Big Sky Secrets

Big Sky Secrets

by Linda Lael Miller
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Big Sky Secrets 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and all the others! Hate to see this series come to a end,felt like I really knew the people in the stories. Great read,I read this in one sitting,lol. Keep up the great work,hope to read many more from linda Leal Miller. Big Sky Secrets is about family. It's about accepting your past, reconnecting with your family members and making peace and building relationships. Even though Big Sky Secrets was a romance, the emphasize was on family. I loved the supportive characters and there were quite few of them. They were well written and interesting and added value to the romance between Landry and Ria. Out of all the characters in this series my favorite is Landry and Ria. As characters they are just very interesting and have their own issues and problem. The romance between the two of them is sweet and yummy. The plot is a solid, easy one and it had its predictable moments. But I think that is one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much, because I was able to just relax and know where the story was heading.   
KJKW More than 1 year ago
I will always read Linda Lael Miller's books. She is one of my most loved authors. This book was not among my favorites though. There seemed to be little buildup between Ria and Landry. She did give a few pages late in the story explaining how they had known each other for a year and had some brushes with each other. I would have preferred this tension and buildup in the beginning so I could have felt like I was on the ride with them instead of a quickie run down that late in the game. 
Rellie25AZ More than 1 year ago
I usually LOVE Linda Lael Miller's books. I've read every one of them... several, more than once. This one was a bit schizophrenic to me. There are two distinct stories and they jump back and forth with such a feeling of disconnect that I had to check several times to see if my Noon had bookmarked me incorrectly. It's worth a read, but don't be surprised if you're disappointed. Usually Linda's character development and fleshing out is second to none ... this .. not so much. Sorry. I know I'll read her next one ... but I'm just not quite sure where this book came from, where the characters came from, and what they were thinking. :-(
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Landry Sutton isn’t getting the hang of this cowboy thing. He’s thinking about moving back to the city and selling his ranch to his brother Zane. But one thing keeps him in Parable County – Ria Manning. Ria doesn’t want anything to do with Landry Sutton or his roaming buffalo who eat her flowers. She just wants to sell her beautiful flowers and mourn her husband. Even though the sparks fly, Ria’s not sure about someone like Landry. Throw in Landry’s dead-beat dad and Ria’s runaway niece, and you’ve got a recipe for fireworks. BIG SKY SECRETS is the sixth book in the Parable, Montana series. I thought it was a sweet romance, but the main characters seemed a little flat to me. I liked Quinn, Ria’s niece, and Highbridge, Landry’s butler, the best. The little sparks between Landry and Ria were set to simmer rather than a conflagration, but I think it worked best that way. The story was cute, but it wasn’t my favorite of the Parable, Montana series.
IngaKS More than 1 year ago
My review: I have read all books in the Big Sky Series and Big Sky Secrets was a good ending for saying goodbye to Parable. The Big Sky Secrets takes us back to Parable, Montana. Meet Landry who is in Parable, visiting his older brother Zane. When Landry first arrives to Parable, he is having hard time understanding the life on the countryside and he has no plans of staying in Parable. Little does he know. When he meets a widowed Ria,things change. Ria has lost a lot in her life and yet she has managed to build up her life and reputation in Parable. Her heart is broken, but she has a will power to continue petting her effort into her flowers and garden. When a big and terrifying buffalo enters Ria's life, it also brings Landry to her. Big Sky Secrets is about family. It's about accepting your past, reconnecting with your family members and making peace and building relationships. Even though Big Sky Secrets was a romance, the emphasize was on family. I loved the supportive characters and there were quite few of them. They were well written and interesting and added value to the romance between Landry and Ria. If you haven't read any of the books in the Big Sky series, I highly recommend them. Big Sky Secrets was a heart-warming and interesting book about usual ordinary people who face challenges the life is throwing at them... with love. I will miss Parable!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 stars I was waiting for a big secrets, I think others books in this series had bigger secrets. I did enjoy the book though. This is supposed to be the last book in this story line. Ria has a flower farm in Montana. It makes you want to see her flowers. She has only lived there for around a year. Her half sister wants her help to go check out one of her branch office. Ria tells her no. Landry has a herd of buffalo all of two. They keep getting out and going to Ria's house and eats some of her flowers. Landry has a butler on his ranch. He got from the divorce back in Chicago. He is not sure he will stay in Montana or sell his half of the ranch to his brother. It seems like most of the characters have problems carried over from childhood. It made me wonder how bad have I messed up with my girls. Landry's father comes for a visit. While Ria's niece hitchhikes to Montana because of her mother wanting to send her to camp. Their are a couple of love scenes in last part of the book that I skimmed over. This book is mostly about characters dealing with different relationships between family, friends and each other. I was given this ebook to read and in return asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin. Expected publication: December 31st 2013 by Harlequin HQN 384 pages ISBN:0373778317
WhatsOntheBookshelf More than 1 year ago
I received an e-galley of Big Sky Secrets from the publisher for an honest review. So the other day I mentioned how much I loved Linda's work. Her Big Sky series is definitely one of my favorites, and Big Sky Secrets definitely does not disappoint. This is a book full of emotion. More than once I found myself laughing out loud. A couple of times I had to hold back the tears since the family was around and they always look at me funny when I cry while I'm reading. *shakes head* Crazy I know. The close-knit families in this book make me wish I could be transported to Parable. And the imagery Linda provides with the perfect combination of words blows me away every time. Landry Sutton is one sweet cowboy with a stubborn streak that would drive most people crazy. And while Ria says she can't stand to be around him, you find out early on that's not really true. The banter between these two from the beginning is great. There is a scene very early on with a couple of buffaloes that get away from Landry's place and find their stopping point in Ria's front yard. That scene alone sucked me and made me want to finish this book. There's no doubt that Landry has his hang-ups. The thing I liked was that Ria helped him see them, but only by being who she was. She didn't try to point them out or use them against Landry. And he did the same for her. Although, admittedly, he was a bit more pushy than she was. The secondary characters in this book add so much to the characters of Landry and Ria. If you've read the other Big Sky books you'll be happy to know that pretty much everyone makes an appearance. Some more than others, but it's always fun to see what happened after the fact. Ria's niece was the most well-mannered 17 year old I've read about in a while, and she was great for Ria. All-in-all this is a must read book. You won't be disappointed if you like cowboys, sweet stories, and a lot of emotion.
TinaMarieReviews More than 1 year ago
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5 Big Sky Secrets was such a fitting and perfect end to the Parable, Montana series. After the last book Big Sky Wedding I felt a bit cheated and had high hopes that this book would redeem it. It did! I totally loved everything about this book! On the surface it looked like Landry had it all, but once you looked past what he allowed himself to show the world was an insecure guy who was dealing with so much guilt it weighed him down. I loved the sexy confident man that he appeared to be. He was friendly to all and was willing to put out a helping hand when needed. But, I really loved the vulnerable Landry that questioned so many of his past choices and actions, as well as the honorable man that wouldn't allow himself to make a move on Ria while she still wore her dead husband's ring. Ria was a character that I felt for from the minute I read her story. She loved her husband but had unfinished issues that could never be dealt with because of his untimely death. Moving on was scary not only because of the love she had for her husband, but because those unfinished issues were rearing their ugly head. Landry was good for Ria in so many ways. She was even better for him in so many more. Their connection was more sweet than explosive or sizzling. I enjoyed their relationship as it progressed and really enjoyed seeing both of these characters change and grow with the help of one another.
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
Ria moved to the country where she had a flower farm. When her neighbor's buffalo got loose and wandered onto her property she was pretty angry especially since this happened more than once. After meeting her neighbor, Landry, she didn't like his arrogant manner but did find him good looking. Landry had a hard childhood but was very successful as an adult, becoming a self made tycoon. He was tired of the boardroom so after his divorce Landry bought the ranch beside his brother's wanting to see if he fit in as a rancher. I really enjoyed this well written story. It was easy to read with some unusual situations that were amusing for the reader if not the characters. How often do you see buffalo in your garden? The character development was so well done that I really felt I knew Landry and Ria. I liked Ria's determination to be successful. She was a strong woman who never backed down from Landry. However, I didn't like the way she zoned out and thought of other things so much. Landry was hard to like at first because, yes, he was arrogant but came around so that I really liked him. This is a good book that I recommend.
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JCHJL More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the whole series. They will be great for light summer reading.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Synopsis: Fitting in. It’s not as easy as it looks but Ria Manning has been giving it one heck of a try. She’s been pretending to fit in her whole life and no one has noticed. At least until Landry Sutton showed up. For some reason he thinks he gets her. He does, not that Ria’s ever going to let him know that. When weighing the options of actually fitting in or getting her heart broken again Ria decides that Landry isn’t worth the effort – so she decides to detest him instead. At least until a quick kiss in the flower garden destroys all of Ria’s best intentions. Hott Review: When I started this book I expected it to be like several others in this series. I mean, it seems like almost ever one of them has had displaced kids in them. I, however, was thrilled to be wrong. Yes, Ria’s niece is with her but really it works perfectly in the story. This was a nice series finale (at least it appears to be a Parable finale). I enjoyed both Ria’s and Landry’s personalities and this book definitely brought me back around to the series – because I haven’t liked all of them! More… Author: Linda Lael Miller Source: Harlequin via Netgalley Grade: A Ages: 18+ Steam: Adult – overall not too much but a few of those pages will burn your fingers! Setting: Parable, Montana Series: Parable, Montana #6
dutcheja More than 1 year ago
First I have to say that Linda Lael Miller is one of my favorite authors. She never disappoints with any book she has written. Big Sky Secrets was no different. I loved the story, I loved both Landry and Ria and it was good to check in with Zane and Brylee. This love story seemed to move a little slower than the rest of the Parable books in the series. But it was still awesome and I definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never miss any of Linda Lael Miller's books. NOT disappointed in this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I'm not going to say that I felt that this was a great ending to the series because I hope that Ms. Miller will be adding more. I loved Landry and Ria's story. It was sweet and warm, a real feel good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book, probably a little more then I liked Big Sky Wedding, which was also a fantastic book. I love Landry, his personality is fantastic. I love the dynamic between he and Highbridge. I highly recommend this and all of the Big Sky series!!
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