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Only by Your Touch

Only by Your Touch

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by Catherine Anderson
     
 

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Publishers Weekly
The characters and plot twists in Only by Your Touch, Catherine Anderson's newest contemporary romance (after Always in My Heart), may feel familiar to the author's fans, but this by-the-numbers tale still possesses poignancy and charm. Determined to keep her sickly son safe, Chloe Evans divorces her abusive husband and moves to Jack Pine, Ore., where she meets the enigmatic Ben Longtree, a part-Indian veterinarian once arrested for murder. Chloe is struck by the man's kindness to animals and is deeply attracted to him, but at the same time, she must fend off a police deputy who tries to assert his claim over her in an ever more ominous fashion. The once-abused heroine, too-good-to-be-true hero and too-evil-to-be-believed villain are character types that Anderson's fans know well, but that won't stop readers (both old and new) from savoring the book's tender moments. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101191132
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2003
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Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
57,293
File size:
460 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Catherine Anderson lives in the Oregon mountains with her husband and her Rottweilers, Sam and Sassy, who seem convinced that they are teacup poodles and that obedience training is for people. Catherine spends leisure time with her family and friends, including her sons and daughter-in-law, often discussing intriguing story twists for her books. Such talks can draw curious stares if they happen to take place in a restaurant and involve plotting the demise of a fictitious villain.

An award-winning author of twenty published works, Catherine is currently working on her next full-length romance for Onyx.

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Only by Your Touch 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chloe Evans and her six-year-old son Jeremy both have wounds that need healing, as they move to the small Oregon town of Jack Pine and away from the city where Chloe¿s former husband harassed them constantly. With a new dispatcher¿s job at the county sheriff¿s office, plus plenty of hope and courage, the young woman sets out to make a new and safe life for her son. Starting with getting him the puppy he¿s always wanted, even though she knows they can barely afford the extra expense of its care. The puppy promptly comes down with parvovirus, and the local vet wants a substantial deposit before beginning treatment. Even then, it¿s probably hopeless. But that¿s a word that neither Chloe nor Jeremy is good at hearing ¿ and just before the puppy becomes ill, Chloe literally bumps into the town¿s other vet at the feed store. The other vet, who¿s licensed but no longer in practice, is a part-Shoshone who lives on isolated Cinnamon Ridge with his dementia-afflicted mother and a wolf-dog named Diablo. Which frightens Chloe and Jeremy more, the (apparently) aptly named Diablo or his owner, Ben Longtree, it¿s hard to say at first. But Longtree is the only person who may possibly be able to save Jeremy¿s new pet ¿ so up Cinnamon Ridge the little boy goes. After which his mother has no choice but to follow. I am not a reader of contemporary romances. This one, though, pulled me in with its characters and proceeded to hold me rapt until I¿d finished their story. Jack Pine is not the refuge Chloe thought it would be, as a new danger stalks her even in the supposed safety of the sheriff¿s office; and Ben Longtree is a complex and fully realized character who, we discover as the tale unfolds, needs Chloe and Jeremy every bit as much as they need him. A fine read, featuring spicy love scenes and realistic handling for all three generations of its characters. And with just a touch of magic, too ¿ courtesy of Ben¿s Shoshone heritage, which the author not-so-coincidentally shares.
guyanesedesi_4u More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS ACUALLY MY 1ST EVER ROMANCE NOVEL AND HONESTLY I LOVE IT CATHERINE ANDERSONE HAS BECOME ON OF MY FAVOURITE AUTHOR AND I LOVE READING ALL HER BOOKS. THIS BOOK WAS JUST GREAT I DONT HAVE WORDS TO SAY WAT I THINK THIS BOOK IS I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE SINGLE PERSON.
nhomes7 More than 1 year ago
I love Catherine Anderson and I have read many of her books before, but this one has to be one of my favorites! She is such a great author. Her eloquent words paint a picture in your head and it's like you're a part of this little town she has created. Her characters are marvelous and complex. I think I fell in love with Ben just like Chloe did. If you have never read one of Ms. Anderson's books I strongly recommend this one. It will touch your heart.
georgiegirl More than 1 year ago
This is the 1st book I've read of Catherine Anderson. This book has it all, mystery, suspense, romance!! It is a heartwarming story that proves true love sometimes comes around the second time!! I plan to read more by her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Only by your Touch is truly the best book I have ever read and i've read plenty. It hooked me from the first chapter and I had it done in 3 hours. The characters real you in, especially Jeremy and the storyline is so great it seems like your in the middle of it the whole time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Only By Your Touch is such a great, fast, don't want this to end, book. I enjoyed it just as much as Annie's Song. Do yourself a favor and read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is one of feeling, love, and you instantly 'know' the characters. BUT the makeup of one of the main characters is just a bit too unbelieveable. And that is unfortuate as it does detract from the feeling that the character could be a person you have met - or would like to meet!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a beautiful story of two people who have very tough pasts and are trying to heal themselves and their families. I loved everything about this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about miracles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It's been a while since I've read a novel of any kind. I am a mother of three and usually don't have time to read but I thought I'd take a chance and do something for myself. I am so glad that I did! I'm not in to those 'explicit sex' novels that could care less about the 'love' in a realtionship. This book has several 'love scenes', but this one was just absolutely lovely and sweet!!!!! But definitely not boring. I will be purchasing some more of Catherine Ander
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book very much and I actually felt sad when I finished it because the characters were just so gentle and touching. It's a really nice, gentle love story with valuable life lessons woven throughout. I love the Native American component. There is a little mystery but it doesn't overtake the story. It's just enough to add a little excitement.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At thirty Chloe Evans feels old as she recovers from a nasty divorce although she tries to hide the ugliness from her preadolescent son Jeremy. To give the asthmatic Jeremy a fresh start, Chloe moves them to the resort town Jack Pine in Oregon where she takes a position as a police dispatcher. Jeremy¿s Golden Retriever puppy becomes very ill, but money is tight so a vet seems out of the question. Though dangerous rumors abound about local outcast former veterinarian Dr. Ben Longtree, a desperate Jeremy also learns of his magical healing touch. The child carries his beloved dog so that the pariah can treat him. Ben does not want any visitors especially since he illegally provides medical treatment to wild animals, but he cannot resist the lad or his dog. Chloe and Ben become acquainted and soon fall in love through the efforts of her matchmaking child. However, Deputy Bobby Lee Shuck has a new reason to harass and destroy the man he always hated as he wants to bed the newcomer anyway he can even though Chloe says no. ONLY BY YOUR TOUCH is an exciting rural contemporary romance that stars two charming lead protagonists whose emotional past and present demons are healed by each other. The secondary cast, especially her son, the law enforcement officials, and the animals provide different layers of depth. Shuck fails to have a redeeming quality as he even sinks low enough to threaten Jeremy to gain what he wants. Still, Catherine Anderson shows her deft touch with a delightful second chance at love tale. Harriet Klausner
mrsboone4 10 months ago
Chloe and her young son Jeremy who is sick and frail have divorced Chloe's abusive husband. They start over in a new town in Oregon. Chloe is determined to have Jeremy settle in and be happy and well, so she gets him a puppy. The puppy gets ill, the local vet can't do anything for it, so Chloe finds out that her reclusive neighbor Ben used to be a vet. Chloe appeals to Ben to please help with their sick puppy. One of the local sheriff deputy's thinks he is Chloe's next boyfriend and begins to harass and stalk her. Ben saves the puppy, helps Jeremy and saves Cloe. Its a great book. I don't usually read contemporary romance, but Catherine Anderson always delivers for me.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Catherin Anderson always has such lovely stories and characters Great read
ReadsWithGranddaughters More than 1 year ago
This magnificent book literally took my breath away. Ben is one of a kind, and the part of him that has Shoshone blood is a blessing for his mother, Nan, who he has been caring for. His protective instinct also expands to Chloe and her six-year-old son, Jeremy. Ben, a veterinarian, lives on Cinnamon Ridge, land in Oregon that the author knows well. The scenery is lusciously wild. Someone has always been out to get Ben and wants him behind bars to pay him back for what was not of his own doing. Except for the few that really know Ben, the town talks about him and stays clear of him. Chloe, new to Jack Pine, Oregon, has not escaped the rumors. She, Jeremy, and Jeremy's newly acquired sick puppy meet Ben, his mother, and not to be left out, wild animals that Ben tends to. The story takes off like a bullet. There is grave danger due to the revenge one person has against Ben. The cruelty is aimed towards Chloe, and nothing would stop this maniac to include her young son, too. She has no choice but to trust Ben. The love that develops between Chloe and Ben is unlike any other that I have ever read. Needless to say, I highly recommend this bountiful story and know that it is close to Catherine's heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iaam so tired of these people doing their book report on every story they read!!! Why can't they just say they liked or lll any of the books they read? Can one of you book reporters explain why you are so driven to be plot spoilers?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it! Catherine Anderson is an excellemt writer. D
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