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The secret
Martin, Kat.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington, [2001]

Physical Description:
413 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"Zebra romantic suspense."--Spine

"Zebra books."
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His name is Chance McLain. Wildly good-looking, superbly confident, he's everything Kate Rollins doesn't want when she lands in Lost Peak, Montana.

She's come to change her life, to heal her child, to find herself -- not another man with a sexy smile and an empty heart. She has a son to raise, a business to run -- and a murder to solve...

Kate may be determined to resist him, but Chance can't ignore the desire he feels for her -- or the suspicion that somebody wants her to leave Lost Peak. With the promise of a future together tangled up in the ghosts of her past, Kate and Chance must believe in each other before they can believe in love...

Author Notes

Kathleen Kelly Martin was born July 14, 1947 in the Central Valley of California. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and History from the University of California in Santa Barbara.She is an American writer of romance novels under the pen names of Kat Martin, Kathy Lawrence and Kasey Marx. Martin is a member of the Romance Writers of America. To date, she has been published in England, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa, China, and Korea. She has written several series which include Southern Series, Garrick Family Series, Kingsland Series and Litchfield Series. Her novel titles include Magnificent Passage, The Secret, and Secret Ways. She made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Into the Firestorm.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Wounded in a drive-by shooting, L.A. advertising executive Kate Rollins has a near-death experience. In it, the grandmother she has never met, Nell Hart, struggles to communicate an urgent message. Haunted by the visitation, a failed marriage and a troubled son, Kate decides to escape to tiny Lost Peak, Mont. There she takes over the caf she has recently inherited from Nell and attempts to unearth the truth that her late grandmother so desperately wished to convey. Kate's investigation suggests that Nell may have been murdered, and her suspicions are confirmed when she discovers that her grandmother was being bullied by Consolidated Metals, the same shrewd gold-mining company that has been threatening Kate in order to halt her environmental efforts. Kate's biggest dilemma, however, is her neighbor Chance McLain, a sexy rancher who thrills her body and soul but is promised to another. The novel's premise--of a successful businesswoman lured to the wild west by a family legacy--appears in a spate of recent romances, but the environmental theme strikes a nicely contemporary note amid a hymn to traditional rural life. Despite its familiar plot, Martin's (Perfect Sin, etc.) story is solidly written, deftly balancing intense emotion with satisfying intrigue. (Mar.)Forecast: The face of the contemporary romance has shifted in the past decade, favoring wholesome country values over high-rise city life. Although Martin has only recently begun writing contemporaries again, she has made a name for herself with her popular historical suspense novels. With this return to the heartland, she is certain to enjoy bestselling sales once more. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

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