Books by Jo Goodman

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A Touch of Forever

After a disastrous, abusive marriage, Lily Salt is content to raise her four children alone. When railroad engineer Roen Shepard arrives in her town of Frost Falls, she is as cold to him as she has been to previous men who saw opportunity in a widow. However, when Roen suggests a mock engagement to ...

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A Touch of Forever

Jo Goodman returns us to Frost Falls, Colorado with another instalment in her Cowboys of Colorado series, A Touch of Forever. New York native Roen Shepard is an artistic journeyman jack-of-all-trades and the introverted black sheep in his high-society family.  He is currently employed as an engi ...

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A Touch of Flame

A Touch of Flame is the kind of book you want to disappear into. A strong-and-silent-type sheriff meets a clever, independent doctor, and sparks fly. Set in a lively town with well-developed supporting characters, this story has Ms. Goodman’s trademark mix of emotion and humor; I was more than hap ...

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The Home for Unwanted Girls

The Home for Unwanted Girls is the second novel by author Joanna Goodman. It's the story of a mother and daughter separated by circumstance and their journey to be reunited. It’s 1950s Quebec and sixteen-year-old Maggie Hughes is tired of straddling the line between the French and English. Her ...

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A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost is, quite simply, a cracking good yarn. Jo Goodman takes us back to the old west in this amusing, emotionally intense, sensual and absorbing tale about a clever woman, the man bound to protect her, and the love that waylays their neatly formed plans. The first time Phoebe Apple s ...

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The Devil You Know

Jo Goodman writes stories with such heart. Her characters honor themselves and the people around them and deal with the world from a position of emotional stability and maturity. With a sure hand and masterful writing, she effortlessly immerses readers in the time and place of her stories and holds ...

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This Gun for Hire

The vast majority of historical romances that I read are set in Regency England…because the vast majority of historical romances that are written are set in Regency England. However, my two favorite time/place settings are Medieval Europe and American Westerns. It is just very hard to find any rec ...

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In Want of a Wife

Taciturn rancher Morgan Longstreet advertised for a bride in the papers back East, and Jane Middlebourne, eager to escape her wretched relatives, answered. When Jane arrives in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, she and Morgan take a few days to get to know each other, then decide to proceed with the marriage ...

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True to the Law

After reading The Last Renegade, the first book in this series, I couldn’t imagine how Goodman could possibly follow up such a delightful and enjoyable tale with anything better. Now I know since she’s outdone herself with this book. Set again in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, the sto ...

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The Last Renegade

Can an author be great if they keep writing the same thing over and over again? I wrestled with this while I was reading Jo Goodman’s latest western. I never miss a new one – I love the sardonic, offbeat humour, and the fact that she doesn’t treat readers like nincompoops. In these regards ...