By Julia London
(Montlake Romance, Paperback, 9781611099577, 301pp.)
Publication Date: August 2013
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London launches a triumphant, emotional, heartwarming story about finding love, family, and home. A lonely childhood and an irresponsible mother has lead Madeline Pruett to create a predictable, solitary world for herself. But she is shocked from her cushy cocoon when a father she never knew dies and leaves her an inheritance, and two unknown sisters. Madeline intends to fly to Colorado, meet these mysterious sisters, and quickly return to Orlando to close the biggest deal of her budding real estate career. For years, Luke Kendrick has juggled school and career and rescuing his family from illness, death and financial crisis, all without losing sight of his goals: building and selling his own dream homes. On the verge of realizing his dream, Luke is called home to Pine River to reclaim the ranch his father has inexplicably lost. Luke's family knows he will put his life on hold to rescue them. . .again. Luke is not prepared for an uptight yet sexy woman in impractical shoes who thinks his ranch now belongs to her. Madeline isn't sure how to put order to a rundown ranch, a pair of sisters who do not cooperate, or a place where roads have names like Sometimes Pass and men as ruggedly handsome as Luke Kendrick behave unpredictably. Sparks fly as Luke and Madeline clash over the future of the ranch. Madeline knows what she wants?until Luke teaches her a thing or two ? about breaking down walls, finding home, and the true meaning of family.