Half Moon Ranch
Somewhere in the lush grasslands of Texas hill country was a place where the sun had once shone on love and prosperity, while the night hid murder and mistrust. There, three brothers and a sister fought to hold their family together, struggled to keep their ranch solvent, while they awaited the return of the one person who could shed light on the secrets of the past.
No sooner had he rescued spitfire Glory Townsend from deadly quicksand than Quince found himself trapped in a quagmire, of emotions far more difficult to escape. His homecoming after five years tracking renegades hadn't changed his father's drinking, lessened his rivalry with his brother or resolved the mystery surrounding his mother's death. But those issues felt like easy going compared to the shaky ground he traversed with Glory. Every time he looked into her flashing green eyes he felt himself sinking deeper. Maybe it was time to stop struggling and admit that only her love could save him.
|Publisher:||Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||4.16(w) x 6.77(h) x 1.02(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was caught by the story of Quince and Glory on page one. Ms. Barbieri swept me into a tale of betrayal and love with the craft of a master. I kept turning pages until I was so engrosed in the story I could hardly put it down. I know when I buy this author I will never be disappointed. If you want a book with a strong plot that you can't put down, you will love this one.
By 1880, after several years as an Army scout in the Arizona Territory, Quince Hunter realizes how hopeless the situation is as this remains Apache land. When his ¿friend¿ dies and his sister¿s letter tells him she needs him, Quince decides to come home to the Half Moon Ranch in Texas, the place where his father killed his mother ten years ago and he and his brother had a falling out five years ago. Quince rescues horse farmer Glory Townsend from quicksand, but cannot save her steed. Both are attracted to one another, but neither want to follow up on the feelings that course through them. It is even worse on the family ranch where Brent remains angry for Quince walking out on them. When Quince and Glory compete for the same army contract, they realize they need to work as a team or both will lose their spreads to the bank. Love naturally blossoms. RENEGADE MOON is a fine follow-up to Bobbi Smith¿s HUNTER¿S MOON, but is a fine stand-alone. It is that ability to provide a complete western romance inside a series written by other authors that displays the talent of Elaine Barbieri. This novel is exciting as the lead couple refuses to give in to something as pathetic as love. Readers will enjoy this tale immensely. Readers will also look forward to the final two tales MOON RACER by Constance O¿Banyon and DARK OF THE MOON by Evelyn Rogers coming out in August and September respectively. Harriet Klausner
Set in 1880, Arizona & Texas. Part two of the Hunter family saga. Nice story, enjoyed Quince & Glory's love story. Wasn't sensual enough for me but still a nice story. Look forward to reading Abby's story next (in Moon Racer by Constance O'Banyon).