Connection: Good Fortune Ranch
for a visit to meet her fiance, Ty's, family. Waiting for Ty to meet her at his
family's ranch, Paige has a chance to get to know Ty's dying mother and his
older brother Clay.
hard on the ranch and it is lonely work. Even though he knows Paige belongs to
his younger brother, he enjoys having her there to keep the loneliness at bay.
Then on the night his mother dies, Paige offers Clay comfort, but she knows she
can't be his, because of her promise to Ty.
Honor is a heart felt story about a lonely rancher who meets a woman perfect
for him, but a little too late. This story is sensual, romantic and sweet. It
is the first of two books so far, about the brother of Good Fortune Ranch. It's
a good quick read, although for some reason I kept waiting for something to
happen, but I'm not sure what.
Putnam has always been the responsible one in his family. He runs the family
ranch, Good Fortune, by himself and takes care of his ailing mother. He is
happy to make sacrifices so his brothers can follow their own dreams,
especially his younger brother, Ty, a bull-rider on the professional rodeo
circuit. But he leads a very lonely life, and he longs to meet a woman who
could love his home, and his family, as much as he does.
Murphy fell for Ty's boyish charm and exuberance, and she agrees to spend her
summer vacation at the Good Fortune Ranch while Ty follows the rodeo all over
the western states. She is happy to be engaged to Ty.
meets his older brother. Clay is mature, thoughtful, and very attractive. She
thinks he might be interested in her as well, but they resist their mutual
desire out of love and respect for Ty.
a surprising tragedy drives Paige into Clay's arms, but honor, not infatuation,
dictates who they are.
authors from the back of the book:
is the collaborative efforts of Pepper Espinoza and Vivien Dean. Both
successful authors on their own, they began working together in early 2006.
Pepper lives with her husband and cats in Utah, where she attends graduate
school, and Vivien resides in northern California with her husband and two
Terrell is forty years old with an adult son and a time-consuming career. The
last thing she is looking for is a relationship. In fact, all she wants is a
ride—from Los Angeles to San Francisco so she can attend her niece's
wedding. But the ride she was counting on has just stood her up, and her only
choice is to accept a lift from Tonio Herrera.
Latino. He's hot. He's also twenty-four, just too much of a stretch for Maddy
to even contemplate, no matter how attracted she is to him.
driving Maddy to San Francisco out of the kindness of his heart. In fact, he
has a very specific ulterior motive. Maddy is the most attractive woman he has
ever met. After months of flirting, he's determined that this weekend in San
Francisco will finally get her attention.
the hard part—convincing Maddy he wants more than just a weekend fling.
is the psydonum of two talented writer, Vivien Dean and Pepper Espinoza who
have been writing together since 2006. I've really been impressed with their
short stories. They have a simply style that offers pretty good fast reads.
Querida (which means dear in Spanish) is a lovely heart-warming story of an
older woman who catches the eye of her son's friend and their eventual
relationship. It's never easy being the older woman. Maddy has to come to terms
with what that means and to do what's right for her. These authors hit the mark
with this novella.