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Violet's wish
Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
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Publication Information:
New York : Avalon Books, x2002.
Physical Description:
185 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
An Avalon historical romance"--Jkt.
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Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. After her husband died, Violet swore off lackluster men and a dull life. She wished for someone to put a sparkle in her eyes and excitement in her life. Orrin Wilde wished he d never chosen the lure of the gold mines over the love of his life. But his sins are coming back, screaming for payment. Four bandits stalk Orrin and finally catch up with him outside of Guthrie. Injured in the chase, he rides down Main Street and crawls up on the porch of the last house in town. Violet finds him bleeding and unconscious. If she had been doing the shooting, Orrin would be graveyard-dead. Eight years before he ruined her reputation; now, he was ruining it again. Orrin still loves Violet, but she refuses to trust him. Will they ever find forgiveness in their hearts for past mistakes and go on to a love-filled future?

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After he left her standing at the altar eight years ago in Blue Ridge, Texas, Violet McDonald never wanted to see Orrin Wilde again. Now after a dull marriage has left Violet a widow ready for a bit of excitement, who should turn back up in her life but Orrin? While traveling to Texas from the California gold fields, Orrin is ambushed by four desperados but manages to escape to Dodsworth, Oklahoma, where in a quirky twist of fate he ends up on the front porch of Violet's house. Violet certainly cannot turn down a man who has just been shot, so she agrees to nurse Orrin back to health, vowing all the while that she will not give him a second shot at ruining her life! Two independent, stubborn people give love another chance in Brown's second historical romance, which not only features appearances by characters from her first book, Emma's Folly [BKL F 15 02], but also the same charming small-town setting. --John Charles