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Subject: Janet Dailey - Question on one of her books
Date Posted: 10/7/2009 7:58 AM ET
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Never thought I'd have to ask, but I'm remembering a book that I can't find or doesn't exist?  I have most of Janet Dailey's books going way back.  She wrote a short "series":  No Quarter Asked, Fiesta San Antonio, and For Bitter or Worse.  In all of those books there was a young cowboy called Travis.  I was sure that eventually Travis got a book of his own . . . he'd gotten a small ranch in need of repairs and eventually a movie company used his ranch for a background; he met the spoiled female movie star, sort of a has been, never real popular type, she evenutually changed her lifestyle, they fell in love and eventually got married.  Seems like there was an Indian by the name of Joe who worked/lived on the ranch, etc. 

This is not the best synopsis of the book, but for the life of me I can't find the book or remember the title.  If you can help, thanks in advance.

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 8:44 AM ET
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I think I read this one as part of the state series she did?  Utah maybe?

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 8:46 AM ET
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Found a description in one of the 3 records here on PBS.  It's someone's reveiw of the book:

It was part of a Trilogy by Dailey...(Sonora Sundown, Fiesta San Antonio)..Travis McCrealoved the heroine from Fiesta San Antonio, but she loved someone else, and so he left his job as the foreman to make a start on his own ranch. Rainey was the 'villian' in Sonora Sundowm, and eventually ended up on Travis's ranch having to work her way back to California, after she was fired and penniless...
She leaves the glamorous world of show business and tends to the cooking, cleaning and laundry on the ranch to earn her way home..
Eventually she fall in love with Travis, but he still loves someone else, and thinks she's selfish and self centered...How they go from one extreme to really finding the love of thier lives is a most enjoyable journey...

Duh, forgot to post the title, it's A Land Called Deseret.  Just do an advanced search on Janet Dailey and Utah as the key word and 3 titles will pop up.



Last Edited on: 10/7/09 8:49 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/7/2009 9:00 AM ET
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You're so right.  I didn't remember it being part of the Americana series, but went to my Janet Dailey bookshelf and there it was:  A Land Called Desert. 

 

Thank you so much, Sarah! 

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 7:23 PM ET
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I think all of her Americana series were reissues of Harlequin Presents or other books she'd written.  That's the issue of it I read and somehow it stuck in my head.  I used to check the Americana series out of the library as a teenager and devour them.  I think I've read most of them.

I'd forgotten the hero in this book was in Fiesta San Antonio.  The heroine was featured in a different book as well.  She's the cousin of the heroine.