Notorious Author:Janet Dailey A determined woman fights to protect her family's land. — Eden Rossiter is the owner of Spur Ranch, located thirty miles north of the small town of Friendly, Nevada. Strong, cautious, and beautiful, she struggles in a world where a spirited woman is not generally welcome. Notorious for having eluded a first-degree murder charge ye... more »ars before, Eden is also widely remembered for defying Duke Depard, the ruthless owner of the neighboring Diamond D Ranch, who is resolved to drive her out of business.
Eden stands up to Depard on her own -- until a stranger drifts into Friendly. Soft-spoken and ruggedly handsome, Kincade takes up Eden's cause and becomes her ally against Depard. Although Eden has never trusted a man, together she and Kincade struggle through dangers and adversities, forming a unique bond, one that is strong and true. Gradually, Eden's reserve begins to give way to something unexpected, something she has been waiting for without even knowing it.« less
The plot is predictable, but the writing is smooth so you wind up enjoying the story. Proud female rancher has an enemy in town. Handsome cowboy shows up with a separate agenda, only to fall for the proud, lovely rancher chick. Notorious is a fast read, and I find this type of story ideal for bedtime reading, so I won't have any nightmares! I recommend this one.