1880s Wyoming Territory ---
As strong as the ranch she runs, widow Rachel Terhune has one dream—to fulfill the legacy she inherited from her father. Hiring Nick Dusaq has nothing to do with the fierce pull between them and everything to do with saving her land.
The solitary cowboy recognizes a kindred heart scarred by cruelty. He would ride away – he should ride away – if only her ranch didn’t need him so damned badly. Her ranch—not the widow woman like none he’s encountered before—is the only need he’ll let himself consider.
Passion as powerful as the harsh beauty of the land around them bonds Rachel, the widow woman devoting every bit of her strength and courage to holding onto her Wyoming Territory ranch, and Nick, the loner cowhand with dreams of his own.
Yes, they have passion. But does it hold the promise of healing and love or the destruction of dreams?
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“... a strong woman, a dark tormented man, and a love as fierce and irresistible as the Wyoming wind." ~ Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author
“One of the most entertaining and interesting western historicals I’ve read in a long time.” ~Cathy Sova, The Romance Reader
"A moving confirmation of the healing power of love" --Romantic Times
"Incredibly powerful" … "An unforgettable read" - 5-star reviews
"Wow!... a romance that sizzles!...Powerful love story... Excellent! --Rendezvous
"Splendid!" --Bell, Book and Candle
Another western historical romance from Patricia McLinn:
Courting a Cowboy
* Or get both Courting a Cowboy and Widow Woman in the boxed set To Love a Cowboy *
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 45 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books also 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.