LAYNE MACDONALDS SEARCH FOR THE MOTHER WHO HAD GIVEN HER UP AT BIRTH TOOK HER TO A SPRAWLING NEBRASKA RANCH, WHERE THE WEST WOVE IT'S SPELL AROUND HER. BUT WHEN SHE MET CREED DAWSON, PART OWNER OF THE RANCH, SHE WAS BEWILDERED BY HIS BRUSQUE AND DISTANT MANNER. AS HE TAUGHT HER TO ROPE, CORRAL AND RIDE, LAYNE BEGAN TO SENSE THE SECRET ANGUISH THAT HAD FROZEN HIS HEART....AND REALIZED TO HER SUPRISE, THAT SHE WAS FALLING IN LOVE. ONLY A BRAVE, DETERMINDED WOMAN WOULD EVER REACH THE PASSIONATE MAN BEHIND CREEDS STERN FACADE AND LAYNE VOWED THAT SHE WOULD BE THE ONE.
This is a story that you will remember for a long time after you have read it. If you like "beauty and the beast" stories, this one is for you.
The "hero" is not good-looking is repeated over and over in the plot. Especially once you're in love, looks shouldn't be that important.
With Janet Dailey books I either really love them or really am unmoved. This one I loved and read in one sitting. The characters came alive, were believable, interesting and had chemistry. The hero is homely in a very attractive way (those of you who have read enough romance will understand that statement!). Just an overall excellent read. This is the first printing...this book was later released with an updated cover.
This is a must read book. I personally read it several times a year. The story is hearty warming tale of an unlikely love. The main characters go through difficult times, life threatening situations and a secret that tears them apart. The last chapter is the best and breaks your heart when the hero asks the heroine if she has any Leftover Love for him.
Layne Macdonalds search for the mother who had given get up at birth took her to a sprawling Nebraska ranch, where the west wove its spell around her. but when she met Creed Dawson part owner of the ranch she was bewildered by his brusque and distant manner.....