A Randall Returns

A Randall Returns

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by Judy Christenberry
     
 

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From the moment she meets the new sheriff, Dr. Caroline Randall knows her homecoming is a mistake. Not only does he arrest and cuff her at their first meeting, Mike Davis matches her feisty attitude. After years, Caroline's finally dared to come home--jilted but successful. And she's brought her past with her, well hidden though it is. But nothing remains secret

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From the moment she meets the new sheriff, Dr. Caroline Randall knows her homecoming is a mistake. Not only does he arrest and cuff her at their first meeting, Mike Davis matches her feisty attitude. After years, Caroline's finally dared to come home--jilted but successful. And she's brought her past with her, well hidden though it is. But nothing remains secret for long in Rawhide, Wyoming. In this town, three things are inevitable--death, taxes...and matchmaking Randalls. It doesn't matter how sexy the hazel-eyed lawman is, Caroline isn't in the market for a man! Now all she has to do is convince the world's most immovable force--her family!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426853760
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Men in Uniform Series
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
147,265
File size:
243 KB

Meet the Author

Judy Christenberry, hasn't always been a writer, but she's always been a dreamer. As a child, for entertainment while doing chores, she told herself stories-she was always the heroine. However, Judy didn't start writing until she turned thirty-eight, just one year after her father's unexpected death.

After this, she realized life promised no guarantees about how much time you have. Why wait to pursue your dreams?

She had begun reading Harlequin Romance novels about ten years earlier, so romance writing came naturally.

Over time, Judy realized two central themes dominating her writing: family and small town/country life. Many of her books have cowboy heroes, partly because she read all Zane Grey's romantic versions of the Old West as a teenager, and partly because her parents grew up on farms.

As a child, Judy was surrounded by animals. Her father raised a few head of cattle to keep meat on the table. At one time or another, there were sheep, Thanksgiving turkeys, ducks and dogs, and there were always chickens.

Raised in a family of four children with a stay-at-home mom who was a terrific cook and an excellent teacher, where family tradition was concerned, Judy learned the importance of family at an early age. But, family comes in all shapes and flavors. What's important isn't the two parents and the 2.5 children, it's love and support.

The last element that frequently appears in Judy's stories is a dash of humor, just enough to bring a smile to your face. She believes laughter is good medicine and it definitely makes a six-foot hunk even more attractive!

Therefore, it may surprise readers when they discover Judy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas: a major city. In addition, her marriage ended fifteen years ago. Yet, with support from her mother and siblings, Judy and her two daughters discovered their own definition of family. She taught during the day, wrote at night, pursued her dream and raised her children.

Now, with her daughters pursuing their own dreams, Judy writes full-time and is wrapped up in her storytelling. She lives each new adventure with the vigor of a young girl, still dreaming up tales while washing dishes. She hopes to entertain her readers as much as she entertains herself!

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Only his second cousin Bill Metzger could get police officer and former MP Mike Davis to leave Chicago for the former¿s hometown of Rawhide, Wyoming. Bill suffered a heart attack that forced him to retire as town sheriff, but before relocating to the warmth of Arizona, he insured an experience and skillful professional was chosen as his replacement..................................... Jake Randall asked Mike to keep an eye on the house that his daughter is moving into when she returns to town. When he sees an SUV parked outside, he investigates and finds a thirty something woman inside. When she offers no identity, Mike arrests her only to learn she is the daughter, Dr. Caroline Randall, home for the first time in four years.............................. Caroline explains to her mom she can never get pregnant as a result of the car accident. Now she is back amongst the happy meddling Randalls who will pity her. However, though a true blood, Caroline fails to understand her kin because they plan for her to marry the new sheriff as the Wyoming matchmakers get to work on two feisty victims....................................... Writing the thousandth book for an imprint is quite an honor and means plenty of pressure. Judy Christenberry proves she earned the privilege with a fine Randall ¿Brides for Brothers¿ tale. Though the twelfth novel in the Randall universe, the tale retains the Wyoming briskness that will please newcomers and fan followers. Though Caroline is to obdurately opposed to a relationship, the lead couple is a delightful pair while the usual matchmakers cause havoc as is their want. Readers will have a good time with the cast¿s antics pushing the Windy City expatriates together.............................. Harriet Klausner