Sweet Nothings [NOOK Book]

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A Coulter novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Harrigan Family (Perfect Timing) and Valance Family novels (Walking on Air)...


When Molly Wells showed up at Jake Coulter's ranch, she had nothing but some extra clothes, a stolen horse, and a fear of her ex-husband that threatened to rule her life. She'd heard Jake was a real-life horse whisperer-and perhaps the only man alive who could help the beautiful stallion that her ex-husband had so bitterly abused. But ...

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Overview

A Coulter novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Harrigan Family (Perfect Timing) and Valance Family novels (Walking on Air)...


When Molly Wells showed up at Jake Coulter's ranch, she had nothing but some extra clothes, a stolen horse, and a fear of her ex-husband that threatened to rule her life. She'd heard Jake was a real-life horse whisperer-and perhaps the only man alive who could help the beautiful stallion that her ex-husband had so bitterly abused. But she had no idea that Jake's talents would work their magic on her, with the same power to gain her trust, give her strength, and whisper away her deepest fears.


"No one writes riveting emotion quite like Catherine Anderson. Her talent for delving into rich, emotional depths is unmatched." --Romantic Times


"Catherine Anderson is one of the best romance writers today." --Affaire de Coeur

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Molly Wells is out of work, on the run, and almost broke -- but that won't stop her from doing what's right, even when that means stealing Sonora Sunset, the valuable racehorse her ex-husband is about to destroy. Fortunately, Jake Coulter, the horse whisperer Molly brought Sunset to after brutal beatings made him wild and dangerous, also believes that right and wrong are more important than the bottom line -- or the letter of the law. He knows Molly isn't telling him everything, but there's no way he'll return a terrified horse to the man who brutalized it. He even offers desperate Molly a job to cover expenses for the stallion and herself. He figures that any woman who was once married to the monster who hurt Sunset has every right to be wary around men. But, as the unexpected passion between Molly and Jake escalates, so does the risk to them both -- and to everything they treasure. Catherine Anderson has delivered another powerfully romantic, emotionally compelling contemporary love story.
From The Critics
Catherine Anderson is one of the best romance writers today.
Romantic Times
No one writes riveting emotion quite like Catherine Anderson. Her talent for delving into rich, emotional depths is unmatched.
Affaire de Coeur
Catherine Anderson is one of the best romance writers today.
Publishers Weekly
Pick a romance cliche and you're sure to find it in this lengthy, formulaic offering from one of the genre's veteran writers. After Molly Wells steals a badly abused race horse from her nasty ex-husband Rodney, she takes the animal to Jake Coulter's Oregon ranch. Molly had hoped Jake, a horse whisperer, would be a man like Robert Redford, and she isn't disappointed; he's handsome, gentle and caring, and he has a way with horses. Since Molly is homeless and on the lam from Rodney, who had her committed for mental instability so he could gain control of her estate, she accepts Jake's offer to work as cook and housekeeper at the ranch. Molly's lack of domestic skills isn't lost on Jake, but he's willing to put up with stir fry dishes and disgruntled ranch hands just to keep her close. The situation takes a personal turn when Rodney shows up to drag Molly back to the institution. The only way to stop him, and a court order, is for Jake to marry Molly. But for Molly, marriage means letting a man take control of her life again, and she wants nothing to do with it. Fans who enjoy double-sized category romances will devour Anderson's latest offering (after Phantom Waltz), but others might find themselves yawning through the 400-plus pages of over-used phrases and predictable plot turns. (Jan. 8) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101578759
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 38,019
  • File size: 538 KB

Meet the Author


Catherine Anderson is the award-winning author of Phantom Waltz, My Sunshine, Cheyenne Amber, Annie's Song, and numerous other bestsellers both contemporary and historical. She 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.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 3, 2010

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    The Kind of Romance Book Style People Make Fun of

    There might be an appealing contemporary romance in here. I'll never know--because I couldn't take the romance-novel stylings. Not even five pages in the rancher hero's eyes were described as both "blue and searing as laser beams" and a "blaze of azure" and that was only the bare beginning of the detailed description of male pulchritude ("sable hair" and skin like "melted caramel" among other things in the very first pages). The heroine is described by the hero as "pleasantly plump," and she feels she needs to lose 30 pounds--that was a bit different and refreshing. Both seemed likable characters, and there were hints of a real dilemma and plot there--but I knew if I read one more page, I'd hurl. Stopped at page 40.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

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    Love Kenrick-Coulter Series

    I love Catherine Anderson's books and this series is one of my favorites. Molly shows up at Jake's ranch, running from an abusive husband. She and a beautiful horse she has with her have both been terribly abused by her ex. The love that grows between Jake and Molly is heartwarming, funny, pougnant and at times steamy as Molly learns to trust a wonderful man (Jake) and they work at healing this horse. Things happen along the way as they are somewhat stalked by her ex but Jake is the ultimate protector and there is excitement and satisfaction as the book evolves. I didn't want the book to end, the characters are so compelling. Catherine Anderson is a wonderful writer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2002

    Ms. Anderson does it again...

    I've been a fan of Cathernine's for a year and I am anticipating her next novel due out in August more than any other book I've ever wanted. Until I read Ms. Anderson, heros and heroines had been perfect. Physically, mentally, and in every other way possible. I appreciated Catherine's efforts to introduce some reality into her books. Real love overcomes obstacles, big and small. I am happy to report that Ms. Anderson was smart enough to learn that bit of information and incorporate it into her books. Jake and Molly's story exceed my expectations of Ms. Anderson and has definitely left me panting for more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Tender tale of healing

    The lashing her abusive former husband Rodney gave to Sonora Sunset sent Molly Wells over the edge. Unable to sit idly by while he badly hurt the helpless steed, Molly steals the horse. She travels across Oregon to Jake Coulter¿s Lazy J Ranch due to his reputation as far away as the Portland area as a horse whisperer. <P>Jake has doubts that she owns Sonora Sunset, but cannot ignore the steed's injuries. He also notices how Molly deeply cares about the horse. As Jake provides kindness and nurturing to Sonora Sunset he begins to fall in love with Molly. She reciprocates, but fears a relationship after the hell that Rodney put her through. She also is afraid that if Rodney catches up to her, he will go after Jake too. <P> SWEET NOTHINGS is an engaging romance that focuses on mental and physical healing of humans and horses through tenderness and affection. The story line is fast-paced as love blossoms between the lead characters and a matchmaking horse. Though the obviously brilliant Rodney going after Molly and Sonora Sunset adds suspense, the subplot seems unnecessary since this worm¿s devious plans were coming together and included a perfect escape if needed. Still the charming key couple and a warm support cast make Catherine Anderson¿s rendition of A Whisperer¿s Tale something worth shouting about by relationship drama fans. <P>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2009

    Catherine Anderson has a fan in me!

    Another great book in the Kendrick Coulter series. You don't want it to end and can't wait to pick up the next one.

    She is a talented writer and I enjoy her characters. She describes them so well but your imagination takes them a step further and makes them who they truly are. As always, happy endings work for me. She is fabulous.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    One of Catherine Andersons books about real life situations.

    I liked this book because it touched on self esteem and how dominate people can destroy a sensitive persons esteem. How they can brow beat them to think they are not viable, and it takes years and alot of care and love to get this person back to normal. The horse was hurt as well and I know that animal abuse is a rising thing in our society today. It touches on alot of things we should think about in our lives.
    Catherine has always not be afraid of touching subjects like this. I pray she continues to write about these along with the good story base and romance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Sweet Death

    O_O Uhhhhh...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Darkfire is near: Chapter 14

    Hey it is all in a days work. With some help from my friends. Darkfire is here. When Darkfire saw Sweet Death he fell in love. I turned back into myself. Darkfire and I were now apart. That means he is out of my body. Darkfire went over to Sweet Death and kissed her. Sweet Death was not amazed. Um Darkfire what are u doing. I love Sweet Death, but Sweet Death do u love me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    I ordered these thinking I ordered the books.

    Hi my name is Cindy Dodwell. I purchased these thinking that they were books...Is there anyway I can exchange these and order the books...Their for my mother Joan Cass..Thankyou. I should have done this weeks ago.

    Cindy Dodwell

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Usually love Catherine Anderson novels, but this one was a bit t

    Usually love Catherine Anderson novels, but this one was a bit too over the top. The hero was over the top perfect and Molly's story required just a little too much suspension of disbelief. I got through it, but only bc of loyalty to her other novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Another Wonderful Book in the Series!

    Enjoyed this book very much, yet I feel it was not as good as the previous two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Wonderful

    Catherine Anderson, continues with the Coulter family, I am so happy they finally, put in the nook format. I cannot tell you how many times, I have reread this series, but my paper backs are worn out.

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  • Posted August 1, 2010

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    Loved it so much!!

    This novel was excellent. Jake Coulter, who is known as a horse whisperer takes in Molly Wells and her ex-husband's abused horse on his ranch. Molly takes a great chance by even taking (stealing, actually) the horse to Jake, but she is so heartbroken seeing the poor creature hurt that she throws caution to the wind. After a 10-year marriage to a horrible, abusive and deceitful man, Molly is but a shell of her former self. What Jake can do for the horse is nothing short of a miracle, but you'll have to read the book to see what he does for Molly! Every woman dreams of such a hero in her life, and Jake comes through! This book is definitely a keeper for me.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    Loved it

    I loved this book. It was intense,romantic,thrilling all I could ever want in a book. I read it in one day. I just couldnt put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2008

    WONDERFUL

    This book is amazing. Really though, anything Catherine Anderson writes is amazing! I love this story and the characters are so real. I judge books by if they can make me cry or laugh, this does both! I reccomend this for every woman out there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2008

    Amazing

    This is one of the first romances i've read and so far it is still my favorite. I read this book in a few hours. It is a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2008

    Fiesty!

    This book had it all. The characters had great chemistry and played well off of each other. You couldn't help but cheer them on. And the story of Molly's ex added to the story in a 'just right' way. Not over or under done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2007

    wow

    i have never read a better book than these by catherine anderson! once again this book captured my heart!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2006

    First Book Read by Catherine Anderson

    This was one book worth reading. I am not a big reader, but I read this in one day. It is a fantastic romance and keeps you on your toes. I would advise anyone to read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2002

    My first book by Catherine Anderson

    I loved this book. Ive always been a devoted fan of Sandra Brown and then I joined the Double Day book club and read the summary of sweet nothings, and it sounded like my own past. I couldnt put the book down. I love the way Catherine Anderson describes how a Man can really love a woman. What an awesome book. If her other books are as good as this one I have a new favorite Author!! Thanks Catherine!!

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