Courageous Author:Diana Palmer The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. The jungles of South America may make his former job as a ranch manager for his friend Jay Pendleton look like a cakewalk, but it’s nothing that the former Green Beret can’t handle. — A woman’s heart, however -- that’s dangerous territory. B... more »ack in Texas, Grange’s biggest problem was avoiding Peg Larson and all the complications being attracted to the daughter of his foreman would entail. Now Grange will need all his training to help General Emilio Machado gain control of the tiny South American nation of Barrera; when Peg arrives unannounced, she’s a distraction he can’t avoid. She’s determined to show Grange she can be useful on and off the battlefield. Once she breaks through his armor, traversing the wilds of the Amazon will prove an easier task than defending himself against her winning charms....« less
I'm glad I waited for a copy of this book thru PBS instead of paying full price for it. It was so very disappointing that it made me wonder if Diana Palmer had a "ghost writer" who wasn't familiar with some of her previous characters. I can't believe that any 19 year old girl in today's world is so blasted stupid and unwordly. Grange had been a good character in past books, but was disappointing in Courageous. The book seemed to have a lot of "fill" in it and it sure didn't take me long to read it. It got so bad in some parts that I found myself skimming ahead a handful of pages at a time hoping the book would get better, but it NEVER did. I won't stop reading Diana Palmer, but this book was a huge disappointment
A very good story. Peg is an innocent girl looking to catch Winslow's eye. She knows he will be going to fight in Machado's army and she wants him to know how she feels about him. There are a lot of twists and turns and humor in this book.