Margie is looking for this older one, so *fingers crossed* that some of our old-school western romance die hards will know it!
I’m trying to find a book.
It’s a modern western written in the 1980s – probably only published as a paperback.
A cantankerous old man sells his ranch to a widow with children just to spite his neighbor, a well to do rancher. The land sold was part of the rancher’s original holdings and he’s angry about the sale and tries to buy the property from the new owner.
Love blossoms. Has a HEA.
Anyone know it?
Kathy P: Is it Devney Perry’s The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley Book 1)?
Maryse: Sounds close except I think she inherited it from her grandmother? Though the Hero was very annoyed with her… 😉 I loved that one!!
Margie: It’s not this book – but it sounds good. Thanks
Tessa: Agh. I read this. I think I read it due to Amy’s rec. Maybe she knows? I remember enjoying it though.
Margie: It sounds like Dakota Dreamin by Janet Dailey from 1981. It’s available as a Kindle book.
Edie was barely eighteen when she married Joe Gibbs, becoming a stepmother to his five-year-old son and mother to their new daughter. Their life was frugal but happy—until Joe left Edie a widow. Now grief-stricken and anxious about their future, Edie is surprised to learn that Joe had made a secret plan to keep them secure and allow the young widow to pursue a lifelong dream of owning a ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Excited and optimistic, the Gibbs family heads West—only to find that Will Maddock, their wealthy new neighbor, is determined to add Edie’s acreage to his own sizable spread. It doesn’t help that the man is as handsome as he is arrogant. When their every encounter becomes a battle, how long can Edie keep Will from getting exactly what he wants?
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