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Title:
Shifting Calder wind
Author:
Dailey, Janet.
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Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
495 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786256525
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The "New York Times" bestselling author returns to the sweeping lands and proud legacy of the Calder clan, as a new threat ripples through the green grass of the Triple C Ranch. "Dailey turns out a page-turner."--"Publishers Weekly."


Author Notes

Janet Dailey was born on May 21, 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She was a romance writer, who wrote over 150 books during her lifetime. Her works include No Questions Asked, the Calder series, the Americana series, and Merry Christmas, Cowboy. In 1993, she received the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award. She died on December 14, 2013 at the age of 69.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Chase Calder regains consciousness not knowing who he is but sure that someone tried to kill him. A mysterious and charismatic cowboy named Laredo rescues Chase and with the help of his friend, Hattie, nurses him back to health. Laredo does a little snooping and soon figures out that the amnesia victim he's caring for is one of the richest, most powerful ranchers in Montana--which doesn't explain why Chase is injured and in Fort Worth. With only his widowed daughter-in-law, Jessy, knowing that he isn't dead, Chase and his two new friends hide out until his memory returns, and in the meantime, Hattie starts looking pretty good to Chase. This tale continues the Calder family saga, which has been popular ever since This Calder Sky (1981) came out and which includes such recent titles as Calder Pride (1999) and Green Calder Grass (2002). Dailey's latest romantic suspense, with all its secrets, intrigue, and machinations, especially Laredo's Remington Steele-type background, will continue to please. --Shelley Mosley Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Dailey, veteran author of more than 100 romance novels, seven of which belong to the Calder family saga (Green Calder Grass, etc.), adds another immensely readable installment to this two-decades-old series. At the novel's outset, patriarch Chase Calder is shot and presumed dead while on a business trip in Texas. The incident leaves Chase with a mild head wound and a case of amnesia. The only people he feels he can trust are the man who saved him, a mysterious cowboy named Laredo Smith, and Laredo's mother, Hattie, who is a registered nurse. When Laredo learns Chase's identity from the hotel where Chase had been staying, he packs Hattie and Chase in his truck and heads to the Triple C Ranch in Montana, where Chase's "funeral" is underway. There he forms an alliance with Chase's widowed daughter-in-law, Jessy, and they make plans to stash Chase away in an old line-shack on the ranch until he regains his memory or until Laredo unmasks Chase's shooter. Although Dailey's prose is occasionally awkward ("In swift reaction, he came to full alertness"), readers can count on the usual dose of romance between Laredo and Jessy, as well as the reappearance of countless characters from previous Calder books-including spiteful Tara Calder, colorful Culley O'Rourke and Sheriff Logan Echohawk. This book will be a homecoming for many of the series' followers, but new readers would be wise to start with book one (This Calder Sky, 1981) before immersing themselves in this homespun tale. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

In this entry in Dailey's Calder family saga, patriarch Chase Calder is shot and left for dead, but when he revives, he doesn't remember his own name much less why he went to Texas. Chase returns to Montana with the people who saved his life. Finding out who wants him dead is their only objective. Although the villain of the piece is obvious from the moment he steps onto the stage, the revealing remains enjoyable. Reader William Dufris takes some getting used to, particularly his British accent, which is more effeminate than upper crust. However, he is adept with the females, and Chase sounds like a patriarch, strong and tested. Dailey's wide following won't be disappointed.-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Jamaica Plain, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.