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Title:
Homecoming ranch
Author:
London, Julia.
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Publication Information:
Las Vegas, Nev. : Montlake Romance, [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
301 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"Madeline Pruett has made up for a lonely childhood and being raised by an irresponsible single mom by creating a solitary world where timetables and highlighters are essential for the predictability she craves. But Madeline is shocked out of her carefully constructed life by word that a father she never knew has died and left her an inheritance and, surprisingly, two unknown sisters. Madeline hopes that she can fly to Colorado, meet her sisters, discover her inheritance, and return to Orlando in a few days to close the biggest deal of her budding real estate career and get back to what she knows best: a quiet life. For years, Luke Kendrick has juggled school and career and rescuing his family from illness, death and financial crisis. But he has never lost sight of his goals: building and selling his own dream homes. Just when it seems that dream might finally materialize, Luke is called home to Pine River, Colorado to reclaim the ranch his father lost in a gentlemen's agreement. He is not surprised--Luke's family knows he will put his life on hold to rescue them...again. But Luke is surprised by a sexy yet uptight button-up woman in impractical shoes who thinks his ranch now belongs to her. Madeline isn't sure how to put order to a sprawling, rundown ranch, not to mention a pair of sisters who are nothing like what she imagined or hoped them to be. The only thing she's sure of is that careful planning is useless in a place where roads have names like Sometimes Pass and men as ruggedly handsome as Luke Kendrick behave so unpredictably. As Luke and Madeline go toe to toe over the future of the ranch, sparks fly as hot and fiery as their kisses. Madeline thinks she's the expert, but it's Luke who teaches her a thing or two--about breaking down walls, finding home, and the true meaning of family."--from publisher's description
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781611099577
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London launches a triumphant, emotional, heartwarming story about finding love, family and home.

Madeline Pruett has made up for a lonely childhood and being raised by an irresponsible single mom by creating a solitary world where timetables and highlighters are essential for the predictability she craves. But Madeline is shocked out of her carefully constructed life by word that a father she never knew has died and left her an inheritance and, surprisingly, two unknown sisters. Madeline hopes that she can fly to Colorado, meet her sisters, discover her inheritance, and return to Orlando in a few days to close the biggest deal of her budding real estate career and get back to what she knows best: a quiet life.

For years, Luke Kendrick has juggled school and career and rescuing his family from illness, death and financial crisis. But he has never lost sight of his goals: building and selling his own dream homes. Just when it seems that dream might finally materialize, Luke is called home to Pine River, Colorado to reclaim the ranch his father lost in a gentlemen's agreement. He is not surprised--Luke's family knows he will put his life on hold to rescue them...again. But Luke is surprised by a sexy yet uptight button-up woman in impractical shoes who thinks his ranch now belongs to her.

Madeline isn't sure how to put order to a sprawling, rundown ranch, not to mention a pair of sisters who are nothing like what she imagined or hoped them to be. The only thing she's sure of is that careful planning is useless in a place where roads have names like Sometimes Pass and men as ruggedly handsome as Luke Kendrick behave so unpredictably.

As Luke and Madeline go toe to toe over the future of the ranch, sparks fly as hot and fiery as their kisses. Madeline thinks she's the expert, but it's Luke who teaches her a thing or two--about breaking down walls, finding home, and the true meaning of family.


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Booklist Review

A flat tire on her rented car leaves dressed-for-success realtor Madeline Pruett stranded on her way to Pine River, Colorado. The dad she never met left her and two sisters she never knew she had equal shares in Homecoming Ranch. Architect Luke Kendrick, on his way to Pine River to find out why his dad and paraplegic brother, Leo, are not living at the ranch that has been in the family for generations stops to help Madeline. They meet again as they try to unsnarl the financial and legal mess created when Madeline's father, trying to help his friend Leo with his medical expenses, bought the ranch. On top of that, things must be negotiated among the three sisters, who have nothing in common except for what they inherited: DNA, the ranch, and a contract to host a huge family reunion. London's multidimensional characters are warmly presented, and her portrayal of Leo as a sexy, interesting person is sensitive and appealing. Readers will be looking forward to seeing more of him in future novels.--Tixier Herald, Diana Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

In the first of the Pine River contemporary trilogy from bestseller London (The Year of Living Scandalously), "control freak" Florida realtor Madeline Pruett learns that she and two stepsisters she didn't know existed have inherited a Colorado ranch from her father, Grant Tyler, a man she never knew. Summoning all her courage, she goes to the ranch to meet Libby and Emma. Denver architect Luke Kendrick and his brother, Leo, grew up on the ranch, but their dad sold it cheaply to Grant to pay for Leo's medical bills, with a handshake agreement that he could buy it back for the same low price. Luke wants the ranch back; Madeline wants to sell to the highest bidder; Emma wants to return to California; Libby wants to live at the ranch with her sisters. Throw in a family-reunion moneymaking scheme, Luke's ex-girlfriend, and Madeline's current boyfriend, and there are plenty of obstacles between Luke, who's been burned before, and Madeline, who has serious trust issues. Leo, a former football player disabled by seizures, carries the book as the occasional narrator. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.