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Sage Creek (Lonesome Way Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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After her marriage falls apart, Sophie McPhee returns to her hometown of Lonesome Way, Montana, planning to steer clear of men and focus on her new bakery, A Bun in the Oven. Who she doesn't expect to see is Rafe Tanner, her first crush who now runs his family's ranch-and who spent most of their childhood ignoring her. But is Rafe a changed man?

While Rafe is stunned to discover that Sophie's grown into an irresistibly beautiful woman, he's ...
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Sage Creek (Lonesome Way Series #1)

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Overview

After her marriage falls apart, Sophie McPhee returns to her hometown of Lonesome Way, Montana, planning to steer clear of men and focus on her new bakery, A Bun in the Oven. Who she doesn't expect to see is Rafe Tanner, her first crush who now runs his family's ranch-and who spent most of their childhood ignoring her. But is Rafe a changed man?

While Rafe is stunned to discover that Sophie's grown into an irresistibly beautiful woman, he's been hurt too. They both have their guards up, but melt in each other's company. Can they admit that home is truly where the heart is?
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Editorial Reviews

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Fans of Gregory (Wolf River) excited to see her first solo effort in four years will be disappointed by a paint-by-numbers premise and paper-thin villain. Divorcée Sophie McPhee comes home to tiny Lonesome Way, Mont. Determined to ignore the elderly townswomen who want to marry her off, she plans to focus on opening a new bakery. Then she encounters her onetime crush, rancher Rafe Tanner, a single father trying to keep his 11-year-old daughter's life stable. Despite their intentions, Rafe and Sophie fall in love, interrupted by a cowboy jealous of both. Sophie's touching backstory mitigates Rafe's cookie-cutter history, but a false note is struck by Sophie's overreaction to her widowed mother's new boyfriend, who Sophie irrationally assumes is a bully like her father. Both leads are well rendered and deserve better than this skimpy plot. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101544792
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: Lonesome Way Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 49,482
  • File size: 418 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    This was my first Jill Gregory book, and I loved it. The story

    This was my first Jill Gregory book, and I loved it. The story had wonderful flow, and was a joy to read. The characters were witty and you felt like you knew them because they could be someone in your own town. She describes the life of a teen as "powder-keg moods"which is a perfect description and made me actually giggle. My heart ached for Ivy, when she was talking to her mother and remembering her and what she had done to her, then wanting to meet up with her, just to know she meant something to her. Such great writing. I loved it, I would say that Sage Creek had a Robyn Carr feeling to it, very easy to read but not something you wanted to put down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    Okay

    Nice read. Not great but definitely not bad either. Her next book in this series is on my to-read list. Ironically, the first chapter of it, which is at the end of "Sage Creek" is a real attention grabber.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    readers will enjoy Sophie's choice to come home to start over

    Following her divorce from her cheating spouse, Sophie McPhee sells her San Francisco bakery to return home to Lonesome Way, Oregon. Her mom welcomes her warmly while her late dad never thought much of his offspring.

    Sophie visits her pregnant BFF Lissie. She once had a crush on Sophie's older brother Rafe. A divorced Rafe and his twelve year old daughter Ivy arrive. When she learns Ray's Diner is closing as the elderly couple is retiring, Sophie decides to open a bakery there. Her former teacher Doug Hartigan says he and her mom are dating. Sophie hates Doug for verbally abusing her as a student.

    Sophie enters the Double Cross Bar & Grill to meet her other BFF Mia when a fight breaks out. Rafe keeps her from being hurt. He is attracted to Sophie, but will not act on it out of respect for Lissie and not to confuse his daughter who is still hurting four years after her mother deserted her. Sophie feels the same way as he does. She has no time for romance as she is busy trying to get her A Bun in the Oven bakery to open up. Meanwhile someone wants to hurt Sophie who has no idea who or why. Rafe vows to keep her safe as he and his daughter have fallen in love with his sister's BFF.

    The lead couple is a nice pairing whose issues are external and mostly due to family problems. The strong cast anchors the small town location and many residents play matchmaker involving Sophie and Rafe so they can see how they really feel about one another. Although the villain is over the top of Mt. Rainer and his daughter goes from confused tweener to mature adult , readers will enjoy Sophie's choice to come home to start over.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Sageleaf

    Jissed and scratheherd

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Can i be cherrykit

    Plz reply

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    Readers who love Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr will love Jill Gregory.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Good story

    So far I'm really impressed! I like your detail, and I couldn't see any grammar mistakes in it. Even if there were, they were minor ones.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Mintfur

    I would like it more if they were cats...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2014

    ......

    Why would they go there?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    NRM

    Cool beans!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Wow

    This story is actully a lot like Harry Potter.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    WarriorSchool Chapter: 1 Sagepaw

    Comments: this fanfic is about my oc cats as humans in a university type school. They are in ThunderGroup (ThunderClan) and are named Sagepaw Amberpaw and Featherpaw. <p>
    Story: <p>
    I looked up at the school. It was huge. Five levels. One for each group. I wondered which group me and my sisters would get in. The best was by far ThunderGroup, although I wouldn't mind being in RiverGroup or WindGroup. Definitly not ShadowGroup or SkyGroup. ShadowGroup is said to be evil and SkyGroup is not a full group. "Come on Sagepaw" Amberpaw yelled. "Last one to the sign in table is a rotten egg." Featherpaw took off after Amberpaw at that last remark. I took off too. I couldn't be last or else I would never hear the end of it. We arrived in a tie. I love my sisters but sometimes Amberpaw can be a bit too playful and Featherpaw can be a bit too dark and creepy. I was bookish and nerdy. At least, thats what my sisters said. When we arrived we saw Thunderstar, Riverstar, Windstar, Skystar and Shadowstar. They were the administrators of the school, each to the group they were named after.. They always sat outside and waited on the first day for new arrivals. We walked up to them. Thunderstar, an aging man with broad shoulders and red hair, said "Take this quiz and we will tell you your group." The three of us took the quiz and hoped for the best. Siblings usually got into the same group, but not always. Sometimes siblings get separated. About an hour of waiting later, Shadowstar, the tall woman with short black hair and a grim expression, beckoned us into her office. Thats when I knew the awful truth. We were in ShadowGroup. The other four administrators were there too. Thunderstar rose. "Welcome young ones" he said. "Welcome to ThunderGroup." <p>
    Comments: Yes I will be doing all chapters like this. So how did you like it? I know I know first chapters are a little dry but I swear it will get more exciting. Next chapter next res!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Firesteel's Review

    Suprisingly good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Smoke

    Same her

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Flame

    Im not much of a talker but im a fighter

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Sage

    Walks in and sits on her bed fiddiling with the knife and bottle of pills. My parents have nothing to do with my life people bully me. Looks at knife abd pills.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Bird 筹

    Not too bad... but being a Grammar Nazi, you might be able to guess what l'll say. Also, I think the plot is intresting, but to me, you may not have all that much to go on. You might end up finding nothing to go on. If you could add a twist, however, like a sister getting transferred to another group! Now that would be cool. <br>
    (I always use 2 stars- my signature thing- but l rate your story 3-4 &starf s)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Enjoyed, looking forward to the next book!

    I like the fact this story is about taking charge of your life and starting over. The main characters had great chemistry and was well written.
    I look forward to the next story in the series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Leafkit

    6moons

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Lilypaw

    Hey

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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