New Mexico

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Too Hot to Handle

I’ve been hearing a lot of good buzz about Tessa Bailey lately, and when I dug into her backlist, I wasn’t disappointed. Too Hot to Handle is fast-paced, emotional, and blisteringly sexy. I highly recommend it. Chef Rita Clarkson has never been able to live up to her late mother, culinary leg ...

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A Soldier's Promise

Levi Talbot made it home from the Middle East, but his best friend Tomas Lopez didn’t. Before he died, Tommy asked Levi to look out for Tommy’s wife, Val, and their girls, so Levi goes home to Whispering Pines, New Mexico, to fulfill his promise. While I appreciate that Karen Templeton is out th ...

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After the Ashes

Cheryl Howe's debut novel, After the Ashes, is a rare find in more ways than one. Aside from being a Western Romance, a category which is somewhat underrepresented in the current market, it showcases the kind of tightly woven storytelling and solid characterization that are at times equally elusive. ...

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The Enchanted Land

Morgan Wakefield was taught by her embittered mother to trust no man. After her father's death, a father she has never known, his will is read. She will inherit only if she marries a man and lives in the New Mexico territory for one year. Her greedy uncle, who will get everything if Morgan does not ...

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All I Desire

Pampered French girl inherits New Mexico cattle ranch, meets dashing Mexican cowboy, sparks love-match destined to last forever. Paints a pretty romance, don't you think? However, Rosemary Rogers' All I Desire is packed with quite a lot of action along side this main story-line. While much of the bo ...

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The Rebel

The Rebel is the third installment in the Men of Pride County series, and it is definitely a departure from the other two. While the hero is a man from Pride County, almost all of the story is set in territorial New Mexico. And unlike the other two, the bulk of the story takes place during the Civil ...

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Meant to be Married

Ruth Wind is one author who is an automatic buy for me. I snatched Meant to be Married from an open box in the local Wal-Mart and went home to read it. I was glued to the book (with a few time outs to get fresh hankies) until I had finished, then I placed it on my keeper shelf. In 1859 in the ...