Open Country

Open Country

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by Kaki Warner
     
 

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How do you forgive a brother's betrayal? How far do you go to protect the family you love? Hank and Molly find out in OPEN COUNTRY, Book II of the 1870s family saga, the Blood Rose Trilogy.

Molly McFarlane is as desperate as a woman can get. Forced to flee with her late sister's children, she must provide for her wards while outrunning theSee more details below

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How do you forgive a brother's betrayal? How far do you go to protect the family you love? Hank and Molly find out in OPEN COUNTRY, Book II of the 1870s family saga, the Blood Rose Trilogy.

Molly McFarlane is as desperate as a woman can get. Forced to flee with her late sister's children, she must provide for her wards while outrunning the relentless tracker the children's vicious stepfather has set on their trail. Out of money and with no other options, she marries a man badly injured in a train derailment, assuming when he dies, the railroad settlement will provide the money they need to keep moving West.

But there is one small problem. The man doesn't die.

Hank Wilkins doesn't recall the accident he barely survived-and he certainly doesn't remember marrying Molly. But as he slowly recovers at the Wilkins ranch in New Mexico Territory, the idea of a real marriage takes hold...until his memory returns, and that fragile trust is shattered, and the tracker follows Molly to the ranch. Then things really start to unravel.

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Molly McFarlane flees from her vicious brother-in-law with her late sister's children in tow in this second entry of the Blood Rose trilogy. Without a real plan, she heads for the frontier, hoping for a new life but the train carrying them is derailed and, desperate, Molly marries an injured man in the hopes of getting the widow's benefits. However, Hank Wilkins doesn't die, and though he remembers nothing, still he takes Molly and the children back to his ranch, where he starts to fall in love with her. But when a tracker sent by her brother-in-law menaces her and Hank learns the truth about their marriage, Molly is desperate, with no one to turn to except the man she has deceived but also come to love. While there's a great deal of genre conventions in this historical romance: rough and tumble men, independent but vulnerable women and a frontier code of honor, still, Molly and Hank are a charming couple, despite the needlessly dramatic villains and the preposterous 'conspiracy' around them. For fans of Western romance who don't mind some suspension of disbelief.
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Praise for the novels of Kaki Warner
“A truly original new voice in historical fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas
“I highly recommend any of [Kaki Warner’s] books.”—USA Today
“[A] solid romance…an engaging read.”—Publishers Weekly
“Flawlessly written.”—Chicago Tribune
“Filled with adventure, humor, and deeply satisfying emotion.”—The Romance Dish
Kaki Warner is the 2011 RITA Winner for Best First Book for Pieces of Sky

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101187968
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
101,129
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for the novels of Kaki Warner
“A truly original new voice in historical fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas
“I highly recommend any of [Kaki Warner’s] books.”—USA Today
“[A] solid romance…an engaging read.”—Publishers Weekly
“Flawlessly written.”—Chicago Tribune
“Filled with adventure, humor, and deeply satisfying emotion.”—The Romance Dish
Kaki Warner is the 2011 RITA Winner for Best First Book for Pieces of Sky

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