White Picket Fences

White Picket Fences

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by Tara Taylor Quinn
     
 

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Come home to Shelter Valley where love lasts and families matter....

Miranda Parsons is content with her life. She has a great job, a wonderful family, a lovely house. She has good friends. And she lives in a town where people know her, care about her. So what's missing?

Passion--as she finds out when she meets Zack Foster.

Zack's a veterinarian

Overview

Come home to Shelter Valley where love lasts and families matter....

Miranda Parsons is content with her life. She has a great job, a wonderful family, a lovely house. She has good friends. And she lives in a town where people know her, care about her. So what's missing?

Passion--as she finds out when she meets Zack Foster.

Zack's a veterinarian who's recently moved to Shelter Valley after the failure of a marriage he'd considered perfect. He still likes being with women, but now prefers his romances "short and sweet."

Randi and Zack learn what it is to feel truly passionate about someone else--and they begin to want the passion they've discovered. But to get something, you have to give something up. Can they exchange contentment for happiness--even if greater happiness means greater risk?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426862564
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Shelter Valley Stories , #3
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
293,975
File size:
659 KB

Meet the Author

An author of more than 65 novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with more than seven million copies sold. Known for delivering deeply emotional and psychologically compelling novels, Ms. Quinn won the Reader’s Choice Award, is a four time finalist for the RWA Rita Award, a finalist for the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award, and has appeared often on local and national TV including CBS Sunday Morning.

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White Picket Fences 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
White Picket Fences is the third book in the Shelter Valley Stories series by American author, Tara Taylor Quinn. When Will Parsons volunteers his sister Randi to supervise college student pet therapy visits to Aged Care Facilities, she isn’t happy. Firstly, she really doesn’t like dogs; secondly, she doesn’t believe the therapy does anything worthwhile; and thirdly, the veterinarian she has to work with, Zack Foster is just too sexy. But her strategy to get out of this chore backfires, so she has to endure the regular visits.  Zack is still smarting from losing his wife to another woman, so even if he is attracted to Randi Parsons, he has no plans to act on it. But the best laid plans, as they say, occasionally fail. This is an enjoyable romance that expands on characters introduced in earlier books of the series as well as hinting at the fourth book. It is not essential to have read earlier books, but it does help with character backstories. This installment is a little slow, but has a sweet ending. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Shelter Valley, Arizona, Randi Parsons lives a seemingly perfect life as the women¿s athletic director at the local university. She is popular in her neighborhood and at the school. Her loving family including four brothers and a new nephew live nearby and would do anything for her. So why during the winter break does she find herself so bored? Randi lacks a soul mate, but demons from her past make it unlikely for anyone to appeal to her. After his marriage ended in shambles, veterinarian Dr. Zack Foster moved to Shelter Valley to start life anew. He spent New Year¿s Eve with his borders, a sort of pet therapy. Zack likes the company of human females, but has no plans for any commitment after his last so-called permanent relationship ended when his wife blithely announced she was a lesbian. Randi and Zack meet and are instantly attracted to one another. As their relationship blossoms into love, both realizes that a permanent relationship requires compromise and consensus for the better good. However, neither one wants to change their lifestyle nor venture with the demon of love even if Nirvana is within their grasp.

WHITE PICKET FENCES, the latest Shelter Valley story, is a warm tale centering on the risk of entering a loving relationship. The story works because the lead charcaters and the secondary cast (including some old friends) feel genuine. Tara Taylor Quinn provides a wonderful tale that enhances a strong series in which love can be found and treasured. Fans will look forward to the next Shelter valley novel, SHELTERED IN HIS ARMS.

Harriet Klausner