By Linda Lael Miller
The in simple terms wide-open area Rance McKettrick desires to see in his destiny is his place of birth in his rearview reflect. The down-to-earth ex-rancher is set to make a clean commence along with his younger daughters—and depart his heartbreaking loss and family's company a ways at the back of. He convinced does not desire Indian Rock's free-spirited new book place proprietor, Echo Wells, complicated his choices…and elevating stories he'd really disregard. yet her basic honesty and reluctance to belief is not easy every thing Rance inspiration he knew approximately himself. And while their impossible to resist charm places their hearts at the line, Rance and Echo needs to come to grips with who they are surely on the way to discover a once-in-a-lifetime happiness.
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Do it,” Rance said. “Good night, Miss Wells,” Maeve and Rianna chorused glumly. After giving Avalon a few farewell pats, the children disappeared into the house. Rance walked Echo to her car, Avalon keeping pace at her other side. Echo was busy for a few moments, getting Avalon settled on the car seat, and when she turned around, she smashed directly into Rance. He felt like a stone wall, and the impact dizzied her a little. He slipped his arms loosely around her waist, bent his head and touched his lips to hers.
Rance absorbed that in silence. He had blessings aplenty, Rianna and Maeve being the most important ones, his pioneer heritage being another, but sometimes he felt empty, just the same. As if a cold and bitter wind could blow right through him and not even slow down. ” Cora prompted. ” “I’d have been there when Julie took that spill at the horse show, for one thing,” he said. She’d broken her neck, going over a jump. Rance had been in Hong Kong at the time, making deals, driving the hard bargains he was famous for.
I’m kind of a loner,” she said. Rance did not release her hand, but his grip wasn’t tight. Once the series of visceral charges subsided, it was nice. “You don’t strike me as the loner type,” he replied. “You said your family moved around a lot. ” “Yes,” she answered, and looked away, because suddenly there were tears in her eyes, and she’d die if he saw them. ” Rance didn’t answer. Nor did he let go of her hand. Dusk was gathering, and a paper-thin moon was visible directly above the main chimney of Keegan McKettrick’s house.