Connection: Americana Series
redecorating my house last week I was cleaning a dusty bookshelf when I came
across an old series that I once spent months trying to find all the copies.
Way back in 1976 Janet Dailey was first starting her career and had the chance
to sell Harlequin a series that encompassed all 50 states. She wrote a book
that themed around each of the states.
some of the books Janet Dailey went into descriptive detail about some feature
in the state, in Bed of Grass it was a little more difficult. She describe the
horse farms Maryland is famous for rather than an attraction or national
have only been reading modern romance will probably be a little taken back when
they read romances from the late 70's. The style is much different as it
features the more rigid values of the the time period. Although I will say the
story line in Bed of Grass is much the same as in some current day Harlequin
In Bed of
Grass, Valerie is a young girl when she meets and falls in love with Judd. She
gives him her virginity, but it winds up that he only sees her as just a woman
who is willing to go to bed with him. When Valerie realizes she isn't going to
mean anything more to him then a good time in bed, she leaves him. Later she
finds out she's pregnant. When her grandfather, whom she lives with, finds out
he kicks her out of the house.
too much pride then to go to Judd and tell him, so she takes off and makes a
life with her baby elsewhere. When her grandfather dies, she goes back to
Maryland to pay her respects only to see Judd again.
was re-released several times over the years and it isn't too hard to find a
copy of the book. It isn't a bad read for someone who like the Harlequin style
and a happy ending.
youth was a thing of the past
Wentworth had paid dearly for the mistakes she'd made as a passionate girl.
Turned out of her grandfather's house, she had raised Tadd, her son, all alone.
seven years, she had returned home for her grandfather's funeral--even though
it meant confronting Judd Prescott again. Judd. . . who didn't know he was
The man was
more compellingly attractive than ever--but if Valerie had learned one thing it
was to stay away from Judd Prescott. If only Judd would stay away from her!
All Laura Calder Wants Is
Young and beautiful, Laura
Calder isn't content to live on a Montana ranch. Touring Europe with her
"Aunt" Tara brings her into contact with the sophisticated world
she's cravedÉand with the two men—and ultimate rivals—who will lay
claim to her heart. Boone Rutledge is the son of a Texas billionaire and used
to getting what he wants. He wants Laura. . .and so does Sebastian Dunshill,
Earl of Crawford, a handsome, sexy
Londoner with a few secrets
he can't share.
Caught up in a whirlwind
courtship with both men that will take her from the nightclubs of Rome to the
manor houses of England, across the dusty flatlands of Texas and finally home
to the Triple C Ranch, Laura is determined to make her choice on her own terms.
But Calder pride will lead Laura into a danger for which her sheltered
background has never prepared her. . .and to a man who is a threat to the
family she loves more than she knows. . .