Colorado

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Beautiful Stranger

I read this book with a pack of post-it notes handy so I could mark striking phrases and images. When the book became very thick from yellow flags sticking out of it, I knew I had to take this one to the Desert Island. Beautiful Stranger is one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a ...

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Mail-Order Bride

In Maureen McKade's Mail-Order Bride, Kate Murphy arrives in the rough mining town of Orion, Colorado, thinking she will be picked up by the fiancé she has never met. An insecure and lonely young woman, she decided to become a mail-order bride when her father's death left her with few choices. But ...

B
You Were On My Mind

I usually run far, far away from baby and amnesia stories. So you'd think I'd hate You Were On My Mind, Margot Early's first novel in her Midwives series. It features a midwife who has lost all but the last ten years of her life, and who also appears to be about ten months pregnant on the book's cov ...

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Talking About My Baby

This is the story of two people who have been to hell. Together they find, not heaven, but seemingly more hell. Tara Marcus is a prickly radical whose ethical causes have brought her several jail sentences, including one incarceration in Chile during which she was raped and tortured. She now work ...

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Hummingbird

Hummingbird was LaVyrle Spencer's second novel, first published in 1982. It's a western historical romance featuring a bad boy hero and a prim spinster who bicker and fight and fight and bicker and finally become friends and lovers. Abigail MacKenzie is the town spinster. She is 33 and has sp ...

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Warrior

In every Elizabeth Lowell I've ever read, the hero has always pinned a nickname on the heroine - "little cat," "sunshine," "schoolgirl," "city girl" among them - that serve to emphasize the hero's adult-ness and the heroine's youth and assumed helplessness (and indeed, this has sometimes been the ca ...