Summer Moon

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Acclaimed author Jill Marie Landis has gifted readers with award-winning love stories that express the most intimate longings of the human heart. With unique insight and irresistible wit, she breathes vivid life into her characters while depicting superb settings of stunning beauty and realism. Now, in her long-awaited hardcover debut, Jill Marie Landis tells the tender tale of a woman without choices who risks everything for one last chance at happiness.

RANCHER SEEKING WIFE. For Kate Whittington, the modest words of a newspaper ad are the answer to her desperate prayers. Daughter of a dockside harlot and raised in a bleak orphanage, she has no prospects in the unforgiving Maine village of her birth. Correspondence from the lonely Texas widower looking for a mail-order bride sparks tempting dreams of a house, a family, and a future in a land filled with possibilities.

Kate arrives at the magnificent Lone Star Ranch eager to meet her new husband. Instead she is greeted by the news that Reed Benton has been wounded during a raid on a Comanche village and has returned with a prisoner--a wild-looking young boy who may be his long lost son. Even more shattering, however, is the fact that Reed has never heard of Kate, never wrote the searing letters that charmed her heart.

Reed Benton doesn't want a wife. But he does need someone to look after the boy--a bitter reminder of a past ravaged by lies and betrayal. It will take a miracle to heal these two damaged souls . . . or the faith of one woman with nothing left to lose but her heart.

Summer Moon is a deeply moving story of broken promises and new beginnings, crafted by a true master of romantic fiction.


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SUMMER MOON

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Romancer Landis's hardcover debut is a period piece with an appealing twist: the heroine must not only win the heart of her man but that of his troubled young son. When Kate Whittington's mother can ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
15
Section 4
23
Section 5
38
Section 6
70
Section 7
78
Section 8
86
Section 20
194
Section 21
202
Section 22
224
Section 23
232
Section 24
236
Section 25
243
Section 26
251
Section 27
262

Section 9
96
Section 10
100
Section 11
117
Section 12
129
Section 13
137
Section 14
146
Section 15
154
Section 16
159
Section 17
168
Section 18
178
Section 19
185
Section 28
267
Section 29
276
Section 30
290
Section 31
297
Section 32
303
Section 33
313
Section 34
334
Section 35
376
Section 36
390
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About the author (2007)

The author of fifteen bestselling novels, Jill Marie Landis lives with her husband Steve in California and Hawaii. Her list of award-winning books includes Come Spring, Blue Moon, Sunflower, and Just Once.


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