A Stranger in the Family (Bardville, Wyoming, #1)

A Stranger in the Family (Bardville, Wyoming, #1)

by Patricia McLinn

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ISBN-13: 9781452425948
Publisher: Craig Place Books
Publication date: 10/06/2010
Series: Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 193,458
File size: 404 KB

About the Author

Patricia McLinn is the author of more than 40 published novels and one non-fiction book, past president of international writers group Novelists, Inc., and instigator of www.AWritersWork.com, where published authors sell e-books directly to readers.

Her novels -- cited by reviewers for vivid and believable characters – have topped best-seller lists and won awards. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and -- for 20-plus years -- an editor at The Washington Post. Now writing full-time, Patricia lives in Northern Kentucky.

Find out more about Patricia’s books at www.PatriciaMcLinn.com.

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A Stranger in the Family (Book 1: Bardville Trilogy) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So appreciated that the characters and their story aren't simplistic. Made me root for them and empathize with them more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a great story. I highly recommend it and can't wait to read the rest in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
165 pages, well edited. Cost $1.99. Chick lit romance. Steamy sex of course, around page 125. The usual crap. Except Carabria is just about the most unlikable lead in any book I have ever read. Boone needs to grow a pair. Ages 18 and up. Ho hum book. AD
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
A Stranger In The Family starts out with Bodie Smith finding out that many years earlier he had fathered a child. This news came to him accidentally when he ran into an old high school acquaintance who let it slip that Bodie's girlfriend at the time had given birth. After Bodie had a friend locate his son, he became friendly with the family without telling them who he was.  Now that Bodie was a wealthy business man he planned on taking his son and giving him everything he didn't have as a child. Bodie didn't expect to fall for his son's adopted sister. This is a well written story with an unusual plot.  I wondered how Bodie was going to resolve the problems he had created by expecting to take his son away from the family he loved. It was interesting to see how this played out.  Even though Bodie was hard to like at the beginning, before long I really liked him.  Cambria was hard to like because she didn't respect the intelligence of her family and thought she knew better that them. This story provoked a variety of emotions. The author made it easy to feel the family connection, love and tension.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One poster said it was 500 pages. My nook book was only 165 pgs. Maybe i got a condensed version. Anyway it was fair...kind of incestuous in a way.
TINKERBELLREADS More than 1 year ago
I enjoy stories that describe the outdoors in detail. This one explains human behavior and the "cure". It kept me interested to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book and would recommend it for 18+ yr olds. I would have loved to see an Epilog showing life with the Westins... a year or so down the road, without having to wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was alright & story was okay, a 4 star rating
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't understand Cambria reasoning, plus she was too controlling. I think Brodie got the short end of the stick. Not sure if I will read more by this author. Mjw
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another sweet, beautifully written story by my newest favorite romantic writer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were great witty comments made by both chara ters that really had me chuckling. Great writting, but as usual, to short.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
467 Nook pages. DW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Good story with believeable characters. Had a nice ending that doesnt leave you guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cambria was an irritating character, being hateful thru most of the book and proud of it. Too much descriptive sex.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, awesome story
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mmont55 More than 1 year ago
This book was so good I couldn't put it down. I already read it twice.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't get beyond 53 pages of reading over and over about such an unlikeable main character , and the male main character was an idiot for tolerating such treatment, and was even pathetic to like the witch. By page 40 I was forcing myself to continue the read hoping the author would start a different direction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time I've read anything from this author and I must say I was not dissappointed. I'm looking forward to reading the next two books of this trilogy. Great read!