McLinn "has a rare talent of whisking you into the lives of her characters with such clarity that you feel you are actually there... and you don't want it to end." - 5-Star Review
When fire ravages Wyoming land, fireweed is among the first plants to return, brightening the blighted area with the joy of its blooms. Small-town lawyer Taylor Anne Larsen faces the challenge of doing the same for the pain-ravaged heart and disbelieving soul of ranch foreman Cal Ruskoff.
Armed with the same grace and grit as the wildflower fireweed, Taylor also has allies – a matchmaking friend, the Wyoming winter, high-octane mutual attraction, and a rescued puppy who slips past Cal's defenses.
Cal might give in to passion temporarily, but from behind the wall he's built around his past and his secrets, he's certain Taylor is all that he can't let himself have. ... And he'll use all his weapons to keep her out.
"These characters -- their dialogue, their fears, their complex personalities -- are very real. As a reader, I couldn't help fall under Cal's spell -- a good, troubled, mixed-up man who forces Taylor to confront some of her own demons, even as he refuses to face his own . . . There's a lot of subtle -- and not so subtle -- humor here, the love scenes are at once tender and sizzling, and the emotions and fears of both characters wrap themselves around the reader's heart and don't let go." – Karen Templeton, 5-Star review
"...had me laughing one minute, teary-eyed the next and dreading the last page to arrive." - 5-Star review
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Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series:
Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
* Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
* Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
* My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding
* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)
Buy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection
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Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:
“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!!"
“Amazing and touching story.”
"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride."
"Smart, stubborn and irresistible."
“So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.”
“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!”
”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”
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About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after newspaper stints in Rockford, Ill., and Charlotte, N.C. She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
McLinn is the author of more than 40 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romances and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.