When the Rancher Came to Town: A Valentine Valley Novella

When the Rancher Came to Town: A Valentine Valley Novella

by Emma Cane

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Welcome to Valentine Valley!
The Silver Creek Rodeo is in full swing, and everyone's talking about the rancher who came to town …

Bed-and-breakfast owner Amanda Cramer wants nothing more than a quiet, private life. Well, she wants guests too, but after suffering her share of unwanted notoriety, she's gotten comfortable hiding out in her inn … perhaps a little too comfortable. When her newest customer arrives—tall, dark, and breathtaking—Amanda begins to question her self-imposed exile.

Ex-rodeo star Mason Lopez knows all about the limelight. He'd avoid it if he could, but since one last ride could mean saving his family's ranch, he'll go all in. When he gets to Valentine Valley for the Silver Creek Rodeo, Mason checks into the Connections B&B and finds himself immediately drawn to the beautiful, reserved woman who owns it.

Mason has only three days in town … can he convince Amanda to open her heart to him and welcome the world back in?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062369536
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Valentine Valley Series , #4
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 208,578
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(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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When the Rancher Came to Town: A Valentine Valley Novella 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
LorHuem More than 1 year ago
Story not up to par with her others AND it is only 75 pages long...not nearly enought to develop characters. The rest of the 129 page book is excerpts from various other books and authors.  In other words, you sre paying to be advertised to.  I object to that.  Save your money and put it toward a real book not a "novella". Which is a fancy name for a short story.
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Very nice short story by Emma Cane Nive addition to the Valentine Valley series. We are introduced to two new characters whic I hooe we will hear more off.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this short story. Mason and Amanda weren't looking for love when they met. They had their problems--Mason's was financial, Amanda's was anxiety--but it was amazing how well they meshed despite them. Mason's laid back attitude, gentleness, and understanding with Amanda were the shining points of this story for me. Not once did he condemn her decision to withdraw from society. Not once did he scoff at her anxiety attack. He listened, related, made her feel not so alone. Amanda's slow descent into hiding made sense. It really did. What she did at her former job took guts. It couldn't have been easy on her during and after all was said and done, but the bravery she showed just to step forward and point out inappropriate behavior of a powerful employer speaks for itself. Despite her withdrawal, she was no coward. She put a face to what it meant to be brave. This was a pretty short story, but Ms. Cane didn't info dump or leave me hanging. Her characters are surprisingly well-developed, the dialogue relaxed, the pace perfect considering the characters and their individual issues. It was a nice, quick, sweet and sensual romance that delivered the happy ending I wanted to find when I was done reading. 3.5* ***Received from Edelweiss via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading this book,but wish there was more to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute and short....the romance was sweet and simple. It would have been nice if it was a bit longer. I felt like we only got a small peek at everyone and then it was over. I enjoy the series overall and look forward to the next one.