Laying Claim

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Jeremy Duncan commits to haul one last load of supplies across the great interior of the Yukon before heading home. But, he has to trade his pack animals for sled dogs and leave Skagway in the middle of a blizzard due to one strong-willed, business-minded beauty.

Determined to find her older brother, Clara Bixbee doesn't care how she gets across the pass, as long as she does, and soon. Hiring handsome pack guide Jeremy Duncan seems to be her best choice. Especially after she saves a young girl being beaten by the local gang leader and needs to escape Skagway fast.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148913771
Publisher: Windtree Press
Publication date: 11/08/2013
Series: Halsey Homecoming , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 605,522
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

: With sixteen published books, three novellas, and an anthology, award-winning author, Paty Jager is never at a loss for story ideas and characters in her head. Her rural life in central and eastern Oregon, and interests in local history and the world around her, keeps the mystery and romance ideas flowing. She not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

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Laying Claim 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet love story set in Alaska, full of adventure and romance. Got this as part of a bundle of books.
BLUEFISH99 More than 1 year ago
As we journey up the Yukon in the 18th century, Clara is searching for her brother to bring him back home because the father has died and she needs him to run the family business. She is very naive,outspoken and travels hundreds of miles by foot and dog sled encountering dangerous incidents in search of him. On her journey she meets Jeremy who is her knight in shining Armour who realizes she is vulnerable and takes her under his wing. This is a love story with a twang
Allanaangel More than 1 year ago
Review by Christine In 1898 during the Alaskan gold rush, Clara Bixbee sets out on an adventure of a lifetime and one that is filled with danger and new experiences. Her family enlists her help to find her older brother in hopes that he can save the family business.  Making her way to Skagway, Alaska, Clara searches for a guide to take her across White Pass to Dawson. After several encounters with men of the wrong ilk, Clara is afraid she’ll never find a man she can trust. Clara never expects to find a man the likes of Jeremy Duncan. She never thinks to fall in love.  Jeremy Duncan wants nothing more than to take his last cargo to Dawson and book the next ship home. He’s traveled to the Yukon to prove himself to his family. From the first moment he sees Clara Bixbee, she intrigues him but not always in the best way. Against common sense, he agrees to be her guide because they do have a common destination and because he can’t let any of the riffraff occupying Skagway take advantage of her. Paty Jager has been called the Queen of the Western Romance and I agree with the title. Ms. Jager knows her genre and she is able to entwine the history of the era with story she is telling. Clara is a fascinating character. From her weapon of choice, her umbrella, and her stubborn character she is a delight. The reader can never second-guess what she might do next or what trouble she might find herself immersed in. Jeremy is the epitome of a romantic hero, kind and caring with a generous and protective nature. What hot-blooded lover of western romances would not want him in her bed? Well done, Ms. Jager.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago