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Calder promise
Dailey, Janet.
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[Large print edition].
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Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, [2004]

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463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorReaders embraced the Calder family when Janet Dailey's chronicle of their lives debuted in 1981. Now the internationally bestselling author returns to the Triple C Ranch in Montana with the eighth volume in the Calder family saga.Yearning to become her own woman, Laura Calder is dissatisfied with her life - wanting everything, yet not truly knowing what she wants. Pursued by two men, each with a hold upon her heart, she leaves the nightclubs of Rome and the manor houses of England to return to Montana and the Triple C. But nothing in her privileged background has prepared her for the danger she encounters there . . .

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 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In her eighth dip into the Calder story pool, prolific romance writer Dailey focuses on Laura Calder, the 21-year-old granddaughter of crusty Montana millionaire Chase Calder. The young woman is fresh out of college and making the obligatory rich-kid tour of Europe before she settles down to a life of, well, she's not sure. In the meantime, life is good. She's traveling with her "aunt" (really daddy's first wife) Tara and meeting lots of interesting people. Most notable among her new acquaintances are Boone Rutledge, the son of a Texas oilman, and Sebastian Dunshill, an impoverished member of British nobility. Before long it becomes clear that Laura will marry one of them. But first each man must prove himself on her home turf, the Triple C ranch back home in Blue Moon, Mont. The novel's story line is less complex than that of previous Calder novels, but Dailey's pacing, narrative, characterization and dialogue are all handled with verve and grace. Dailey/Calder fans and newbies alike ought to be pleased with this one since it's not necessary to read the previous seven in the series to enjoy it. Agent, Richard Curtis. (June 29) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

In this ninth episode in the series, a new generation of Calders is poised for romance, with Laura taking center stage. In Rome on a grand tour with her deceased father's first wife, Tara, she meets wealthy Texan Boone Rutledge. Later that day, she encounters Sebastian Dunshill, the Earl of Crawford, and falls hopelessly in lust. Following Sebastian to England, Laura learns that he is so impoverished that a rich wife is the only thing likely to save him. Hurt, she flees home to Montana where she falls prey to overbearing Boone. Accepting his offer of marriage on the rebound, she can't forget the handsome earl. Pure genre romance, Calder Promise includes three explicit sex scenes, a predictable love triangle, the death of a Calder, and the triumph of true love. Anna Fields reads smoothly, but her dramatic style and portrayal of male characters may be disconcerting to some. Recommended only for libraries with loyal Dailey fans.--Janet Martin, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Pinehurst, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.