Stages of the Heart (Mass Market)

By Jo Goodman

Berkley, 9780440000679, 432pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

Love guides even the most cautious of hearts home as USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman returns to the trails of the Colorado frontier.

Experience has taught Laurel to be suspicious of the men who pass through Morrison Station. She's been running the lucrative operation that connects Colorado's small frontier town of Falls Hollow with the stagecoach line since she inherited it from her father, and she's not about to let some wandering cowboy take over the reins. But newcomer McCall Landry isn't just any gunslinger. He seems to genuinely care for Laurel, and with his rugged good looks and mysterious past, he could be the one man to finally tempt her off track...

Call Landry doesn't expect much from Falls Hollow. He doesn't expect much from anything anymore. But Laurel Morrison took him by surprise when she put in a good word for him, a virtual stranger, after the stagecoach was robbed--and she keeps taking him by surprise. Charmed by her clever wit and fierce loyalty, Call finds himself falling hard. Now all he has to do is convince her he means to stay--in her bed, in her life, and in her heart.


About the Author

Jo Goodman is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous romance novels, including the Cowboys of Colorado series, and also a fan of the happily ever after. Jo's experience as a counselor with children and families in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle has always informed her writing, inspiring her to explore the nuances and complexities of the heart.


Praise For Stages of the Heart

Praise for the novels of Jo Goodman

“With humor, a touch of mystery and the efforts of a well-matched doctor and sheriff, Goodman draws the reader into the tangled lives of the citizens of Frost Falls, Colorado. Another winner by a master storyteller!”—Kaki Warner, award-winning author of Texas Tall

"Crisp descriptions, insightful character development, and four savvy kids bring depth to this romantic historical charmer that is pure gold."—Library Journal on A Touch of Forever (starred review)

“Gorgeously done and almost compulsively readable.”—BookPage on A Touch of Forever

"Goodman will satisfy fans of historical western romance with this sprawling, lusty recreation of life, love, and slowly uncovered secrets on a Colorado cattle ranch in the spring of 1892. Her fairy-tale Wild West also surrounds the requisite sexy courtship with plenty of rip-roaring action and appealing Colorado scenery."—Publisher's Weekly 

"A Touch of Flame is the kind of book you want to disappear into...heart-wrenching, uplifting, and humorous all at once."—All About Romance

"A Touch of Frost is the perfect western for romantics. It has grit, spunk, and a lawlessness you’ll appreciate...pure entertainment."—Romance Junkies

A Touch of Flame had all of the rapid fire dialogue, lovable characters, and rich details that I’ve come to expect out of Jo Goodman’s wonderful writing.”—Harlequin Junkie