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Simply magic
Kane, Kathleen, 1951-
Personal Author:
St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1999.
Physical Description:
304 pages ; 18 cm
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Central Library X Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Library
Central Library X Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks

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Granted four wishes after saving the life of an enigmatic stranger, a destitute Phoebe Hightower miraculously inherits a saloon in Rimshot, Nevada, along with obstinate ex-Federal Marshal Riley Burnett and his adorable small daughter, but Phoebe finds that it will take more than magic to melt his ic

Author Notes

Kathleen Kane lives in Southern California with her husband, two children and a Golden Retriever with delusions of grandeur. When Kathleen isn't writing, she's reading or watching her flowers die from overwatering or underwatering, she's not sure which.

She believes in romance and magic and the Good Fairy and Santa Claus and all the other extra-special things that make life so much fun.

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Booklist Review

In St. Louis in 1875, Phoebe Hightower has been reduced to stealing food and to burning the family furniture to keep warm. Then she inherits half of a run-down hotel in Rimshot, Nevada. Riley Burnett owns the other half. He has just turned in his U.S. marshal badge and moved to town to take care of his three-year-old motherless daughter. Riley doesn't know the first thing about children; he can't even brush his daughter's hair. Then Phoebe shows up and makes him feel even more inadequate. They work together, begrudgingly at first, getting the hotel in shape; then, along the way, they discover the meaning of family and of love. Kane's cozy romance may seem a bit contrived toward the end, but it is full of tender emotions and a touch of magic. --Ann Bouricius

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