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Loving Mercy
     

Loving Mercy

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by Lisa Noeli
 
Mercy Clarke had no trouble getting a hundred head of cattle to Abilene. Getting back home through five hundred miles of untamed frontier is something else again, especially with a handsome gambler like Thad Buchanan tagging along. He swears to pay her in gold if she guides him to Fort Victory, but she doesn't quite trust his fine manners and gentlemanly ways. And

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Mercy Clarke had no trouble getting a hundred head of cattle to Abilene. Getting back home through five hundred miles of untamed frontier is something else again, especially with a handsome gambler like Thad Buchanan tagging along. He swears to pay her in gold if she guides him to Fort Victory, but she doesn't quite trust his fine manners and gentlemanly ways. And then there's that look in his eyesChe could make her forget that she's sworn off men for good . . .

As Thad sees it, the same rules apply to playing poker and loving women: it's all about knowing when to hold'em. And come to think of it, a pretty lady like Mercy Clarke would fit very nicely in his arms. Now, if she could be persuaded to put down that rawhide whip and tell him exactly what she has in mind, he has no doubt they could come to an agreement that will satisfy them both. No doubt at all . . .

Editorial Reviews

Jeri Neal
Bodwell writes in a clear, descriptive style that takes the reader into the life and times of the characters. . . I can't wait to read about them in the next book in the series.
The Romance Reader Conncection
Kathe Robin
New author Bodwell's fresh, vibrant voice adds spunk, emotional intensity and sensuality to the conventional western dangerous journey, and she is going to make a mark on the genre.
Romantic Times Book Club
LoveRomances.com
Filled with excitement along the way, readers will reach the end of the book long before they are ready.
Sandra Brill
LOVING MERCY is for readers who enjoy a strong heroine and a hero who is man enough to love her.
Romance Reviews Today
Shelley Mosley
. . . this is an impressive first book. Readers who dote on the spunky heroines in the exciting tales of the Old West by Jodi Thomas . . . will enjoy Bodwell's spirited tale of a courageous woman and the man she tries very hard not to love.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821778159
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Zebra Historical Romance Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.90(d)

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Loving Mercy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was luckey enough to start this fist of two sisters life storys.I loved the whole story was never bored. Fell in love with this writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has it all - a great plot, plenty of surprises and best of all - wonderful characters. Mercy is a strong heroine and had me rooting for her off the bat. I fell for the poker-playing, handsome young Thad in the first chapter or two. It takes our heroine, Mercy, a bit longer but she comes around. The interplay between these two is great - entertaining, romantic and hot, hot, hot. The secondary characters in this book were also warm and engaging. I couldn't put this book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loving Mercy is a sensational debut novel by Teresa Bodwell. Mercy Clarke has taken on a lot of responsibility since her husband died. She is trying to save her ranch by selling her prized cattle. She offers to guide Thad Buchanan home to see his long lost sister. Mercy doesn¿t trust Thad and has a very low opinion of him. But he is slowly getting throw all the walls she has put up to protect her heart. Thad wants to see his sister and find a gentle woman to marry. He wasn¿t planning on this beautiful, hardheaded woman filling his mind and arms. I will admit the cover was what attracted me to this book at first. But I really enjoyed the story. Mercy and Thad¿s banter and chemistry made this story special. Will be looking for more from this author.