Green Calder Grass (Calder Series #6)

Green Calder Grass (Calder Series #6)

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by Janet Dailey
     
 

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Jessy Niles Calder isn't the sort of woman to lead a man or be led by him. Headstrong and proud, with her roots stuck deep in Calder soil, she always knew that Ty Calder was the man for her, even if she had to wait for him to leave behind his loveless marriage to glamorous, poor little rich girl, Tara. Now, as Ty's wife, Jessy finally has everything she's ever

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Jessy Niles Calder isn't the sort of woman to lead a man or be led by him. Headstrong and proud, with her roots stuck deep in Calder soil, she always knew that Ty Calder was the man for her, even if she had to wait for him to leave behind his loveless marriage to glamorous, poor little rich girl, Tara. Now, as Ty's wife, Jessy finally has everything she's ever wanted--the strong bonds of family, a thriving ranch, and the long-waited promise of a new life growing within her...proof of her love for Ty.

And then Tara returns.

As manipulative as she is beautiful, Tara has never brought anything with her but trouble, and Jessy can only wonder what she wants this time. But when Tara's powerful father dies, she seems genuinely shattered and leans on Ty and his sister, Cat, for comfort and strength. Soon, Tara's back on the land and in their lives, and nothing is the same. As days give way to months, Tara's very presence divides the ranch, replacing long-held bonds of trust between employer and employees, friends and relatives--husband and wife--with new seeds f suspicion and simmering jealousies that endanger Jessy's happiness and the Calders' claim on their land.

With everything at risk, from the ranch she loves to the name she proudly call her own, Jessy Calder is in for the fight of her life...a fight that is turning deadly. Determined to make Ty Calder hers at all costs, Tara has stirred a lust for revenge from an old danger--a secret link to the past that will test the fabric of the Calder clan, threatening their very lives--and culminating in a loss more heartbreaking than any of them could imagine.

Filled with the passion, excitement, and depth that have earned her a legion of fans in novel after novel, Janet Dailey's Green Calder Grass is an extraordinary new installment in the saga of one family's hopes and dreams--a story as proud and majestic as America itself.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Trodding the familiar terrain of the western romance with practiced skill, veteran novelist Dailey returns again to the Calder clan and its Triple C Montana ranch. Ty Calder has recovered from the kidnap/shooting that ended Calder Pride, and he and Jessy are joyfully expecting twins. Jessy, a cowhand's daughter, grew up on the ranch and shares a love for the land with Ty and Ty's father, Chase. The one obstacle to the family's continued prosperity is a 10,000-acre parcel of government land that lies within the ranch boundaries; negotiations for clear title are stalled in political wrangling between cattlemen and environmentalists. Jessy's nemesis is Tara, the glamorous daughter of rich industrialist E.J. Dyson, who was Ty's first wife. When Dyson suffers a fatal heart attack, a distraught Tara begs Cat, Ty's sister, who was once close to her, and Ty himself, to attend the Texas funeral. Reluctantly, Ty goes and falls victim to Tara's machinations to recapture his love machinations that include Tara wangling herself an invitation to visit the ranch. Meanwhile, Jessy's twins are born, ex-convict Buck Haskell (once Chase's best friend) reappears and tensions build between Ty and Jessy he resents cowhand Ballard's attentions to Jessy; she distrusts Tara. Tara's continued presence in their lives is the source of rumors and suspicions culminating in tragedy and great opportunities for a sequel. While some characters are stereotypes, the villain is well disguised and Jessy is a strong role model for readers. After a slow scene-setting start, Dailey turns out a page-turner. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
The sixth episode of Dailey's Calder saga opens with Jessy Niles and Ty Caulder happily married and awaiting the birth of twins. News that a bull calf sold several years ago has won the championship in a major stock show and been valued at $250,000 persuades the family to explore the idea of constructing a sale barn on the ranch. Things are looking good for all of the Calders until Tara, Ty's wealthy and spoiled ex-wife, reenters their lives. Tara, bitter over the divorce and determined to win Ty back, sees the new venture as an opportunity to ingratiate herself into the family business. Weathering the loss of 10,000 acres of government grazing land, a two-year drought, grass fires, and Jessy's head injury from an attempted murder, the Calders overcome and are steeled for the next episode. Known for her romances, Dailey includes little in this novel; the plot is muddy at times, and the characters often seem to lack motivation. The recording quality is excellent, and Kate Fleming narrates well, with a pleasing tonal quality and a smooth cadence. Her portrayal of male characters, however, may be disconcerting to some. Recommended for libraries with loyal Dailey readership.-Janet Martin, Health Sciences Lib., Pinehurst, NC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758200662
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Calder Series, #6
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
912,252
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.28(d)

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