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

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 ...
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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

Publishers Weekly
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: 42,443
  • 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 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Can i be cherrykit

    Plz reply

    1 out of 4 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 March 1, 2014

    Smoke

    Same her

    0 out of 1 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 1 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 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Willowsong

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Leafkit

    6moons

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Lilypaw

    Hey

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

    loved the lonesome way series # 1 book. i have been waiting fore

    loved the lonesome way series # 1 book. i have been waiting forever for her to start writing again she has always been one of my favorite authors.i hope we are going to see alot more books from her!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Fallstorm~A Memorial

    The brown, black, and white she-cat sat in camp. The old mate of Bravestar glanced around her abandoned home. A sigh escaped her lips as she remembered her kits. Furyheart, the only one of her two litters to survive. A tear slid down her cheek as she got up and padded away.(to anyone: if you were once a member of this Clan, go to 'black ice' result one)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Furyheart

    I am leaving this Clan. It is dead and not worth my time. I will ask to join a Clan in The Last Hope, if anyone wishes to come with me. ~ ¿

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    To all

    What clan is lightning star the leader of? I need to know to tell a friend!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 13, 2012

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    Posted March 10, 2012

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    Posted December 6, 2011

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