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Bright Eyes (Kendrick-Coulter-Harringan Series #5)
     

Bright Eyes (Kendrick-Coulter-Harringan Series #5)

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by Catherine Anderson
 

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In this Coulter Family romance from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson, serious-minded Zeke Coulter's life begins to sizzle when he finally meets his match...

Zeke has no intention of getting married—until he buys a ranch next door to Natalie Patterson, a sexy divorcee with two kids, a zany extended family, and a philandering

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In this Coulter Family romance from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson, serious-minded Zeke Coulter's life begins to sizzle when he finally meets his match...

Zeke has no intention of getting married—until he buys a ranch next door to Natalie Patterson, a sexy divorcee with two kids, a zany extended family, and a philandering ex-husband involved in shady business dealings. When Natalie’s twelve-year-old son vandalizes Zeke’s property, and Natalie is unable to pay for the damages, Zeke offers to let the boy work off the debt.

As Zeke struggles to instill a sense of responsibility and self-worth in the troubled youngster, he finds his life being turned upside down by Natalie, whose sultry singing voice and striking eyes disguise her underlying lack of belief in herself or in her dream of becoming a professional singer. With rugged determination, Zeke undertakes to bolster her confidence, revive her ability to trust men…and thoroughly seduce her. But just as their attraction begins to blossom, a twist of fate gravely threatens their life together…

Editorial Reviews

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“Emotionally involving, family-centered, and relationship oriented.”—Library Journal

“Readers may need to wipe away tears...since few will be able to resist the power of this beautifully emotional, wonderfully romantic love story.”—Booklist 

“A keeper and a very strong contender for Best Contemporary Romance of the Year.”—Romance Reviews Today

More Praise for Catherine Anderson

“One of the finest writers of romance. Her stories make you believe in the power of love.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

“An amazing talent.”—New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell
 
“Count on Catherine Anderson for intense emotion.”—New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz

“Catherine Anderson has a gift for imbuing her characters with dignity, compassion, courage, and strength that inspire readers.”—RT Book Reviews

“A major voice in the romance genre.”—Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly
Former rodeo star Zeke Coulter falls head-over-spurs in love with a talented single mom in Anderson's latest Coulter Family romance (following Blue Skies). The story starts out when Zeke discovers that his house has been vandalized. He chases Chad, the 11-year-old culprit, to a farmhouse where he spies the comely backside of his new neighbor, Natalie Patterson. Natalie, however, is Chad's mother, and the two get off on the wrong foot when Zeke insists that Chad work off the damage over the summer. An impoverished singer and songwriter, Natalie has more on her plate than just a difficult preteen; she also has a four-year-old daughter and a supper club that's on the verge of bankruptcy. Nevertheless, she and her kids pitch in to help Zeke repair his damaged house. Inevitably, love blossoms between the two, but their happily-ever-after seems less than assured when Natalie is accused of murdering her philandering ex-husband, a villain pulled straight from central casting. The bedroom scenes between the two strong-willed, slightly mistrusting protagonists are sweetly titillating, and Anderson's portrayal of Natalie's uncannily smart daughter is winning. Though conventional in plot and sketchy in setting, this is still a rewarding read. Agent, Steve Axelrod. (June 1) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451212160
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Coulter Historical Series , #5
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
178,590
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Emotionally involving, family-centered, and relationship oriented."—Library Journal

"Not only does Catherine Anderson push the envelope, she seals, stamps, and sends it to the reader with love."—Affaire de Coeur

Meet the Author

Catherine Anderson is the author of more than thirty New York Times bestselling and award-winning historical and contemporary romances including the Harrigan Family series, the Coulter Family series, the Comanche series, and the Mystic Creek series. She lives in the pristine woodlands of Central Oregon.

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Bright Eyes (Kendrick-Coulter-Harringan Series #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't had a Catherine Anderson book that I didn't like, so I was anticipating a great read when I stopped and picked Bright Eyes up at the bookstore. I was not disappointed - in fact I was so entertained by the story line as well as the secondary characters that I found myself laughing out loud. Bright Eyes is fun - full of tender romance - heated passion - and lead characters who have depth and character. Catherine Anderson has written a beautiful story about love that comes when you least expect it and manages to overcome major and minor obstacles. She makes us all believe in the magic of the heart. Bright Eyes is a definite keeper!!
ekaterin More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters. Loved the story. On occasion, the dialogue was a bit stilted, and I grew tired of the quaint, folksy turn of phrase. Maybe that's how people talk in rural Oregon, but I have my doubts that it's practically the only way they communicate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every time I read a Catherine Anderson book I think it is the 'best'. Then I read another new story and think it was the 'best'. Catherine Anderson cannot write fast enough for me. This story is a continuation of the wonderful Coulter family. She has so much depth to her characters. You can laugh and cry in all of her books. I fell in love with little Rosie in this book. The story is awesome and you absolutely cannot go wrong with this book. My only disappointment was that it ended too soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Anderson delivers again with a winner. I have read many of her books over the years, but missed this one, definitely my loss. Extremely well written, and one not to miss reading the first time and to savor in all the re reads it will be getting from me!
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Kiko1021 More than 1 year ago
I look forward to every Catherine Anderson novel that comes out. And I am never disappointed. She creates wonderful characters and stories with every book, and "Bright Eyes" is no exception. You will fall in love and laugh out loud!
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Judith Klutch More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story with great characters.
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