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Title:
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Author:
Warner, Kaki.
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Edition:
Berkley Sensation trade pbk. ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2010.
Physical Description:
437 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Molly MacFarlane, fleeing from a sinister brother-in-law, marries a gravely-injuried train passenger for insurance money, but unexpectedly the man survives and Molly is brought to live with the man's extended family on a wealthy ranch.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780425234303

9781616644437
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Summary

Love, lies, and the perils of passion unfold in the second western romance in Kaki Warner's Blood Rose Trilogy...

Hank Wilkins doesn't remember the train wreck that he barely survived--and he certainly doesn't remember getting married. Still, honor demands he take Molly McFarlane and her niece and nephew home to his ranch in New Mexico Territory, where his new wife is quickly caught up in the boisterous Wilkins family.

Caught in a desperate situation, Molly told a lie to ensure the futures of her sister's children--children she knows little about caring for. She knows even less about caring for a man, especially silent, brooding types like Hank. But even as Molly and Hank discover each other, the spectre of the truth of Molly's past threatens to tear their newly formed family apart...


Author Notes

Kaki Warner is a an award-winning author of numerous romance novels. A longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington, but Kaki grew up in the Southwest, and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. She spends her time gardening, reading, writing, and making lists of stuff for her husband to do while she soaks in the view from the deck of her hilltop cabin.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Molly McFarlane flees from her vicious brother-in-law with her late sister's children in tow in this second entry of the Blood Rose trilogy. Without a real plan, she heads for the frontier, hoping for a new life but the train carrying them is derailed and, desperate, Molly marries an injured man in the hopes of getting the widow's benefits. However, Hank Wilkins doesn't die, and though he remembers nothing, still he takes Molly and the children back to his ranch, where he starts to fall in love with her. But when a tracker sent by her brother-in-law menaces her and Hank learns the truth about their marriage, Molly is desperate, with no one to turn to except the man she has deceived but also come to love. While there's a great deal of genre conventions in this historical romance: rough and tumble men, independent but vulnerable women and a frontier code of honor, still, Molly and Hank are a charming couple, despite the needlessly dramatic villains and the preposterous `conspiracy' around them. For fans of Western romance who don't mind some suspension of disbelief. (June) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.