A Town Called Valentine (Valentine Valley Series #1)

A Town Called Valentine (Valentine Valley Series #1)

by Emma Cane

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Will leave you smiling long after you’ve closed the last page.”
—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The First Love Cookie Club

Small towns, rugged cowboy heroes, and passion are a perfect combination when it comes to contemporary romance—just ask the many fans of Susan Wiggs, Robyn Carr, Lori Wilde, and Linda Lael Miller. Now newcomer Emma Cane joins their ranks, transporting readers to fictional Valentine, Colorado. In the first book in Cane’s heartwarming and deliciously sexy series, a young woman with a painful past and a rancher who’s no stranger to heartbreak find love in a tiny western town known for happily-ever-afters…A Town Called Valentine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062102270
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Series: Valentine Valley Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 523,565
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Emma Cane grew up reading, and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, Colorado, a small town of her own creation nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband, Jim, and two rambunctious dogs, Apollo and Uma. Emma also writes USA Today bestselling novels under the name Gayle Callen.

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A Town Called Valentine: A Valentine Valley Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a pleasure to read... The story unfolds really well and has lots to keep you turning pages... Loved the dynamics of the relationships between the woman... Enjoyed the love story as it developed between Emily and Nate... The story beautifully combined the "old" with the "new" in the Colorado mountain town of Valentine... This is a story for every woman... Now reading book two in Emma Cane's new series... Recommend this book highly...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful short story with heart, love, dedication and passion.
MichelleMarie81 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! Read it in 2 days! ¿ It's been a while since I read a book with not only a good love story, but a good storyline. I'm definately passing this one on to friends!
frosty1 More than 1 year ago
I started this book looking for a light hearted contemporary read, and that is exactly what I got.  I enjoyed getting to know the town of Valentine along with some of the people that reside there.  I think this book set up the series perfectly for many more to come. I love the interaction with the characters and that nothing came easy for them, the HEA did happen, but they had to work for it. Great start.
flyfishing More than 1 year ago
Easy read, nice story looking for more from this author....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I would like to comment on a reviewer, who only left a one star review, even though she had not yet read the book. SHE was rude, not B&N. B&N jusked asked for an honest review of the book, good reviews attract readers. They did not ask for a review, before the book was read, nor did they demand you purchase the book, just to write a review. The only person you have hurt by your review is the author and you did not even have the grace to read the book, before you slammed it. Now here is my review: this book has a nice amount of pages, 230. A great length for an e-book. It was a free Friday offering. Its genre is romance. It is well edited, has a great flow and is stand alone. The ending is a little sappy. There are a few very mild curse words. The characters are likable and well rounded. The plot is predictable. The heroine has a chip on her shoulder and goes on and on, ad ifinitum about the lien on her building. So much so, I almost quit reading this book over it being mentioned so much. The lien was not even a vital part of the book. There are some pretty steamy make out sessions. A few fresh elements were in this book which was nice. Once again, the heroine's parents had been killed in an auto accident. Authors, if you are going to kill off parents, can you have them fall off a waterfall, down a cliff, birds carry them off, or something different? How about eaten by escaped lions from the zoo? Or better yet, let them live! How unique that would be! Long married, loving parents, wow, it simply boogles the mind. This book was a nice, clean, romance. There was not dirty or nasty sex in it. It is chick lit. For ages 16 and up. I was going to give it four stars, but am giving it five to help off set the single star left by the person who did not even read it. AD
judiOH More than 1 year ago
this story starts the silver creek series. emily has gone through a divorce, and nate has good reason to mistrust females. emily is there in valentine valley only to fix up the property her mother left her and sell it and move on. nate offers to help her, he likes to help people, and as they work on the property, they realize that they care for each other. but what will emily do to support herself? will a bakery work? emily has learned she has a father somewhere and since her mother ran from valentine valley before emily was born, could her father be here? emma cane does emotions very well. not to be missed.
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
Emily has come to Valentine, Colorado to take ownership of a building her grandmother left her, and then sell it. Her marriage has ended in divorce, she has very little money, and she wants to go back to college and start her life over. She is definitely not looking for romance. Her welcome to Valentine is her car dying outside of a local bar. Nate lives on his family’s ranch in Valentine and is a compulsive protector. His need to manage everything ruined his first big romance and is causing his brother to worry about him. He’s not looking for romance either. He is in the bar trying to relax. Emily and Nate get into a conversation, have a few beers and end up playing a game of pool which ends up with them “playing” on the pool table. They break it up in time to prevent maximum humiliation and Nate gets Emily a room at his grandmother’s boarding house after they discover that the building Emily inherited has been trashed by the previous tenants. Emily has had a hard time with love and trust; her mother was interested in her new age shop and the men in her life instead of Emily. Her marriage ended in a particularly cruel way. The welcoming residents of Valentine try to pull her into the town life but she is convinced that her happiness lies back in San Francisco. Nate has a 10 date limit since his first bad love experience and finds himself attracted to Emily which causes him anxiety. They get closer as she works to renovate the damaged building she owns. This was a sweet romance set in a storybook town. There are no big highs or lows in Emily and Nate’s relationship but there is a lot of chemistry between them. Emily finds out some things about her mother that change her outlook on life in Valentine and Nate learns to let other people handle some of his burdens. The members of Nate’s family and Emily’s friends are all interesting characters that I would like to learn more about. I think most people would love to live in a town like Valentine. I don’t know if this is the start of a series, it seemed to me to set up some possible future books. If so, I would take a return trip.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it you'll likeit. Interesting characters.
bertie43 More than 1 year ago
Good reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book that's well written. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved valentine valley and all the characters. I was emotionally drawn in. Many times i wished i lived there! Will read the entire series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learning to let go of past hurts and insecurities, learning to trust others as well as oneself are themes running through this well written story. There is romance, a little mystery and a whole cast of likeable characters who make you yearn to know them better. Very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy these romance books once in a while. They are enjoyable and very predictable and a very quick read. The town of Valentine seemed like a really nice old fashioned town.
sunnytbear More than 1 year ago
This book seemed to have the right "mix". Interesting characters, and storyline. Just enough sex and a fairly fast and enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice little read to take your mind off the day of working and listening to bad news these are a treat
mge1 More than 1 year ago
A sweet, in the mood-to-relax book
pjpat More than 1 year ago
Loved the story. An adventure of life after divorce and finding a new town and love.
txrdr More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The three old grandmothers are something else! I bought the whole series. Each one a great story. Would recommend this author. Very refreshing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This read was very enjoyable. The main characters both had painful pasts, but together, they were able to work through what was holding them back and fall in love. 250 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Very Good Read – As other reviewers have written, this is a very sweet story. One where it can give others hope – hope to rise above what life has thrown your way. Hope that there indeed may be others who find you worthy; worthy when you may think so little of yourself because being treated badly by a husband or lied to by a loved one has left you hopeless. Hope – there can indeed be a beautiful rainbow after the storms of life. Emily has found herself near penniless because her pride would not take a cent from the husband who suddenly cast her aside. Needing to get back on her feet, emotionally and financially she decided it was time to sell property left to her by her deceased family. As she was preparing the property for sale a lawyer showed up at her door and handed her an envelope which had been written by her deceased grandmother. The letter from her grandmother reveals something so traumatic it throws her life even more off kilter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the right amount of story line, romance, family issues, and relationship interaction!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A divorced, lonely woman goes to Valentine to renovate and sell a building she inherited and finds a family she always wanted along with love.
BarbaraMO More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from the first page. I hope she writes more books as good as this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago