Wildfire Creek

Wildfire Creek

by Shirleen Davies

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“A passionate story of rebuilding lives and working to find a place in the wild frontier during the years following the American Civil War. A rugged, heartwarming story of choices and love in the continuing saga of Redemption Mountain.”

Luke Pelletier is settling into his new life as a rancher and occasional Pinkerton Agent, leaving his past as an ex-Confederate major and Texas Ranger far behind. He wants nothing more than to work the ranch, charm the ladies, and live a life of carefree bachelorhood.
Ginny Sorensen has accepted her responsibility as the sole provider for herself and her younger sister. The desire to continue their journey to Oregon is crushed when the need for food and shelter keeps them in the growing frontier town of Splendor, Montana, forcing Ginny to accept work as a server in the local saloon.
Luke has never met a woman as lovely and unspoiled as Ginny. He longs to know her, yet fears his wild ways and unsettled nature aren’t what she deserves. She’s a girl you marry, but that is nowhere in Luke’s plans.
Complicating their tenuous friendship, a twist in circumstances forces Ginny closer to the man she most wants to avoid—the man who can destroy her dreams, and who’s captured her heart.
Believing his bachelor status firm, Luke moves from danger to adventure, never dreaming each step he takes brings him closer to his true destiny and a life much different from what he imagines.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046495669
Publisher: Shirleen Davies
Publication date: 01/26/2015
Series: Redemption Mountain Series , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 50,590
File size: 705 KB

About the Author

Shirleen Davies writes romance—historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She now lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona. Shirleen began her new series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain, with Tougher than the Rest, the story of the oldest brother, Niall MacLaren. Other books in the series include, Faster than the Rest, Harder than the Rest, Stronger than the Rest, and Deadlier than the Rest. Book six, Wilder than the Rest, is due for release in early summer, 2014. Her contemporary romance series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary, opened with book one, Second Summer. Book two, Hard Landing, released in April 2014, and Book three, One More day, is scheduled to release in midsummer, 2014. Shirleen loves to hear from her readers. Write to her at: shirleen@shirleendavies.com Visit her website: http://www.shirleendavies.com Comment on her blog: http://www.shirleendavies.com/blog.html Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShirleenDaviesAuthor Twitter: http://twitter.com/shirleendavies Google+: http://www.gplusid.com/shirleendavies LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shirleendaviesauthor

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Wildfire Creek 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading! I enjoyed the characters in this book and look forward to reading more in this series!
LoneAlaskanGypsy More than 1 year ago
I am one of those women who is desperately in love with love. Romance novels are among my favorite reads, but I'm pretty picky when it comes to which ones I'll thoroughly enjoy. I've never delved too deeply into the western genre before, but after a random urge to read a book in that genre- I found the Redemption Mountain series. Redemption's Edge (Book 1 in the series) had me hooked and in love with the storyline, and I couldn't wait to begin reading this second book in the series, Wildfire Creek. This particular romance story follows Luke, your typical newfound cowboy in every sense of the word. For any girl who grew up in a small rodeo town- you'll understand Luke to a T. In love with being a single man and a rancher, the last thing he intends to do is fall in love. Ginny is just as independent as Luke, but unlike Luke she hasn't lived as privilaged of a life. Her unfortunate past and free-spirit demeanor draws Luke in and that's where this story gets interesting. Neither Ginny nor Luke have plans to fall in love- but love can happen without us planning on it, can't it? They're up and down friendship takes a few tumbles as they figure out what exactly they think of one another, and what exactly their hearts want. The Montana setting of this story is captured perfectly. As a girl who loves a lot of the country lifestyle (but doesn't necessarily live in rancher country), I liked reading into a nice escape from reality. The scenery, the small town essence, the rodeo mentality, were brought forth in perfect detail. I grew up in a small farming town in Illinois and I know the ways of ranchers pretty well. I feel like this book captured the romance and simplicity of that kind of life perfectly. Ginny stole my heart right from the beginning. Her independent attitude and determination to succeed in life amidst all odds is admirable to say the least. She's the kind of woman, many women hope to be. Luke, on the other hand, is attractive as heck- but I took some time warming up to him. He and Ginny will appeal to two different people, but the fact they're attracted to one another makes this story really interesting. It is an 'opposites attract' tale, and I love those kinds of stories, so I really enjoyed this one. The western setting fit these two characters perfectly and allowed their story to play out at the slow, but perfect pace that it needed to. Like I said, I love romance novels- but rarely read westerns. This combination of both genres was done really well and I feel like any small-town country girl will fall madly in love with the sceneries and people in this magnificant little love story.
Katlyn_Womack More than 1 year ago
Wildfire In the continuing story of the Pelletier brothers, Luke faces a challenge greater than anything he faced in the war, his time as a Texas Ranger, or growing a successful ranch. A woman. Ginny Sorensen is a sweet and innocent young woman who has never know what it's like to have feelings for a man before. They met in book 1, and you could tell from the start that they were attracted to each other. In this book, that attraction grows and starts to become a problem because they both want lives that don't include each other. There are also several side stories that will keep you thoroughly entertained. Lots of romance, action, mystery, and suspense. And as always a nice bridge to the next book at the end. Shirleen Davies is one of my favorites for a good reason. She is one of the best!
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EDL85 More than 1 year ago
“Wildfire Creek” is the second novel in the “Redemption Mountain” historical western series, and it tells the story of Luke, who was introduced in the first book but who took a backseat in the storyline to his brother Dax.  Luke isn’t interested in a wife or children—he’s determined to live a life of adventure, whether working on the ranch or trying to track down gold thieves for Pinkerton’s. Despite his resolve, he can’t help but be drawn toward selfless and kind Ginny, a barmaid who tirelessly works to care for her five-year-old sister; he finds himself stepping in to help her when she needs it most, even though it hurts her pride.  However, he also has to deal with danger from Indians, mysterious disappearances from the ranch, and a renegade named Flatnose… Western romance is one of my favorite genres, and “Wildfire Creek” is an entertaining and satisfying read—it’s got a handsome, rough-and-tumble cowboy who’s both sensitive and complex, a spunky and likeable heroine, and a plot full of adventure and suspense over whether their romance can work itself out despite the obstacles in its way. I also liked the secondary romance between Noah and Abigail—it was a sweet bonus for me within the larger plot. The author has a talent for bringing this period to life realistically and vividly, and doesn’t shy away from some of the harder aspects of frontier life even though it’s fiction.  Recommended to readers who like sweeping historical romances that are grounded with memorable, likeable characters and a strong sense of place and setting. 
HeatherDawn More than 1 year ago
Shirleen Davies returns us to a time just after the Civil War with “Wildfire Creek” Book 2 in the ‘Redemption Mountain Series.’ In Book 1, Dax found his life turned upside down and his soul mate when he met Rachel. Now it’s his younger brother’s turn. Luke, a part inheritor of a ranch with his older brother, Dax, is in the Montana Territory. Unlike Dax though, Luke still finds the wild in his heart, a yearning for adventure that the Pinkerton Detective Agency soothes occasionally. A run in with an arrow lays Luke up a bit before he chomps at the bit and ends up in the bar in town, the place where he first met pretty barmaid Ginny. All the townsfolk believed he had his sights set on the girl- something the bachelor happy young man adamantly refused – yet something his heart decided on anyway. Responsible Ginny is as far from Luke as one can imagine, though they truly are made for each other. Here they learn about each other, their families, their pain, their surprising commonalities and learn about love. Heartwarming and compelling, this is a contemporary romance that made me smile and allowed my heart to grin. Luke is likable and Ginny is absolutely loveable – though I think Mary was my favorite.
sarah021 More than 1 year ago
She has done it again! Shirleen Davies never ceases to amaze me and her latest book is the best of them all. The Civil War era is my most favorite time in history and to have Wildfire Creek set just after that era makes this book even more perfect. As always, the author introduces her characters to us in such a  fashion, that almost immediately we make a connection with them and that is what true storytelling is all about for this reader. Luke and Ginny are a great couple that never should be and telling their story this way, adds to the intrigue that I love. Western romance is my favorite book genre and when they are based on a historical note as well, you can be sure that I will be first in line to buy the book. I wasn't expecting what happened with Ginny farther into the book and the ending was a shock as well. Leave it to an author of this caliber to keep the reader guessing even when we think we know what it going to happen.
ReedeTheReader More than 1 year ago
I love books like this and this one is amazing. It is a romantic western with such passion and action. I was held by it from the start and hated to see it end. Everything is perfect; the details are outstanding and clear. I could feel and see everything. I love the strength of the characters, each one lending part of them selves to make the story so real. Ginny is my favorite and the relationship between her and Luke is both heart warming and heart wrenching. I love this series and Shirleen has certainly become a favorite author of mine. I love her style and her love for writing. I can not wait to read the next book. I most definitely recommend this book to all lovers of romance. I loved it and you will too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Wildfire Creek' continues the Redemption Mountain series as we follow Luke and Ginny and their choices that bring them closer together, but not before they are pulled apart first. Ginny is truly an unbreakable and independent young woman, as nothing can stand in her way of making a life for herself and her little sister. I didn't like Luke as much as I did Dax from the previous book, but that's not to say that he doesn't have some charming and redeeming qualities of his own. It is undeniable how much Luke cares about Ginny, and his character really shines through when he's close to her. Davies really brings to life the Montana setting in 1866, including the harsher weather, Indians, and what it takes to stay alive and make it. With gold wagons being attacked and survival items being stolen around them, it only adds to the tensions of just who is responsible and how dangerous they may be. I was happy to see Dax and Rachel from the first book in this series as well. I can't wait until the next book from this exceptional author!
welchdesign More than 1 year ago
… an art of perfection. I am utterly wowed by this extravagant romantic tale of adventure, surprise and drama. Each page left an empty suspense that kept me reading and reading. I was captivated by the characters and the lives they shared amidst their distinct personalities and how they came together was an art of perfection. This book is nothing less than incredible!