Cattle are dying on the Circle Bar, putting the Texas ranch in financial jeopardy. Newly engaged Patricia Talbert and Talon Carlson must root out the cause before they can concentrate on their wedding plans. But that mystery isn't their only obstacle.
To placate her father, Patricia must return to her hometown of Manhattan to make amends with her mother, the interfering, dominating woman she has hardly spoken to in a year. Her father decides it is time for them to declare a truce, but considering the depth of anger she holds against her mother, how can she?
While she is away, Talon discovers that the attacks on the ranch are connected to the murder of his first fiancée over eight years ago. Memories plague him and emotions confound him as he scrambles to discover who is trying to destroy him and the ranch.
By the time Patricia returns from New York, the strikes against the Circle Bar have become more aggressive, to the point of injury for one of the ranch hands.
Before they can move forward together, each have to resolve the past. Their Ride to the Altar has twists and turns neither ever considered. Will they be able to start their new life with a clean slate?
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Ride to the Altar was a fun page-turner. My favorite of the Circle Bar Ranch series. I love Linda Yazek’s boldness to add a murder mystery to her romance trilogy. Talon and Patricia have a rough ride to get to the altar. They’re engaged but Patricia isn’t engaged in planning the wedding. Dreading her Mother’s interference in her life is nerve-wracking enough for the bride-to-be. Add a series of catastrophes on the ranch and a wedding is the last thing on Patricia’s mind. Add mysteries death threats and an unsolved cold case murder from Talon’s past fills their love-life with chaos. But Altar is in the title, so the couple will get hitched. And that too is a wonderful surprise for the reader. My favorite line is the last one. But I’ll not spoil it for you. Who wants to know the last line before you’ve read the first and every well-written line in-between? This can be read as a standalone, but you really need to read the whole Circle Bar Ranch series. So, grab the set and see if you don’t agree these characters stay in your mind long after the story ends.