The Lavender Field [NOOK Book]

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Cool, gracious, international-relations attorney Whitney Benedict hasn't completely given up on marriage, but she does have a checklist of qualities for the man of her dreams: affluence, intelligence, good looks and no baggage (!). When she travels to California to make an offer on Gabriel Mendoza's famous Lipizzan horses for a European client she encounters a man who doesn’t have anything on her list: he is divorced, near financial ruin, and trying to raise two teenagers and an autistic younger daughter with his...
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The Lavender Field

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Overview

Cool, gracious, international-relations attorney Whitney Benedict hasn't completely given up on marriage, but she does have a checklist of qualities for the man of her dreams: affluence, intelligence, good looks and no baggage (!). When she travels to California to make an offer on Gabriel Mendoza's famous Lipizzan horses for a European client she encounters a man who doesn’t have anything on her list: he is divorced, near financial ruin, and trying to raise two teenagers and an autistic younger daughter with his mother. When an accident prolongs her stay at the “hacienda,” and Whitney tries to establish some kind of order in the dysfunctional family, she discovers that horses and children have a way of rearranging the best-laid plans—and the course of her heart. As the American Library Association writes, “Baker's heartwarming romance focuses on the heartbreak and joy that family brings.”
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Whitney Boone was raised on a Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farm, but she left that world to purse a career as an attorney specializing in international law. The Australian government asks her to go to California to convince a Lipizzan horse owner to sell. Gabe Mendoza is plagued with problems and has no interest in selling his horses, a legacy from his father. Accustomed to winning all her cases, Whitney is stymied by Gabe. Abandoned by his wife, he sure could use the money since he is barely mak
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014458511
  • Publisher: Author & Company
  • Publication date: 5/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 256,288
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Jeanette Baker is the award-winning author of fifteen novels, including CHESAPEAK TIDE, CHESAPEAKE SUMMER, THIS IRISH HOUSE, THE DELANEY WOMAN and A DELICATE FINISH. Jeanette graduated from the University of California at Irvine and holds a Masters Degree in Education. She is the Rita award-winning author of NELL.
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    Posted February 25, 2013

    Some one you probably dont know

    She limped in and asked "Is Maplejay here?"~Heathershine (you most likely dont know who i am, im one of the older horseclan members from when lilystar was leader)

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    Posted February 25, 2013

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fine romance

    Dr. Werner Pohl, director of the famous Vienna Spanish Riding School, is worried as his latest Lipizzan horse comes down with Navicular Disease. Pohl realizes the only hope to save the school resides in California where years ago Franz a trainer from the school brought the horses to keep them safe from the Nazis. The government hires Kentucky attorney Whitney Benedict, heir to Whitney Downs thoroughbred stable, to negotiate with the late Franz¿s son Gabriel Mendoza owner of the California Lipizzan stock. Gabe loves the three children he raises with the help of his mom Mercedes their mother Kristen walked out on them to tour with a rock band. The older two are his stepchildren while the youngest is his daughter. Sixteen years old Eric seems reasonably adjusted and enjoys living on the ranch. Fourteen year old Emma misses her mother and shows her anger. Claire suffers from Asperger¿s Syndrome. --- Whitney arrives at the ranch to offer the Austrian deal to Gabe. He tells her he must speak with his three sisters before deciding, but will probably say no. Whitney meets his three children with Emma acting nasty, Eric welcoming, and Claire introverted. As Whitney and Gabe discuss the proposal over the next few days they fall in love but she is thoroughbred Kentucky and he is Lipizzan California leaving no room for compromise. --- The fine lead characters are complemented quite nicely by a strong support cast especially their extended families and the Lipizzan horses. The interesting story line contains several people and the Austrian horses having problems that enhance the relationship between the lead couple. Though vehicle failures is used as a hokey ¿matchmaking device¿, fans will enjoy this romance between two likable people with different breeding. --- Harriet Klausner

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