Release date: May 29th 2012
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The "First Lady of the West," #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller is back with a new series about Parable, Montana-where love awaits. The illegitimate son of a wealthy rancher, Sheriff Slade Barlow grew up in a trailer hitched to the Curly-Burly hair salon his mother runs. He was never acknowledged by his father-until now. Suddenly, Slade has inherited half of Whisper Creek Ranch, one of the most prosperous in Parable, Montana. That doesn’t sit well with his half brother, Hutch, who grew up with all the rights of a Carmody. Including the affections of Joslyn Kirk, homecoming queen, rodeo queen, beauty queen-whom Slade has never forgotten But Joslyn is barely holding her head up these days as she works to pay back everyone her crooked stepfather cheated. With a town to protect-plus a rebellious teenage stepdaughter-Slade has his hands full. But someone has to convince Joslyn that she’s responsible only for her own actions. Such as her effect on this lawman’s guarded heart.
I love a good cowboy and this was actually my first book from Linda Lael Miller. Heard great things about her and now I can understand why people love her books so much. She’s a great storyteller and I felt compelled to visit Parable. Such a cute little town.
Moving on this book is more about introducing new characters I felt like the romance was a bit short. Don’t get me wrong the book is huge and has lots of stories but it tells more about the town and some things that happened a great time ago. This is a story of forgiveness and I wanted more romance.
Joslyn is such a great girl and suffered a lot after her step-father stole from the people of Parable. Now she decided to help these people and returned to town, but was so unwelcomed that I really didn’t understand why bother you know.
Slade is the sheriff and also a bit lost in the book. It took almost death for him to realize what he wanted since the beginning and he spent a few years in love with a girl that was far away not even knowing he existed.
I liked the town and some characters but the principal couple was not one of my favorites. Still is an introduction to a new series so give it a try and see how it goes. I’ll read the second and see if it’s better.
Books in this Series:
#2 – Big Sky Mountain