTER by Linda Howard Kathleen Fields had to reach the clinic, but a Christmas blizzard left her stranded, without hope for her life--or her unborn baby's. Then Derek Taliferro arrived with his doctor's skill, his caring heart. Together they brought Kathleen's child into the world and discovered love, the greatest gift of all. HENRY THE NINTH by Dixie Browning Being fixed up with her landlady's brother was not Mary Pepper's idea of a good time. But when a horrible cold and a horrendous work schedule obliterated Christmas, Henry whisked her off for a late celebration on Hatteras Island, where they found themselves creating some rather unusual new traditions of their own.... SEASON OF MIRACLES by Ginna Gray The town spinster, tenderhearted Kathryn Talmidge, had long adored Daniel Westwood in silence. The gruff widower finally proposed--but solely to give his kids a new Mom for Christmas! Though motherhood and sharing Dan's life were all Kath had ever dreamed of, now she prayed for the miracle of his love.... THE HUMBUG MAN by Diana Palmer Montana rancher Tate Hollister had to be the grouchiest, grumpiest humbug man widow Maggie Jeffries had ever met. But, as the holiday season progressed, Maggie discovered that Tate wasn't completely immune to the Christmas spirit--his loving embrace on a cold winter's night could prove to be the gift of a lifetime....
Don't miss a reader-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer of second-chance love on the range...When Abby Shane went home to the Big Sky Country she'd always loved, she seemed more like a wounded bird than a glamorous fashion model. After what had happened in New York, she could never let any man near her again. But Cade McLaren was not just another man.In his powerful arms, Abby began to move past her terror and enjoy his touch. If only his attentions stemmed from love instead of pity. Abby didn't want Cade's charity. She hungered for that other, all-consuming blaze of love she'd sparked in him one summer night a lifetime ago....
For Gabby Darwin, working as a paralegal for one of the most famous criminal lawyers in Chicago was a full-time job. J.D. was demanding, and never gave Gabby a thought-until the unforeseen happened and they were on a secret mission to Central America to track down terrorist kidnappers.There, Gabby saw J. D.'s wildest, most dangerous side. She found out about his mercenary past, and saw real hunger for her growing in his dark, indulgent eyes. And she'd thought he was such a civilized man! Already J. D. had taken Gabby's heart, leaving her helpless with fear and breathless with desire....
For more than 30 years, Palmer has been a reader favorite. In this tale, it's been three years since reporter Dana Meredith ruined--and lost--the only man she'd ever loved. Now, brilliant businessman Adrian Devereaux is bent on revenge against the woman who cost him his empire--and his heart.
Wyoming rancher and single father Quinn Sutton is raising a child he knows isn't his own. All the love left in his guarded heart goes to the boy. But when a beautiful city woman is stranded nearby in a blizzard, he rescues her and brings her to Ricochet Ranch.Amanda Callaway has her own secrets and plans to keep her distance. If only she weren't falling for her unlikely hero...
For more than 30 years, Palmer has been a reader favorite. In this tale, Maggie Kirk had always been wary of her best friend's older brother, Clint Raygen. So why does she choose his ranch to nurse her broken heart?
She'd met Eric Van Meer entirely by chance during an unforgettable vacation in Mexico, and with reckless abandon, she'd agreed to marry the mysterious blond stranger. Dani St. Clair, prim southern bookseller, had experienced a passion that exceeded even those in her cherished romantic novels-until a hijacked plane and a daring rescue by Eric revealed his true nature and dangerous work.He said he needed freedom, yet he'd married her. He said he hated women, yet he tenderly conquered her heart. Was it possible to meet a soldier of fortune on the battleground of passion and win the war of love?
Their love was born in Texas... Gabriel Brandon had been her hero ever since she was a girl and he'd rescued her, an orphan, from sure ruin. And Michelle Godrey had loved him forever, the mysterious rancher with the dark eyes, her protector and guardian angel. Now she'd blossomed into a woman. But could Michelle ever cast aside the shadows that lingered between them? Could she show Gabriel that their Lone Star love was true? "Palmer's latest entry in her Long, Tall Texans series is an intriguing story that blurs the line between good and evil...the romance between the main characters builds nicely with some gentle humor, and the moral dilemmas they face are believable and engrossing." -RT Book Reviews on Protector
Their love was born in Texas... TEXAS BORN Gabriel Brandon had been her hero ever since she was a girl and he'd rescued her, an orphan, from sure ruin. And Michelle Godrey had loved him forever, the mysterious rancher with the dark eyes, her protector and guardian angel. Now she'd blossomed into a woman. Could Michelle ever cast aside the shadows between them? Could she show Gabriel that their Lone Star love was true? Don't miss the classic tale by Diana Palmer, included here: MAGGIE'S DAD Hot-tempered rancher Powell Long had once stolen Antonia Hayes's heart. But their young love had been torn asunder, and Antonia fled. But now she's back, finding Powell raising a daughter alone. Fatherhood hasn't diminished the helpless attraction she feels whenever he is near. Is taking a chance at a future family with Powell simply too irresistible?
This time there's more at stake than just his heartWhen Texas Ranger Marc Brannon returns to the line of duty, a high-profile murder mystery pits him against the vibrant-and vulnerable-junior investigator from his past. Years ago, Josette Langley made no secret of the fact that she was desperately in love with the rugged lawman, and despite their differences, the rough-hewn loner became drawn to the innocent young woman. Yet Marc and Josette parted on explosive terms when she made a shocking accusation that shattered both their lives. Now they are back together again....And this time a lot more is at stake than just their hearts. For the woman Marc cherished is being targeted by a corrupt political figure who will stop at nothing to bury the truth. Can Marc and Josette set aside their stormy discord and see justice served? Or will they both be caught in the cross fire...?
Problem: Saving Jane Parker's RanchBigger Problem: Jane ParkerOnce-burned Todd Burke had no intention of getting hitched to anyone. Having one temperamental female under his roof was enough. Still, his rodeo-riding daughter was crazy about Jane Parker-and secretly, Todd was, too.But no way was this hot-tempered, hot-blooded Wyoming man giving in to the equally hot-tempered, hot-blooded cowgirl from Jacobsville, Texas. Until one night changed everything...
For more than 30 years, Palmer has been a reader favorite. In this tale, Shelby Kane isn't about to let her friend's bossy brother run her off his family's ranch again. Kingston Brannt keeps a tight rein on his emotions, but makes it clear he resents her presence--and the passion she stirs in him.
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