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Emmalyne Madsen sends a desperate plea heavenward as a band of lawless men makes their way up the aisle of the railcar. When one hauls her roughly from the seat, threatening and cursing, Emmalyne fears her adventure out West has just turned into a nightmare.
Thayne Kendrich has an urgent need for a school teacher, and he’s not above doing whatever it takes to get one — including forcing her at gunpoint across the scorching prairie. But the teacher he chooses turns out to be a little tougher — and softer — than he anticipated, and before long he finds himself battling emotions he vowed to never feel again.
Emma, too, struggles with feelings she knows she ought not be having toward Thayne. He’s an outlaw, after all — or is he? As the days pass and their destination — the Black Hills — draws nearer, Emma realizes that out West, the line between right and wrong is sometimes blurred. Might the man she believed to be on the wrong side of the law have acted with the purest intentions? If so, her greatest danger may be in her own heart, as he holds her captive in more ways than one.
- Size: 6" x 9"
- Pages: 255
- Published: 04/2011
About the Author
Michele Holmes spent her childhood and youth in Arizona and northern California – often with her head in a book instead of out enjoying the sunshine. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than twenty years, and they live in Utah, having traded the beach for the mountains.
Michele graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in elementary education – something that has come in handy with her five children, all of whom require food, transportation, or help with their homework the moment she sits down at her computer. In spite of all the interruptions, Michele is busy at work, with more story ideas in her head than she will likely ever have time to write.
Michele’s first published novel, Counting Stars, won the 2007 Whitney Award for best romance. The companion novel, a romantic suspense titled All the Stars in Heaven was a 2009 Whitney finalist. My Lucky Stars continues the series. Michele also enjoys writing historical romance. Her first, Captive Heart, was published by Covenant in 2011 and is a Whitney finalist.
fast paced fun - excellent
by Penny - reviewed on February 14, 2011
Michele Holmes shows again how to write a great romance novel. Don't be fooled by the serious looking cover. This fast pace book full of great characters is humorous, romantic, adventurous, sad and unpredictable all in one. Although I loved Michele's previous books (Counting Stars and All the Stars in Heaven), I must say that her writing has improved. It is refreshing to find an author who does not follow the repetitive/predictable format of most romance writers. I loved this book and will recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a good read. I look forward to seeing what Michele will write next.
Fantastic, Warm, Entertaining
by Carrie - reviewed on February 01, 2012
Great romance. Warm, funny, and very captivating. Highly reccomend it for a fun read!